Harley-Davidson models: Enthusiast collectionKeyin Web
A new trend is going to be featured in the future of Harley-Davidson models: the Enthusiast Collection. A unique series of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles featuring special-edition paint created to celebrate the backgrounds and interests of riders within the Harley-Davidson community. A new Enthusiast Collection design will be presented every year and will be available in limited numbers across a curated selection of motorcycle models. In Milwaukee, when they decide to do something, they do it right, that is why they decided to start off with the G.I. Enthusiast Collection.
2022 Enthusiast Collection Features
The G.I. Enthusiast Collection is composed of the Pan America 1250 Special G.I and the Tri Glide Ultra G.I. These two Harley Davidson models are available in limited quantities primarly for the U.S. Market. The color is simply stunning, the models are draped in Mineral Green Denim Deluxe paint, an all-new color specifically created for the occasion; service-inspired decals, complete the look.
Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Design, said “The new Mineral Green Denim Deluxe paint pays homage to the Olive Drab paint used on Harley-Davidson WLA models,” and “This color features a metallic effect resulting in a subtle gold highlight, allowing the color travel to be more dramatic and show off the shape of the surfacing”.
Richards adds “The tank graphic celebrates the iconic white five-point star, which was used during WWII on military vehicles, and also features a stenciled ‘H-D’ and a location of Milwaukee, Wisconsin abbreviated, inspired from the spec tags found on government-issued military equipment. The stenciled approach is a treatment often found on military vehicles as lettering was frequently done in the field. Here we’re calling out the birthplace of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company and the original WLA model.”
Pan America™ 1250 Special G.I. (Enthusiast Collection)
After receiving contrasting feedback from the crown when first released, the Pan America is doing great. Bikers in the Adventure bike segment are going absolutely crazy about it, skyrocketing the Special version sales to the top of the most sold Adventure Bikes in North America. Therefore, it is no coincidence that Harley-Davidson chose the Pan America Special as a base for its G.I model. Out of the two Harley-Davidson models available in this configuration it is the most adventurous and will have:
- Mineral Green Denim Deluxe paint
- Enthusiast Collection logo on front of fairing
- White Star with H-D graphic on both sides of the fuel tank
- Mechanical features identical to Pan America 1250 Special model
Tri Glide® Ultra G.I. (Enthusiast Collection)
A long-haul American touring trike, the Tri Glide® Ultra model is designed to go the distance with comfort, torque and style. Features include Tomahawk™ custom wheels, premium Boom!™ Box GTS infotainment system, trunk and King Tour-Pak® luggage carrier, Daymaker® LED headlamp, standard Cornering Rider Safety Enhancements by Harley-Davidson and the Twin Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine.
- Mineral Green Denim Deluxe paint
- Special graphics
- Enthusiast Collection and Harley-Davidson on rear of Tour Pak luggage carrier
- White Star with H-D graphic on tank sides
- White Star on trunk door
- Mechanical features identical to Tri Glide Ultra model
Well, not really! I do not know how you feel about this but, I have mixed feelings. A part of me is thrilled and truly respects these Harley-Davidson models and what they represent; another part of me would have loved to see a Slim and/or a Road King G.I. You know what I mean?
That being said, I cannot wait to see these motorcycle on the streets and, most of all, I cannot wait to see what the next Enthusiast Collection Harley-Davidson models will look like.