Harley-Davidson has been within the information each couple of weeks as of late, and it’s largely not constructive. The firm has been struggling for a number of, deep-rooted causes, and the pandemic has solely additional difficult issues. The newest information popping out is that the mould-breaking Harley-Davidson Bronx streetfighter won’t launch subsequent 12 months, as was initially anticipated.
Bronx faraway from the corporate’s future vehicles page
Harley confirms focus for 2021 can be on the Pan America ADV
This transfer comes underneath the current ‘Rewire’ enterprise technique
This information comes lower than a month after Harley-Davidson introduced that it could be reducing 30 p.c of its deliberate future fashions. At the time, Jochen Zeitz, chairman, president and CEO, Harley-Davidson, stated that the corporate could be specializing in the Pan America journey bike for 2021; he didn’t make any point out of the Bronx for subsequent 12 months both. Now, it has emerged that Harley-Davidson has purged its web site, and even the press web site, of any point out of the Bronx. Also, the corporate had lately confirmed that the Bronx streetfighter won’t be launched subsequent 12 months to be able to “ensure an outstanding launch for the Pan America.”
Interestingly, Harley-Davidson’s future autos web page nonetheless lists the electrical ideas, in addition to the high-performance customized mannequin that can use the identical 1,250cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine from the Pan America. It would seem that Harley has put a cease on the Bronx, which comes with a smaller 975cc, liquid-cooled V-twin, for subsequent 12 months.
The greater query is what the long run holds for the Bronx. In an earlier assertion, the corporate stated it could streamline and rearrange upcoming launches for most impression, and that appears to be simply what the corporate is doing right here. Some studies recommend that Harley-Davidson could drop the Bronx for good, however there are some counterpoints to contemplate. For instance, when the Rewire plan was initially introduced in April 2020, the press launch said that Harley-Davidson will “remain committed to Adventure Touring, Streetfighter and advancing electric motorcycles”.
This is smart, on condition that Harley has poured tens of millions into the event of its new liquid-cooled machines that deviate from the corporate’s conventional components of bikes. We could not see the Bronx break cowl subsequent 12 months, however the bike is successfully production-ready. Harley-Davidson says that it’ll reveal its new five-year plan, named the Hardwire, by the tip of this 12 months, and we count on to listen to one thing official on the Bronx by then.