While sales aren’t quite what they used to be, with 117 years
of business under its belt, Harley-Davidson is still the go to motorcycle company
people think of when they hear the words American motorcycle. For the 2020
lineup there were more than 30 Harley-Davidson models. Harley models are
divided into different families specified for specific riders or types of
riding. This year the Harley-Davidson bike models fall into the following
families: Street, Sportster, Electric, Softail, Touring, and Trike. Below you
will find the Harley-Davidson models list and pictures for some of our favorite
bikes in each family.
The Street 750 was introduced as an all-new model several years back and is one of the smallest displacement street bikes Harley produces. The Harley Street 750 is powered by a 749cc liquid-cooled, Revolution® X V-Twin engine. The bike has a racy look and relaxed feel highlighted by a mini café racer style headlight cover with pullback style handlebars and forward controls. A seat height of 28.3 inches makes it easy for the majority of riders to rest comfortably as a stop. Loaded with all fluids and a full tank of gas the bike tips the scale at 514 pounds and makes 44 lb-ft of torque. MSRP for the Harley-Davidson Street 750 is $7,599.
The Harley-Davidson Street Rod is the hot rod big brother to the Street 750 in nearly every way. The Street Rod has a dished motorcycle seat but it has a taller seat height at 29.8 inches. The bike also weighs more, 525 pounds wet, and even though it has the same 749cc engine, it is tuned to put out more power with a max 47 lb-ft of torque. The Street Rod’s taller seat height is due in part to the matching 17 inch wheels whereas the Street 750 has a 17 inch front and 15 inch rear. Handling is a bit more nimble on the Street Rod as well as it has a tighter neck and fork angle. You’ll find the Street Rod sitting on the showroom floor with an MSRP of $8,699.
With its mini apes, mini headlight cowl, frisco-mounted peanut tank, and mid controls, the Iron 1200 sports a mix of old chopper and modern club bike styling. One mean machine, the bike is powered by a 1202cc air-cooled evolution engine that puts out around 73 ft-lb of torque. With a 28.9-inch seat height and 564 pound wet weight, the Iron 1200 is manageable for beginner riders and offers plenty of hooligan fun for intermediate riders.
A bit chunky yet compact, the Forty-Eight is like a Pitbull. Powered by the same 73 ft-lb torque 1202cc engine that’s at the center of the Iron 1200, the Forty-Eight is a fun bike for putting around short distances. However, with its 2.1 gallon gas tank you’ll be making frequent pit stops on long trips. And while this Sportster’s seat height is close to that of the Iron 1200, taller riders may appreciate the Forty-Eight for its forward controls. MSRP for the 2020 Forty-Eight is $11,299
Introduced to the public more than six years ago as a prototype, Harley’s first electric production motorcycle, the LiveWire, hit dealership floors in the fall of 2019. The LiveWire is an exciting bike not because it’s electrified but because like the V-Rod before it, the bike doesn’t follow Harley’s iconic cruiser look. Tipping the scale at 553 pounds, the LiveWire gets it spark from the permanent magnet electric Revelation Powertrain capable pushing out 86 ft-lb of torque to a top speed of 95 mph. Step a leg over the bike and you’ll be resting at about a 30 inch seat height. The LiveWire does come with a shocking price tag with an MSRP of $29,799.
The Harley family tree got a bit shocking and incestuous in 2018 when the company dropped its Dyna line, completely reworked the Softail from tip to tail, and then integrated some of the Dyna models into the new Softail family. One of the offspring from that interaction was the Softail Street Bob. Based on the new Softail chassis and sporting the new 1746cc Milwaukee-Eight engine, the Softail Street Bob looks like the Dyna Street Bob of the past but has the faux hardtail look of the original Softail line with hidden rear suspension and a triangular swingarm. It’s easy to toss a leg over the Softail Street Bob with its 26.8 inch seat height and the ape style handlebars give the bike old school attitude. Weighing in 655 pounds, the Street Bob breaks the triple digit mark when it comes to torque making around 110 ft-lb. When shopping for a Street Bob at your local Harley-Davidson dealership you’ll see that bike comes with an MSRP of $14,599
Softail Fat Boy 114
If you’re a die-hard Softail fan then you’ll greatly appreciate the Fat Boy 114. Thick in all the right places, when the Fat Boy hit the road three decades ago it was an instant hit and has remained so since then. Harley fed the hefty boy a huge helping a power by nestling in the 1868cc (114ci) Milwaukee-Eight engine between the frame rails enabling the bike to punch out 119 ft-lb of torque. Pushing almost 700 pounds the Fat Boy lives up to its name, however with a seat height of only 26.6 inches the lower center of gravity make handling the beefy bike a bit easier. The nice thing about the Fat Boy 114 is that you get a lot of meat for your money; the bike has a starting MSRP of $20,599.
