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2008 Ridley Auto-Glide Limited
2008 Ridley Auto-Glide Limited

– 2008 Ridley Auto-Glide Limited

2008 Ridley Auto-Glide Limited

As if owning a Ridley wasn’t exclusive enough, this 2008 model will be limited to a production of only twenty hand built motorcycles. The ‘0eight Auto-Glide Limited is a resounding example of Ridley’s commitment to building an incredible motorcycle with attention down to the last bolt. Themed in black, it features custom chrome and black accents never before seen. The engine is black with chrome valve covers. The transmission and flywheel covers are black with gloss polished billet accents. Even the seat is exclusive to the Limited with silver medallions inscribed with “Limited Edition” and Clay Ridley’s signature. Congratulations to the few that have a chance to own one of these rare machines.

2008 Features

– Engine: Black with chrome accents Ridley 750 V-Twin features chrome intake.

– Instruments: Exclusive to the Limited, this dash mounted instrument cluster is just one reason you want this bike.

– Accessories: The Limited comes standard with chrome driving lights, chrome road bar and highway pegs.

– Theme: Incredible paint scheme by renowned artist Matt Spurlin.

– Comfort: Wide chrome beach bars pull back perfectly for any rider.

– Exclusivity: Limited enough the World will only see twenty of these rare models.

Engine: The chrome, polish & black engine finish combination is unique to the Auto-Glide Limited.

Instrument Cluster: An exclusive standard on the Limited, the “dial” type tank mounted dash looks retro with all the advantages to late model digital technology. Tripmeter, speedometer, tachometer, hi/low beam, oil pressure warning, and odometer are all available on the display. Chrome bezel wraps the glass overlay with self diagnostics on startup add to this amazingly unique model.

Seat: Exclusively designed for the Limited, the seat includes the tour seat comfort with custom perforated leather center accent. Stainless studs and “Limited Edition- Clay Ridley” sterling silver badge.

Rear Foot Brake: Redesigned for a smoother rotation by adding ball bearings. More chrome, anti-slip rubber and an easy to reach flat pedal for excellent stopping and comfort.

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: Engine exhaust noise has been reduced by increasing the exhaust pipe size and adding a removable baffle. Optional additional baffling is also available.

Handlebars: Chrome beach bars fit this boss of the road.

One-Off Features: Unique items include black anodized accents throughout the bike. Custom seat. Tank mounted instruments. Exclusive paint scheme. And a lot more….

Uniqueness: This model is limitedly available in 2008. The incredible features and styling of this bike ensure its place in Ridley’s upcoming coffee table book. Less than 25 Limited’s will be produced in 2008. Contact a Ridley Dealer for availability before falling in love with this one!



Standard Equipment

– Steel Fenders

– Deluxe Dash Instruments

– Black Engine

– Chrome and Black Accents

– 24.5″ Seat Height

– Belt Final Drive

– Type II CVT Transmission

– Custom Leather Seat

– Limited Production

– Parking Brake



US SPECIFICATIONS: 2008 Ridley Auto-Glide Limited
MSRP: $19,370 USD

Oil Capacity 2 Quartz
Fuel Capacity 4.2g/15.9L
Seat Height* 24.5in/62.2cm
Footrest Height 6in/15.2cm
Rear Wheel Travel 3.5in/8.9cm
Dry Weight 460lbs./209kg
GVWR 760lbs./345kg
WHEELBASE 66in/167.6cm
LENGTH 97in/246.4cm
WIDTH 37in/94cm
HEIGHT 41in/104.1cm
GROUND CLEARANCE 4.75in/12.1cm
Manufacturer (MOR) Ridley™
Configuration AirCooled 90° V-Twin
Displacement 44ci/738cc
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Valves Per Cylinder 2
Starter Electric
Exhaust Type 2 Stage: Muffled, Baffled
Lubrication Pressure
RPM @ 80 MPH 3850
Spark Plug RC12YC
Transmission Type Automatic CVT Type II
Primary Drive Kevlar/Rubber Belt
Final Drive Belt
Front Wheel 16″/40.6cm | 60 Spoke
Rear Wheel 16″/40.6cm | 60 Spoke
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


MSRP Pricing

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price

Base Model MSRP
Black & Pearl White $19,370

Freight $625

Optional Equipment
Canada Compliance $1000
Chrome Intake $225
Touring Seat $140
CN Headlight $150
CN Suspension $100
CN Labeling $75
Filament Turn Signals $125
Rectangle Tail light $185

*All models shipped to Canada require package.
US models do not qualify for export to Canada.
Freight is estimated to US 48 contiguous states.



Factory Installed Options

The Auto-Glide Limited is only available in Liquid Black with the Pearl White artistic “R” on the fuel tank.

The frame on the Auto-Glide Limited is only available in black.

Big Gun Ceramic Coated Exhaust

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.

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