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2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide - Coolness Factor = 59.0%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:31 pm

2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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Flaunt Massive Bad Attitude and Mile-Devouring Function...

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.


The attitude and mile devouring ride that made the Road Glide motorcycle the choice of many, is back... now with more power, more function and a sleek, new menacing look. The 2015 Project Rushmore Road Glide and Road Glide Special.

Select premium features elevate the performance and style of the Road Glide from the base model. These enhancements include 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. An exclusive gloss Black painted inner fairing (Denim fairing Black Denim models) and hand- applied pinstriping move the styling up a notch.



Road warriors, rejoice.


2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide - http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com American Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: Vivid Black $20,899 (Road Glide®), Solids $21,399 (Road Glide®) USD
Canada MSRP Price: $25,579 CDN



DIMENSIONS
Length 95.6 in. (2428 mm)
Overall Width 38.5 in. (978 mm)
Overall Height 52.3 in. (1328 mm)
Seat Height:
o Laden2 26.1 in. (663 mm)
o Unladen 27.4 in. (696 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.3 in. (135 mm)
Rake (steering head) 26°
Fork Angle 29.25°
Trail 6.8 in. (173 mm)
Wheelbase 64 in. (1625 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson® Series, bias blackwall front and rear):
o Front - D408F 130/60B19 61H
o Rear - D407T BW 180/65B16 81H
Fuel Capacity 6 gal. (22.7 L) http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com (warning light at approximately 1.0 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 4 qts. (3.8 L)
Transmission Capacity 1 qt. (.95 L)
Primary Chain Case Capacity 1.4 qts. (1.3 L)
Weight:
o As Shipped 813 lbs. (369 kg)
o In Running Order 849 lbs. (385 kg)
o Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1360 lbs. (617 kg)
o Gross Axle Weight Rating
o Front 500 lbs. (227 kg)
o Rear 927 lbs. (420 kg)
Luggage Capacity
o Volume 2.3 cu. ft. (0.064 m3)


ENGINE
Engine Air-cooled, High Output Twin Cam 103™ with integrated oil cooler
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 3.875 in. x 4.374 in. (98.4 mm x 111.1 mm)
Displacement 103 cu. in. (1690 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Fuel System3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Paper, washable
Lubrication System Pressurized, dry-sump with oil cooler


DRIVETRAIN
Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 32/68 ratio
Clutch Hydraulically actuated, 9 plate wet, with high performance spring
Transmission 6-Speed Cruise Drive®
Gear Ratios (overall): U.S.
o 1st 9.593
o 2nd 6.65
o 3rd 4.938
o 4th 4
o 5th 3.407
o 6th 2.875


CHASSIS
Frame Mild steel; tubular frame; two-piece stamped and welded backbone; cast and forged junctions; twin downtubes; http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com, bolt-on rear frame with forged fender supports; MIG welded
Swingarm Mild steel; two-piece drawn and welded section; forged junctions; MIG welded
Front Forks 49 mm telescopic
Rear Shocks Low air-adjustable low profile air ride rear suspension
Wheels4: Enforcer Cast Aluminum
o Front 19 in. x 3.5 in. (483 mm x 89 mm)
o Rear 16 in. x 5 in. (406 mm x 127 mm)
Brakes:
o Caliper Type 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear
o Rotor Type (diameter x width): Dual floating rotors (front), fixed rotor (rear)
o Front (dual) 11.81 in. x .2 in. (300 mm x 5.1 mm)
o Rear 11.81 in. x .28 in. (300 mm x 7.1 mm)
o Anti-lock Braking System Optional
Suspension Travel:
o Front Wheel 4.6 in. (117 mm)
o Rear Wheel 2.13 in. (54 mm)


PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque5 (per J1349):
o North America 104.7 ft. lbs. @ 3250 RPM (142 Nm @ 3250 RPM)
Lean Angle (per J1168):
o Right 32°
o Left 31°


