Harley-Davidson is closing its cast wheel and hub producing subsidiary New Castalloy, deciding to outsource production to third-party suppliers. Based in Adelaide, Australia, New Castalloy produces about 1,450 wheels and 500 wheel hubs per day for Harley-Davidson. That work will be transferred to outside suppliers by the middle of 2013. Harley-Davidson expects to save about […]
2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Street Bob Gets Styling Updates And H-D1 Factory Customization
For 2013 Harley’s Dyna Street Bob gets updated styling treatments that further promote the production-level bobber’s no-nonsense image. In addition to the restyling, the Street Bob joins the 1200 Custom as one of two bikes available for Harley’s web-based customization program known as H-D1.
“Our focus for the Street Bob is always on street appeal,” Harley-Davidson’s Styling Manager Tony Pink said in a release. “This bike is for the owner who would order a muscle car with the biggest motor and no radio. As part of this restyle, we cleaned off the rear fender, ditched the battery box trim, and bolted on a classic round air cleaner cover. The goal is to create the elemental Big Twin that a customer can define as his own. Then we selected an array of options for H-D1 that allow the owner to take the Street Bob in many different stylistic directions.”
H-D1 is the web-based program that allows customers to select factory-installed options in more than 2,000 combinations, build a bike on the screen, and then order it through an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.
New styling features for the 2013 Street Bob include a black Twin Cam 96 V-Twin with highlighted details, blacked-out front end, clean rear fender with combination stop/tail/turn lighting and side-mount license plate, a round air cleaner and new scallop graphics in a two-tone paint option. Other changes include blacked out triple clamps and battery box cover, full-length wrinkle-black cast console with integrated ignition switch, rubber isolated handlebar risers with forged top clamp for reduced vibration and simplified customization. The 2013 Street Bob is also available in Hard Candy Big Red Flake paint.
The 2013 Dyna Street Bob in optional Hard Candy Big Red Flake paint scheme.