2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback - International Version

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The international version of the Harley Davidson Dyna Switchback FLD has a pretty versatile character thanks to its detachable saddle bags and windshield. Apart from it’s practical nature, the 2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback FLD is also pretty good looking bike, featuring a perfect mix between modern and classic styles.

One of the most attractive design elements is the hand finished fuel tank. It’s faultless finish and charming design is unmatched among all motorcycles on the road. You’ll also like the cast aluminum wheels five spoke wheels which are covered by full wrap fenders.

The international version of the 2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback FLD receives its sparkle of life from a 1.585 cc, air-cooled, twin cam 96 engine, rated at 116 Nm of torque achieved at 3500 rpm (the US version is powered by a biiger Twin Cam 103 engine). The engine is paired with a six-speed Cruise Drive transmission which offers an average fuel consumption of 5.6 liters / 100 km.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback FLD.

Overview

Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback - International Version

The 2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback FLD with detachable saddlebags and windshield is perfect for both cruising and touring. It’s like having two bikes in one. It sports a contemporary look deeply rooted in classic Harley-Davidson style of the ’60s. A powerful Twin Cam 103 Engine, with smooth shifting Six-Speed Cruise Drive transmission. Its light-weight chassis and cast aluminum wheels give the Switchback FLD an easy-handling feel. Its 2-into-1 exhaust recalls classic Harley-Davidson street rod styling, as do its cigar-tube rear shock absorbers, chrome headlight nacelle, fork-covers and mini ape hanger handlebars. The Dyna Switchback FLD combines touring comfort and cruising performance in a light-weight, easy-handling powerhouse. It’s a modern version of vintage H-D style. For a bike that has all it all with no compromises, learn more about the Harley Switchback’s convertible features and heritage styling. Also check out Harley’s Touring family for other smooth-riding bikes for distance touring, and the other Dyna family bikes like the Fat Bob FXDF and Street Bob FXDB for classic Harley-styled cruisers.

Styling

Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback - International Version

Clean Styling, Convertible Features

A union of opposites that sacrifices nothing, the Switchback’s modern styling brings vintage Harley-Davidson simplicity to today’s roads in a look that defines classic: both true to its roots and completely contemporary. And with its detachable windshield and saddlebags, it’s like having two bikes in one: a powerful, head-turning street cruiser that can also go the distance as a comfortable, easy-handling tourer.

Cast Aluminum Wheels with Full Wrap Fenders

These full fenders do more than keep the mud off during your long-hauls—they add to the Switchback’s unique, classic-contemporary profile. And neither are the 5-spoke hot-rod wheels just for show: they may be eye-catching, but their cast aluminum construction and balanced engineering enhance the bike’s confident handling.

Heritage Detailing

The Switchback’s classic retro features have a contemporary look that’ll never be lost in the crowd. From its hallmark headlight nacelle and its mini “ape hanger” handlebars, to its chromed-out fork covers and tank console with 5-inch speedo. this bike makes a modern visual statement that’s truly rooted in Harley-Davidson heritage.

Hand Finished Fuel Tank

All Harley-Davidson® fuel tanks are finished by hand—that’s what makes them stand out. Their seamless design and unmatched style are unique among all motorcycles on the road. The tanks are one of the first and last things people notice when they lay their eyes on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle—so we make sure it’s a sight they’ll remember.

Premium Paint

Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Clearcoat layering up to five mils deep. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects. Skimping simply is not in our vocabulary.

Engine

Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback - International Version

Twin Cam 96™ Engine Heritage

The knowledge of what makes an engine truly move a rider runs deep at The Motor Company, and it was put to good use when we created the Twin Cam 96™ engine. We sweated bullets perfecting every cubic inch, pushing design and technology forward. And we did it all without compromising one bit of Harley-Davidson’s unique styling. Evolved, yet carrying on the legacy of the Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution® and Twin Cam 88® engines that came before. The performance and durability are a direct result of the untold miles logged on the V-Twin since 1909, and the proud heritage that comes from a century’s worth of commitment to life on two wheels.

Twin Cam 96™ Engine Innovation

Fire up the Twin Cam 96™ engine and feel the low-end torque unleashed. Thanks to the lightweight piston design, delivery of the added power is more refined than ever. Then put your foot on the shifter and feel how the engine and Six-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission were designed to work together. Six speeds. A strong driveline and strong internal parts. Low routine maintenance. And a low cruising rpm couldn’t feel better.

Pure Harley-Davidson Styling

Feast your eyes on the Twin Cam 96™ engine and there’s no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson® style through and through with an attention to detail you won’t find from any other motorcycle company. Black powder-coated heads and cylinders are highlighted by machined cooling fin tips and chrome rocker covers. It’s a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power. From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers—the Twin Cam 96™ engine makes an ironclad statement to holding on to what’s right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.

Technology

Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback - International Version

Anti-Lock Brakes

You may be cruising with swagger, but you know safety counts. This sophisticated, factory-installed ABS gives ’stopping power’ a double meaning. Its components are tastefully hidden within the wheel hub, so you’ll still turn heads with clean, streamlined design. But more importantly, you get certainty in the saddle knowing your bike’s going to behave when you need it.

H-D® Smart Security System

The factory installed next-generation security system features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle electronic security functions as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your ignition key ring and let it do all the work. It’s this attention to detail and security that make Harley-Davidson motorcycles unique.

Intuitive Controls

Along with self-canceling turn signals that, based on the bike’s speed and angle, know how long to stay on, the Switchback offers a new Flash-to-Pass switch and an the odometer trip-reset, all right at your fingertips. All these controls are incredibly intuitive, so engaging them becomes second nature quickly, letting you focus less on turning switches and more on the freedom of your ride.

