Harley Davidson Switchback

A street bike one minute a tourer the next. This Harley® chameleon is built around a lightweight Dyna® chassis with bespoke suspension, making it every inch the nimble, city boy. But, when you’re ready to go, just attach its windshield and solid saddlebags and its transformation is complete. The open road beckons and with a two-up saddle, ABS and a top-end 1690cc engine.

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The Dyna® Switchback™ is a custom touring motorcycle with detachable hard saddlebags and quick-detach windshield. Remove those components in just seconds to turn the Switchback into a custom street cruiser. Chassis, suspension and tires are engineered to deliver light, confident handling.

The Switchback is the lightest custom touring motorcycle in its displacement category. Its styling evokes a classic proportion and clean, straightforward lines. The bend of the mini-ape handlebar and its pull-back riser combine with full-length rider footboards and a two-up touring seat to offer most Switchback riders all-day comfort.

– Rubber-mounted Twin Cam 103™ engine with 103-cid (1690cc) with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) is rated at 98.8 ft. lbs. of torque at 3500 RPM
– 6-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission
– Exposed under-seat battery box
– Exposed rear coil-over shock absorbers
– Optional Smart Security System with proximity-based, hands free security fob
– Optional Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy (EITMS) (Dealer activated option)


• Standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
• Color-matched detachable hard saddlebags
• Quick-detach, fork-mounted windshield
• 2-into-1 chrome exhaust with straight-cut muffler
• Nitrogen-charged, 36mm monotube rear shocks have preload-adjustable, dual rate springs
• Cartridge-type 41.3mm front fork delivers enhanced damping performance, handling and ride comfort
• Black, 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum wheels with highlighted rim; 18-inch front, 17-inch rear
• Full-coverage front and rear fenders
• Chrome headlamp nacelle
• Chrome fork covers and chrome rear shock covers
• Chrome tank console with integrated ignition switch
• Classic black battery box cover
• Full-length rider footboards
• One-piece, two-up seat with custom stitching
• Black powdercoated engine with polished covers
• 4.7-gallon Street Bob® fuel tank
• Stainless steel, mini ape-hanger handlebar on pull-back riser
• Security Package Option bundles Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Smart Security System with proximity-based, hands-free security fob




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Technical Specifications Harley Davidson Switchback
Type Twin Cam 103™ - Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Displacement 1690 cc
Bore x Stroke 98,4 mm x 111,1 mm
Compression Ratio 9,6:1
Maximum Power 58 KW (78,86 HP) @ 5250RPM
Maximum Torque 134 NM (13,66 KGF.M) @ 3000RPM
Cooling System Air-cooled,
Lubrication System Pressurized, dry-sump
Fuel Supply System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Starter System Electric (1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement)
Transmission Type 6-Speed Cruise Drive®
Final Transmission System Belt Drive (32/66 ratio)
Clutch Type Multi-plate, wet
Frame Mild steel, tubular frame; rectangular section backbone; stamped, cast, and forged junctions; forged fender supports; MIG welded / Swingarm: Mild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions; MIG welded
Caster Angle 29°
Trail 119 mm
Front Suspension Front Forks 49 mm with polished aluminum fork triple clamp and dual-rate springs
Front Wheel Travel 127 mm
Rear Suspension Coil-over shock
Rear Wheel Travel 80 mm
Front Break Floating uniform expansion rotor, 300 mm x 5,1 mm / 4-piston fixed caliper
Rear Break uniform expansion rotor, 292 mm x 5,8 mm / 2-piston torque-free floating caliper
Front Tyre 18”/Dunlop D402F 130
Rear Tyre 17”/Dunlop D401 160
Overall Length 2395 mm
Overall Width 915 mm
Overall Height 1240 mm
Seat Height 680 mm
Wheelbase 1630 mm
Min. ground clearance 120 mm
Kerb Weight 304 kg
Fuel Capacity 17,8 liters

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