2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Specs Price Review

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2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson

The 2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson bike is newly launched tourer bike by Harley-Davidson. Again, this bike has maintained the legacy of Harley-Davidson brand and is very famous among the tourer bike lovers. The bike has the impressive and stylish look. The color combination is mind blowing. This bike has got plenty of features that makes the long ride full of fun. The seat is soft and offers maximum comfort. The handlebar design is just fantastic. Each and every detail of this bike makes it perfect bike. The review of 2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson bike with price and specification are written below.

2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson

2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson – Specs and Price

Engine

The all-new 2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson bike comes with the powerful engine that has the 45 degrees V-Twin rings. This engine has the Milwaukee-Eight 107 technology. The sound of the engine is just amazing, and it represents the pure Harley-Davidson style. The engine is iconic and durable and has the unparalleled in the healthy look. This engine is one of the powerful engines among the Harley-Davidson bikes. This engine is thought to be the driver of next era due to its performance and innovative design. Following are the eight distinctive features that make this engine amazing and better to ride:

  1. More power: Larger displacement, four valve heads and higher compression ratio that produces 10% more torque.
  2. Quicker Acceleration: 2-3 bike lengths faster from 0-60mph and 1-2 bike lengths faster from 60-80mph in top gear
  3. Heat Management: Improved rider and passenger comfort due to the reduced heat absorption, increased heat rejection and redesigned exhaust system.
  4. Improved Fit: Narrow primary and optimized air cleaner shape.
  5. Reduced Vibration: New internal single counter balancer provides a smoother and more refined feel at idle.
  6. Richer Exhaust Note: Less mechanical powertrain sound allows more iconic V-Twin rumble due to lighter valves, optimized cover designs, and driveline improvements
  7. Lower Idle Speed: For better sound and less heat.
  8. Improved Charging: 50% more output to meet increased touring accessory needs.

2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson

Control

This new 2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson bike offers the best controlling experience of all time. It has the 49 mm of front fork that provides the better turning skills. This bike features the 180 mm of rear tires that provides the best look. The tire has the latest Dunlop Multi-Tread technology that uses harder compounds at the center and softer on the sides for the tire. The engine of this bike is the powerful and coolest running engine ever built. This engine is smoother, stronger and durable. It offers the throttle response and best cleaner sound. The engine features four valves per cylinder, dual spark plugs, single chain driven cam, counter balanced and rubber attached. The new 2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson bike has the best stopping power. It has new Reflex Linked Brembo Brakes with ABS. This Ab turns the locked-up front wheel or the rear wheel skid into the relic riding history. The front and rear brakes are electronically linked to offer exactly the right amount of brakes to each tire of the bike. This bike features the new dual haymaker reflector LED headlamps. That provides the bright light in dim. This bike comes with the 6-Speed Cruise Drive Transmission that offers the smooth, quiet shifting and it also reduces the engine speed on the highway. This new Isolated Drive System makes the acceleration flow smooth and steady. The front and rear suspension are adjustable with the new emulsion shocks. This new suspension gives the better confidence and handling experience. They can quickly adjust by the turn off single knob. The new fork technology in this bike offers the best damping performance.

Infotainment

Just like the 2017 Harley-Davidson Road Glide, this bike also have infotainment system. The all-new 2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson bike comes with the best jukebox design that includes the USB connection. This USB connection accepts the iPhone, iTouch, SD card and other USB compatible devices. Rider has to open the door up and plug his device into the motorcycle. This system is ready to be operated by voice command or hand control. The Boom! Box 6.5GT Radio puts out the 25 watts per channel at 1% distortion. The optimized equalizer pumps out more power and can be played louder while maintaining the clarity of sound. The new 6.5 inches of full-color touch screen displays all the information. It has modern graphics, color, auto and manual dim. This infotainment system contains the 5.25 inches of speakers attached securely in sealed and tuned enclosed speaker housing. The Boom! Box 6.5GT offers the voice recognition for hands-free operation.

