IT’S BACK

That’s right Harley-Davidson has brought back the Road Glide. The 2015 Harley line-up includes the Road Glide and Road Glide Special, two of its new 2015 motorcycles. Both models benefited from the Project RUSHMORE. They are being revealed today during special events at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D., and at the National Bikers Roundup (NBR) in Tulsa, Okla.

“Road Glide has always had an incredibly passionate following, which is why its return to the model line-up is exciting for our customers and our company,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer of Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “With Project Rushmore technology, intuitive features and great new styling, we’re delivering an improved ride for the Road Glide faithful and the many others looking for more cool Project Rushmore motorcycle options.”

“The Road Glide has always been a bike for a rider who’s cut from a different cloth, a person who wants to make a statement as they chase the freedom of the road,” said Michael Goche, Product Planning Manager. “This new model respects that spirit while offering a significant improvement in aerodynamic and ergonomic comfort, LED lighting and the full suite of Project RUSHMORE features that have been such a huge hit with touring riders around the world.”

The new Road Glides went through countless hours of wind tunnel testing to ensure that the new frame-mounted Road Glide motorcycle fairing with the triple split-stream vent will significantly reduces head buffeting while still providing comfortable airflow around the rider. Dual Daymaker Reflector LED headlamp blasts through the murkiest of nights. Centered in the inner fairing is the color screen of a Boom! Box 4.3 infotainment system is controlled by twin joysticks located on a new swept-back handlebar that puts the rider in a commanding, comfortable position. Touring features include One-Touch hard saddlebags, cruise control, easy-to-read gauges, adjustable air-ride rear suspension and new ergonomic hand controls with intuitive design and improved tactile feel.

The Road Glide Special has select premium features including the premium Boom! Box 6.5GT infotainment system with touch screen and GPS navigation, Reflex Linked Brakes with ABS and hand-adjustable low-profile rear suspension. An exclusive painted inner fairing and hand-applied pinstriping move the styling up a notch.

Test-rides on the new 2015 Road Glide and Road Glide Special models will be available at the Harley-Davidson locations in Sturgis Aug. 2-9 and in Tulsa on Aug. 2. They will start to arrive at dealerships on August 26, 2014. Visit www.h-d.com/roadglide for more information.

Source and images: Harley-Davidson
Posted by Sam Kanish

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