Fuel Economy6
(EPA urban/highway test) 42 mpg (5.6 L/100 km)


ELECTRIC
Battery (per Battery Council International Rating) Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 28-amp/hour, 370 cca
Charging Three-phase, 50-amp system (585W @ 13V, 2000 RPM, 650W max power @13V)
Starting 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
o Headlamp LED 40-watt, 1,230 lumen low beam, 60-watt, 1660 lumen high beam
o Tail/Stop Lights (8W/28W)
o Turn Signal Lights 28W self-canceling
o Rear Tail/Stop/Turn Signal Lights Fender mounted incandescent stop/tail/turn light bar
o Front Signal Lights 8W/28W
o Indicator Lamps: High beam, running lights, front fender running lights, directional lights, low oil pressure, neutral, engine diagnostics, battery, cruise control, speakers, accessory, security system, gear indication, low fuel warning, ABS, http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com, miles to empty display, fog/aux lamp indicator
Electric Power Outlet Electric power accessory port in fairing
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Re: This Week: 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide - Vote Now

Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:20 pm

Except for the fairing...it looks good. I have never cared for that batwing fairing.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide - Vote Now

Unread post by faded sun » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:09 pm

Has a nice look but I would be headed for the accessories store to get the wife on it. Need a better pillion seat and a back rest. I'd have to try that fairing to see how I like it. Cool.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide - Vote Now

Unread post by Jamers! » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:15 pm

Just cool here. Looks nice, but the fairing is tooo much for me. I wouldn't mind some comforts and such and a big road burner but this is too much. Also, at the price you would hope it can handle better or at least feel smother than say the 4K cheaper yamaha stratoliner. Road both (albeit just around the block) about 2 weeks ago and must say that the HD just has too much rumble for me to be comfy.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide - Vote Now

Unread post by sunshine229 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:02 pm

In my opinion, big bikes with big fairings are not cool. Thus, I voted uncool. That being said, I know that some people love these bikes for touring. So to be fair, it probably deserved a "MEH", but it still got an uncool from me since I couldn't bring myself to swing to the Cool side!
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Re: This Week: 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide - Vote Now

Unread post by SolidSnake » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:30 pm

blues2cruise wrote:Except for the fairing...it looks good. I have never cared for that batwing fairing.
Agree and me too
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Re: This Week: 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:33 am

A great bike let down by an unattractive fairing. Although I have to argue that H-D's are getting a little porky in weight (this one being 850lbs) and just think we used to make fun of the Gold Wing for weighing a ton! Fairing+weight+price = sadly, uncool vote for me.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide - Vote Now

Unread post by montanalifter » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:18 am

I gave it a cool. Yes the bike is heavy but I went to look at a gold wing once and was shocked at all the plastic on the bike. I agree that this fairing is not good looking. I have never liked this particular fairing style. I do feel Harley needs a major update of their engines to a modern liquid cooled dohc or some such engine. Still I would ride this bike a lot if it was mine it is a nice machine.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:22 pm

2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide - Coolness Factor = 59.0%
Featured: July 17th, 2015 - July 24th 2015
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=51646
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... dGlide.htm

our Coolness Factor of the 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide is:

Awesome (3 points) 27% [ 7 ]
Cool (2 points) 38% [ 10 ]
Uncool (1 point) 19% [ 5 ]
Fail (0 point) 15% [ 4 ]

Total votes: 26

= a Coolwall Factor of 70.2%

Notes: Harley-Davidson produces (and has produced) some of the most desirable rides on the planet. Did the get the new Road Glide right? A 59% Cool rating, which isn't bad is awful for any bike is for the big H-D. Surly at this price point with the full weight of the biggest R&D on the planet Harley-Davidson could make it at 80%... That said, it's a big ol' road burner and one that will eat up the miles without any effort. But there maybe better choices on the market...

Get excited as the next TMW Cool Wall bike is now up for voting and discussion, have fun!
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