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2024 Harley-Davidson Hydra-Glide Revival


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Based on the Harley’s Heritage Classic 114, the Hydra-Glide Revival is an ode to the 1956 FLH.
Based on the Harley’s Heritage Classic 114, the Hydra-Glide Revival is an ode to the 1956 FLH. (Harley-Davidson/)

Overview

In 2021, Harley-Davidson debuted the Icons Collection, a yearly series of limited-edition motorcycles that pay homage to Harley’s history. The first model in the collection was the stunning Electra Glide Revival, a tribute to the 1969 Electra Glide. For 2024, the Icons Collection grows with the inclusion of the Hydra-Glide Revival, a modern interpretation of the 1956 FLH, complete with a slick red and white “slash” paint scheme. Brad Richards, H-D’s vice president of design and creative director of motorcycles, was inspired not by just any old FLH, but by the one ridden by Tom Hardy’s character in the film The Bikeriders, based on Danny Lyon’s 1968 book of photographs of biker subculture.

With such a vast history and a huge back catalog of models and styles from which to draw inspiration, the Icons Collection is something of a masterstroke in building brand knowledge and devotion. Even if you know nothing about Harley-Davidson history, the models speak for themselves. The Hydra-Glide Revival’s mid-century inspiration is immediately apparent. The tank emblem, fringed tractor-seat saddle, two-tone windshield, and chrome dish air filter make it one of the most successfully interpreted retrobikes on the market. Retro style doesn’t come at the expense of modern performance. The Hydra-Glide Revival is based around the Heritage Classic 114; it uses a Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, and comes equipped with ABS and cruise control. Production is limited to just 1,750 examples.

The two-tone windshield hits the right retro notes and can be removed to change the look.
The two-tone windshield hits the right retro notes and can be removed to change the look. (Harley-Davidson/)

Pricing and Variants

The 2024 Hydra-Glide Revival is available for $24,999.

The original Hydra-Glide was so named because of its hydraulic telescopic front fork, which replaced the springer front end. The modern bike’s “beer can” fork covers simulate the look.
The original Hydra-Glide was so named because of its hydraulic telescopic front fork, which replaced the springer front end. The modern bike’s “beer can” fork covers simulate the look. (Harley-Davidson/)

Competition

  • Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic 114, $22,499
  • Indian Super Chief, $18,999
  • Indian Springfield, $22,999

News and Reviews

  • <a href="https://www.cycleworld.com/story/motorcycle-news/harley-davidson-returns-focus-to-core-products-with-icons-collection/"><b>Harley-Davidson Returns Focus to Core Products With Icons Collection</b></a>
  • <a href="https://www.cycleworld.com/motorcycle-reviews/harley-davidson-hydra-glide-revival-first-ride/"><b>2024 Harley-Davidson Hydra-Glide Revival First Ride</b></a>

2024 Harley-Davidson Hydra-Glide Revival Claimed Specs

MSRP: $24,999
Engine: 45-degree V-twin; 4 valves/cyl.
Displacement: 1,868cc
Bore x Stroke: 102.0 x 114.3mm
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/belt
Claimed Horsepower: 94.0 hp @ 4,750 rpm
Claimed Torque: 119 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm
Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection
Clutch: Wet, multiplate assist
Frame: Tubular steel
Front Suspension: 49mm telescopic, dual-bending valve; 5.1 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Coilover monoshock, spring preload adjustable; 3.4 in. travel
Front Brake: 4-piston fixed calipers, floating 300mm discs w/ ABS
Rear Brake: 2-piston floating caliper, 292mm disc w/ ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: Spoked steel; 16 x 3.0 in. / 16 x 3.0 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall; 130/90-16 / 150/80-16
Rake/Trail: 30.0°/5.7 in.
Wheelbase: 64.2 in.
Ground Clearance: 4.7 in.
Seat Height: 27.0 in. (unladen)
Fuel Capacity: 5.0 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight: 742 lb.
Contact: harley-davidson.com
The Hydra-Glide’s solo saddle is embellished with fringe, contrast stitching, piping, and “candy-colored rosettes.”
The Hydra-Glide’s solo saddle is embellished with fringe, contrast stitching, piping, and “candy-colored rosettes.” (Harley-Davidson/)The tank’s Redline Red paint and tank badge are dead ringers for the ’56 FLH.
The tank’s Redline Red paint and tank badge are dead ringers for the ’56 FLH. (Harley-Davidson/)Ergonomically, the Hydra-Glide Revival is similar to the Heritage Classic 114 on which it’s based.
Ergonomically, the Hydra-Glide Revival is similar to the Heritage Classic 114 on which it’s based. (Harley-Davidson/)

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