2008 Harley-Davidson model changes
Harley Motorcycles for 2008
Update July 10, 2007
See our summary of the Harley-Davidson 2008 models taken from Harley-Davidson's official announcements.
Update July 9, 2007
2008 Harley-Davidson models announced on the H-D website (see Offsite Links section below).
Update June 15, 2007 - links to 2008 Harley-Davidson model CARB certification documents - and our summary report
Visit our new summary of 2008 Harley-Davidson models certified for sale in California extracted from California Air Resources Board (CARB) online documents.
Or, you can search the CARB database (links at end of article) - these contain the 2008 model certifications. You can see the models that will be certified for sale in the state of California - so, you can read the .PDF files and find out for yourself...
Rumors and Gossip...
According to various sources, Harley Davidson is dropping some models from its line-up in 2008.
- FLHRS - Road King Custom
- FLSTSC - Softail Springer Classic
- FXDWG - Dyna Wide Glide
- FXST - Softail Standard
- FXSTD - Softail Deuce
- VRSCR - Street Rod
- VRSCX - Screamin Eagle V-Rod
- XL50 - 50th Anniversary Sportster
- XL883R - Sportster 883R
One dealer's page has a poster claiming that the following models are being discontinued:
- Road King Custom
- Dyna Wide Glide
- Softtail Standard
- Springer Classic
- FXSTD Deuce
- XL883R Sportster
One forum post claims to contain a list of discontinued models copied directly from a factory letter to dealers:
As previously communicated in the 2008 model year forecast letter, the following models will be discontinued in the 2008 model year.
The VRSCR, VRSCX (limited one year offering), XL50 (limited one year offering), FXSTD, and the FLSTSC. In addition, the FLHRS, FXST, FXDWG, and the XL883R will also be discontinued in the 2008 model year.
I note that these 'discontinuations' don't really mean much since we haven't yet heard about new models that may replace the dropped bikes.