2018 Harley-Davidson DELUXE First ride | Bike Tests | Latest Tests
The Deluxe is all classic Harley style – whitewalltyres, miles of chrome, big wraparound wheel guards and a choice of bold colours.
Once you’re moving, with your feet planted on the footboards, and gripping the wide, pulled-back ’bar, it doesn’t matter if you are going fast or slow, dragging a footboard or cruising the beach-front, you just feel relaxed, cool and comfortable.
Being a single-seat bike like the Softail Slim and Street Bob, you get a little more room to move.
Despite having lashings of chrome, It’s 17kg lighter than the previous model, and the 30-degree steering angle and
new chassis allows a serious crack at the twisties. No longer do you need to sacrifice handling and braking for old- school looks and style.
The Deluxe is closely related to the Heritage, but calling the Heritage ‘a Deluxe with a screen and bags’ would sell them both short. However, I would probably be happy with a Deluxe and
The vintage art deco styling turns head wherever you go
a set of removable bags and removable screen in the garage for those longer trips, and the single seat lets me tour alone.
At a Glance
Price: $29,495 (ride away)
Engine: 107 standard (145Nm)
Seat Height: 680mm
Wet weight: 303kg (claimed)
Colours: Vivid Black, Twisted Cherry, Electric Blue, Silver Fortune/Samatra Brown, Wicked Red/Twisted Cherry