By Dennis Chung
Well that didn’t take long. Yesterday, we reported on 2020 Harley-Davidson models receiving certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and today, Harley-Davidson has officially announced its 2020 lineup. As the certification documents suggested, Harley-Davidson announced a new Road Glide Limited, Low Rider S and a CVO Tri Glide for 2020. Also announced was a “re-styled” Heritage Classic.
Not mentioned in Harley-Davidson’s press kits are the models we previously reported are not returning for 2020: the Superlow, 1200 Custom and Forty-Eight Special, the Electra Glide Ultra Classic, the Ultra Limited Low and the CVO Road Glide. Also gone is the Road Glide Ultra, which is officially being replaced by the Road Glide Limited.
For 2020, all CVO models and Trikes plus the LiveWire will come standard with Harley-Davidson’s Reflex Defensive Rider System (RDRS), which includes a cornering linked braking system, cornering ABS, cornering traction control, drag-torque slip control, a tire pressure monitoring system and vehicle hold control (i.e. hill start control). RDRS will be available as an optional add-on for 2020 touring models except for the Electra Glide Standard.
Harley-Davidson also announced a new subscription-based cellular connectivity option for select models. First announced on the LiveWire, the H-D Connect system allows users to access important information about their bikes through a smart phone app. The app monitors fuel level (or battery charge status in the case of the LiveWire), available range, tire pressure, ride mode, odometer and riding statistics. The app can also serve as a tracker, marking the bike’s location and alerting owners if their bikes are being tampered with.