2008 Ridley Auto-Glide Chopper
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– 2008 Ridley Auto-Glide Chopper
2008 Ridley Auto-Glide Chopper
Some like the look. Others like the feel. Either way, Ridley’s ‘0eight Auto-Glide Chopper is a comfortable ride with looks that turns heads. Ergonomically designed with the rider in mind. Hidden twin pull shock rear suspension has room to travel, literally. With over three inches of available rear suspension, the Auto-Glide Chopper might look like a hard-tail but it rides like a dream. The high neck, low seat, stretched frame design creates the look that has won motorcycle shows across the nation. Ridley’s attention to detail is evident on this ‘0eight model down to the last inch. Included on this years model is Ridley’s new Direct-Drive Parking Brake. The feel of freedom has never looked this good!
– Engine: The Chopper features Ridley’s 750 V-Twin Engine. Polished Engine Optional.
– Stretch: Traditional chopper ergonomics are incorporated and easily adjustable to the rider.
– Controls: Spread handlebar design give you the look and comfort all while remaining easily in control.
– Exhaust : New standard feature for ’08 the SS Exhaust. Ceramic coated for luster.
– Tire: This is the kind of fat rear end you want on a motorcycle. 240 Rear tire.
– Style: Incredibly cool, but unbelievably comfortable. Ride one and you’ll be hooked.
Engine: Clear engine finish looks great and helps protect against the salt corrosion.
Speedometer Display: LED Display adjusts to various lighting conditions to provide easy to read speed, tachometer, odometer, trip meter, battery voltage and more.
Seat: Redesigned to provide comfort, contoured to provide more back support. The added embroidery gives the new seat a touch of class.
Chrome Forward Controls: Chrome and rubber combination foot controls look great and feel even better. Designed with the rider in mind, these controls are positioned for riders of all sizes. To provide the perfect fit, Ridley offers the “push” seat that moves the rider closer to the foot and hand controls.
Parking Brake: Designed exclusively for the Ridley Auto-Glide, the brake secures the motorcycle from rolling and disables the engine.
Safety: Additional reflectors adorn the front and rear fenders to enhance visibility at night and during the day.
Exhaust: The standard “SS Exhaust” sounds great adding to the overall Chopper appeal.
– 21″ Front Wheel
– 240 Rear Tire
– Chrome Front End
– 24.5″ Seat Height
– Belt Final Drive
– Parking Brake
– Type II CVT Transmission
– Steel Fenders
– Ceramic SS Exhaust
– Ridley 750 V-Twin Engine
– 3° Trees
US SPECIFICATIONS: 2008 Ridley Auto-Glide Chopper
MSRP: $20,750 – 22,760 USD
Oil Capacity 2 Quartz
Fuel Capacity 3g/11.4L
Seat Height* 24.5in/62.2cm
Footrest Height 11in/27.9cm
Rear Wheel Travel 3.5in/8.9cm
Dry Weight 460lbs./209kg
GROUND CLEARANCE 5.25in/13.3cm
Manufacturer (MOR) Ridley™
Configuration AirCooled 90° V-Twin
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Valves Per Cylinder 2
Exhaust Type Baffled
RPM @ 80 MPH 3850
Spark Plug RC12YC
Transmission Type Automatic CVT Type II
Primary Drive Kevlar/Rubber Belt
Final Drive Belt
Front Wheel 21″/53.3cm | 60 Spoke
Rear Wheel 16″/40.6cm | 240
Brake Type Hydraulic (DOT5)
Front Brake 4 Piston (Ferodo Pad)
Rear Brake 4 Piston (Ferodo Pad)
Headlight High/Low, Daytime
Brake/Tail Light** Daytime
Turn Signal Front Amber
Turn Signal Rear*** Red
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price
Base Model MSRP
Custom Flame $22,550
Chunk Graphic $22,760
Premium Pearl Paint $300
Custom Paint $300
Key Color Frame $250
Premium Key Color Frame $550
UPGRADE STYLES: ALL
UPGRADE PAINT: LEVEL Two & LEVEL Three
UPGRADE FRAME: ALL
Polished Engine $640
2″ Push Black Seat $265
4″ Push Black Seat $265
5° Triple Trees $100
Canada Compliance* Not Available
*This model is not available in Canada.
US models do not qualify for export to Canada.
