Road Glide Special 2021 Harley-Davidson Touring Bike Review Specs

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Road Glide Special 2021 Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

The Road Glide Special 2021 Harley-Davidson Touring Bike now comes in new two-tone color choices, as well as blacked-out or attractive bright chrome design treatments, offering customers the option of a dark and ominous style or a bright and classic look. All Special models now come with a reshaped low-profile engine guard and an extremely high-performance Ventilator air cleaner with a washable filter. The Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine powers this performance bagger and blends are threatening design with aerodynamic comfort and control. Models of the Road Glide Special and Street Glide Special now have a new chrome finish and two-tone paint options.

Road Glide Special 2021 Harley-Davidson Touring Bike – Features

Road Glide Special 2021 Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

Powerful Engine

The Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin engine, the greatest displacement, and highest power supplied from the manufacturer for the Harley-Davidson Touring model motorcycle, abilities each Special model. The rubber-fixed 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. of displacement (1,868 ccs) 10.5:1 compression ratio 118 ft. pound torque at 3250 RPM. Enhanced airflow through the engine is aided with the help of four-valve cylinder heads.

Dual spark plugs enhance power and efficiency and complete burning of the air/fuel charge. Using a single camshaft reduces mechanical noise, enabling a fuller exhaust tone to take center stage. An outstanding compression ratio is possible thanks to the latest cylinder head design, twin knock sensors, and precise cooling, which allows for better torque output and superior acceleration. The V-Twin engine features a 45-degree cylinder angle to keep the original Harley-Davidson appearance, sound, and feel. At highway speeds, the six-speed Drive gearbox reduces engine RPM to improve fuel efficiency and passenger comfort.

Chassis Features

The Harley-Davidson Touring frame is specially built to last, with a robust backbone to carry the weight of baggage and passengers, as well as engine power. Internal twin bending valve technology offers linear damping performance and an exceptionally smooth ride in the front suspension. The Emulsion technology rear shocks are tuned especially for touring and include a single-knob pre-load adjustment that requires no tools or maintenance. Distinct variants have a slammed posture because of the lower rear suspension. Unique variants include Prodigy cast-aluminum wheels.

Road Glide Special 2021 Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

Milwaukee-Eight 114 Engine

In an all-new Road Glide Special 2021 Harley-Davidson Touring Bike, the most significant displacement is available. The rider will have 114 cubic inches of passing and horizon-chasing power at your disposal.

Reflex™ Linked Brembo Brakes Having Standard ABS

The braking system and ABS are designed to help the rider retain control while braking in a straight line by stopping both wheels from locking. In an emergency, ABS works independently on both brakes to keep the wheels spinning and avoid uncontrollable wheel locks.

Boom! ™ BOX GTS infotainment system

An updated user interface with a modern style, feel, and function, as well as remarkable durability and features tailored to motorcycles. Every detail has been carefully considered to improve the rider’s contact with the bike and their connection to the rest of the world.

Blacked-Out Finishes

For an aggressive, contemporary style, the front forks and exhaust tips have been blacked out.

Blacked-Out Prodigy Wheels

Black, shiny 19-inch front and 18-inch rear aluminum wheels add flair and attitude to your ride.

Road Glide Special 2021 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 one touch of one hand, the lids open.

Responsive Suspension

You’re in charge of a luxurious ride thanks to high-performing front and rear suspension and readily adjustable rear shocks.

Road Glide Special 2021 Harley-Davidson Touring Bike – Price

The new Road Glide Special 2021 Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycle is available at $26,699 only.

Road Glide Special 2021 Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

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

USA Pricing

Vivid Black $26,699
Color $27,199
Two-Tone $27,699
Custom Color $27,899
Vivid Black W/Black Finish $27,599
Color W/Black Finish $28,099
Two-Tone W/Black Finish $28,599
Custom Color W/Black Finish $28,399
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

Canadian Pricing

Vivid Black $33,599
Colour $34,199
Two-Tone $34,799
Custom Colour $35,099
Vivid Black W/Black Finish $34,799
Colour W/ Black Finish $35,399
Two-Tone W/Black Finish $35,999
Custom Colour W/Black Finish $36,299
ABS Option Standard
Reflex™ Defensive Rider System (RDRS) Option Standard
Security Option Standard
Cruise Control Option Standard
Premier Radio Option Standard

UK Pricing

Vivid Black £24,995
Colour £25,345
Two-Tone £25,745
Custom Colour £26,135
Vivid Black W/Black Finish £26,245
Colour W/ Black Finish £26,595
Two-Tone W/Black Finish £26,995
Custom Colour W/Black Finish £27,385
ABS Option Standard
Reflex™ Defensive Rider System (RDRS) Option Standard
Security Option Standard
Cruise Control Option Standard
Premier Radio Option Standard

Dimensions

Length 95.7 in. (2,430 mm)
Overall Width 39 in. (990 mm)
Overall Height 52.2 in. (1,325 mm)
Seat Height, Laden 25.9 in. (658 mm)
Seat Height, Unladen 27.4 in. (695 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.1 in. (130 mm)
Rake (steering head) (deg) 26
Fork Angle (deg) 29.25
Trail 6.8 inches (173mm)
Wheelbase 64 inches (1,625mm)
Tires, Type Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front & 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 818 lb. (371 kg)
Weight, In Running Order 853 lb. (387 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 2.7 cu ft (0.071 m3)

Road Glide Special 2021 Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

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

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; tubular frame; twin downtubes; two-piece stamped and welded backbone; cast and forged junctions; bolt-on rear frame including forged fender supports; MIG welded.
Swingarm Mild steel; forged junctions; two-piece drawn & welded section; 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 2.1 in. (54 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 40-watt, 1,060 low lumen beam, 60-watt, 1560 high lumen 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
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

The Road Glide Special 2021 Harley-Davidson Touring Bike now comes in two-tone color choices, blacked-out or brilliant chrome design treatments, providing consumers a dark or classic appeal. All Special models now include a new low-profile engine guard and a Ventilator air cleaner with a washable filter. 2021 Harley-Davidson bikes have three hot rod baggers with new attitudes and conveniences. The Road King Special, Road Glide Special, and Street Glide Special blend street presence with the Touring chassis’ long-haul characteristics.