2021 Street Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike Review Specs

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2021 Street Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

A factory-custom bagger with highway-ripping power is now available with new two-tone paint choices and a choice of blacked-out or bright chrome aesthetic treatments, offering the client the option of a dark and menacing appearance bright and classic one. The high-performance Ventilator air cleaner including a washable filter element, a redesigned low-profile engine guard, the Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin engine, and Prodigy wheels, are now standard on all Special models. Behind the traditional Harley-Davidson batwing fairing, the first hot rod bagger rolls. Long-haul comfort and personalized elegance meet authoritative power. The bright white Daymaker LED headlight packs a powerful punch, lighting up the road and making the motorbike more visible throughout the day.

2021 Street Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike – Features and Specs

2021 Street Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

New Chrome Finish and Two-Tone Paint

The range of exotic Harley-Davidson bikes for 2021 includes a trio of hot rod baggers with new attitudes and amenities. The new 2021 Street Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike blends imposing street presence with the long-haul characteristics of the Harley-Davidson Touring chassis, with a slammed posture and strong Milwaukee-Eight 114 power. These motorcycles are built to control the street on Friday nights and sprint for the border before dawn.

The new 2021 Street Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike will be available in new two-tone paint schemes, as well as blacked-out or bright chrome design treatments, providing customers the option of a dark and ominous aspect or a bright and classic style. All Special models now come with a redesigned low-profile engine guard and a high-performance Ventilator air cleaner with a washable filter.

Milwaukee-Eight 114 Power

The Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin engine, the highest displacement and power supplied from the manufacturer for Harley-Davidson Touring model bikes, abilities each Special model. The rubber-mounted and counterbalanced Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine offers thrilling performance and a traditional Harley-Davidson style, sound, and feel in the Touring chassis. 114 cu in (1,868 ccs) displacement, 10.5:1 compression ratio, 118 ft. lb. torque @ 3250 RPM, four-valve cylinder heads (two exhaust and two intake valves per head, for a total of eight valves), increased airflow through the engine helps to power output Dual spark plugs for improved power and efficiency and complete burning of the air/fuel charge. Using a single camshaft eliminates mechanical noise, allowing a fuller exhaust tone to take center stage.

2021 Street Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

A more excellent compression ratio is possible because of advanced cylinder head design, twin knock sensors, and precise cooling, which allows for enhanced torque output and superior acceleration. The 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 improve fuel efficiency and passenger comfort. Enhances airflow to the engine and adds performance style with the new Ventilator high-performance air cleaner with a washable filter element.

Chassis

The Harley-Davidson Touring frame is built to last, with a robust backbone to carry the weight of passengers and baggage, as well as contemporary engine power. Internal twin bending valve technology provides linear damping performance and a smooth ride in the front suspension.

The lowered rear suspension offers Special models a slammed stance. Emulsion technology rear shocks are designed for touring and include a single-knob pre-load adjustment that requires no tools or maintenance. Unique variants include Prodigy cast-aluminum wheels (19-inch front, 18-inch rear).

Standard ReflexTM Linked Brembo Brakes with ABS (Antilock Braking System) is intended to help the rider retain control while braking in a straight line by preventing the wheels from locking during braking. In an emergency, ABS works separately on the front and rear brakes to avoid uncontrollable wheel lock. RDRS Safety Enhancements (previously known as RDRS) – Optional RDRS Safety Enhancements (formerly known as RDRS) – A set of technologies that adapt a motorbike’s performance to the available traction during acceleration, deceleration, and braking. Linked braking, anti-lock brakes, traction control, drag-torque slip control, tire pressure monitoring system, and vehicle hold control are all included.

2021 Street Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

Street Glide Special Model

Behind the traditional Harley-Davidson batwing fairing, the first hot rod bagger rolls. Long-haul comfort and personalized elegance meet authoritative power.

New Features for the 2021 Model

Chrome Option: The Street Glide Special model is available in Chrome and Dark design options. Powertrain covers and trim, exhaust, front end, handlebar, tank console, and other features are replaced with chrome. The new Prodigy wheels are finished in Gloss Black including machined accents when the Chrome option is chosen. Two-Tone Paint Option: For the first time on the Street Glide Special, a two-tone paint option is available: Gauntlet Gray Metallic / Vivid Black with Chrome or Dark style. Chrome Styling is another color choice (Gloss Black Prodigy wheels with machined highlights), Vivid Black, Black Jack Metallic, and Billiard Red are solid colors.

Snake Venom, Dark Styling, Custom Color (Gloss Black Prodigy wheels), Vivid Black, Gauntlet Gray Metallic, Billiard Red, and Deadwood Green Denim Solid Colors, Snake Venom, Low Profile, Custom Color Engine Guard: This 1.25-inch diameter engine guard mounts 11-inch lower than the average Touring engine guard and includes a slightly forward sweep that offers enough clearance around the brake and shift levers to highlight the Street Glide Special’s slammed low lines.

