Harley Davidson limited edition: El Diablo charity auction
Harley-Davidson turns up the intensity on an iconic styling theme with the introduction of the Low Rider® El Diablo model in September 2022, the latest offering in its limited-edition Icons Collection program. In a nod to an American West Coast custom styling trend, the Low Rider® El Diablo model combines lean performance and sport-touring versatility with a stunning panelled hand-applied paint scheme and the sonic power of Harley-Davidson® Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate®.
Didi Resources Sdn Bhd as sole importer for Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Malaysia has brought in two units of the globally limited 1500 units. Two Harley-Davidson dealerships in Malaysia — Harley-Davidson of Petaling Jaya (H-D PJ) and Harley-Davidson of Penang (H-D PG) secured one unit each by by way of ballot amongst all Malaysia dealers.
Last Sunday both dealerships conducted the El Diablo Charity Auction at H-D Petaling Jaya showroom. The starting bid price was RM172,900 and two successful bidders secured the units at RM183,900 and RM179,900 respectively. From this auction, Harley-Davidson of Petaling Jaya and Harley-Davidson of Penang raised a total of RM14,880 for two charitable organisations namely National Cancer Society Malaysia and Lam Wah Ee Hospital.
"We thank all the bidders for supporting the Low Rider El Diablo charitable auction and congratulate the successful two as they not only contributed to charity but also secured their limited-edition bikes that would appreciate in value over time " mentioned Rewi Hamid Bugo, Chairman of the Didi Group.
The Icons Collection
An extraordinary series of motorcycles inspired by some of our most recognizable and sought-after models. Each Icon in the collection will celebrate H-D’s signature colours, designs and parts — along with the latest technology. A limited collection, each model will be individually numbered and only produced once. A new Icon will debut annually, with no more than two bikes released in any given year.
Low Rider® El Diablo Model
The Low Rider® El Diablo is a model intended to take style and sport touring performance to an extreme. The Low Rider® El Diablo model combines the touring capability of hard bags and a frame-mounted fairing with the taut handling performance of the Harley-Davidson® Softail® chassis and the V-Twin muscle of a Milwaukee-Eight® 117 powertrain. Global production of the model will be limited to a one-time build of 1,500 serialized examples, scheduled to reach authorized Harley-Davidson® dealers in Fall 2022.
Artistry In Motion
The Harley-Davidson® Low Rider® ST motorcycle serves as the foundation of the Low Rider® El Diablo model. The limited-production Low Rider® El Diablo model transforms the look of the Low Rider® ST model with the addition of a detailed paint scheme applied by Gunslinger Custom Paint. The paint scheme begins with a base of El Diablo Bright Red and a second pass of Bright Red Sunglo. The red pinstripes are masked off, and a layer of El Diablo Dark Red and Dark Red Pearl is faded around the panel shapes to add depth. After masking, a layer of El Diablo Dark Red Metallic is applied to surround the El Diablo Bright Red colour, with a fade effect where the colours meet to add depth. When the masking is removed El Diablo Bright Red pinstripes are revealed on the saddlebags, tank sides, fenders and fairing. Pale Gold pinstriping is then hand-applied within the El Diablo Bright Red panels. The El Diablo Bright Red Sunglo is formulated with a tinted clear element to create a “candy” effect.
Black finishes on the powertrain, front end and exhaust highlight the El Diablo paint scheme. Radiate cast-aluminium wheels are finished in contrasting Matte Dark Bronze.
The Low Rider® El Diablo motorcycle paint is hand-applied by the artisans at Gunslinger Custom Paint in Golden, Colo. The Gunslinger roster of nationally-known painters, designers, artists and manufacturing team leaders has decades of experience as a supplier of custom-painted components for Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations™ motorcycles and Limited Edition paint sets.
The Low Rider® El Diablo model features factory-installed audio designed for outstanding performance and an ideal fit within the fairing. A powerful, intelligent amplifier with digital signal processing (DSP) technology developed jointly by Harley-Davidson and Rockford Fosgate® is engineered to perform in the demanding motorcycle environment. The system connects to a mobile device via Bluetooth to play stored or streaming audio through a pair of built-in two-way speakers.
Low Rider® El Diablo Model Key Features
Frame-mounted fairing shape is inspired by the classic FXRT Sport Glide® model fairing, favored by West Coast customizers. Aerodynamic performance was developed through CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis and real-world testing.
To learn more about the Harley-Davidson® Icons Collection, and the Low Rider® El Diablo model, go to this website .
Please contact your nearest H-D dealer to know about the product availability and other related information.