2018 Harley-Davidson Road King Review

2018 Harley-Davidson Road King

2018 Harley-Davidson Road King 2018 Harley-Davidson Road King 2018 Harley-Davidson Road King 2018 Harley-Davidson Road King

 

THE TIMELESS CLASSIC BUILT FOR TODAY.

The Road King® is where stripped-down, nostalgic style meets the performance and versatility of a modern Harley-Davidson® Touring machine. The Hiawatha headlamp and nacelle were born in the ‘60s, when chrome ruled the streets. The Milwaukee-Eight® 107 engine, Showa® dual-bending valve front suspension and rear emulsion shocks provide modern power and ride. With cast aluminium Impeller wheels and one-touch opening saddlebags, this is the timeless classic built for today.

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson Road King Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

This is where stripped down, nostalgic style meets the performance and versatility of a modern Harley-Davidson® touring machine.

 

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 King Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

EVEN YOUR EYES CAN’T STOP WANDERING ON THIS MACHINE

 

Hiawatha Headlamp and Nacelle

Born in the ‘60s, when chrome ruled the streets. Big and commanding, it’s built with the latest in materials and technology for a longer distance high beam and wider low beam.

 

Milwaukee-Eight® V-Twin Engine

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

 

Responsive Suspension

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

 

Cast Aluminum Impeller® Wheels

A 17-inch cast aluminum, 10-spoke Impeller® wheel in the front, and a 16-inch Impeller® to match in the back.

 

One-Touch Opening Saddlebags

Tight on the outside, roomy on the inside. The hinges are simple and clean and the lids open with one touch of one hand.

 

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.

 

 

 

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

PRICING6

  • Vivid Black $18,999
  • Color $19,449
  • Two-Tone $19,799
  • Hard Candy Custom $21,399

Engine

  • Engine 1 Milwaukee-Eight® 107
  • Bore 3.937 in.
  • Stroke 4.374 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 96.5 in
  • Seat Height, Laden 7 26.3 in.
  • Seat Height, Unladen 27.8 in.
  • Ground Clearance 5.3 in.
  • Rake (steering head) (deg) 26
  • Trail 6.7 in.
  • Wheelbase 64 in.
  • Tires, Front Specification BW 130/80B17 65H
  • Tires, Rear Specification BW 180/65B16 81H
  • Fuel Capacity 6 gal.
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter) 5.2 qt.
  • Weight, As Shipped 798 lb.
  • Weight, In Running Order 836 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.) 32
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 32
  • 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 Impeller Cast Aluminum
  • Wheels, Rear Type Impeller Cast Aluminum
  • Brakes, Caliper Type 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear

Electric

  • Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 8 High beam, running lights, directional light bar, neutral, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, turn signals, battery, security system (optional), low fuel warning, cruise control, ABS (optional), Gear/RPM display, miles to empty display
  • 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.
  • 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 King – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Below for Pricing in CDN

PRICING

  • Vivid Black $ 22,999
  • Color $ 23,599
  • Two-Tone $ 24,199
  • Hard Candy Custom $ 26,449

Dimensions

  • Length 2,450 mm
  • Seat Height, Unladen 705 mm
  • Ground Clearance 135 mm
  • Rake (steering head) (deg) 26
  • Trail 170 mm
  • Wheelbase 1,625 mm
  • Tires, Front Specification BW 130/80B17 65H
  • Tires, Rear Specification BW 180/65B16 81H
  • Fuel Capacity 22.7 l
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter) 4.9 l
  • Weight, As Shipped 362 kg
  • Weight, In Running Order 379 kg
  • Luggage Capacity -Volume 0.064 m3

Engine

  • Engine 1 Milwaukee-Eight™ 107
  • Bore 100 mm
  • Stroke 4.374mm
  • 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 Impeller Cast Aluminum
  • Wheels, Rear Type 8 Impeller 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.) 32
  • Fuel Economy: Estimated City/Hwy 5 5.2 l/100 km

Electric

  • Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 7 High beam, running lights, front fender running lights, directional lights, neutral, low oil pressure, neutral, engine diagnostics, turn signals, security system (optional), battery, low fuel warnings, cruise control, ABS, gear indication, miles to empty display, fog/aux lamp indicator
  • Gauges Tank-mounted electronic speedometer with ergonomic hand controls with intuitive design for improved tactile feel. Includes trigger switch for odometer, trip A, trip B, clock, range to empty, tachometer, and gear indicator
  • 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 King – 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 £19,195
  • Color £19,545
  • Two-Tone £19,945
  • Hard Candy Custom £20,335

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 2,450 mm
  • Seat Height, Unladen 705 mm
  • Ground Clearance 135 mm
  • Rake (steering head) (deg) 26
  • Trail 170 mm
  • Wheelbase 1,625 mm
  • Tyres, Front Specification 130/80B17 65H
  • Tyres, Rear Specification 180/65B16 81H
  • Fuel Capacity 22.7 l
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter) 4.9 l
  • Weight, As Shipped 362 kg
  • Weight, In Running Order 379 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.) 32
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 32
  • Fuel Economy: Estimated City/Hwy 5.9 l/100 km
  • 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 Impeller Cast Aluminium
  • Wheels, Rear Type Impeller Cast Aluminium
  • Brakes, Caliper Type 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear

Electric

  • Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 6 High beam, running lights, directional light bar, neutral, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, turn signals, battery, security system (optional), low fuel warning, cruise control, ABS (optional), Gear/RPM display, miles to empty display
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

 

 

Manufacturer Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice on Total Motorcycle (TMW).

About Michael Le Pard 1933 Articles
"Mr. Totalmotorcycle". Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle. Supporting over Motorcyclists and Motorcycling for 19 great years. Total Motorcycle is my pride and joy and being able to reach out 300 million people has been incredible but I could not have done it without the support of my visitors, readers and members, thank you so much! You are making a difference to millions of riders worldwide. Thank you.