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2021 Road King Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike Review Specs

A one-of-a-kind bagger, the 2021 Road King Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike with unrivaled power and a dominating presence. Riders are looking for a factory-custom hot rod with classic Harley-Davidson styling: prodigy wheels and a Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin engine. A new Low Profile Engine Guard is meant to highlight the bike slammed, low lines, and a bright white Daymaker LED headlight packs a punch.

2021 Road King Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike – Features and Price

2021 Road King Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

Milwaukee-Eight 114 Power

The new and powerful Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin engine, the highest displacement and power supplied from the manufacturer for Harley-Davidson Touring model motorcycles, abilities each Special model. The rubber-mounted and counterbalanced Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine gives thrilling performance and a traditional Harley-Davidson style, sound, and feel in the Touring chassis. 114 cubic inches (1,868 ccs), 10.5:1 compression ratio, 118 ft. lb. torque at 3250 RPM, four-valve cylinder heads; increased airflow through the engine helps to power production.

The new dual spark plugs have been used for greater power and efficiency and complete burning of the air/fuel charge. A solo camshaft reduces mechanical noise, allowing a fuller exhaust tone to take center stage. A more outstanding compression ratio is possible because of advanced cylinder head design, twin knock sensors, and precise cooling, allowing greater torque output and superior acceleration. The powerful V-Twin engine has a 45-degree cylinder angle to keep the original Harley-Davidson appearance, sound, and feel. At highway speeds, the 6-speed Cruise Drive gearbox decreases engine RPM to enhance fuel efficiency and greater passenger comfort. It enhances overall airflow to the engine and adds performance style with an all-new Ventilator high-performance air cleaner with the help of a washable filter element.


The 2021 Road King Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike’s frame is built to last, with a solid backbone to carry the weight of both i.e., the passengers and the baggage, as well as contemporary engine power. Internal twin bending valve technology delivers linear damping performance and a smooth ride in the front suspension, while the new Emulsion technology rear shocks are tuned for touring, and it includes a single-knob pre-load adjustment that needs no tools or maintenance. Distinctive variants have a slammed posture because of the lower rear suspension—unique variants featuring Prodigy cast-aluminum wheels (19-inch front, 18-inch rear).

2021 Road King Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

The brand new Standard ReflexTM Linked Brembo Brakes with ABS is intended to help the rider recall control while braking in a straight line by stopping the wheels from locking during braking. In an emergency, ABS works independently on the front and rear brakes to avoid uncontrollable wheel lock.

RDRS Safety Enhancements – Optional RDRS Safety Enhancements– A set of latest technologies adapt a motorcycle’s performance to the available traction during deceleration, acceleration, and braking. Linked braking, traction control, anti-lock brakes, drag-torque slip control, tire pressure monitoring system, and vehicle hold control are all included.

New Features

Low Profile Engine Guard: This 1.25-inch diameter engine guard mounts 11 inches lower than the average Touring engine guard and includes a slightly forward sweep that offers enough clearance around the brake and shifts levers to highlight the Street Glide Special’s slammed low lines. The Daymaker LED headlight, which replaces the former dual-halogen headlamp, is now standard on the Road King Special variant. The LED Daymaker headlight packs a powerful punch with a brilliant white beam that illuminates the road and makes the motorbike more visible throughout the day. A new tank medallion based on the Bar & Shield emblem has been released.

Key Features

Black powertrain covers, mufflers, exhaust shields, front forks, headlamp nacelle, engine guard, handlebar, saddlebag rails, mirrors, foot and hand controls, console, foot boards, and passenger, rear light bar, and front turn signals are among the dark styling elements.2021 Colors available: Vivid Black, Black Jack Metallic, and Deadwood Green are solid. Snake Venom Custom Color, Mini-Ape Handlebar: A 9-inch tall mini-ape handlebar with a 1.25-inch diameter puts the rider in a commanding position and adds personalized design.

The commanding Daymaker LED headlight is kept front and center in this nacelle. To reduce the motorcycle’s silhouette, stretched lockable saddlebags reach below the mufflers. One-Touch latches are simple to open and close with only one hand. Exclusive Color-matched fascia panels between the saddlebags and rear fenders, as well as a low-profile front fender, are among the special features: a low-profile license plate holder and rear illumination that may be used to stop, tail, or turn.

2021 Road King Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike
MY21 Photography. FLHRXS.

Milwaukee-Eight® 114 Engine

In actual H-D® Touring vehicles, the most significant displacement is available. You’ll have 114 cubic inches of passing and horizon-chasing power.

Reflex™ Linked Brembo® Brakes including Standard ABS

They are designed to help the rider retain control while braking in a straight line by stopping the wheels from locking during braking. In an emergency, ABS works separately on the front and rear brakes to keep the wheels spinning and avoid uncontrollable wheel lock.

Mini-Ape Handlebars

Mini-ape handlebars are 9 inches tall and 1.25 inches broad, allowing you to sit higher, feel more forceful and ride more fiercely.

Blacked-Out Custom Styling

From the strong turbine wheels to the tapered mufflers, this motorcycle is blacked out from top to bottom.

2021 Road King Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

Stretched Saddlebags

On the exterior, it’s elegant, and on the inside, it’s big, with enough storage for your riding needs. With a single touch of a hand, the lids open.

Black Headlight Nacelle has a Matching Trim Ring

Big and dominating, with a headlight that defies the night so you can see and be seen.

Responsive Suspension

High-performance front and rear suspension, as well as readily hand-adjustable rear shocks, provide you with complete control over a comfortable ride.