Artfully Hidden Technology

Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function. We keep the electronics hidden by skillfully routing much of the wiring harness inside the bike’s frame, keeping it out of sight behind its true jewels—the tank, engine and all the other eye-popping features you want seen. It’s just another way The Motor Company goes the extra mile to give its bikes that premium, top-of-the-line fit and finish.

Handling

Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback - International Version

Light Weight Chassis

You’re moving with monster power, but the Switchback motorcycle is no monster to control. The chassis is tuned for a light-weight feel and easy handling—in fact this is the lightest custom touring chassis available in its class—so you can move and maneuver nimbly, with complete confidence, in all driving conditions. Even getting it on or off its stand is easy.

Cartridge-Style Front Forks

Authentic throwback styling’s easy on the eyes, but you want to be sure you’re riding with state-of-the-art comfort and confidence. And the Switchback motorcycle’s beefy cartridge-style front fork give you top-notch smoothness whether you’re blazing the blacktop across town, long-hauling to the next state, or just prowling a parking lot.

Adjustable Cigar Tube Rear Shocks

The classic-style suspension covers may add to the Switchback’s vintage Harley-Davidson style, but the modern technology they’re wrapped around delivers a ride that feels anything but old school. Oil immersion damping control gives a smooth, quality ride that makes it easy to go the distance. And preload can be adjusted with just a spanner wrench, so you can easily switch your suspension to suit your riding style, touring or cruising.

Tuned to Be Ridden

Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road. There’s a balance to them. The steering, the maneuverability—it’s all in concert. And each Harley-Davidson model is tuned differently to create a unique riding experience for each individual no matter which bike they swing their leg over. Let’s face it, we didn’t get to where we are by being like everyone else.

Comfort

Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback - International Version

Clean Detachable Saddlebags

When you’re touring, you want cargo space, big and secure. When you’re cruising, you want style, pure and simple. With its detachable saddlebags, your Switchback motorcycle is always ready for what you want. The bags’ unique design makes it easy to load in your stuff, while their sealed, locking, hard-case exterior keeps it well-protected. And when it’s time to convert, they come off quickly, cleanly, no tools needed. And like the classic Harley-Davidson® motorcycles it recalls, the Switchback motorcycle looks great wearing its bags or not. So go ahead, change your mood whenever you want—your Switchback can keep up.

Detachable Windshield

Go from touring to cruising in a heartbeat. Attach the windshield for protection from the elements. Or detach it in seconds for a new look and ride. The Lexan® screen is as tough as they come—durable, scratch resistant, low maintenance. And whether you choose to cruise or keep the shield on, your Switchback rules with a style and versatility you can make your own.

2-into-1 Exhaust

Recalling the bold pipe style of classic Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, the 2-into-1 exhaust helps direct heat away from you and your passenger while delivering powerful performance—not to mention that signature Harley-Davidson rumble every time you crack the throttle.

Full-Length Rider Footboards

Your boots were made for riding, in any way you see fit. Our full-length footboards boast a tried-and-true design that’s stood the test of time. Plenty of foot positions for your taste and comfort. Rubber vibration isolation for a comfortable ride.

Two-Up Seat

Nostalgic style meets contemporary sleekness and comfort in this deeply contoured, narrow-necked bucket. This saddle relieves pressure on your thighs, while providing back support and comfort, along with plenty of room for your friend to ride along. Additionally, premium stitching accentuates the advanced ergonomics with that sharp detail you only find on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. It’s science in service of comfort, for the short cruise and the long haul.

Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy

Our motorcycles are built to be ridden. A lot. So that means that rider comfort is top of mind. Always. With the Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy (EITMS) feature, the motorcycle automatically cuts fuel and fire from rear cylinder when idling, which helps reduce engine heat felt by rider and passenger. This feature can easily be turned on by your dealer.

Seat Engineering and Design

The seat is home for Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. They want a seat that has unique style without sacrificing comfort. Because of that, Harley-Davidson invests a lot of time in researching, designing and testing seats so that every bike has just the right saddle.

Specifications (International Model)

Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback - International Version
EngineAir-cooled, Twin Cam 96™
Bore95.3 mm
Stroke111.1 mm
Displacement1,585 cc
Compression Ratio9.2:1
Fuel SystemElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Length2,360 mm
Seat Height, Unladen695 mm
Ground Clearance110 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg)29.9
Trail148 mm
Wheelbase1,595 mm
Tyres, Front Specification130/70B18 63H
Tyres, Rear Specification160/70B17 73H
Fuel Capacity17.8 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter)2.8 l
Weight, As Shipped320 kg
Weight, In Running Order330 kg
Primary Driv e Chain,34/46 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall)1st 9.311
Gear Ratios (overall)2nd 6.454
Gear Ratios (overall)3rd 4.793
Gear Ratios (overall)4th 3.882
Gear Ratios (overall)5th 3.307
Gear Ratios (overall)6th 2.79
Exhaust2-into-1 chrome exhaust with straight-cut muffler
Wheels, Optional Style TypeN/A
Wheels, Front TypeBlack, 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear TypeBlack, 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type4-piston fixed front, and 2-piston torque-free floating rear
Engine Torque Testing MethodEEC/95/1
Engine Torque116 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm)3,750
Lean Angle, Right (deg.)29
Lean Angle, Left (deg.)29
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy5.6 l/100 km

Engine Specifications - Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback (USA version)

EngineAir-cooled, Twin Cam 103B
Bore3.875 in.
Stroke4.38 in.
Displacement103 cu in
Compression Ratio9.6:1
Fuel SystemElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Primary DriveChain, 34/46 ratio

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