A modern expression of the iconic 1983 Harley-Davidson FXRT and representation of the custom movement it ignited that lives on to this day. The 2022 Low Rider El Diablo embodies the spirit of counterculture in Southern California in the ’80s in a stylish package that includes meticulously crafted custom paint and high-performance audio from Rockford Fosgate, each individually serialized.
Harley-Davidson Vice President of Design and Creative Director Brad Richards says
“The Low Rider El Diablo is a modern expression of the iconic 1983 Harley-Davidson FXRT and a representation of the creative times it was born in. It embodies the spirit of counterculture in Southern California in the ’80s in a contemporary package that features meticulously crafted custom paint, including pinstripe trajectories that nod directly to those of the original FXRT.”
Who is this bike for?
- Fans of the FXRT and ’80s SoCal styling
- Riders looking for outrageous performance and the attitude to match
- Those that appreciate craftsmanship and attention to detail in a highly exclusive, limited-edition bike
Let’s get into the details.
Frame Mounted Fairing
A modern take on the classic FXRT Sport Glide® fairing favoured by West Coast customizers.
A detailed paint scheme begins with a base of El Diablo Bright Red and the second pass of Bright Red Sunglo, followed by pinstriping and layers of El Diablo Dark Red and Dark Red Pearl faded around panel shapes for depth.
Aggressive, performance-comes-first posture with a lifted rear suspension, high handlebars, and compact removable saddlebags, perfect for canyon carving.
Milwaukee Eight ® 117 V-Twin
The new pinnacle of torque and displacement with a factory-installed powertrain. Precision oil/air cooling. With 103 HP / 77 kW @ 4750 rpm and 125 ft. lbs. of torque at 3500 RPM. Tuned heavy breather intake and high flow exhaust maximize engine performance, a boost you can feel with every throttle twist.
Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate ®
A high-performance motorcycle deserves high-output audio. 250-watt audio system delivers perfect audio through a pair of 5.25-inch woofers and two remote tweeters.
A factory-installed kit on the Low Rider El Diablo offers outstanding performance and an ideal fit within the fairing. A powerful, intelligent amplifier with digital signal processing (DSP) technology is engineered to perform in the demanding motorcycle environment.
Connects to a mobile device via Bluetooth to play stored or streaming audio through a pair of built-in two-way speakers.
Pain and Graphics
Curated for this one-of-a-kind motorcycle, this bright red paint scheme is painstakingly hand-applied by master artisans.
A nod to the 1983 Harley-Davidson FXRT Sport Glide, pinstripes fade around panel shapes to add depth with Pale Gold pinstriping hand-applied within the El Diablo Bright Red panels.
The El Diablo graphics theme features a custom Harley-Davidson script with “devil horns,” centre console El Diablo inset with individual numbered edition 1/1500, and the “Icons” collection graphic on the rear fender.
Other crucial details
The bike weighs 728 lbs in running order having a 5-gallon fuel capacity supported by Michelin® Scorcher® “31” front and rear tires. The front tires are 110/90B19,62H, BW, while the rear is 180/70B16,77H, BW.
Further, these tires get robust assistance from Front and rear black, Split 7-spoke floating rotors on the Front and 4-piston fixed front and 2-piston floating rear with ABS.
The front forks are Single cartridge 43 mm inverted with aluminium fork triple clamps; single rate spring while Harley has put Hidden, free piston, coil-over monoshock; 56 mm stroke; hydraulic preload adjustment on the rear.
The bike carries a 2.14-inch viewable area LCD on the electronics front with a speedometer, gear, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip, range and tachometer indicator.
And Headlamp comes with All LED, low beam, high beam and signature position lamps; Tail/Stop: LED Zeppelin tail lamp; Front/Rear Signal Lights: Incandescent bullet turn signals.
The Low Rider El Diablo also gets multiple accessories like Harley Davidson Decorative Medallion, License Plate Frame, Flat Out Bar and many more, which you could purchase from here.
Harley has decided to make only 1500 Low Rider El Diablo units starting from $27,999.