Harley-Davidson turns 120 subsequent yr, which naturally means we’re getting some particular Anniversary Version fashions. Due to new automobile certification information from Australia, we will verify that the Heritage Basic 114 and the Fats Boy 114 might be receiving one hundred and twentieth Anniversary Editions.
The Australian certification for Harley-Davidson’s Softail fashions was up to date at the moment, including mentions of two new mannequin codes: “FLFBSANV,” and “FLHCSANV,” each with automobile identification quantity codes that point out 2023 fashions. FLFBS is the mannequin code for the Fats Boy 114 whereas FLHCS is the code for the Heritage Basic 114, so naturally the “ANV” signifies the Anniversary Version variations.
As of this writing, solely the Softial fashions have been licensed with 2023 anniversary fashions; the documentation for Harley-Davidson’s touring fashions has not been up to date since November, however we anticipate there might be no less than one anniversary version touring mannequin.
The Australian certification additionally confirms 2023 mannequin yr VIN codes for the Heritage Basic, Fats Boy, Fats Bob, Avenue Bob, with the info confirming they’re all staying with the 114ci engine. The Low Rider S, and Low Rider ST are additionally confirmed as 2023 fashions with the bigger 117ci engine.
The final remaining 107ci Softail within the U.S., the Softail Commonplace, additionally has a 2023 mannequin code, suggesting that will probably be proceed to be provided within the Australian market. There are rumors that it could be discontinued for the U.S., and that will nonetheless be the case, regardless of it persevering with to be provided in different markets. This isn’t uncommon, because the Sport Glide was additionally provided as a 2022 mannequin in worldwide markets regardless of being dropped within the U.S., and the Australian certification doc suggests it’s also returning Down Below for 2023.
Harley-Davidson is holding a 2023 mannequin launch occasion on Jan. 18 and we anticipate the Anniversary Version fashions, and all of the returning Softails, might be a part of that occasion.