2018 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Review

2018 Harley-Davidson Road Glide

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MAKE YOUR OWN ASSAULT ON THE WIND.

2018 Harley-Davidson Road Glide: 

The aggressive look and wind-cutting power of the frame-mounted shark-nose fairing and dual Daymaker™ Reflector LED headlamps on the Road Glide® are matched by the power of the Milwaukee-Eight® 107 engine. The easily adjustable emulsion rear shocks and double bending valve front suspension keep it smooth over the bumps and planted in the corners. And you get the confidence of Reflex™ linked Brembo® brakes.

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Those who appreciate the aggressive look and wind-cutting power of the frame-mounted shark nose fairing and dual Daymaker™ Reflector LED headlamps on the ROAD GLIDE® wouldn’t ride anything else.

 

Harley-Davidson Touring Story – Long haul comfort. No restraints.

Harley-Davidson® Touring models feature long haul comfort combined with power that will unleash your soul. Spanning decades of heritage and nostalgia, Touring bikes began their lineage in 1936 when the Motor Company introduced a new engine design nicknamed the Knucklehead. From that heritage grew the powerful Milwaukee Eight® engine with more power, comfort, and handling to go the distance, making piling up the miles
rewarding and comfortable for both rider and passenger.

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

CUT AN UNWAVERING PATH NO MATTER WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS

 

Frame-Mounted Shark Nose Fairing

A distinctive, menacing, mile-hungry design that cuts through the wind like no other fairing in the world.

 

Dual Daymaker™ Reflector LED Headlamps

Darkness-defying headlight that ensures you’ll have no trouble seeing everything out there that needs to be seen.

 

Responsive Suspension

High-performing front and rear suspension with easily hand-adjustable rear shocks put you in control of a plush ride.

 

Milwaukee-Eight® V-Twin Engine

A powerful, smooth-running engine with crisp throttle response and a pure, soul-satisfying rumble.

 

Reflex™ Linked Brembo® Brakes with optional ABS

The front and rear brakes are electronically linked to provide exactly the right amount of brake to each tire no matter the road condition. No matter how good you are, this will make you a better rider.

 

BOOM!™ Box 4.3 Infotainment System

Powerful and balanced sound for you tunes along with entertainment and communication at your fingertips. Includes Bluetooth capabilities and a USB port.

 

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson Road Glide – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 
USD

PRICING6

  • Vivid Black $21,299
  • Color $21,799
  • Hard Candy Custom $24,299

Engine

  • Engine 1 Milwaukee-Eight® 107
  • Bore 3.937 in.
  • Stroke 4.375 in.
  • Displacement 107 cu in
  • Compression Ratio 10.0:1
  • Fuel System 3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Exhaust Chrome, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers

Dimensions

  • Length 95.7 in.
  • Seat Height, Laden 7 25.9 in.
  • Seat Height, Unladen 27.4 in.
  • Ground Clearance 5.5 in.
  • Rake (steering head) (deg) 26
  • Trail 6.8 in.
  • Wheelbase 64 in.
  • Tires, Front Specification 130/60B19 61H
  • Tires, Rear Specification BW 180/65B16 81H
  • Fuel Capacity 6 gal.
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter) 5.2 qt.
  • Weight, As Shipped 820 lb.
  • Weight, In Running Order 855 lb.
  • Luggage Capacity -Volume 2.3 cu ft

Performance

  • Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
  • Engine Torque 2 111 ft-lb
  • Engine Torque (rpm) 3,250
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 31
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 29
  • Fuel Economy: Estimated City/Hwy 5 45 mpg

Drivetrain

  • Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.593
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.65
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.938
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.407
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 2.875

Chassis

  • Wheels, Front Type 9 Enforcer Cast Aluminum
  • Wheels, Rear Type Enforcer Cast Aluminum
  • Brakes, Caliper Type 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear

Electric

  • Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 8 High beam, neutral, running lights, turn signals, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, cruise control, speakers, accessory, security system, 6-speed, low fuel warning, ABS.
  • Gauges Gauges styled to complement each vehicle. Display features odometer, trip A, trip B, range to empty and gear indicator; and larger tell-tale indicators.

INFOTAINMENT

  • Infotainment system Boom!™ Box 4.3
  • Type Color
  • Watts Per Channel 25
  • Speakers 2
  • Speaker Size 5.25 inch standard
  • Headset Specifications (if equipped) 16-64 ohms
  • AM Standard
  • FM Standard
  • Weather Band (WB) Standard
  • SD Card, Flash Drive and MP3 – via USB Connection Supported
  • SiriusXM Presets 20 – P&A Upgrade (USA & Canada only)
  • Lauguages “English (US/UK), German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), Italian, European Portugese”
  • Hands-free Mobile Phone – via Bluetooth standard
  • Voice Recognition Languages: Phone functions only “English (US/UK), German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), Italian, European Portugese”
  • Voice Recognition Languages: Tuner/Media/Navigation “English (US/UK), German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), Italian, European Portugese”
  • Rider/Passenger Intercom Standard
  • Vehicle Information Screen (Air temperature, oil pressure and EITMS) Standard
  • Text-to-Speech (TTS) Languages “English (US/UK), German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), Italian, European Portugese”
  • USB USB/MTP/iPod/iPhone
  • Bluetooth Phone/Media Supported
  • 1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
  • 2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  • 3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
  • 4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
  • 5. Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
  • 6. Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.
  • 7. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
  • 8. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
  • 9. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson Road Glide – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Below for Pricing in CDN

