2017 Harley-Davidson Superlow®

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The smooth ride, comfortable cruising position and easy handling are built in thanks to the suspension and seat. The ride that starts here may never e

How close do you want to get to the pavement?

If you want to feel one with the road, throw a leg over the SuperLow® model. You’ll feel the confidence that comes from its low seat, well-balanced stance and low center of gravity. The handling is easy and you’ve got the comfort to go all day. Just dial in the adjustable suspension and unleash the torque of its 883 Evolution® engine. Nothing puts you closer to the pavement.

Authentic Styling

  • PREMIUM STYLING FEATURES: The value and quality of the confidence-inspiring SuperLow® model is unparalleled in its class. With a true Harley-Davidson rumble, steel parts, premium paint and flawless chrome, this model reveals its authentic American motorcycle roots in every inch of detail.
  • TEARDROP FUEL TANK: The 4.5-gallon teardrop fuel tank offers spacious fuel capacity for a low-profile tank. It's tough, iconic and it leaves a good amount of room to show off more V-Twin. The tank graphic showcases the unique styling of the SuperLow® motorcycle; as if the tank came right off the calligraphers brush.
  • PURE HARLEY-DAVIDSON STYLING: Feast your eyes on the 883cc Evolution® engine and there's no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an attention to detail you won't find from any other motorcycle company. Silver powder-coated cylinders and cylinder heads are topped off with polished rocker covers to complete the premium Harley-Davidson look. Unmatched style and performance down to the very last detail. It's a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power. From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers—the 883cc Evolution® engine makes an ironclad statement about holding on to what's right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.
  • CLOSED LOOP EXHAUST SYSTEM: Designed to meet future worldwide emissions standards and the standards of future generations of Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. This closed loop exhaust system delivers heart-pounding performance in the key of the trademark Harley-Davidson rumble. With its robust, soul-stirring big twin design, durable mufflers with exhaust shields, a catalyst and mini heated oxygen sensors that improve emissions and drivability, this system is not only better for the environment, it makes riding better.
  • TACH AND GEAR INDICATOR READOUT: Even though none of us would want to admit it, from time to time, we've all had to kick our shift lever back down to 1 to figure out what gear we were in. The Sportster® models get a speedometer with a gear indicator readout and a tachometer that can be activated by your trip switch. Now you've got all the information you need to keep it in the power band at the touch of a finger.

Comfort

  • MID-MOUNT CONTROLS: Let your boots fall where they may, naturally to the mid-mounted controls and rider foot pegs on the SuperLow® model. An easy reach and tight rider triangle is confidence-inspiring for new riders eager to set off on their journey and riders whose legs run slightly shorter than others.
  • COMFORTABLE LOW SEAT: The bucket-shaped seat on the SuperLow® motorcycle gets added foam without losing the sleek style, thanks to the latest 21 Century materials. Also not lost: the 27.4-inch seat height that makes for an extremely low straddle distance and adds to the confidence you’ll have riding this motorcycle.

