New Harley-Davidson Models for 2020

2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire
New or updated Harley-Davidson models for 2020 include the LiveWire electric bike (above), Low Rider S, Road Glide Limited, a restyled Heritage Classic and three CVO models. (Photos courtesy of Harley-Davidson)

The biggest news to come out of Milwaukee for the 2020 model year is the all-new LiveWire electric motorcycle, which we’ve already ridden and reviewed. Harley-Davidson has announced the wider availability of technological features that debuted on the LiveWire, as well as several new or updated models, including the Low Rider S, Road Glide Limited, Heritage Classic and three CVO models.

H-D Connect

H-D Connect
H-D Connect sends vehicle information and security alerts to your smartphone through the Harley-Davidson app.

First seen on the LiveWire, H-D Connect is a subscription-based cellular service that allows riders to connect with their motorcycle using their smartphone and the Harley-Davidson app. H-D Connect provides key vehicle information (e.g., battery voltage, fuel level, available range, riding statistics and more) as well as remote security monitoring, including tamper alerts and stolen vehicle assistance. H-D Connect is a standard feature on 2020 Touring (except Road King/S and Electra Glide Standard models), Tri Glide Ultra, CVO models and LiveWire, and it includes free service for one year.

Reflex Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS)

Also seen on the LiveWire, Reflex Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS) is a suite of electronic riding assistance features, including cornering enhanced linked braking, ABS, traction control and drag-torque slip control; hill hold control; and tire-pressure monitoring. All RDRS features are standard on CVO models (though on the CVO Tri Glide, nothing is “cornering enhanced”), and they are available as options on all Touring models except the Electra Glide Standard.

2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S

2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S
2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S

Chopper-style Low Rider models have been in Harley-Davidson’s lineup almost continuously since 1977. When Dyna models were rolled into the Softail family for 2018, the Low Rider got a new chassis and a Milwaukee-Eight 107ci V-twin. The last Low Rider S model, which we reviewed in 2016, was built around a 110-cubic-inch Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam V-twin. For 2020, the Softail-based Low Rider S flexes its muscles with a Milwaukee-Eight 114 that churns out 119 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm (claimed).

2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S
2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S

Radiate cast wheels (19-inch front, 16-inch rear) finished in Matte Dark Bronze, a 1-inch-diameter motocross-style handlebar on 4-inch straight risers, a color-matched mini-fairing, a high-back solo seat and black finishes on the powertrain and mufflers add plenty of attitude.

The Low Rider S also gets premium suspension components (including a 43mm USD fork) and triple-disc brakes with standard ABS. It’s available in Vivid Black and Barracuda Silver (shown above), and pricing starts at $17,999.

2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Limited

2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Limited
2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Limited

Replacing the Road Glide Ultra model for 2020 is the new Road Glide Limited, which offers premium luxury-touring features, including painted pin striping, a gloss-finish inner fairing, heated grips, Slicer II Contrast Bright wheels and new tank, front and rear fender medallions. The Road Glide’s distinctive shark-nose fairing has triple split stream vents that improve airflow and reduce buffeting.

Read our Comparison Review: Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra
vs Indian Roadmaster vs Yamaha Star Venture TC

The Road Glide Limited is powered by the Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114, and features premium suspension, Reflex linked Brembo brakes with ABS, a Boom! Box GTS infotainment system with color touchscreen, H-D Connect and dual Daymaker LED headlamps.

2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Limited
2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Limited

A new Black Finish Option (shown in the photos above), which is also available for the 2020 Ultra Limited, includes Slicer II cast wheels finished in Gloss Black; fuel tank, front and rear fender medallions with a Gloss Black fill surrounded by a Charcoal border; Gloss Black powdercoat powertrain, covers and exhaust; black Tour-Pak luggage carrier hinges, latches and rack, console, footboards, handlebar, gauge trim rings, hand control levers, mirrors and foot controls; black LED Daymaker headlamp, trim ring and LED fog lamps (Ultra Limited only); and black fork lowers, fork covers, engine guard and saddlebag guards.

Pricing for the 2020 Road Glide Limited starts at $28,299.