Low Rider S
If the Harley-Davidson Low Rider S looks familiar then you must have watched a lot of Sons of Anarchy. Or you recognize it’s styling from the Street 750 and Iron 1200. Stealthy and mean looking, the Low Rider S is Harley’s take on the popular club style bike. With a 27.2 inch seat height the Low Rider S isn’t exactly Harley’s lowest sitting motorcycle but it’s a good seating position for most average sized and ever shorter riders. Hitting nearly 120 ft-lb of torque thanks to the 1868cc Milwaukee Eight v-twin, the 679 pound Softail can easily get a move on and disappear. Pricing for the Harley-Davidson Low Rider S starts at $17,999.
The Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 is another all-new model to the Softail lineup. Like the Livewire, The FXDR 114 doesn’t really resemble the tradition Harley look. Built more for the rider that’s looking for performance rather than classic Harley style, the FXDR offers the lowest lean angle in the Softail Family and is powered by the neck jerking 119 ft-lb torque producing 1868cc version of the Milwaukee-Eight engine. The FXDR 114 is set apart from the rest of the Softail lineup with modern hot rod styling featuring a sharp edged tail section, large forward facing intake, two-into-one exhaust, and an aluminum fork-style swingarm. Most riders should be able to comfortably sit flatfooted at a stop due to its 28.3-inch seat height. Handling the 668 pound machine shouldn’t be too much trouble either. The FXDR comes with an MSRP starting at $18,999.
The Road King has been an extremely popular model in Harley’s Touring family for decades. Unlike the Road Glide, Street Glide, and Electra Glide, the Road King is the only convertible bagger in Harley’s Touring family. What makes it a convertible? You can quickly and easily remove the windshield for a breeze-in-your-face ride. The fairings on the Road Glide, Street Glide, and Electra Glide are all bolted to either the frame or frontend and cannot be removed—or at least not without dealing with radio, gauges, and a host of electrical. Powered by the 1746cc Milwaukee-Eight engine, the Road King lays down 111 ft-lb of torque. Well balanced, the 828-pound wet weight of the bike doesn’t feel all that cumbersome thanks to the low seat height of 27.8 inches. Lockable hard saddlebags, a comfortable 2-up seat, and traditional Harley styling comes with a starting MSRP of $19,499 for the Road King.
Road Glide Special
While it was introduced more than 20 years ago, Harley’s only fixed fairing model, the Road Glide, didn’t gain mainstream popularity until the last ten years or so. The Road Glide stands apart from the others in the touring family for two distinct reasons: the Shark nose fairing and the fixed fairing. Unlike the Batwing fairing which is mounted to the forks/frontend on the Street Glide and Electra Glide models, the Road Glide fairing is mounted to the frame and does not turn with the handlebars. Aside from the Road King and its removable windshield, the Road Glide is by far the sportiest looking of the Harley baggers.
The Road Glide Special gets it “special” designation due to its blacked out components such as the 1868cc V-Twin Milwaukee-Eight drivetrain, Prodigy aluminum wheels, and frontend. With the Road Glide Special you get a special edition paint set, premium Boom!™ Box 6.5GT audio system with GPS and touchscreen, and stretched saddlebags. The 114ci engine makes 123 ft-lbs. of torque. Sitting on the bike you’ll notice that the low 27.4 inch seat height makes it much easier to balance the 853-pound bike. All those special features come at a price however, as the bike has an MSRP that starts at $27,299.