Handling

  • Foundation Brake System Like riding itself, you can never go too far when it comes to improving a bike's brakes. This is why we gave the brake system of each Sportster® model a complete overhaul designed to improve performance, fit and finish. You have 300mm brake rotors and a powerful, stylized front caliper with 34mm pistons and stylized rear caliper to match. Other system features include an improved all-aluminum integrated rear master cylinder with reservoir, all-aluminum front master cylinder with reduced friction and higher efficiency, and stainless steel braided lines. It all adds up to more confidence on the road and more power and predictability when you squeeze the brakes.
  • COMFORTABLE COCKPIT: A combination of a low bucket seat, longer travel rear suspension and easy-grip handlebar creates a comfortable riding position for a wide range of riders. Ergonomically sound, this bike helps build confidence in all aspects of your journey—from lifting it off its side stand to handling and turning, and every bump, twisty and stop in between.
  • ADVANCED FRONT END GEOMETRY: We went to work on the geometry to create a lighter feeling, highly maneuverable front end with wider lock-to-lock steering. The result is more rider confidence, especially when operating the bike at lower speeds. Add in the lightweight front forks and triple clamps and an 18 inch front wheel diameter, and you have a smooth ride with easy handling for riders with any level of experience. This is freedom on two wheels.
  • ENHANCED LOW SPEED MANEUVERABILITY: With an 18 inch wheel up front and a 17 inch wheel backing it up at the tail end, the light wheels and radial tires on the SuperLow® motorcycle make handling a cinch. Cast black split 5-spoke machined rims weigh less and get you through turns and other low-speed maneuvers effortlessly.
  • FINAL DRIVE RATIO: Experience smooth handling at slow speed and easy acceleration off the line with the final drive ratio found on the SuperLow® motorcycle. Electronic fuel injection coupled with trouble-free handling help create a confidence-inspiring ride that's perfect for anyone just beginning their journey on two wheels.
  • LOW SEAT HEIGHT: The low, ergonomic seat on the SuperLow® model provides the ultimate in handling confidence. The combination of a low, 25.5 inch seat height plus a narrow frame makes it easy to maneuver your ride through turns and down straights at varying speeds. Just toss a leg over and crack the throttle - feel the freedom.
  • MICHELIN® SCORCHERr™ TIRES: Michelin® Scorcher™ tires provide the superior performance, sensational grip, impressive durability and excellent handling expected on a race-bred bike. The exclusive deep-cut tread design improves grip and water evacuation capability. Grip performance and durability is also enhanced by the tire's rubber compounds, which use the latest generation of Michelin synthetic polymers.

Iconic Engine

  • EVOLUTION ENGINE: The Evolution® engine—known in certain crowds as the Blockhead—was first bolted to the frame of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle back in 1984. Born from legendary Shovelhead and Ironhead engines, the Evolution® engine broke new ground in displacement innovation while maintaining the hunger for power, durability and proven reliability that The Motor Company was built on.
  • EVOLUTION ® ENGINE INNOVATION: Air-cooled and durable as hell, the 883cc Evolution® engine is yet another nod to the unwavering work ethic that drives advancements in motor technology at Harley-Davidson. Aluminum heads and cylinders lighten the load of the bike and improve air-cooling efficiency. Electronic fuel injection says goodbye to carburetors and boasts increased reliability and less routine maintenance. Bottom line: the rubber-mounted Evolution® engine runs hard and rides smooth for thousands of miles so you can just worry about taking in the freedom of the open road.

Pricing

  • California Emissions Fee - $100

General Information

Manufacturer Harley-Davidson
Model Year 2017
Model Superlow®
Model Code SUPERLOW
Color Superior Blue

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes Front / Rear - Dual-piston
Wheels Front / Rear - Split 5-Spoke with Machined Rim
Wheel Colors Black
Tires

Front - 120/70 ZR-18 59W

Rear - 150/60 ZR-17 66W

Dimensions

Length 87.6 in.
Weight

As Shipped - 537 lb.

In Running Order - 565 lb.

Ground Clearance 3.9 in.
Wheelbase 59.1 in.
Seat Height

Laden - 25.5 in.

Unladen - 27.4 in.

Electrical

Lighting High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery

Engine

Engine Evolution®
Displacement 883 cc (53.9 cu in.)
Bore x Stroke 3 x 3.811 in.
Torque 53.8 ft.-lb. @ 3,750 rpm
Compression Ratio 9:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal.
MPG Rating Combined City / Hwy - 51
Cooling Air
Exhaust Chrome, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual mufflers
Gear Ratio

Overall

1st - 10.41

2nd - 7.436

3rd - 5.531

4th - 4.584

5th - 3.931

Operational

Oil Capacity With filter - 2.8 qt.
Primary Drive Chain, 34 / 57 ratio
Rake Steering head (deg) - 31.1
Trail 5.7 in.
Instrumentation Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights

Other

Additional Colors Vivid Black, Hard Candy Mystic Purple Flake, Crushed Ice Pearl / Frosted Teal Pearl