More power. More comfort. More control.
Harley-Davidson recently unveiled the all-new Milwaukee-Eight engine, the ninth Big Twin in its history, plus an all-new front and rear suspension for its Model Year 2017 Touring motorcycle lineup.
“Canadian roads were made for Touring,” said Anoop Prakash, Managing Director of Harley-Davidson Canada. “With an all-new design, the new Milwaukee-Eight engine offers quicker throttle response, more passing power, purer sound, a smoother ride and more of the feeling riders want from a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle.”
To launch the Milwaukee-Eight 107 and Milwaukee-Eight 114 engines, Harley-Davidson—in a brand first—took fans where they’d never gone before: the floor of a Harley-Davidson factory in a virtual tour on Facebook Live to watch the making of its newest Big Twin engine.
“These are the most powerful, most responsive and most comfortable Touring motorcycles ever offered by Harley-Davidson,” said Scott Miller, Harley-Davidson Vice-President of Styling and Product Development Strategy. “You truly have to ride one to feel the difference – so we’re inviting all riders to visit a Harley-Davidson dealer and take a test ride.”
Power. Comfort. Control.
The new Milwaukee-Eight engine is a ground-up design that combines the classic look, sound and feel of Harley-Davidson Big Twin engines with improvements in performance, comfort and control.
Retaining the classic 45-degree V-Twin cylinder angle, the Milwaukee-Eight engine produces 10 per cent more torque and features four-valve cylinder heads that offer 50 per cent more intake and exhaust flow capacity than previous years’ models.
The Milwaukee-Eight engine is counter-balanced to cancel 75 percent of primary vibration at idle, retaining the classic feel of a Harley V-Twin while being very smooth at highway speeds. And a new heat management strategy redefines “cool” improving rider and passenger comfort.
Visit Harley-Davidson Canada for more information on the new line of Milwaukee-Eight engines and the 2017 model lineup.