2005 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Revealed

Harley-Davidson's new motorcycles for 2005: Dyna Super Glide Custom, Softail Deluxe, Softail Springer Classic, Screamin' Eagle 1250cc V-Rod, Screamin' Eagle Fat Boy, and Screamin' Eagle Electra Glide.

Harley-Davidson showed dealers from around the world its 2005 motorcycle line in San Diego. Headlined by two new takes on nostalgic Softails, a custom Dyna model, a lowered Sportster, and three new CVO (Custom Vehicle Operations) Screamin' Eagle models 1250cc version of the liquid-cooled V-Rod, and 103-cubic-inch versions of the Fat Boy and Electra Glide Harley-Davidson's 2005 model line has something for almost every one of the American icon's many fans.

Although the 2005 Sportsters, including the new low-saddle 883L model have already debuted (see our previous posting on the new Sportster models), the rest of the line was being shown publicly for the first time.

We will update the information and photos over the next few days. Here are intial photos and details of the new-for-2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Already among the hardest-hitting cruisers on the street, in Screamin' Eagle form the V-Rod gets a 150cc displacement increase (105cc bores), ported heads, retimed cams, heavy-duty clutch, and a full ration of bright and shiny pieces that raise weight by nine pounds (to 625) and up the price by almost $8000 to $25,495.Harley-Davidson
The Super Glide Dyna Custom brings an additional touch of style to the Dyna series with a silver-finish engine, color-matched fuel-tank console, and chrome finishes for the headlight cover, fuel-lid ring, and top-mounted speedometer housing. It starts at $13,695.Harley-Davidson
The Springer fork makes a comeback with a black-powdercoat finish on the Softail Springer Classic. Cross-over exhaust, fendertip light, aluminum tank graphics (used to divide two-tone paint schemes), removable passenger seat, and a tombstone taillight distinguish the Springer Classic, which starts at $16,995.Harley-Davidson
Who says nostalgia isn't what it used to be? The other new version of traditional styling is the Softail Deluxe, which sports an ultra-low saddle (24.5 inches), long floorboards, whitewalls, distinctive headlight nacelle, tombstone taillight, and a standard luggage rack. It goes for $16,795 and up.Harley-Davidson
Harley's Custom Vehicle Operations did a number (1690 in the case of the displacement) on the Fat Boy, which gets stroked, a beefier clutch, deep-breathing intake, and a ton of pretty pieces along with a $28,000 price tag.Harley-Davidson
Harley's CVO team gave the Electra Glide the Screamin' Eagle treatment again. It has an engine like the Screamin' Fat Boy's and a host of cosmetic niceties plus a few functional upgrades for a $30,000 asking price. All Ultras get new vented lowers this year.Harley-Davidson