New Bikes: 2013 Harley-Davidsons

Cycle News Staff | August 23, 2012

Harley-Davidson enters its 110th model year with plenty of fanfare, including limited 110th Anniversary Editions of select H-D models. To help commemorate this milestone, H-D will offer a restyled Dyna Street Bob and two new Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) models – the CVO Breakout, a high-performance Softail with new finish options, and a new CVO Road King, which is fitted with a vented windshield and a high-output audio system.

Also new for 2013, Harley is launching its Hard Candy Custom, which it describes as a styling movement rooted in themes first seen in the chopper era of the late 1960s that embraces dazzling metal flake paint, brilliant chrome and styling details in accessories, gear and apparel.

Harley is also expanding its H-D1 Factory Customization by adding the Street Bob to the 1200 Custom to its web-based program that allows customers to select factory-installed options in more than 2000 combinations. Basically, you build the bike on your computer screen and then order it through an authorized H-D dealer.

2013 Harley-Davidson CVO Breakout

2013 Harley-Davidson CVO Breakout

The new CVO Breakout Softail is offered in two paint schemes that feature hand-polished steel sections on the fuel tank and fenders.

2013 Harley-Davidson CVO Road King

2013 Harley-Davidson CVO Road King

The CVO Road King features for the first time a factory-installed audio system and a new detachable Vented Wind Splitter windshield.

2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Street Bob

2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Street Bob

The restyled Dyna Street Bob has a tougher look for 2013. It gets a new blacked-out triple clamps and powertrain, and a chopped rear fender with side-mounted license plate and stop/turn/tail lighters. It also has bobber features, like a solo seat and mini-ape handlebars mounted on new risers. New paint options include Hard Candy Custom metalflake and a scalloped two-tone option.


*The Harley-Davidson Sportster line includes five models, plus the Sportster 1200 Custom Anniversary Edition. New colors and graphics are offered on all Sportster models.

*The traditional “hard tail” lines of the Harley-Davidson Softail platform are offered on six models, including the Softail Slim, a back-to-basics 1950’s-style bobber introduce mid-year 2012. The 2013 Fat Boy now features Mirror Chrome Aluminum Bullet Hole Disc wheels as standard equipment. The Softail line also includes Heritage Softail Classic Anniversary Edition and the Fat Boy Lo Anniversary Edition.

*Eight Harley-Davidson Touring models, from the Street Glide to the fully equipped Electra Glide Ultra Limited, are ready to tackle the long road with fresh color and graphics options. The Road King Anniversary Edition and Electra Glide Ultra Limited Anniversary Edition are available in limited quantities for 2013.

*As mentioned, the 2013 Dyna line includes the re-styled Street Bob plus four more models, including the Super Glide Custom Anniversary Edition.

*The Harley-Davidson V-Rod power-cruiser line features the Night Rod Special and V-Rod Muscle, each available in new colors for 2013.

*Riders looking for a Trike option with Harley-Davidson quality can turn to the Tri Glide Ultra Classic, also available Tri Glide Ultra Classic Anniversary Edition.