2020 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic

2020 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic
2020 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic

The Softail-chassis Heritage Classic has been re-styled for 2020, swapping the previous model’s blacked-out look for a generous helping of chrome. (The Heritage Classic 114 model powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine will retain the model’s original, blacked-out look.) The updated Heritage Classic has a bright powertrain with chrome air cleaner and covers; chrome steel laced wheels; chrome headlamp bucket and auxiliary light buckets, bright fork legs and chrome fork covers and nacelle; chrome rear fender struts and side covers; a chrome console; a polished stainless steel handlebar with a chrome riser and top clamp; and a full clear windscreen with chrome support hardware.

Read our 2018 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic Road Test Review

The Heritage Classic is powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-twin and is mechanically identical to the 2019 model. This touring-ready Softail features lockable hard saddlebags, a detachable windscreen, a two-piece skirted seat and pillion with black studs, and standard cruise control and ABS. Color options include: Vivid Black, Billiard Burgundy, two-tone Silver Pine/Spruce and Billiard Red/Vivid Black. Pricing starts at $18,999.

2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide
2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

Returning for 2020 with a new look and new premium features, the CVO Street Glide is one of Harley-Davidson’s most popular limited-edition Custom Vehicle Operations models. Powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin with red rocker covers, it gets premium custom paint, premium Talon wheels, custom controls and an all-new BOOM! Box GTS infotainment system with three separate amplifiers, 75 watts per channel and 900 watts of audio performance. It also includes the Reflex Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS), smartphone-linked H-D Connect and a wireless Bluetooth headset interface.

Pricing for the 2020 CVO Street Glide starts at $40,539.

2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited

2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited
2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited

For the ultimate in two-up V-twin touring, the 2020 CVO Limited offers the rider and passenger plenty of comfort, luggage capacity, style and performance. Its Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 117 grunts out 125 lb-ft of torque. Premium suspension, premium paint and finishes, premium audio, RDRS, H-D Connect, wireless Bluetooth—the CVO Limited gets it all.

Read our 2019 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited First Ride Review

Pricing for the 2020 CVO Limited starts at $44,039.

2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide

2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide
2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide

Said to be the most-requested CVO model, a new addition to the lineup for 2020 is the CVO Tri Glide, the ultimate Milwaukee-built trike. Like its Custom Vehicle Operations stable mates, the CVO Tri Glide gets big power from a Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-twin, big sound from the BOOM! Box GTS infotainment system and big style courtesy of premium paint and finishes and the Kahuna collection of grips, levers, pegs and floorboards, and Tomahawk contrast-cut wheels. RDRS, H-D Connect, wireless Bluetooth, Daymaker LED headlamps and the choice of two custom paint finishes round out the wish list.

Pricing for the 2020 CVO Tri Glide starts at $48,999.

15 COMMENTS

    • TOTALLY AGREE! way overpriced. I own/ride 2013 Triglide 103. Love it – even tho it was in the price range of $30k I wouldn’t trade up to the new CVO Triglide Trike. I have everything it has – and don’t need more power the 103 has more than enough power for every road condition out there. I have CB Radio, AMFM, CD Player (use all of that a lot) Blue Tooth capabilities-hookup both passenger and rider. Don’t want the infotainment – heard a lot of not so good on that. Would prefer the Brake Lever (on right side) which I never use – to be the foot control on the left side cost is $600+ to put that on/take the other off. So just leave it in gear and lock the bike/have superior Security system on it – Bike came with Harley its disconnected.l Scorpio Security system is far superior.

  1. And they wonder why the new bikes are not selling, look at those prices, You can buy cars a lot cheaper and you can drive it in Iowa in January, and it’s not just Harley, I guess I will be looking more at used bikes.

  2. The Road Glide Limited is a much better looking bike than the CVO limited just because of its awesome and fresh looking fairing and its seat. The CVO Limited seat is hideous and grandpa looking and it’s the same old fugly fairing that has only changed minimally in recent years.
    For an extra $16,000 the additional farkles and 3 stinkin’ more cubic inch larger engine don’t justify the cost.

