Harley-Davidson Low Rider S Cruiser Performance That’s Low to the Ground

The Dyna Harley-Davidson Low Rider S model joins the recently released Fat Boy S and Softail Slim S models as the third member of Harley-Davidson’s S Series cruiser lineup. The bikes designed to deliver maximum performance with styling inspired by global custom motorcycle culture – and keep the feet flat on the ground. Powered by the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine, upgraded suspension and brakes complete the performance package of a motorcycle that’s stripped down and ready for action.

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Harley-Davidson Low Rider S Cruiser

Harley-Davidson Low Rider S Equipped To Be As Maneuverable as it is Powerful

The Harley-Davidson Low Rider S model is equipped to be as maneuverable as it is powerful. Premium Ride nitrogen gas-charged emulsion shocks and a Premium Ride cartridge fork deliver exceptional handling and comfort. Front and rear suspension components react quickly to small bumps and keep the tires in contact with the road surface for confident, controlled handling and braking performance. Triple disc brakes with dual floating front rotors are equipped with standard Anti-Lock Braking System. A new solo seat, flat drag bar on 5.5-inch-tall risers and mid-mount controls put the rider in an aggressive hands-up position square over the pegs.

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Seat height remains low, at 26.6 inches

Seat height remains low, at 26.6 inches

“Riders have been asking when Harley-Davidson would build another aggressive, performance-based bike like the legendary FXR models,” said Harley-Davidson Director of Styling Brad Richards. “This is our answer to that question. The Low Rider S is informed by the current tall-bike custom trend and our own styling heritage, but also seeks to redefine Harley-Davidson performance for a new generation of riders. We wanted to really connect the rider to the road by delivering instantaneous power and agile handling with a bike that’s trimmed to the essentials.”

New Performance Cruiser Features Screamin’ Eagle Muscle and Stripped-Down Style

Equipped with a Screamin’ Eagle Heavy Breather performance intake and Fat Bob-style 2-into-2 exhaust, this engine pounds out 115 foot pounds of peak torque at 3500 rpm – 13 percent more power than the standard Low Rider model. A heavy-duty clutch delivers that power to a 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission. Cruise control enabled by electronic throttle control is standard equipment. The Harley-Davidson Low Rider S entire powertrain and exhaust is finished in a combination of gloss black and wrinkle black powdercoat.

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13 percent more power than the standard Low Rider model

The rider views the road over a distinctive speed screen that gives the Low Rider S motorcycle instant identity on road.

The Harley-Davidson Low Rider S solo seat, chopped rear fender and side-mount license plate keep the rear end uncluttered. Because no other colour makes a statement like black, the Low Rider S is offered only with Vivid Black on the sheet metal. Other black finishes maintain the dark theme from the forks to the console to the rear fender struts. The single exception: new Magnum Gold lightweight cast-aluminum wheels, a finish inspired by the gold-tone magnesium wheels used on race cars in the 1960s. A gold tank badge pays homage to the 1977 XLCR Café Racer model.

Visit H-D.com to see all 2016 Harley-Davidson models and to find a local authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.


  1. We can’t see any saddlebags on the H-D website or foot-boards. But we’re sure your local dealership will have some after market ideas.
    Check out their online bike customizer tool. It’s fun!

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