The future of Harley-Davidson with electric motorcycles has made more than one fan of the Milwaukee firm nervous, but as in a give and take, those responsible for the brand, just after presenting their most groundbreaking plans, have presented the new Harley-Davidson Screamin Eagle Milwaukee Eight 131 Crate engine, the largest Harley-Davidson engine, a beast that can equip your touring motorcycles for the pleasure of those who want a 100% Harley essence.
This new engine is the replacement for the company's Milwaukee 8 engine and will be the protagonist in the coming years. We are talking about a two-cylinder V-shaped engine, where each of the cylinders is equivalent to a large bottle of water. With a stroke of 114.3 millimeters and a cylinder bore of 109.4 mm, we're talking about the biggest cylinder you can find on a bike out there. Let's us upgrade with the Harley Davidson breakout led headlight
to travel with this powerful engine.
This new Harley-Davidson engine will feature a compression ratio of 10:7:1 and high-flow injectors with a maximum capacity of 5.5 grams of fuel per second. The result? An engine with more strength and forcefulness than ever. 121 hp and a very generous torque of 177.6 Nm. Ideal for moving large and heavy Harley-Davidson touring bikes.
Harley-Davidson Product Manager James Crean has defined this engine as the engine that any Harley-Davidson enthusiast needs: "This engine delivers great power and torque with a high degree of reliability, just what our customers demand. ."
The Harley-Davidson Screamin Eagle Milwaukee Eight 131 Crate engine will also be offered as a aftermarket option, so that current owners of the brand's motorcycles can equip it on their Harleys. The price of this engine will be $6,195 for the oil-cooled version and $6,395 for the mixed-cooled version.
Aesthetically the engine is also beautiful, with large chrome parts and a plaque indicating the name of the engine. For Harley fans, these details are very important and I have no doubt that more than one will consider upgrading their motorcycle's engine. In addition, this engine has a 24-month factory warranty if the installation takes place in an official workshop, something that cannot be achieved with other engines.
It is unlikely that this engine can be bought in the Old Continent to adapt it to existing Harley-Davidsons, but we will have to see what new motorcycles from the American manufacturer equip this beast. What we do know is that in California this engine will be completely prohibited, since it has not passed the noise and emissions approval of this very strict state in this regard.