Harley-Davidson 120th-anniversary bikes revealed

Harley-Davidson has kick-started a year of 120th-anniversary celebrations with the grand reveal of its 2023 fleet of motorcycles


Harley-Davidson was founded by William S Harley and brothers Arthur Davidson and Walter Davidson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, way back in 1903!

Another brother, William A Davidson joined in 1907, the same year the lads started mucking around with V-twins.

That was the start of something very special, and while the brand has had a wild ride over the decades, the company had a revival in the early 80s and has never looked back.

To celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 120th anniversary, the company has unveiled a stack of limited-edition bikes, namely:

  • Ultra Limited Anniversary (limited to 1300 examples globally)
  • Tri Glide Ultra Anniversary (1100 examples)
  • Street Glide Special Anniversary (1600 examples)
  • Road Glide Special Anniversary (1600 examples)
  • Fat Boy 114 Anniversary (3,000 examples)
  • Heritage Classic 114 Anniversary (1,700 examples)
  • An all-new Breakout, with more grunt
  • A brand new Road Glide 3, bringing hot rod styling on three wheels
  • Nightster Special Model added to the range for lovers of the sportier models
  • Freewheeler reskinned in a blacked out offering
  • And cruise control rolled out as a standard feature on more models

At the top of the tree is the CVO Road Glide Limited Anniversary model. According to Harley-Davidson, this bike will boast one of the most-intricate paint schemes ever offered by H-D, including the panels of Heirloom Red are applied over a base coat of Anniversary Black, each outlined with a bright red pinstripe and a hand-applied gold paint scallop.

Subtle details added within the panels portray the head and wings of a soaring eagle. The gold-plated tank medallion depicts an Art Deco rendition of the eagle, an iconic Harley-Davidson design element.

Other goodies include Alcantara seat surfaces with gold and red contrasting stitching accents, gold-tone powertrain inserts and bright-red rocker boxes and pushrod tube collars. 

The complete line of 2023 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, genuine Harley accessories and H-D gear and apparel are now available at authorised Harley-Davidson dealerships and can be viewed on the Harley website.