2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson

Feel

The all-new 2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson has the new and full-length Streamliner footboards, streamliner passenger footpegs and toe/heel shifter. The footboards have rubber-isolation attached to separate the feet from vibration. The heel/toe shifter offers the easiest shifting. This bike has the two up street glide seat which is the combination of custom look with the design that’s built for comfort. The new saddlebag design makes it best, and it provides plenty of room to store things during the long journey. This bike also features the battery charging harness, so the rider will not waste even the ten minutes. It has the high output charging system that offers an electrical capacity robust enough for rider’s add-ons. The handlebar of the bike gives best and comfortable riding position for a broad range of riders. The bike has the fatigue-reducing fixed frame design that is made especially for long distance travel. The design of the chassis made this bike perfectly ergonomic. The front and rear suspension are fully functional and offer the most confident ride. A single touch can open the saddlebag lid and other compartment covers.

Style

The new 2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson bike comes with the warrior style bike with the distinctive look. It has got modern, aggressive style and streamlined, narrow profile of the outer fairing. The windscreen is best and can be adjusted according to requirement. This bike has the pure racing scoop style of air cleaner which is fully functional. The new 2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson has the first black powder coated engine with the chrome covers that makes engine looks good. The new and high flow airbox offers the attractive look and is fully functional. The new and classic fuel tank provides the plenty of room for showing off. It holds six gallons of fuel; the bike has best fuel economy, so this fuel tank is enough for a long ride. Shell offers the unique look and has company badge with it. This bike has the best-cast aluminum wheels front and back providing the elegant look. This bike has the best combination of the rear stop, turn, and tail lights. This bike also features the original AM, FM and WB antenna that offers the best look.

2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson

2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson – Price

The all-new 2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson bike comes with the price of $23,999 only.

2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson – Specs

Engine

Engine Type Milwaukee-Eight™ 107
Bore 3.937 inches
Stroke 4.375 inches
Displacement 107 cu in
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson engine

Dimensions

Length 95.4 inches
Seat Height, Laden 25.9 inches
Seat Height, Unladen 26.9 inches
Ground Clearance 4.8 inches
Rake (steering head) (deg) 26
Trail 6.8 inches
Wheelbase 64 inches
Tires, Front Specification 130/60B19 61H
Tires, Rear Specification BW 180/65B16 81H
Fuel Capacity 6 gallons
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 5.2 qt.
Weight, As Shipped 816 lb.
Weight, In Running Order 853 lb.
Luggage Capacity –Volume 2.3 cu ft

2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Specs

Infotainment

Size 6.5 inches
Type Color
Watts Per Channel 25
Speakers 2
Speaker Size 5.25 inches / 6.5 inches – P&A Upgrade
Headset Specifications (if equipped) 16-64 ohms
AM Standard
FM Standard
Weather Band (WB) Standard
SD Card, Flash Drive and MP3 – via USB Connection Supported
Languages English (US/UK), German, Italian, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France),  European Portuguese
Hands-free Mobile Phone – via Bluetooth P&A Upgrade, Headset connection required
Voice Recognition Languages: Phone functions only English (US/UK), German, Italian, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), European Portuguese
Vehicle Information Screen (Air temperature, oil pressure, and EITMS) Standard
Text-to-Speech (TTS) Languages English (US/UK), German, Italian, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), European Portuguese
USB MTP/iPod/USB/iPhone
Bluetooth Phone/Media Supported
SiriusXM Presets 20 – P&A Upgrade (Canada & USA only)
Voice Recognition Languages: Tuner/Media/Navigation English (US/UK), German, Italian, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), European Portuguese

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 4.0
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.407
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 2.875

Chassis

Exhaust Chrome, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers
Wheels, Front Type Enforcer Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Type Enforcer Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear

Performance

Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 111.4 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,250
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 32
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 31
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 45 mpg

2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson Specs

Electric

Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps High beam, running lights, low oil pressure, front fender running lights, directional lights,  neutral, security system, engine diagnostics, battery, cruise control, speakers, accessory, gear indication, low fuel warning, ABS, miles to empty display, fog/aux lamp indicator
Gauges Larger speedometer and tachometer with ample numbers; large fuel and volt gauges with broad numbers; display features odometer, trip A, trip B, range to empty, clock and gear indicator; and larger telltale indicators