Harley-Davidson Freewheler is a new trike wearing the „Made in Milwaukee“ badge. It’s inspired by the hot rod era and equipped with the Twin Cam 103 engine.
Harley-Davidson Freewheeler has got the well known air-cooled 1690 cc engine, developing 86 hp and 104,7 ft. lb of torque @ 3.250 rpm, which must handle the 1,082 lb (390 kg) trike. We can find this engine on several Harley-Davidson models like Street Glide or the most recent Road King.
The trike also comes with an ape-hanger handlebar and, as you can see, it’s not a touring machine like it’s sibling, the Tri Glide Classic. Still, it has the same fuel capacity – 22,7 l (6 gal).
As expected, Harley-Davidson Freewheeler has got full-length footboards & toe/heel gear shifts. Also, the passenger boards are height-adjustable.
It also has new passenger grab rails, air adjustable rear shocks, standard cruise control and new „assist & slip hydraulic clutch“. The trunk opens left to right with one hand and it easily accommodates two full-face helmets.
Harley-Davidson Freewheeler also has a foot-operated parking brake and two „enforcer“ cast aluminium rear wheels. Another feature is the „high flow airbox“ which should let the engine breath for more power. It is 3ʾʾ shorter than the Tri Glide Ultra.
The design stands under the „Project Rushmore“ principles and it’s got Bobtail rear fenders.
Harley-Davidson Freewheeler also has electric revers with handlebar-mounted control. The rear and front brakes are linked one to another. However, the front brake could be applied independent to the rear. It will cost 25.500$ in the USA. The Freewheeler should also hit the European market soon.