Earlier this week, we uncovered Australian certification documents revealing a new Nightster S model and Harley-Davidson‘s 2023 Softail lineup including 120th anniversary Fat Boy 114 and Heritage Classic 114 models. As we predicted, a similar document certifying Harley-Davidson’s 2023 touring models has now been released in Australia, confirming the models returning, as well as the Anniversary Edition Touring models, plus one possible addition to Harley’s Icon collection.
120th Anniversary Harley-Davidson Softail Models Leaked
Returning for 2023, at least for the Australian market, are the Road Glide Special, Road Glide ST, Street Glide Special, Street Glide ST, Road King Special, and Ultra Limited. According to the certification document, Harley-Davidson will introduce Anniversary Editions for the CVO Road Glide Limited (FLTRKSEANV), Road Glide Special (model code FLTRXSANV), Street Glide Special (FLHXSANV), and Ultra Limited (FLHTKANV). Most of these anniversary models also received 115th Anniversary Editions in 2018, including the Ultra Limited pictured above.
New for 2023 is a model designated as the “FLHFB”. The model code was previously used in the ’60s for the FLHFB Electra Glide, which makes us suspect that it will be 2023’s addition to Harley-Davidson’s Icon lineup. The 1965 Electra Glide was one of the last Harley-Davidson models to use the Panhead engine, but the first with electric start.
The non-Special Road King, Road Glide and Street Glide, plus the Electra Glide Standard are not listed, which is no surprise as they weren’t offered in Australia for 2022; it remains to be seen whether these models, all powered by the 107ci Milwaukee-Eight engine, will be available in other markets including the U.S.
The Trike lineup is also not included, as they would be part of a different certification file, so we’ll wait to see if the Freewheeler, Tri Glide Ultra or CVO Tri Glide will return for 2023.
The new certification document does not show any changes to the engines, so expect the CVO and ST models to come with the 117ci Milwaukee-Eight while the rest of the touring lineup remains with the 114ci engine. There are also no changes indicated to certified tare weights, dimensions or wheel sizes compared to 2022.
We expect the returning models and the 120th Anniversary Editions will be part of Harley-Davidson’s announcement on Jan. 18. The event might be a good time to reveal the FLHFB, though it wouldn’t be a surprise if Harley-Davidson saves it for a separate launch event.
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