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Harley-Davidson launches Milwaukee-Eight engine

August 23, 2016
Harley-Davidson unveiled the all-new Milwaukee-Eight engine, the ninth Big Twin in its history, plus all-new front and rear suspension for its Model Year 2017 Touring motorcycle lineup.

“These are the most powerful, most responsive and most comfortable Touring motorcycles ever offered by Harley-Davidson,” said Scott Miller, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Styling and Product Development Strategy. “You truly have to ride one to feel the difference – so we’re inviting all riders to visit a Harley-Davidson dealer and take a test ride.”
To launch the Milwaukee-Eight 107 and Milwaukee-Eight 114 engines, Harley-Davidson – in a brand first – will take fans where they’ve never gone before: The floor of a Harley-Davidson factory in a virtual tour on Facebook Live to watch the making of its newest Big Twin engine August 23 at 12:30 p.m. CST.
“We’re excited to open our doors to allow the world to see our newest Big Twin engine come to life in our state-of-the-art factory,” said Randy Christianson, General Manager of Harley-Davidson Powertrain Operations in Menomonee Falls, Wis. “With an all-new design, the new Milwaukee-Eight engine offers quicker throttle response, more passing power, purer sound, a smoother ride and more of the feeling riders want from a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle.”
Power. Comfort. Control.
2017 Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine

The new Milwaukee-Eight engine is a ground-up design that combines the classic look, sound and feel of Harley-Davidson Big Twin engines with improvements in performance, comfort and control.
Retaining the classic 45-degree V-Twin cylinder angle, the Milwaukee-Eight engine produces 10 percent more torque and features four-valve cylinder heads that offer 50 percent more intake and exhaust flow capacity than previous year models.
The Milwaukee-Eight engine is counter-balanced to cancel 75 percent of primary vibration at idle, retaining the classic feel of a Harley V-Twin engine while being very smooth at highway speeds. A new heat management strategy improves rider and passenger comfort.
New engine and much more for MY 2017
Along with the Milwaukee-Eight engine unveiling, Harley-Davidson also announced:

  • New Touring Suspension: All-new front and rear suspension components enhance the comfort, control and performance of all 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring models. New dual bending valve front suspension technology provides the performance of a racing-style cartridge fork with linear damping characteristics and reduced weight. New emulsion-technology rear shocks offer 15 to 30 percent more pre-load adjustment than previous standard Touring shocks, with a single, hand-adjustable knob to hydraulically dial in pre-load.
  • Screamin’ Eagle Performance: Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Performance will offer a full selection of street-legal performance components for the Milwaukee-Eight engines, including Screamin’ Eagle Milwaukee-Eight engine Stage kits that deliver up to a 24-percent increase in torque over the stock engine (availability varies by market).
  • Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations: Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) models combine prestige and performance in three limited-edition factory-custom motorcycles for 2017. The CVO Limited and CVO Street Glide models feature the refined performance of the new Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, while the CVO Pro Street Breakout motorcycle is powered by the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110B air-cooled V-Twin engine.
  • 2017 Harley-Davidson Street motorcycles are now available with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System with hands-free, proximity-based security fob, each as a factory-installed option.
  • Powerful Cruiser lineup: With the High Output Twin Cam 103 standard for all 2017 Softail models and Dyna models (U.S. models only) except the Street Bob model and the S Series cruisers with the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine, Harley-Davidson continues to offer its most powerful cruisers ever.
“We want all riders to save the date of Sept. 23,” said Dino Bernacchi, director of U.S. Marketing at Harley-Davidson. “That weekend, Harley-Davidson dealers across the country will host open house events so riders can throw a leg over our Model Year 2017 touring motorcycles and feel the difference of the all-new Milwaukee-Eight engine for themselves.”
To experience the transformation of the 2017 Harley-Davidson models now, visit h-d.com/testride to schedule a test ride.
* All comparisons in this communication are drawn between Harley-Davidson 2017 Touring models and 2016 Touring models.
** Not all models are available in all countries. Please contact your local Harley-Davidson dealer for more information.
 

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lol we built the CMM fixtures for some of the engine parts for these. will be interesting to see what they come to the table with for bikes.
 

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Knowing H-D, the new engine will be in touring and special models to start, and then trickle down to the rest of the lineup. Just like always.

