Harley aims to entice younger buyers with Dark Custom range
Harley-Davidson has launched its urban focused 2016 Dark Custom range in the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo, Japan.
Dark Custom consists of updated versions of the Forty-Eight, Iron 883, and Street, complete with blacked out styling and a bad attitude.
Updates to the sportsters include new Showa suspension units, new saddles and more, while the Indian built Street has undergone upgrades to its braking system (hint: They now work) with Brembo supplied callipers and bigger disks, and had an all round tidy up.
Harley says Dark Custom has been revived to help entice a younger generation into dealerships.
Thanks to Japan’s 18th Typhoon of the year causing heavy rain and high winds the bikes were put to a test that Harley didn’t anticipate. Clearly the suspension and brake updates have done the trick, with all riders and bikes returning to base unscathed (though rather saturated).
The new 2016 range of bikes will arrive in New Zealand early next month, with pricing set to be announced on September 25th.
We’ll have more info from the launch in a future issue of Driven.