The old dual-halogen headlight has been replaced with a Daymaker LED headlamp on the Street Glide Special variant. The Daymaker LED headlight packs a powerful punch with a brilliant white beam that illuminates the road and makes the motorbike more visible throughout the day. To further decrease the motorcycle’s profile and separate the Street Glide Special from ordinary Touring versions, a new low-profile center console sits above a redesigned 6-gallon petrol tank with a side fuel fill. An all-new tank medallion based on the Bar & Shield emblem has been released.

2021 Street Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

Key Features

Batwing A low-profile sport windscreen with a split stream vent to decrease head buffeting. 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—long-distance rider comfort with a one-piece, two-up seat. Exclusive Color-matched inner fairing, fascia panels between the saddlebags and rear fenders, and a low-profile front fender are among the special features.

A low-profile license plate holder and rear illumination may be used to stop, tail, or turn. Boom! Box GTS infotainment system has a color touch screen, enhanced navigation, hand and voice controls (when used with a compatible headset), and two-speaker audio.

The Boom!TM Box GTS system now offers Android AutoTM application compatibility, in addition to Apple CarPlay software compatibility. The rider may access media, communication, streaming services, and navigation while on the road by using a wired connection to a compatible smartphone. (To utilize Apple CarPlay, you’ll need the optional Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories headsets.) In certain nations and locations, Android AutoTM and Apple CarPlay are not accessible.

2021 Street Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike – Price

The new 2021 Street Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycle is available at $27,099 only.

2021 Street Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike – Technical Specifications

Pricing

Vivid Black $27,099
Color $27,599
Two-Tone $28,099
Custom Color $28,299
Vivid Black W/Black Finish $27,999
Color W/Black Finish $28,499
Two-Tone W/Black Finish $28,999
Custom Color W/Black Finish $29,199
ABS Option Standard
Reflex™ Defensive Rider System (RDRS) $995
Security Option Standard
Cruise Control Option Standard
Premium Radio Option Standard
California Emissions $200
Freight $435

2021 Street Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

Pricing

Vivid Black $32,999
Colour $33,599
Two-Tone $34,199
Custom Colour $34,499
Vivid Black W/Black Finish $34,199
Colour W/ Black Finish $34,799
Two-Tone W/Black Finish $35,399
Custom Colour W/Black Finish $35,699
ABS Option Standard
Reflex™ Defensive Rider System (RDRS) Option Standard
Security Option Standard
Cruise Control Option Standard
Premier Radio Option Standard

Pricing

Vivid Black £24,495
Colour £24,845
Two-Tone £25,245
Custom Colour £25,635
Vivid Black W/Black Finish £25,745
Colour W/ Black Finish £26,095
Two-Tone W/Black Finish £26,495
Custom Colour W/Black Finish £26,885
ABS Option Standard
Reflex™ Defensive Rider System (RDRS) Option Standard
Security Option Standard
Cruise Control Option Standard
Premier Radio Option Standard

Dimensions

Length 95.5 in. (2,425 mm)
Overall Width 37.8 in. (960 mm)
Overall Height 52.6 in. (1,335 mm)
Seat Height, Laden 26.1 in. (664 mm)
Seat Height, Unladen 27.2 in. (690 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.9 in. (125 mm)
Rake (steering head) (deg) 26
Fork Angle (deg) 29.25
Trail 6.8 in. (173 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 792 lb. (359 kg)
Weight, In Running Order 827 lb. (375 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 (0.071 m3)

Engine

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 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers
Lubrication System Pressurized, dry-sump with oil cooler

2021 Street Glide Special Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

Drivetrain

Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 32/68 ratio
Clutch Mechanically actuated ten plate 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

Chassis

Frame Mild steel; two-piece stamped and welded backbone; tubular frame; twin downtubes; cast and forged junctions; bolt-on rear frame including forged fender supports; MIG welded.
Swingarm Mild steel; two-piece drawn and welded section; forged junctions; MIG welded.
Front Fork 49mm Dual Bending Valve
Rear Shocks Premium Low 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)

Performance

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)

Electric

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 lights, low oil pressure, neutral, engine diagnostics, battery, cruise control, accessory, security system, gear indication, low fuel warning, ABS, miles to empty display, fog/aux lamp indicator
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 Electric power accessory port in the fairing
GPS System Boom!™ Box 6.5GT audio system with GPS and touchscreen
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

Conclusion

A factory-custom bagger with highway-ripping power is now available with new two-tone paint options and a choice of blacked-out or bright chrome cosmetic treatments. All Special versions come with a Ventilator air cleaner with a washable filter element, a revised low-profile engine guard, and Prodigy wheels. The first hot rod bagger rolls behind Harley’s batwing fairing. Long-distance comfort and elegant power. The Daymaker LED headlight is brilliant white and makes the motorcycle more noticeable.