Harley is streamlining it’s lineup of motorcycles for 2014 by dropping six bikes from their catalog for 2014. According to the moco, the changes are supposed to “optimise the number of choices available, reduce product overlap, reflect marketplace dynamics and reduce model complexity in showrooms”. Harley-Davidson actually has been increasing in profitability, but these unlucky six just haven’t been doing so hot.
Say so long to the XR1200X Sportster, the FXS Softail Blackline, and the FLHTC Electra Glide for good. The FLHRC Road King Classic will be getting the axe in the US as well.
Both the FLTRX Road Glide Custom and the FLTRU Road Glide Ultra won’t be available in 2014, but only temporarily: both models are getting a redesign and update. They should be back by 2015 barring any new developments.
Any thing you’re going to miss? Let us know what you think in the comments.