2015 new Harley-Davidson Road Glide - TEST DRIVE
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2015 new Harley-Davidson Road Glide
Harley-Davidson® (NYSE:HOG) has more rush in the tank. Spy photos, gossip
and wild speculation are flooding the Internet as Harley-Davidson fans
around the globe anticipate the return of the Road Glide® motorcycle. The
wait is over and the Road Glide is back.
Weeks before the announcement of its complete 2015 model line-up,
Harley-Davidson is previewing the Road Glide and Road Glide Special, two of
its new 2015 motorcycles. Infused with DNA of the customer-led product
development effort Project RUSHMORE, the two sleek, shark-nose Touring
models are being revealed today during special events at the Sturgis
Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D., and at the National Bikers Roundup (NBR)
in Tulsa, Okla.
“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 Chief Operating Officer 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.”
One look at the new contour of the famous Road Glide fairing is all it
takes to see past form and convention were put aside and a new rebellious
design emerged. The Road Glide motorcycle earned its status satisfying the
hard core and now it is back. From the wicked new Dual Reflector
Daymaker™ LED headlights to the combination stop/turn/taillights, the
Road Glide motorcycles set out to make the ultimate statement in custom,
high-mile aggression and back it up with all the function riders demand.
“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.”
Shaped by countless hours of wind tunnel testing, the new frame-mounted
Road Glide motorcycle fairing features a triple splitstream vent that
significantly reduces head buffeting while still providing comfortable
airflow around the rider. The brilliant white beams of the Dual Daymaker
Reflector LED headlamp blasts through the murkiest of nights. 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
that puts the rider in a commanding, comfortable position. A High Output
Twin Cam 103™ V-Twin engine burbles through two chrome mufflers, its
abundant torque always on tap with just a twist of the throttle. Touring
features include One-Touch hard saddlebags, cruise control, easy-to-read
gauges, adjustable air-ride rear suspension and new ergonomic hand controls
with intuitive design and improved tactile feel.
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FLHR Road King Test Ride
2 weeks with a new Roadie.
My cunning plan successfully convinced Harley-Davidson Australia to lend me
their Road King press bike - so I could put together an article for Kiwi
A 'where to ride guide for the motorcyclists among the 400 thousand New
Zealanders who visit the South-East Queensland region every year'.
So, for two weeks this beauty graced my garage while my KLR 650 was in
safely stowed in the shed at my local Harley shop -- Morgan and Wacker.
Over the course of my...errr...research I had great rides to the North of
our East Brisbane base. To the Sunshine Coast and the great riding in the
hinterland and South to the Gold Coast and its scenic hinterland.
As well as a ton of day rides around the city of Brisbane and the hills to
the west of the urban sprawl.
It was great to get re-acquainted with one of my favourite motorcycles.
A number of Road Kings have passed my way in the time I've been dribbling
on about bikes.
I've enjoyed riding them since my first encounter in 2002.
One consistent has been that every year the bikes have gotten just that
little bit better, more refined -- as you would expect over time.
And Harley have had quite a while to get it right.
The First Road Kings appeared in 1994 although Harley states the bike's
Heritage goes all the way back to the original 1965 Electra Glide.
At the heart of the vehicle is the now familiar 103 Cubic Inch Twin Cam
engine with integrated oil cooler, it runs push-rod operated valves and
self adjusting lifters. The engine is rubber mounted and the six speed
gearbox features Harley's Isolated Drive system for smooth power delivery.
Compared to how the engine behaves at idle, there is very little vibration
at operating speeds.
It has a bore and stroke of 98.4mm x 111.1mm and is fed by Sequential Port
fuel injection and the real please of the engine is it's maximum torque of
136nm at 3,5900 rpm. It makes for pretty relaxed touring, even with a load.
The standard touring inclusions include hard luggage with pretty good
carrying capacity, a saddle that is 'all day' good, a big screen, easily
removed or replaced depending on the ride, folding footboards for comfort
and easy to use electronic cruise control.
I really did fine it very east to spend all day in the saddle across all of
the types of riding I put the bike through.
Freeway cruising is a delight. Sit back in comfort and just roll away the
Back roads and twisties are just as pleasant. Cornering clearance is pretty
good for a unit with footboards. 76mm of travel is available from the air
adjustable rear suspension, so the ride is quite firm, particularly on
rough surfaces, but the bike tracks well and holds a line very nicely. The
way it torques out of the corners adds to the appeal.
One of the most significant improvements has been in the way the bikes
The Road King has been fitted with twin 4 pot Brembos up front and a single
at the rear. They are genuine 2-finger brakes now. Fitted with ABS in the
local market as standard. They pull up pretty well.
Pretty well. That's sums up how I went with the latest Road King.
Over time it has evolved into a compliant boulevard cruiser, an excellent
day rider and it's capable of handling a much longer adventure - If you
could do so -- it would happily chug along at 80mph all day.
It's great looking, beautifully finished and just made me feel good to be
I did over 1000km in the two weeks I had it and loved every minute of it.
On to my next cunning plan.
2015 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special & Custom
The Harley Davidson Road Glide Special & Custom is coming back! Look this
this beautiful bike along with the Road Glide Special arriving at
Tallahassee Harley-Davidson in August! 1745 Capital City Circle NW,
Tallahassee, FL 32303 888.547.2907 www.tallahasseeharley.com
Or see more at any of our other World Famous Locations in Panama City
Beach, Brandon, New Port Richey or Tallahassee, FL
We proudly serve guests from all over the world and the United States
including California, Ohio, and Texas,
Our full service dealerships provide top rated service on all makes and
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Motorclothes, boots, helmets and gloves. We offer genuine HD parts and
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Ride the motorcycle of your dream for a week or the weekend through our
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Everything Sonic featuring Dave Grohl
Everything Sonic featuring Dave Grohl
A film by Danny Clinch
Family man, father, Foo Fighter front man, Dave Grohl is taking time off
from the road this summer to focus on a newborn, recording new songs to be
included on the forthcoming Foo Fighters Greatest Hits & probably a few
other things. Doesn't sound like much of a break and yet he still finds the
road in the form of two, or as you'll see, three wheels. Dave recently took
an afternoon to talk about his riding history and its influence on his life
Check out the above video and the rhythm Dave catches from the sound of his
Road King® engine.
Visit www.harley-davidson.com for the new looks and sounds of the 2010
Harley-Davidson® motorcycle line-up.
And be sure to check out behind the scenes photos taken by Clinch during
the filming of Everything Sonic:
We care about you. Always wear an approved helmet, proper eyewear and
protective clothing and insist your passenger does too. Know your Harley®
motorcycle and read and understand your owners manual from cover to cover.
2010 Harley Davidson Road King Classic - Stage II 103" with SuperTrapp Slip-ons
2010 Harley Davidson Road King Classic - Stage II 103" Big Bore Kit +
SuperTrapp Slip-Ons (Fishtails). This is my brand new scoot. The Super
Trapp slip-ons aren't too loud, but swapping the seat is my next priority.
For more information, see my blog at
http://www.roadkingclassic.wordpress.com - if you are also interested in
the 2010 FLHRC, please feel free to ask any questions or whatnot.
2003 Road king
When I returned from Iraq, my wife had this sitting in my garage for me.
how lucky am I?