2018 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike Review

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The new 2018 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike has been launched by the Harley-Davidson brand. This touring bike features an aggressive look and provides an outstanding riding experience of all times. The overall bike design is been dominated by Blacked-out and is loaded with premium features. The powerful Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin engine ensure to have the best ride under all conditions. The review of new 2018 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike with its price and specifications are given below.

2018 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike – Price and Specifications

The all-new 2018 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike is available with the price of $26,299 only.

Engine Features

The new 2018 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike features the powerful Milwaukee-Eight V-Twin engine providing the massive amount of acceleration and torque. This engine is responsible to provide the crisp throttle response with pure soul-satisfying rumble.  The bore to stroke and compression ratios have been carefully adjusted for superior performance. The new exhaust system and electronic fuel injection system are working well like in 2018 Harley-Davidson Road Glide.

2018 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

Chassis Features

The new 2018 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike features an attractive chassis design. The overall chassis is dominated by blacked-out finishing with the aggressive and modern look. The seat design and handlebars are carefully designed and installed for better handling experience. The saddlebags give the sleek look on the outside and have plenty of room from the inside. Its lid is easy to open with the single touch on a hand like in 2017 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special. The Harley-Davidson engineers have used the latest Boom Box 6.5 Infotainment system containing the stylish 6.5 inches of fuel color touchscreen display with voice activation for hands-free mobile phone, navigation, and media. This infotainment system has the ability to provide powerful and pure sound output.
The new 2018 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike comes with the blacked-out Talon wheels with awesome spokes that are extended all the way to the edge of the rims. The suspension system consists up of high performing rear and front suspension with easily adjustable rear shocks offering full control of the plush ride. The braking system comprises of front and rear brakes, which are electronically linked with each other to provide an exact amount of brake to each tire like in 2018 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special.

2018 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike – Technical Specifications

Pricing

Vivid Black $26,299
Color $26,799
Hard Candy Custom $29,299
ABS Option Standard
Security System Option Standard
Cruise Control Option Standard
California Emissions $200
Freight $435

Engine

Engine Milwaukee-Eight® 107
Bore 3.937 inches
Stroke 4.375 inches
Displacement 107 cubic inch
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Exhaust Black, 2-into-1-into-2 dual exhaust having tapered mufflers

2018 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike Specs

Dimensions

Length 95.7 inches
Seat Height, Laden 25.9 inches
Seat Height, Unladen 27.4 inches
Ground Clearance 5.5 inches
Rake (steering head) (deg) 26
Trail 6.8 inches
Wheelbase 64 inches
Tires, Front Specification 130/60B19 61H
Tires, Rear Specification 180/55B18 80H
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 2.7 cu ft

2018 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike Specs

Performance

Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 111 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,250
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 32
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 31
Fuel Economy: Estimated City/Hwy 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

2018 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike Specs

Chassis

Wheels, Front Type Black, Talon Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Type Black, Talon Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type 32 mm, 4-piston fixed at the front and rear

Electric

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

Infotainment

Infotainment system Boom!™ Box 6.5
Type Color
Watts Per Channel 25
Speakers 2
Speaker Size 6.5 inch standard
Headset Specifications (if equipped) 16-64 ohms
AM Standard
FM Standard
Weather Band (WB) Standard
SD Card, Flash Drive & MP3 – via USB Connection Supported
SiriusXM Presets 20 – P&A Upgrade (USA and Canada only)
Languages English (US/UK), German, Italian, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), European Portuguese
Hands-free Mobile Phone – via Bluetooth Standard
Voice Recognition Languages: Phone functions only English (US/UK), Italian, German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), European Portuguese
Voice Recognition Languages: Tuner/Media/Navigation English (US/UK), Italian, German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), European Portuguese
Vehicle Information Screen (Oil pressure, Air temperature & EITMS) Standard
Text-to-Speech (TTS) Languages English (US/UK), German, Italian, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), European Portuguese
USB USB/MTP/iPod/iPhone
Bluetooth Phone/Media Supported

2018 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

Conclusion

This article is about the review of new 2018 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike and it is covered under www.bikescatalog.com. It features the powerful V-Twin engine, which is capable to deliver the best performance. The seat design ensures to have a comfortable long ride. The latest infotainment system guarantees to have better sound output. The touring bike is an ideal for long distance riders.

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