By Dennis Chung
Harley-Davidson‘s Q1 2021 financial report revealed more details about the mysterious “Revival” model and showed a photo of a near production version of the Custom 1250 liquid-cooled cruiser. We’ll have more on the quarterly report elsewhere, but let’s examine what we’ve learned about these two upcoming models.
We first caught a brief glimpse of the Revival in January, at the end of Harley-Davidson’s 2021 model launch presentation. The video showed part of a fuel tank console with “Revival” prominently displayed.
The Q1 presentation showed a similar image, but with “Electra Glide” added to the label. Looking closely at the original teaser image below, the space above “Revival” has a conspicuously smoother texture than the rest of the panel, a clue that the words “Electra Glide” were edited out of the original image to keep it secret.
The original Revival teaser image had the words “Electra Glide” photoshopped out.
Harley-Davidson is now ready to reveal the Electra Glide connection as it confirms the Revival will launch this month as a serialized limited edition model, the first of what the company calls an “Icons Collection.” The presentation included a photo of the Revival in silhouette, offering a few more clues about what to expect.
The overall profile looks like the current Electra Glide Standard, with a batwing fairing, large front fender and hard cases. There are some visible differences, though. The front fender has some additional trim, like earlier FLH models, and the wheel uses wire spokes instead of the Standard’s cast wheel. The tire also looks thicker than the Electra Glide Standard, and it wouldn’t surprise us if it has white sidewalls, too.
The saddle looks flatter and taller than what you’d typically find on current models, and a passenger grab handle similar to those found on Electra Glides of …read more