Road Glide returns for 2015
AHEAD of the launch of its full 2015 model year range, Harley-Davidson has announced the return of the Road Glide to the company’s motorcycle line-up with the introduction of the Road Glide and Road Glide Special for the new model year.
"The Road Glide has always had an incredibly passionate following, which is why its return to the model line-up is exciting for our customers and our company," said Matt Levatich, President and COO of Harley-Davidson Motor Company. "With Project Rushmore technology, intuitive features and great new styling, we're delivering an improved ride for the Road Glide faithful and the many others looking for more cool Project Rushmore motorcycle options."
"The Road Glide has always been a bike for a rider who's cut from a different cloth, a person who wants to make a statement as they chase the freedom of the road," said Michael Goche, Product Planning Manager. "This new model respects that spirit while offering a significant improvement in aerodynamic and ergonomic comfort, LED lighting and the full suite of Project Rushmore features that have been such a huge hit with touring riders around the world."
With a shape that was developed through wind tunnel testing, the new frame-mounted Road Glide motorcycle fairing features a triple splitstream vent that is claimed to significantly reduce head buffeting, while providing comfortable airflow around the rider. It also houses the Dual Daymaker Reflector LED headlamps, and centered in the inner fairing is the color screen of a Boom! Box 4.3 infotainment system controlled by twin joysticks located on a new swept-back handlebar.
A Twin Cam 103ci V-twin engine powers the Touring bike, which features One-Touch hard saddlebags, cruise control, easy-to-read gauges, adjustable air-ride rear suspension and new ergonomic hand controls.
For the Road Glide Special, the Factory has added the premium Boom! Box 6.5GT infotainment system with touch screen and GPS navigation, Reflex linked brakes with ABS and hand-adjustable low-profile rear suspension. In addition the inner fairing is also painted and features hand-applied pinstriping.