PRICING

  • Vivid Black $ 26,599
  • Color $ 27,199
  • Hard Candy Custom $ 30,049

Dimensions

  • Length 2,430 mm
  • Seat Height, Unladen 695 mm
  • Ground Clearance 140 mm
  • Rake (steering head) (deg) 26
  • Trail 173 mm
  • Wheelbase 1,625 mm
  • Tires, Front Specification 130/60B19 61H
  • Tires, Rear Specification BW 180/65B16 81H
  • Fuel Capacity 22.7 l
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter) 4.9 l
  • Weight, As Shipped 372 kg
  • Weight, In Running Order 388 kg
  • Luggage Capacity -Volume 0.064 m3

Engine

  • Engine 1 Milwaukee-Eight™ 107
  • Bore 100 mm
  • Stroke 111.1 mm
  • Displacement 1,746 cc
  • Compression Ratio 10.0:1
  • Fuel System 3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Exhaust Chrome, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers

Drivetrain

  • Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.593
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.65
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.938
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.407
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 2.875

Chassis

  • Wheels, Front Type Enforcer Cast Aluminum
  • Wheels, Rear Type 8 Enforcer Cast Aluminum
  • Brakes, Caliper Type 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear

Performance

  • Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
  • Engine Torque 2 151 Nm
  • Engine Torque (rpm) 3,250
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 32
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 31
  • Fuel Economy: Estimated City/Hwy 5 5.2 l/100 km

Electric

  • Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 7 High beam, running lights, directional lights, low oil pressure, neutral, engine diagnostics, battery, cruise control, speakers, accessory, security system, gear indication, low fuel warning, ABS, miles to empty display, fog/aux lamp indicator
  • Gauges Gauges styled to complement each vehicle. Display features odometer, trip A, trip B, range to empty and gear indicator; and larger tell-tale indicators.

Infotainment

  • Infotainment system Boom!™ Box 6.5GT
  • Type Colour
  • Watts Per Channel 25
  • Speakers 2
  • Speaker Size 5.25 inch
  • Headset Specifications (if equipped) 16-64 ohms
  • AM Standard
  • FM Standard
  • SD Card, Flash Drive and MP3 – via USB Connection Supported
  • SiriusXM Presets 20 – P&A Upgrade
  • Languages English (US/UK), German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), Italian, European Portugese
  • Hands-free Mobile Phone – via Bluetooth Standard
  • Voice Recognition Languages: Phone functions only English (US/UK), German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), Italian, European Portugese
  • Voice Recognition Languages: Tuner/Media/Navigation English (US/UK), German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), Italian, European Portugese”
  • Rider/Passenger Intercom Standard
  • Vehicle Information Screen (Air temperature, oil pressure and EITMS) Standard
  • Text-to-Speech (TTS) Languages English (US/UK), German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), Italian, European Portugese
  • USB USB/MTP/iPod/iPhone
  • Bluetooth Phone/Media Supported
  • 1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
  • 2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  • 3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
  • 4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
  • 5. Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
  • 6. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
  • 7. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
  • 8. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson Road Glide – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Below for Pricing in  GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

PRICING5

  • Vivid Black £21,995
  • Color £22,345
  • Hard Candy Custom £23,135

Engine

  • Engine 2 Milwaukee-Eight® 107
  • Bore 100 mm
  • Stroke 111.1 mm
  • Displacement 1,745 cc
  • Compression Ratio 10.0:1
  • Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Exhaust Chrome, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers

Dimensions

  • Length 2,430 mm
  • Seat Height, Unladen 695 mm
  • Ground Clearance 140 mm
  • Rake (steering head) (deg) 26
  • Trail 173 mm
  • Wheelbase 1,625 mm
  • Tyres, Front Specification 130/60B19 61H
  • Tyres, Rear Specification BW 180/65B16 81H
  • Fuel Capacity 22.7 l
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter) 4.9 l
  • Weight, As Shipped 372 kg
  • Weight, In Running Order 388 kg
  • Luggage Capacity -Volume 0.064 m3

Performance

  • Engine Torque Testing Method EC 134/2014
  • Engine Torque 3 150 Nm
  • Engine Torque (rpm) 3,250
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 31
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 29
  • Fuel Economy Testing Method EC 134/2014
  • Fuel Economy 5.9 l/100 km
  • CO2 Emissions Testing Method EC 134/2014
  • CO2 Emissions 135 g/km

Drivetrain

  • Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.593
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.65
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.938
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.407
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 2.875

Chassis

  • Wheels, Front Type 7 Enforcer Cast Aluminium
  • Wheels, Rear Type Enforcer Cast Aluminium
  • Brakes, Caliper Type 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear

Electric

  • Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 6 High beam, neutral, running lights, turn signals, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, cruise control, speakers, accessory, security system, 6-speed, low fuel warning, ABS.
  • Gauges Gauges styled to complement each vehicle. Display features odometer, trip A, trip B, range to empty and gear indicator; and larger tell-tale indicators.

Infotainment

  • Infotainment system Boom!™ Box 6.5GT
  • Type colour
  • Watts Per Channel 25
  • Speakers 2
  • Speaker Size 5.25 inch standard
  • Headset Specifications (if equipped) 16-64 ohms
  • FM Standard
  • MW Standard
  • LW Standard
  • SD Card, Flash Drive and MP3 – via USB Connection Supported
  • Languages English (US/UK), German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), Italian, European Portugese
  • Hands-free Mobile Phone – via Bluetooth Standard
  • Voice Recognition Languages: Phone functions only English (US/UK), German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), Italian, European Portugese
  • Rider/Passenger Intercom Standard
  • Vehicle Information Screen (Air temperature, oil pressure and EITMS) Standard
  • Text-to-Speech (TTS) Languages English (US/UK), German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), Italian, European Portugese
  • USB USB/MTP/iPod/iPhone
  • Bluetooth Phone/Media Supported
  • 1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
  • 2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  • 3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
  • 4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
  • 5. Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
  • 6. Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.
  • 7. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
  • 8. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
  • 9. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 

 

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