CVO Street Glide
The Harley-Davidson Street Glide was an instant hit when it was introduced to the motorcycle world in 2006. A stripped down version of the already popular Electra Glide models, the Street Glide is sleek and clean looking and can pull double duty as a comfortable long-distance bagger as well as turn heads at the local bike night. As a member of Harley’s exclusive CVO tier in the Touring family, the CVO Street Glide gets the best of the best. We’re talking a powerful 1923cc version of the Milwaukee-Eight engine that lays down a whopping 125 ft-lb of torque, premium paint, bold styling, Kahuna™ controls, Fugitive wheels, custom gauges, Boom!™ Box GTS audio system with GPS and touchscreen, ABS braking, and CVO badging. A tad bit taller than the Road Glide Special, the CVO Street Glide has a seat height of 29.9 inches and weighs nearly 100 pounds more at 944 pounds. The CVO exclusivity and premium features really tick up the price tag. You’ll find the CVO Street Glide starting at an MSRP of $40,539 on dealer floors.
For those that want the ultimate in long haul comfort and storage there is the CVO Limited. Featuring Harley’s classic touring styling with the iconic Batwing fairing, the CVO Limited offer the most storage with stretched saddlebags and a massive 5,800ci King Tour-Pak. The CVO Limited is loaded with upgrades such as satin chrome exhaust, Premium BOOM! Box GTS infotainment system with wireless interface and premium sound system, custom paint, and the ability to keep your bike safe and sound with the smartphone-linked H-D Connect. You also get an extremely plush 2-up touring seat with custom stitching and passenger’s captain’s style backrest.
Just like the CVO Road Glide, the CVO Limited is powered by the 1923cc Milwaukee-Eight engine and makes 125 ft-lb of torque. This touring motorcycle has a seat height of 29.1 inches which isn’t all that tall. However, those with bad knees or ankles could find it tough to balance and manage the bike’s 917-pund weight—especially when loaded 2-up and all the luggage is full of gear. The CVO Limited is by no means cheap, in fact with an MSRP of $44,039 it’s one of the priciest motorcycles Harley offers.
Get your three-wheelin’ freewheelin' on with Harley’s Freewheeler Trike. Harley designed the Freewheeler to replicate the stripped down, clean and simple look of the Street Glide. Custom style elements include mini ape hanger handlebars, bobtail fenders, and Enforcer wheels. Powered by the 1868cc Milwaukee-Eight engine the Freewheeler makes 122 ft-lb of torque and comes with a smooth shifting six-speed transmission. Riders will greatly appreciate the fact the 1,118-pound machine comes standard with electronic reverse that can be actuated at the handlebar. While riders don’t need to worry about balancing the bike at stops or when parking, it does offer a rather low seat height at 27.6 inches. Even though it’s styled like the Street Glide the extra wheel and reverse gear will cost you about $6,000 more than the standard Street Glide. The Freewheeler has an MSRP starting at $27,999.
CVO Tri Glide Ultra Trike
The CVO Tri Glide Ultra is a trike lover’s dream bike. The bike features super relaxed seating for long-distance touring and comes with a heated seat to keep rider and passenger warm in cool weather. Loaded with features from tip to tail like custom pain, the Premium BOOM! Box GTS infotainment system with wireless interface and premium sound system, you also get the CVO 1923cc Milwaukee Twin Engine with 125 ft-lb of torque. While the CVO Tri Glide doesn’t have saddlebags, there’s still plenty of storage with the King Tour-Pak and top rack as well as a trunk sitting below the tour-pak. The CVO Tri Glide has a seat height of 28.1 inches. Rolling around at 1,269 pounds the CVO Tri Glide Ultra Trike is the heaviest of the Harley models and with a starting MSRP of $48,999 it’s the most expensive as well.
So there you go, 15 of our favorite 2020 Harley-Davidson models. There are some pretty awesome Harley-Davidson bike models to choose from, hopefully we covered something to appease just about everyone.