Ooooh, a 4-valve, air cooled twin. How 1990s. A company named Feuling-Rivera made 4-valve cylinder heads for the H-D Evolution engine decades ago.....it'll be interesting to see what these make for power.

I'm pro-Harley, but come up with something truly ground breaking, people. I'll keep my V-Rod, thanks.
 

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Knowing H-D, the new engine will be in touring and special models to start, and then trickle down to the rest of the lineup. Just like always.

Ooooh, a 4-valve, air cooled twin. How 1990s. A company named Feuling-Rivera made 4-valve cylinder heads for the H-D Evolution engine decades ago.....it'll be interesting to see what these make for power.

I'm pro-Harley, but come up with something truly ground breaking, people. I'll keep my V-Rod, thanks.
There's two versions of the head if it matters.

Loved the power of my vrod. That was about all I liked about it.
 

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I have a 95 Virago 1100 that just now started to mark it's spot on the garage floor.

Would love a Street or Road Glide in the future. Not much for big HP numbers. If I was, I'd have bought the Vmax back after I hit the deer with it.
 

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I have a 95 Virago 1100 that just now started to mark it's spot on the garage floor.

Would love a Street or Road Glide in the future. Not much for big HP numbers. If I was, I'd have bought the Vmax back after I hit the deer with it.
The one bike I've never rode was a Vmax! Always heard crazy things.
 

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god i cant wait to hear the new obnoxious pipes they will have on those.
worst part is I have been paying attention as of late. most of the butt poppers with the look at me pipes are wearing ear plugs. WTF u want us to listen to that underpowered pile of shit but u cant even stand to listen to the underperformer
 

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I was out riding this past weekend with a buddy who rides a Ultra Limited. He asked if we could trade bikes for a short 20-mile jaunt. He got off my bike and said "I wouldn't have a license for long if that was my bike". And I just said "yeah, I'm ready to trade back". What a gutless piece of shit. And that's the "Limited" model with liquid cooled heads. Wow, what modern technology. To pass traffic, I knocked the Harley down to 4th and cracked the throttle. It barely accelerated from 65mph. and they say Harley's are torque'y? LMFAO!
 

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There's two versions of the head if it matters.

Loved the power of my vrod. That was about all I liked about it.
It won't matter. :whistle:

My V-Rod is the VRSCR model, the taller one with mid controls, de-raked frame, and inverted fork. In other words, set up for handling (what a concept). Best bike I've ever owned, best Harley I've ever owned by far. I've ridden a few other V-Rod models but they don't ride and corner near as well, more like a traditional Harley but with a decent engine....
 

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Right on the heels of agreeing to pay the feds 15 million in fines for violating the federal emissions standards. It's been a great week for them lol.
 

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The one bike I've never rode was a Vmax! Always heard crazy things.
I have a gen1 they are everything you think and more. TONS of power and the sound its 1 of a kind:bc2:
Good tire selection helps. I can break the rear loose in 3rd if thers any moisture on the ground. I admit once your at full noise in 3rd its hard to not take her up to 120. Absolutely decimates any harleys i ride with.
 

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The one bike I've never rode was a Vmax! Always heard crazy things.
Our truck driver at work has a new VMAX that has pipes, intake mods, and a tuner. He pulled out of here one day with it and I can honestly say I've never seen a bike accelerate that quickly, ever. It was broad side on dry pavement all the way through first gear and part way through second. Just Nasty!
 

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Our truck driver at work has a new VMAX that has pipes, intake mods, and a tuner. He pulled out of here one day with it and I can honestly say I've never seen a bike accelerate that quickly, ever. It was broad side on dry pavement all the way through first gear and part way through second. Just Nasty!
Yup they are buck wild:fistpump2:. Can get 200 wheel with just a few mods easy

Even the Gen 1's with V boost are awesome. The sound and pull between 6-8000 rpm is unreal.
 

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Those v-max's are one bike that can be distinguished by the sound when causing down a road....there's a guy here with motor and pipe mods...sounds like an old 1/4 mile race car when loafing down the road.
 

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I tried to jump on the Harley bandwagon back around 1983-84 when they introduced the 883 EVO motor...Went to Illinois Harley and took a Sporty for a test ride...LOL...2 hours later I was riding home from Honda House in Elmhurst on a new Gold Wing Aspencade...
 
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