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High bars and horsepower define the new Harley-Davidson Low Rider S model, a cruiser that takes a performance-first approach to customising.

The Low Rider S is built around a Harley-Davidson Softail chassis enhanced by premium suspension components tuned for aggressive riding stoked by the unrelenting power of a muscular Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, with styling cues inspired by the US coastal build scene and Harley heritage.

“The look of the new Low Rider S is really rooted in the legacy of the pre-Dyna FXR models of the 1980s, which have a devoted following that has spread world-wide from origins in Southern California, and in the recent Dyna-based Low Rider S model,” said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Styling & Design. “We’ve applied that coastal style and performance-first attitude to the Softail chassis to create a Low Rider S that’s more powerful and agile than ever, with a heavy dose of tough-as-nails attitude.”

Hard-Edge US Coastal Style

Raised hand controls are a defining element of the US coastal custom influence. The Low Rider S mounts a one-inch diameter motocross-style handlebar on four-inch high straight risers to put the rider in an aggressive and active position. A colour-matched mini-fairing frames the headlamp and blocks the wind when chasing down the freeway. A high back solo seat is shaped to hold the rider in place under hard acceleration.

All bright finishes are replaced with black finishes for an aggressive look. The powertrain, primary cover and tank console are finished in Wrinkle Black; the derby cover, intake, and lower rocker covers are Gloss Black. Mufflers and exhaust shields are Jet Black. Forks, triple-clamp, riser and handlebar, and rear fender supports are Matte Black. The LED layback tail lamp has a smoked lens. The five-gallon Softail fuel tank features an iconic Harley-Davidson graphic. Radiate cast-aluminium wheels (19-inch front and 16-inch rear diameter) are finished in Matte Dark Bronze for an intriguing contrast to the motorcycle’s dark components.

The 2020 Low Rider S will be available in Vivid Black and Barracuda Silver with a price tag starting from $27,995

MY20 FXLRS Low Rider S. Softail.

MY20 FXLRS. Low Rider S. Softail.