It all started back in 1901, when the Harley-Davidson founder William S. Harley started designing small engine for use in regular pedal-bicycle frame and later worked with his childhood friend Arthur Davidson on the motor-bicycle using the northside Milwaukee machine shop, which was finished in 1903. Popularly known as Harley, the company is now the oldest, and continuously operating American motorcycle manufacturer noted for its heavily customized motorcycles with distinctive design and exhaust note. Now, the Milwaukee manufacturer is celebrating its longevity ‘110 anniversary’ with large roster of events across the globe, the holy blessing from respected Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican next June, and with small selection of 2013 anniversary motorcycle models, including the 2013 Breakout CVO ‘Custom Vehicle Operations’ in Pagan Gold paint.
Marking its 110th-anniversary, Harley will be introducing only two new models, including the Breakout, which is an entirely new CVO, high performance Softail with hand polished steel sections on its fuel tank and fenders. The motorcycle also sports advanced vented windshield and powerful audio set-up, along with 1802cc ‘Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110B engine with a Heavy Breather intake.
With a worldwide production of just 1,900 units, $26,499 Breakout is more than just striking colors and hand-worked metal driving. The motorcycle’s front-end assembly is chrome plated, including the nacelle and headlamp bucket and is internally wired, while the leather seats are accented with an embossed horn-back gator-hide pattern.
And, like all CVO models the Breakout is also equipped with ABS and keyless ignition.
Also, Harley will produce extremely limited edition of just seven 110th-anniversary models, all of which will be serialized and sold with commemorative, solid bronze fuel tank badges and vintage bronze or vintage black paint.
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