Professor Peabody’s wayback machine has been located at The Motor Company and someone’s been spinning the dials. When I saw these photos I had to stop and take a second look, the bike appears to be a perfect 1969 Electra Glide, but it’s not, it’s brand new with a definitive retro look, it’s the 2021 Electra Glide Revival. Yes, it’s fitted with all of the modern technology you would expect in 2021, 4 valve heads, dual spark plugs, Anti-Lock Brakes, Electronic Linked Braking, Traction Control, Drag-torque Slip Control System, Hill Hold Control and a lot more, so it’s equipped for today’s rider, but wow, just take a look at this.
We live in a very dynamic time, each of us experiencing constant change,” said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson vice president of styling and design. “The Electra Glide Revival model is an oasis in this daily turbulence, a way to reconnect with the fundamental Harley-Davidson DNA that created Grand American Touring.
Chrome steel laced wheels and wide whitewall tires, along with white saddlebags, chrome grab rail on the solo saddle, period badging plus 1969 was the first year for the batwing fairing, it all adds up to a classic look in this rolling time machine. You’ll want to turn on Sirius radio to the 60s on 6 and dig up that calendar from 69 to make your garage complete. Did I say I love this thing? I REALLY LOVE this!
This may not appeal to some younger riders, but to those of us who remember those days, it’s a visual rush back through time and guaranteed to make you smile.