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Harley-Davidson turns 120 this year, so they’re celebrating with a new range of gnarly bikes

Nothing like celebrating your 120th, just ask Rog.
19 January 2023 11:25AM

Harley Davidson will be celebrating a whopping 120 years in 2023, not quite as old as Rog, but still pretty old. 

To celebrate, they’re gonna party all year long, kicking off the festivities with the reveal of their new 2023 range of motorbikes, with more to come later in the year. Ain’t no party like a Harley party. 

“Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has pioneered American motorcycle design, technology, and performance, and today marks the beginning of a year-long celebration of Harley-Davidon’s 120th anniversary,” says Jochen Zeltz, Harley Davidson’s Chairman, President, and CEO (undoubtedly the big dog over there with THREE job titles). 

“We’re excited to share the first release of 2023 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, with more to come later in the year,” Zeltz continued. “2023 is going to be an unforgettable milestone for the company, celebrating the history, culture and community of Harley-Davidson - we hope you can join us.”

All the 2023 bikes from Harley, are all “highly limited and supremely crafted,” according to them. You can visit their website for all the details on the new bikes, but here’s a quick rundown for ya. 

The 2023 CVO Road Glide Ultra Limited Anniversary bike has “one of the most intricate paint schemes ever offered” with “subtle details added within the panel portraying the head and wings of a soaring eagle.”

Close up of Harley-Davidson's 2023 CVO Road Glide Ultra Limited Anniversary side panel with soaring eagle design 2023 CVO Road Glide Ultra Limited Anniversary. Credit: Harley-Davidson.

Harley’s also bringing in a new Breakout model with “muscle provided by the Milwaukee-Eight® 117 V-Twin engine, the pinnacle of torque and displacement in a factory-installed, regular-production Harley Davidson® powertrain that gives the Breakout rider instant bragging rights on the street.”

Harley-Davidson's 2023 Breakout model 2023 Breakout model. Credit: Harley-Davidson.

For all the three-wheeler fans out there, Harley’s introduced the New Road Glide® 3 Trike which they say “combines the advantages of three wheels and a load of hotrod attitude with comfort, convenience and style.”

Harley-Davidson's 2023 Road Glide 3 Trike 2023 Road Glide 3 Trike. Credit: Harley-Davidson.

A new Nightster Special Model is part of the 120 celebrations, compared to the last model there are a “host of style, convenience, and technology upgrades.”

Harley-Davidson's 2023 Nightster Special model 2023 Nightster Special Model. Credit: Harley-Davidson.

The Freewheeler Model is getting a 2023 “blacked-out restyle… that reinforces this model’s raw, hot-rod attitude.”

Harley-Davidson's 2023 Freewheeler 2023 Freewheeler Model restyle. Credit: Harley-Davidson.

With a lineup like that you can see why they've been in the business for 120 years.