** Freight is estimated to US 48 contiguous states.
Factory Installed Options
PowerStand Push Button Kickstand
Black 2″ Push Seat
Black 4″ Push Seat
Gray 2″ Push Seat
Gray 4″ Push Seat
White 2″ Push Seat
White 4″ Push Seat
‘0eight FRAME COLORS
Viper Red (P)
Candy Red (P)
Candy Purple (P)
Candy Blue (P)
(P): Premium Key Color Option
‘0eight PAINT COLORS
SOLID : LEVEL One
SOLID : LEVEL Two
SOLID : LEVEL Three
Quartz Black/Sonic Blue
TWO ONE PEARLS : LEVEL Three
Quartz White Pearl/Sonic Blue
White Pearl/Candy Red
0eight PAINT STYLES
Solid w/Pin Stripe (SPS)
Two Tone Deluxe (DTT)
New School Scallop (NSS)
Traditional Flames (TDF)
Tribal Flames (TRF)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PAINT:
All 2008 Ridley models feature a standard paint color and style which is offered as part of the base model. Dealers and Customers may choose to upgrade their colors and styles at an additional charge. Not all styles and colors are available on all models. See model specific information for color and style availability. Colors represented on this web site may not be accurate.
Options are not available in all areas.Contact a Ridley Dealer for information.
Pricing is believed to be accurate at the time of posting, but cannot be guaranteed. For updated pricing, contact a Ridley Dealer or Ridley Motorcycle Company. Ridley Motorcycle Company nor its Dealers may be held liable for inaccuracies in pricing or specifications.
Media Press Releases
’08 Model Unveiling Sells Three Months Production for Ridley Motorcycle.
(Okla. City, Okla.-10/19/07) The first ever Ridley Motorcycle Dealer Conference was held earlier this week in the manufacturer’s hometown of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Focused on providing dealers with the guidance and information needed to successfully position the Ridley brand, the event brought dealers together in an open forum setting. The two day event started with a tour of the company’s corporate office and final assembly facility followed by the long awaited unveiling of the ’08 model line. One by one the new models were introduced by Clay Ridley. In all, Ridley introduced eight models including the company’s first ever three wheel model, the Auto-Glide Trike.
North American Ridley Dealers attended the two day event October 14 – October 15 responding to the success of the presentations, the company’s future plans, and unveiling of the new models by purchasing over three months production. “This was the shot in the arm I needed” commented Jim Lytner of Trike Toys, Las Vegas’ exclusive Ridley Dealer. On monday, break out sessions covered topics from the manufacturing process to Ridley retail marketing and the future of Ridley. “I have attended dealer conferences for many companies in and out of the motorcycles industry. None of them covered as much or was as important as this weekend”, stated Grimes Motorsports’ Jim Grimes “the information was pertinent, the event was done with class and the timing was not disruptive to my business.”
Currently ramping up production to satisfy the demand from new riders, Ridley Motorcycle has designed its two and three wheeled motorcycles to help build confidence and make riding easier leading to a safer motorcycling experience.
Ridley Automatic Motorcycles are the world’s only line of fully-automatic motorcycles. Ridley’s Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) allows the rider to cruise without manual shifting or clutching.
Press Release #2
New Styles & Features for Ridley’s Automatic Motorcycles in ’08.
(Okla. City, Okla.-10/19/07) Ridley Motorcycle Company introduced its new line of fully automatic transmission models earlier this week on the company’s website, www.ridleymotorcycle.com. The new ‘0eight line includes eight distinct models to meet the varying tastes of its broad customer base. For the new year, Ridley has added models to improve its product price range from an entry model price of $13,995 to a new three wheel model that has a base price of $25,995. In all, eight models will be offered by Ridley in 2008 which have already begun shipping to its dealer network of over sixty locations.
“Our focus is on delivering a motorcycle that fits the needs of the new market. It seems that so many companies are trying to revamp their line by adding a sixth gear. We’re taking the gears completely out of the equation and letting riders get back to actually riding”, said Clay Ridley about the effort his company has directed towards their new product line. Several new unique features are creating interest among Ridley Riders on the company’s riders forum, one of which is a parking brake. “We take comments from the owners of our motorcycles very, very seriously. Ridley Riders have asked for a parking brake for added security”, commented Jay Ridley, Vice President for the company.
Added to the long list of improvements for the new year model is the new “2 Year Plus” factory warranty which offers twenty-five months of factory backed warranty. According to Ridley, this new warranty exceeds coverage provided by most other domestic manufacturer’s. One more reason Ridley believes 2008 will be the company’s best selling year model.
With the holiday season fast approaching, Ridley Motorcycle felt the introduction of the new models would have more impact if held back until the middle of November. For Ridley, the holiday season means big business. Several of Ridley’s dealers have reported higher sales in December than in May. The company attributed this to their market which is nearly divided in half among men and women.