There's a new handlebar on the Road Glide® motorcycle this year that makes the riding position more comfortable for a wider range of riders. The hand grips are now 5 1/2" closer to the rider. It means no long stretch to reach the bars, allowing you to lay back and rack up the miles.
NEW FAIRING DESIGN REDUCES HEAD BUFFETING
Over the years, riders of the Road Glide® motorcycle have put in more miles behind its fairing than you could count with a supercomputer. Its fatigue-reducing fixed frame design has made the Road Glide® motorcycle the choice of those who live to ride the big miles. It was good, but now it gets amazing. We went into the wind tunnel and out on the road to build the next Road Glide® motorcycle fairing. When you experience what we came back with, you're simply not going to believe the ride. No fairing in the history of motorcycling has ever cut through the wind like this one does. It's got triple splitstream vents that open and close to equalize pressure in front and behind the windscreen. In head-buffeting tests, it beats every other motorcycle on the road. Hands down. You've never experienced a ride like this. And that's what Project RUSHMORE was all about.
NEW DUAL DAYMAKER? REFLECTOR LED HEADLAMPS
Here are the stats: 85% more spread and 6% more punch on low beam, 35% more spread and 45% more punch on high beam. These are the numbers. What they translate to on the road is not feeling like it's time to park the bike when the sun goes down.
6.5-INCH FULL COLOR TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY
This 6.5-inch full color touch screen puts all your information in front of you bigger than ever. Modern graphics, colors you can dial in, and auto and manual dim. Design to sit stylishly inside your fairing, it takes screen technology to an eye-popping level of Harley-Davidson functionality. This is more than you expect, but when you're going all the way, it's everything you deserve.
Standard on Road Glide Special, Optional on Road Glide
REFLEX? LINKED BRAKES WITH ABS
No doubt about it, there are times when you need to haul things down in a hurry. And you don't get to pick those times. Or decide whether they occur when you're on a flat, smooth, dry, perfect stretch of pavement. That's why our touring models feature the Reflex? Linked Brakes with ABS. ABS turns a locked up front wheel or a rear wheel skid into a relic from riding's history. And the front and rear brakes are electronically linked to provide exactly the right amount of brake to each tire no matter what the road condition is. No matter how good you are, this will make you a better rider.
Standard on Road Glide Special, Optional on Road Glide
| This new standard arrival to the Street Glide and Electra Glide Ultra Classic offers a 4.3-inch color screen and a two or four channel audio system with 5.25 inch speakers. The Display offers automatic and manual dimming to improve visibility in different lighting conditions. The display also shows ambient air temperatures, oil pressure, and Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy. |
The Infotainment system is also Bluetooth enabled, allowing for pairing with your mobile phone for connecting phone calls, or streaming your personal music library. Text messages will be displayed on the color screen. The Audio system includes a USB port for connecting and charging audio devices and phones. The Infotainment system is controlled via thumb-operated-five-way joysticks, large faceplate buttons that can be used while wearing gloves and voice-operated commands.
A Step up from the 4.3 System is the 6.5 GT Infotainment system that along with the previously listed features boasts a 6.5" Touch Screen, GPS, and optional XM Radio. The 6.5 GT Boom! Box Infotainment system will come standard on the Street Glide Special, Ultra Limited and Tri-Glide
Twin-Cooled High Output 103 Engine
| If you started in 1909 with the very first Harley-Davidson V-Twin engine and worked your way up through every engine, every innovation, every improvement, every ride, every durability test in all those years and countless miles since, you arrive at the Twin Cooled High Output Twin Cam 103 engine. |
This is the top of the line. 103 cubic inches of air and precision cooled Harley-Davidson® V-twin power. Twin cooling cools the heads around the exhaust ports to deliver at or near peak performance under all operating conditions and temperatures. Higher compression ratio increases efficiency and horsepower. There's a new airbox for increased airflow and a new cam to optimize low-end torque.
It's got the fastest 60 to 80 mph 5th gear roll on in the history of Harley-Davidson. Which means it's got the most passing power in the history of Harley-Davidson. On top of all that, it puts less heat on the rider and passenger on scorching days and in stop and go traffic.
Reflex Anti-Lock Braking System
| No doubt about it, there are times riding when you need to haul things down in a hurry. And you don't get to pick those times. Or decide whether or not they occur when you are on a flat, smooth, dry, perfect new stretch of pavement. |
That's why Harley-Davidson touring models feature new Reflex anti-lock braking (ABS) with dynamically, electronically linked brakes.
ABS turns a locked up front wheel or a rear wheel skid into a relic from riding's history. And the front and rear brakes are electronically linked to provide exactly the right amount of brake to each tire no matter what the road condition is. No matter how good you are, this will make you a better rider.
| When the burrito exit comes out of nowhere, you'll need a little extra braking power. That's why we're proud to introduce optional anti-lock brakes (ABS) on all Sportster Models. ABS improves overall braking performance, and keeps you from locking up under heavy braking. |
Plus, the entire system is smartly integrated into the design of the bike, so nothing gets in the way of your steel work of art. Because what is the point of stopping if you can't make a few heads turn?