The legendary Harley-Davidson has unveiled a new engine in 15 years called the Milwaukee-Eight. The engine is completely new, a single cam which replaces the Twin Cam engine that debuted back in 1999.
Harley Davidson's engineering and marketing team surveyed over 1,000 riders and potential buyers worldwide on their wish list for the next generation Harley engine.
Alex Bozmoski, new product chief engineer said, "It was like operating on the pope, everyone wants to give advice to make sure it is done right."
Ninth in the lineage of company's Big Twin engines, the new Milwaukee-Eight is more powerful, a better ride has the classic look yet different to stand out from the crowd.
"The Milwaukee-Eight engine retains the classic Harley-Davidson 45-degree V-Twin design," said Bozmoski. "It also retains the power characteristic that is the real legacy of the Harley-Davidson Big Twin: strong low-end torque with a broad, flat power curve through the midrange that's ideal for the touring motorcycle rider."
The new generation engine will be initially seen only on the touring range of Harleys which includes the Street Glide, Road Glide, Electra Glide, Road King, and Tri Glide models. There is no confirmation when it can be seen on the other models of Harley Davidson.
As for the specifications of the Milwaukee-Eight engine, it is a 1,750cc and the custom vehicle operations version displacement is 1,870cc The 107 accelerates 11 percent quicker to 60mph (97kmph) compared to the Twin Cam High Output 103 mill.