Harley-Davidson Inc. on Tuesday introduced an all-new engine, the Milwaukee-Eight, named for the city where the company was born.
Harley, which operates a manufacturing plant near Kansas City International Airport, says it’s only the eighth time in the company’s 113-year history that it has done a complete redesign of its classic V-Twin engine.
The Milwaukee-Eight, unveiled at a company dealership meeting in Boston, will power the company’s 2017 touring bikes and trikes. Those motorcycles are expected to begin arriving at dealerships this week, according to the company.
Harley says it’s the biggest engine-product launch for the company since 1998, when the Twin Cam engine made its debut.