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Harley-Davidson Patents A Supercharged Engine!

Sadly, Harley-Davidson didn’t do well financially in the last quarter of 2020. The financial forecasts that they had for that period didn’t go as they planned. Well, Harley-Davidson is now in a situation where they need to experiment to get back on track. Of course, they already started to innovate their library with electric motorcycles and sportbikes. Now, it seems that they are aiming for a supercharger, according to the patents filed by Harley.

2nd Patent of Harley-Davidson Supercharged Engine
3nd Patent of Harley-Davidson Supercharged Engine

Why would they make a supercharger? Well, Kawasaki H2 range has enjoyed excellent sales results thanks to the supercharger’s performance increase. 

The patent filed by Harley-Davidson shows the general layout of the supercharger and how it would be implemented in some of their bikes. We expect Harley to implement this in their Big Twin range but still are uncertain if they will upgrade older bikes too.

5th Patent of Harley-Davidson Supercharged Engine

Another uncertainty is the purpose of the supercharger – will it be mainly for more power or to comply with new emission standards? Based on recent Harley-Davidson decisions, it seems that they are still unsure what they want – more power or more emission standard-compliant bikes. 

7th Patent of Harley-Davidson Supercharged Engine
8th Patent of Harley-Davidson Supercharged Engine

Well, time will tell what do they pursue, but one is certain. A change is needed, as Harley-Davidson got under some criticism due to the inefficiency of their motorcycles in general.

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Source: Web Bike World

Andrew Nelson
Andrew Nelsonhttp://www.bikersinsider.com
Andrew Nelson is an Editor at Bikers Insider, He has been a Passionate motorcycle rider since age 10, Andrew has close to a decade of Motorcycle industry experience, initially working in an online, magazine and has now transitioned into a full-time blog writer, Andrew prefers touring-style motorcycles, his favorite motorbike is Africa Twin. He is obsessed with keeping up to date with all the latest tech in the motorcycle industry, Andrew is also a keen swimmer and he can usually be found training in his local swimming pool. Words from Andrew: Beyond my love of adventure and riding a motorcycle, sharing stories and my experience with other fellow riders is another passion of mine, I hope sharing my stories and experience will inspire anyone interested in motorcycle adventures.


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