American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson is all set to update its product portfolio. MotorcycleMagazine reports that the 2018 Dyna and Softail models will get new engines.
The leaked information reveals that the 2018 range of Dyna and Softail series will get Milwaukee-Eight V-Twin engines.
The all-new Milwaukee-Eight V-Twin engine combines the traditional elements such as the 45-degree V angle and push rod valve actuation with modern technology. Each cylinder is equipped with four valves, and the ‘Twin-Cooled' versions have water-cooled cylinder heads.
For the 2018 range, the Milwaukee-Eight will be offered in three different sizes. A 1,746cc engine named as ‘107' producing 92bhp. The range also includes a 1,868cc ‘114' motor pumping out 101bhp and a 1,923cc ‘117' engine producing 105bhp.
The currently sold Dyna and Softail range is equipped with the Twin Cam V-twin 1,688c or 1,802cc engines. All the models will get the new engine, most of them will get the 107 iteration of the Milwaukee-Eight.
The motorcycles getting the new Milwaukee-Eight engine includes the Breakout, Softail Deluxe, Fat Boy, Heritage Softail Classic, Low Rider, Softail Slim, Fat Boy, Street Bob and Fat Bob. Harley-Davidson is likely to reveal the 2018 models by the end of this month.
Harley-Davidson is also celebrating its 115th anniversary in 2018. So, the company will also launch a range of anniversary edition models across the global market.
The new Milwaukee-Eight V-Twin engine is one of the biggest steps for Harley-Davidson. The new engine is a combination of traditional and modern technology to deliver improved performance.