The Harley-Davidson Bronx, announced in the fall of 2019 as a 2020 model, was supposed to be the first motorcycle from Milwaukee focused on really fast guys. A streetfighter with a Revolution Max engine, fully adjustable suspensions, sports brakes, and modern electronics — such as a “Harley”, you must agree, would have drawn the attention of those who had previously only winced at the mention of U.S. motorcycles manufacturer.
But something went wrong… First, the new boss of H-D, Johan Zeitz, announced a revision of the policy of expanding the model range. Then the Bronx disappeared from the perspective models section on the Harley-Davidson website. The focus of attention shifted to the Pan America tourist Enduro equipped with the Revolution Max 1250 engine and the Sportster S oil bike, then the family of classic “Sportsters” in the person of H-D Nightster was revived, and information vacuum-formed around the streetfighter. Gradually, it became clear to everyone that it was not worth expecting the appearance of a factory streetfighter soon.
And now it turns out that in April of this year, Harley-Davidson, through its holding company H-D, U.S.A., LLC, filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the name Bronx. On the one hand, there is no certainty that this application will be a harbinger of the appearance of the serial Bronx — there is a possibility that Harley simply extended the registration of the trademark so that it does not “go” to another copyright holder. On the other hand, the Milwaukee company already has a production model with a “junior” engine of the new family — Revolution Max 975, which means that there are even fewer obstacles to starting Bronx production.
Harley-Davidson has not yet commented on the fate of the streetfighter.