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Harley-Davidson’s Latest Icon Honors West Coast Heat

September 6, 2022

By Kali Kotoski

The new limited-edition Low Rider El Diablo model by Harley-Davidson honors — with intensity — the raw 1980’s American West Coast custom styling trend with a stunning paint scheme with modern-day performance and sport-touring versatility.

“The Low Rider El Diablo is a modern expression of the iconic 1983 Harley-Davidson FXRT and a representation of the creative times it was born in,” said Brad Richards, Vice President of Design at Harley-Davidson. “It embodies the spirit of counterculture in Southern California in the ’80s in a contemporary package that features meticulously crafted custom paint, including pinstripe trajectories that nod directly to the original FXRT.”

Harley-Davidson's latest icon, the Low Rider El Diablo.

The Low Rider El Diablo is part of Harley-Davidson’s Icon Collection, a limited collection with models that honor H-D’s heritage and cultural influences.

The Low Rider El Diablo is a model intended to take style and sport touring performance to an extreme, with the taut handling performance of the Harley-Davidson Softail chassis and the V-Twin muscle of a Milwaukee-Eight 117 powertrain. Only 1,500 serialized bikes will be made and are expected to land this fall with an MSRP of $27,999.

Colorado’s renowned Gunslinger Custom Paint applies the bike’s detailed paint scheme.

Black finishes on the powertrain, front end, and exhaust highlight the El Diablo paint scheme. Radiate cast-aluminum wheels are finished in contrasting Matte Dark Bronze.

Harley-Davidson's latest icon, the Low Rider El Diablo.

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