2022 Low Rider El Diablo Harley-Davidson Icons Collection 1
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2022 Low Rider El Diablo Harley-Davidson Icons Collection

Icons Collection: Harley-Davidson introduces new Low Rider El Diablo special edition impresses with unique paintwork and legendary performance

NEU-ISENBURG,  September 1, 2022 - Once again, Harley-Davidson one of its icons in a new light: the new Low Rider El Diablo is a homage to the legendary West Coast Custom Style. It combines strong performance and sportiness with a unique look and the sound of Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate.

The Low Rider El Diablo appears as part of the Harley-Davidson Icons Collection , with which Harley-Davidson releases up to two of its models once a year in a unique limited edition, celebrating characteristic colors, iconic designs and parts.

Each model in the Icons Collection is individually numbered and is only produced once. Only 1,500 copies of the new Low Rider El Diablo will be mass-produced worldwide and will be available from authorized Harley-Davidson dealers from autumn 2022 at an RRP of 29,995 euros¹ in Germany and 35,995 euros¹ in Austria.

Low Rider ST in the style of counterculture

The basis for the new Low Rider El Diablo is the Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST. With two suitcases as well as a frame-mounted fairing and the Harley-Davidson Softail chassis and the V-twin engine of a Milwaukee-Eight 117, the new Low Rider El Diablo sets new standards in style and sporty touring performance.

“The Low Rider El Diablo is a modern expression of the iconic 1983 Harley-Davidson FXRT and a representation of the custom trend it launched that continues to this day,” said Brad Richards, Vice President of Design and Creative Director Harley-Davidson Davidson. “It embodies the spirit of 80s Southern California counterculture in a contemporary package that includes a carefully crafted custom paint job, including pinstripes that directly reference those of the original FXRT.”

Elegant paintwork is created by hand

The elaborate, multi-layer paintwork of the special edition is a particularly high form of craftsmanship: the base coat in El Diablo Bright Red is complemented by a second fine coat in Bright Red Sunglo. The red pinstripes are carefully masked and highlighted with shading in El Diablo Dark Red and Dark Red Pearl, which also create a depth effect. The painters then apply a coat of Diablo Dark Red Metallic surrounding the El Diablo Bright Red to further increase the shading and depth effect.

After the covers are removed, the pinstripes on the cases, tank, fenders and fairing are revealed. Special highlight: The pale gold lines are applied by hand as an elegant finish within the El Diablo Bright Red color areas. As the final layer of paint, the translucent El Diablo Bright Red Sunglo creates a special candy effect. Black surfaces on the drive train, front end and exhaust complete the El Diablo look. The cast aluminum rims in a matt, dark bronze tone create an exciting contrast.

The Low Rider El Diablo is painted entirely by hand by Gunslinger Custom Paint, the specialist for individually painted components for Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations motorcycles and limited edition paints.

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High performance sound system

The new Low Rider El Diablo comes as standard with a particularly powerful sound system integrated into the fairing: The Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate was specially designed for use in motorcycles. The system with integrated two-way speakers has a compact 250-watt amplifier with digital signal processor (DSP).

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The system connects to mobile devices via Bluetooth 4.2 to play stored or streamed audio files in excellent sound quality via the speakers integrated into the fairing. In addition, drivers will find other useful features in the associated app, such as automatic volume control (AVC), which allows the volume to be adjusted to the vehicle speed, or the seven-band equalizer.

Model features of the Low Rider El Diablo at a glance 

  • The shape of the frame-fixed fairing is from the classic fairing de FXRT 

Sport Glide™, which is very popular with West Coast customizers 

  • aerodynamic performance developed and tested through CFD analysis 

(Computational Fluid Dynamics) and practical tests 

  • Softail™ Splitstream air channels reduce turbulence in the rider's head area at high speeds
    • Dark-tinted, approximately 15 cm high windshield 
    • around 15 cm large LED headlight 
  • Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin engine with oil-cooled exhaust area is the most powerful engine that Harley-Davidson currently offers in production machines 
    • Displacement: 1,923cm3
    • Power kW (HP)/rpm: 77 (105)/5020  
    • Maximum torque: 168 Nm at 3500 rpm 
    • High-performance camshaft tailored to displacement and gas throughput  
    • Heavy Breather air filter in hot rod style with a forward-facing, exposed filter element for very good air flow and optimized torque curve 
    • 2-into-2 shotgun exhaust system for rich mid-range torque and fascinating sound 
    • Two balancer shafts to reduce vibrations to levels appreciated by Harley riders 
    • Screamin' Eagle Performance Parts from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories are available for installation at an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.
  • Lockable cases (combined capacity approx. 53.8 liters) with integrated quick-release fasteners to transform the motorcycle from a sports tourer into a cruiser 
  • Long monoshock that raises the rear of the bike to optimize riding comfort and increase lean angle  
  • Upside-down telescopic fork with 43 mm dip tube diameter  
  • Two disc brakes at the front 
  • Michelin Scorcher 31 tires (front: 110/90B19, rear: 180/70B16) to optimize ride and handling 
  • Digital speedometer and operating displays in LCD display on the handlebar riser for a reduced look in the handlebar area 
  • Low solo seat for secure support when accelerating and cornering  
  • One-inch handlebars on four-inch pullback risers - a West Coast style element for an engaging riding position  
  • Flat tank console 
  • Brake and tail lights in LED technology 
  • USB charging port 
  • ABS and cruise control system  

Low Rider El Diablo (FXRST) 

The most important technical data and prices at a glance 

  • Displacement: 1,923 cubic centimeters 
  • Power kW (HP)/rpm: 77 (105)/5020  
  • Torque Nm/rpm: 168/3500  
  • Warranty: 4 years 
  • Limitation: 1,500 copies (worldwide) 

The Low Rider El Diablo will soon arrive at Harley-Davidson dealers and will be offered at the non-binding recommended retail prices from 29,995 euros 1 in Germany and from 35,995 euros 1 in Austria.

Find out more about the Harley-Davidson® Icons Collection and the new Low Rider™ El Diablo at www.harley-davidson.com/de/de/motorcycles/icons.

¹  Germany: The price stated is a recommended retail price in € ex works including 19% VAT plus a flat rate for transport and assembly as well as a special surcharge. The final binding price including all additional costs is available from authorized Harley-Davidson® dealers.

Austria: All prices are recommended retail prices in € ex works including 20% ​​VAT and the standard consumption tax  including transport and assembly charges plus a special surcharge. The binding final price including all additional costs is available from HarleyDavidson authorized dealers.

External link to the El Diablo page on Harley-Davidson

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