There’s a whole planet out there to discover. Since the 1960s, when we pioneered the fully outfitted touring bike, we’ve been making motorcycles to let you explore it in the most dramatic manner imaginable. In the saddle of a Harley-Davidson Touring bike, you may explore whole continents and their mountain ranges, gorges, glaciers, tiny villages, deserts, cities, roadside attractions, experiences, and tales. No one does it better than you.

2021 Road King Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike – Price

The new 2021 Road King Special Harley-Davidson Motorcycle is available at $22,999 only.

2021 Road King Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

2021 Road King Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike – Technical Specifications

USA Pricing

Vivid Black $22,999
Color $23,449
Custom Color $23,999
ABS Option Standard
Reflex™ Defensive Rider System (RDRS) $995
Security Option Standard
Cruise Control Option Standard
California Emissions $200
Freight $435

Canadian Pricing

Vivid Black $27,899
Colour $28,499
Custom Colour $29,399
ABS Option Standard
Reflex™ Defensive Rider System (Rdrs) Option Standard
Security Option Standard
Cruise Control Option Standard

UK Pricing

Vivid Black £21,995
Colour £22,345
Custom Colour £23,135
ABS Option Standard
Reflex™ Defensive Rider System (Rdrs) Option Standard
Security Option Standard
Cruise Control Option Standard

2021 Road King Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike


Length 95.3 in. (2,420 mm)
Overall Width 39 in. (990 mm)
Overall Height 45.3 in. (1,150 mm)
Seat Height, Laden 26.4 in. (671 mm)
Seat Height, Unladen 27.4 in. (695 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.9 in. (125 mm)
Rake (steering head) (deg) 26
Fork Angle (deg) 29.25
Trail 6.9 in. (175 mm)
Wheelbase 64 in. (1,625 mm)
Tires, Type Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front and rear
Tires, Front Model D408F
Tires, Front Specification 130/60B19 61H
Tires, Rear Model D407T
Tires, Rear Specification 180/55B18 80H
Fuel Capacity 6 gal. (22.7 l)
Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light) One gal. (3.8 l)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 5.2 qt. (4.9 l)
Transmission Capacity 1 qt. (.95 l)
Primary Chain Case Capacity 1.1 qts. (1 l)
Coolant Capacity N/A
Weight, As Shipped 774 lb. (351 kg)
Weight, In Running Order 807 lb. (366 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1,360 lb. (617 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front 500 lb. (227 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear 927 lb. (420 kg)
Luggage Capacity -Volume 2.5 cu ft (0.07 m3)


Engine Milwaukee-Eight™ 114
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; four valves per cylinder
Bore 4.016 in. (102 mm)
Stroke 4.5 in. (114 mm)
Displacement 114 cu in (1,868 cc)
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Paper, washable
Exhaust Black, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers
Lubrication System Pressurized, dry-sump with oil cooler

2021 Road King Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike


Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 32/68 ratio
Clutch Mechanically actuated, ten plates wet, Assist and Slip
Transmission 6-Speed Cruise Drive®
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


Frame Mild steel; tubular frame, 2-piece stamped and welded backbone, cast and forged junctions, twin down-tubes; bolt-on rear frame including forged fender supports, MIG welded.
Swingarm Mild steel; 2-piece drawn & welded section; forged junctions; MIG welded.
Front Fork 49 mm Dual Bending Valve
Rear Shocks Premium low height hand-adjustable rear suspension
Wheels, Front Type Gloss Black Prodigy
Wheels, Front Width 3.5 in. (89 mm)
Wheels, Front Height 19 in. (483 mm)
Wheels, Rear Type Gloss Black Prodigy
Wheels, Rear Width Five in. (127 mm)
Wheels, Rear Height 18 in. (457 mm)
Brakes, Caliper Type 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear
Brakes, Rotor Type Dual floating rotors (front), fixed rotor (rear)
Brakes, Front Diameter 11.8 in. (300 mm)
Brakes, Front Thickness 0.2 in. (5.1 mm)
Brakes, Front is dual Yes
Brakes, Rear Diameter 11.8 in. (300 mm)
Brakes, Rear Thickness 0.28 in. (7.1 mm)
Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Standard
Suspension Travel, Front 4.6 in. (117 mm)
Suspension Travel, Rear 2.15 in. (54.6 mm)


Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 118 ft-lb (160 Nm)
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,250
Lean Angle Testing Method J1168
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 32
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 31
Fuel Economy Testing Method Estimated City/Hwy
Fuel Economy 43 mpg (5.5 l/100 km)


Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 28-amp/hour, 405 cca (per Battery Council International Rating)
Charging Three-phase, 48-amp system (600W @ 13V, 2000 rpm, 625W max power @ 13V)
Starting 1.6 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp LED 34-watt, 915-lumen low beam, 37-watt, 915-lumen high beam
Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/Stop 8W/28W
Lights (as per country regulation), Front Signal Lights 8W/28W
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps High beam, running lights, directional light bar, neutral, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, turn signals, battery, security system, low fuel warning, cruise control, ABS, Gear/RPM display, miles to empty display
Lights, Rear Turn Signals 8W/28W
Gauges Gauges are styled to complement each vehicle. The display features an odometer, trip A, trip B, range to empty and gear indicator, and more considerable tell-tale indicators.
Auxiliary Lamps N/A
Electric Power Outlet N/A
GPS System N/A
Reverse Gear N/A

Warranty And Service

Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter


Unrivaled force and overpowering presence. Factory-built hot rods with vintage Harley-Davidson appearance. Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin, Prodigy wheels. A new Low Profile Engine Guard highlights the bike’s low lines, and a Daymaker LED headlamp is dazzling. Harley-legendary Davidson’s bagger has Milwaukee-Eight 114 power. Spectacularly tour the world: unrivaled force and overpowering presence.

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