Dark and powerful: Harley-Davidson UAE unveils 2016 line-up

Line-up includes brand new Dark Custom models, Iron 883 and Forty-Eight, and the most powerful cruiser range in the company’s history.

Peter Iantorno September 3, 2015

“More power!” To any red-blooded motorcycle fan, there is no more appealing phrase in the English language.

That’s why UAE bike fans should be ecstatic with the news that Harley-Davidson’s all-new 2016 range includes the most powerful cruiser line-up in the company’s history!

As well as the beastly cruisers, the line-up has two brand new Dark Custom models and a whole host of performance and styling enhancements throughout the range.

The new models will be arriving in Harley-Davidson's UAE stores - Sheikh Zayed Road and Dubai Investment Park - from late September. 

Here are the highlights:

Fat Boy S

The iconic Fat Boy gets a darker makeover for its S Series variant, with a menacing all-black colour scheme that matches the muscle of its Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine.

Softail Slim S

The new Softail Slim S pays homage to the Second World War Harley-Davidson military models, with an olive gold denim colour option and tank-like graphics. Power-wise, it’s propelled by the same brutish Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine as the Fat Boy S.

Iron 883

Stripped-back, raw and rough around the edges, the brand new Dark Custom range Iron 883 draws its inspiration from the garage-built bobbers of the past. Powered by an 883cc Evolution V-Twin engine, the Iron 883 is quick, nimble and ideal for urban living.


Low handlebars and forward foot controls put the Forty-Eight rider in an aggressive posture, and the dark muscular design certainly reflects that. Notable upgrades include new front forks with cartridge technology and triple rate progressive springs, plus a completely new seat.