Harley-Davidson Enthusiast Motorcycle Collection First Look

Three new limited-edition guitar-inspired Tobacco Fade 2024 models revealed.

Harley-Davidson has taken the wraps off the 2024 Tobacco Fade Enthusiast Motorcycle Collection, a limited run of special-edition models, including the Low Rider ST.Harley-Davidson

Whether you see limited-edition bikes as a route to giving fans something exclusive or as a creative marketing exercise, there’s no question it’s a successful formula and Harley-Davidson is a master of the art. For 2024, the company adds three more limited-run machines to its portfolio in the form of the Tobacco Fade Enthusiast Motorcycle Collection—and just like their predecessors they’re sure to sell fast.

There are three models in the Tobacco Fade Enthusiast Motorcycle Collection, including the Tri Glide Ultra, Low Rider ST, and Ultra Limited.Harley-Davidson

If you’re a guitarist, that “tobacco fade” term is probably already familiar. Tobacco fade or “tobacco burst” is a color scheme that’s been featured on instruments like the Gibson Les Paul for decades in the form of a toned-down version of the classic “sunburst” pattern, and that’s precisely the look Harley is going for with the new limited-edition machines.

Like the 120th Anniversary limited-edition models from 2023, the new bikes use fade paintwork where the main color is blended into a darker edge, just like a sunburst finish on a guitar. On the Tobacco Fade machines, Harley has gone for a metallic gold with a sunburst fade on each panel, the fade area edged by a caramel-colored pinstripe. Each bike also gets a fuel-tank medallion designed to look like a vinyl record and a guitar pick graphic on the front fender, as well as an Enthusiast Collection logo on the rear.

The 2024 Harley-Davidson Tobacco Fade Enthusiast Motorcycle Collection Ultra Limited.Harley-Davidson

The three bikes in the collection are all faired models, giving more bodywork space for the special paint. They start with the $25,899 Low Rider ST, with the same 117ci Milwaukee-Eight V-twin as the standard model. Then there’s the $35,399 Ultra Limited, complete with the usual batwing fairing, 114 Milwaukee-Eight, and full luggage, and finally Harley gives the Tobacco Fade treatment to the $41,999 Tri Glide Ultra, again with the 114ci engine. The updates on all three machines are purely cosmetic, with no changes to the mechanical components or equipment levels.

The tank emblem resembles a vinyl record.Harley-Davidson

Each Tobacco Fade model will be made in a limited run of 2,000 examples and continues the Enthusiast Motorcycle Collection theme that last year featured the Fast Johnnie versions of the Street Glide ST, Road Glide ST, and Low Rider ST. It’s an ongoing series, so we can expect further Enthusiast Motorcycle Collection limited editions in years to come, each with their own theme.

The logo on the front fenders resembles a guitar pick.Harley-Davidson