The aggressive looks and ride of the Road Glide Special motorcycle take our most road-devouring machine to an even darker place with blacked-out finishes on handlebars, wheels and headers. Powered by a blacked-out Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin, it’s also loaded with premium features like 19-inch front and 18-inch rear Talon wheels, stretched saddlebags, a painted inner fairing and a BOOM! Box 6.5GT Touchscreen Infotainment System. The ride is premium too, thanks to its responsive suspension and Reflex linked Brembo brakes.
NEW IN 2018
Dark finishes stretch from headlight to exhaust with new 19-inch front and 18-inch rear Talon wheels.
Dripping in black are the engine guard, front forks, handlebars and hand controls, mirrors, turn signals, tank console, engine covers, air cleaner cover, mufflers and exhaust shields.
Custom touches that create an aggressive, modern look include the stretched saddlebags that accentuate the bike’s long, low profile and painted inner fairings.
Hand-adjustable emulsion-technology rear shock absorbers offer 15% more preload adjustment than previous low-profile touring shocks.
Front suspension features dual-bending valve suspension technology that delivers the damping performance of a racing-style cartridge fork with linear damping characteristics and reduced weight.
Reflex linked Brembo brakes with ABS and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System are standard equipment.
The all-black Milwaukee-Eight 107 (1746 cc) engine offers quicker throttle response, more passing power, purer sound, a smoother ride and more of the feeling riders want from a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle engine.
Each Milwaukee-Eight engine produces 10% more torque*. The Milwaukee-Eight 107 accelerates 11% quicker from 0-60mph, equal to a two-to-three bike length improvement, and 11% quicker from 60-80 mph in top gear, equal to a one-to-two bike length improvement*. The Milwaukee-Eight engine offers improved rider and passenger thermal comfort due to reduced heat absorption, increased heat rejection and a redesigned exhaust system.
For improved fit, a new, slimmer primary drive cover and the low-profile shape of the air cleaner cover provide improved rider legroom around the engine and an easier reach to the ground for many riders.
All Milwaukee-Eight powered models are fitted with an assist and slip clutch with improved hydraulic actuation and 7% less clutch lever effort.