2008 Ridley Auto-Glide Standard
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– 2008 Ridley Auto-Glide Standard
2008 Ridley Auto-Glide Standard
The new Auto-Glide Standard sets the pace for Ridley’s 2008 line. Destinctive features such as the satin engine finish, retro styled headlight, bobbed tank design, rubber grips, and filament bulb turn signals create a unique look for the Standard. Designed for the budget minded, the Auto-Glide Standard features the best of what makes the Auto-Glide Ridley’s most popular model platform ever; low seat height, light weight, and automatic transmission.
– Engine: Ridley 750 V-Twin features new satin finish valve covers.
– Instruments: New tank mounted dash features “dial” type speedometer, odometer, and trip.
– Safety: Includes additional reflector on sides in front and rear for added visibility.
– Sound: New 80db exhaust quiets engine noise.
– Transmission: Features Ridley’s Type I CVT transmission.
– Design: Built for those on a budget, but maintains Ridley’s high quality.
Engine: Natural engine finish with retro Ridley style valve covers. Naturally finished and clear coated flywheel covers, regulator covers, and more accents.
Instruments: Tank mounted dash includes a large, easy to read “dial” type mechanical speedometer, turn signal indicators, battery voltage indicator, and hi/low beam indicator.
Paint: The new Auto-Glide Standard model is available in three finishes; Black, Red, and White. The frame, swing arm, and battery tank come standard in black high tolerance powder coating.
Front End: Functionally identical to the rest of the 2008 model line, the Standard’s front end is finished with a natural look. The brightened aluminum is finished with clear powder coating to provide long life.
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 additional baffling. Optional exhaust is also available.
Transmission: The ’08 Auto-Glide Standard features Ridley’s early style Type I automatic transmission. Transmission belt replacements are less than $50!
Design: Full fenders front and rear. New “bobbed” split tank design is a look borrowed from the Auto-Glide Old School. Built on the same frame as other Auto-Glide models, most accessories and after market equipment fit with ease. From saddlebags to driving lights and motorcycle covers, they fit and look great on the Auto-Glide Standard.
– Steel Fenders
– Bobbed Fuel Tank
– Billet Fuel Caps
– Rectangluar Swinarm
– 24.5″ Seat Height
– X-Ring Chain Final Drive
– Type I CVT Transmission
– Dash Mounted Instruments
– Satin Accents
US SPECIFICATIONS: 2008 Ridley Auto-Glide Standard
MSRP: $13,995 USD
Oil Capacity 2 Quartz
Fuel Capacity 5g/18.9L
Seat Height* 24.5in/62.2cm
Footrest Height 6in/15.2cm
Rear Wheel Travel 3.5in/8.9cm
Dry Weight 460lbs./209kg
GROUND CLEARANCE 4.75in/12.1cm
Manufacturer (MOR) Ridley™
Configuration AirCooled 90° V-Twin
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Valves Per Cylinder 2
Exhaust Type 2 Stage: Muffled, Baffled
RPM @ 80 MPH 3850
Spark Plug RC12YC
Transmission Type Automatic CVT, Type 1
Primary Drive Kevlar/Rubber Belt
Final Drive X-Ring Chain
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
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price
Base Model MSRP
PAINT: LEVEL One
Canada Compliance Package $1000
Includes: 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 compliance package.
US models do not qualify for export to Canada.
** Freight is estimated to US 48 contiguous states.
Factory Installed Options
The Auto-Glide Standard is available in three colors; Red, White, & Black. Go to the Colors page for more information.
The ’08 Auto-Glide Standard is only available with a black colored frame.
Big Gun Ceramic Coated Exhaust
Type 2 CVT Transmission
Belt Final Drive
Black Solo Seat
Black Touring Seat
Gray Touring Seat
Studded Black Touring Seat
Pull Back Risers
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.