2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S
The original H-D Low Rider was launched more than forty years ago and is seen by many as the first Harley model to come from the factory with already somewhat of a custom bent.
The Low Rider has had many, many incarnations since that first model and in 2016 the Low Rider was joined by a more sporting option dubbed the Low Rider S. Combining Harley’s best engine of the range housed in the most agile chassis available in their Big Twin line-up, it quickly became a firm favourite for many.
For model year 2020 the H-D Lowrider S rides on a Softail chassis suspended by 43mm inverted forks that are raked two-degrees sportier than the regular Low Rider (28-degrees v 30-degrees). The Low Rider S also sports a tweaked version of the single coil-over emulsion shock rear end that promises better travel and damping.
Matte Black motocross style bars are mounted atop four-inch straight risers for a more aggressive rider stance in the high back solo seat.
The Softail fuel tank holds 18.9 litres of go juice and can be had in two different solid colour options, Vivid Black or Barracuda Silver.
Powering the Low Rider is the 114 (1868 cc) version of the Milwaukee-Eight engine with 119 ft. lb. (155 Nm) of torque at 3000 rpm. The powertrain, primary cover and console are all finished in Wrinkle Black while the derby cover, intake and lower rocker covers are Gloss Black.
In Low Rider S guise the powerplant is fed by a Gloss Black Ventilator intake with an exposed element while spent gases exit via Jet Black 2-into-2 offset shotgun cans.
Tipping the scales at 295 kg the Low Rider S is certainly one of the lighter Big Twins.
Low Rider S rolls on 110/90-19 front Michelin Scorcher 31 rubber up front partnered with a 180/70-16 at the rear mounted on cast-alloy Radiate rims finished in Matte Dark Bronze.
The 2020 Low Rider S will retail in Australia from $27,995 and $29,995 in NZ.