    • Lol yeah unless you’ve rode that road glide!!! Wind noise is horrible wind period is retarded. Might as well just get the road king and be done with it! The seat he says? Wtf man it’s a basic crap stock oem yellow foam seat. Talk and ugly. That CVO seat is wicked awesome looking with its French stitch & gel & memory foam. Hahahahaha you are way off base. And it’s usually cause the perp can’t afford it so they rip on it. I have a RGS put lots o money into just to have it depreciate like all the rest & it’s no where near as nice as my friends CVO. I will one day have one. Hahahahaha glad you like your oem bargin wagon.

  3. I’m not a Harley guy, but if I were choosing, I’d pick the Heritage Classic. It fits my mind’s-eye view of what a Harley is supposed to be.

  4. I have ridden Harleys for 30 years. I like some of the new bikes and new options, but the price is what is killing sales.
    If a long time Harley rider won’t pay the price for a new one any more (I’ve bought my fair share of new bikes), how can you entice a younger rider to spend that amount?
    Incentives are what is needed at a minimum… Zero percent interest rates. College graduate discounts. Green purchase discount program on electrics. Maybe even something as audacious as purchase 2 and get 25% off….. ????
    New models are a great way to go but there certainty is going to be more needed to increase sales.

  5. I own a new 2019 Tri Glide. The CVO is just a gaudyed up version and has NO new features except the 117 motor
    The 19 and 20 Tri Glides are where it’s at, I owned a 14 and while it was a decent bike, it was plagued by brake problems as well as a 103 motor that just wasn;t up to handling this trikes demands,

    if you own a 103 Tri Glide you’ll understand.

    Stay away from the 2017 and 2018 “orphans” all they were is the old braking and tech with a 107 motor
    and cost almost as much as a good 19 or new 20.

    Do yourself a favor if you own a 2009-2018 Tri Glide, go ride a 19 or 20 model. You’ll be impressed as I was. Totally different machine and the 114 is ALL you’ll need. I also noticed the MSRP on the REGULAR 2020 Tri Glide has dropped to
    34,995. If you’re a good haggler you should be able to score a NEW one in the 31000 range, and THAT my friends is a great deal. Go ride one, and see what I’m talking about.

  6. But has H-D solved the M-8 oil sumping and oil transfer to the primary problem? NOT! A riding friend just sold his 2018 and purchased a BMW because of the problems with his M-8 and the way the dealer was blowing him off. Apparently waiting for the warranty to run out. I purchased a used 2013 twin cam to avoid H-D first 5 year model year problems. Still had to replace defective compensator sprocket. This will be my last H-D.

  7. I think the 2019 and 2020 114 motors are ok, at least mine is so far.
    The early 107s did have a migration problem,
    that’s why I would steer clear of the 2017 and 2018 “orphan” trikes.
    My 2014 had the comp sprocket going out when I traded it.
    103s are good motors, I have a 2015 Police EG and it’s been flawless

    But the 103 is just not enough motor for the Tri Glide it has no
    torque and mine after 35000 hard two up trike miles was feelin
    VERY tired and the comp sprocket was shot.. I would go with a 114 motor and new brakes, suspension
    and all the rest of the upgrades or stay on the porch. That’s my .02

  8. Pricing for the 2020 CVO Tri Glide starts at $48,999.
    Are you FKM, starts at $49,000, after you buy the new muffler and some other needed parts I ‘am sure it would be over $50g. No fucking chance, I’ll kept the reliable GL1800, VFR800, VN1600 and my house and car.

  9. I would buy the basic Tri Glide you still get all the equipment and it starts at 34900
    I USED to think that if I ever owned a trike it would be a GL that is UNTIL
    I actually OWNED one. I had the full DFT kit as well. My front end was light it wandered everywhere
    (it had the EZ steer) wife called it lurch because if you hit a bump it jolted you.

    Maybe I had a bad one but IMO I’ll take an HD which is built from the ground UP as a trike
    Goldwings had their day, you can keep em all as far as I’m concerned. I’ll stick with my Tri Glide

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