If you love to rule the road, bikes should always be an integral part of your journey. But not all bikes can rule the streets just like not all the clothes can serve every occasion.
Since the introduction of the Harley-Davidson in 2006, no other bikes stand a chance when the term comes to the street. And the most popular Harley Davidson range is the ‘Street Glide’.
But in 2017, Street lovers are about to get something new and levelled up – Harley Davidson Street Glide Special. The more refined, sharper featured Street Glide special has made it exceptional this time. Want to have little-detailed information about this new beast? Keep reading.
As it is a new upgraded version of the Street Glide, it has dozens of new features – from engines to styling – which will blow your mind. But before we discuss it in length, let us have a short glimpse of the technical features of Street Glide Special. Have a look:
- Engine: Milwaukee-Eight 107
- Power: N/A
- Torque: 112 [email protected] 3250 rpm
- Service: 1600/8000 km
- Fuel: 22.7-litre tank
- Brake: 300 mm twin discs, 4-piston callipers with ABS
- Lean angle: 31° right and 29° left
- Transmission: 6-speed cruise drive
- Wheels: Front and rear, Enforcer Cast Aluminium
- Length: 96 inch
- Seat height: 27 inch
- Weight (Running): 830 lb
Now, that we have known all the technical features of the Street Glide Special, let us focus on the detailed discussion about this new beast of the street. How is the engine? What is the mileage? And does the new styling of Harley-Davidson look perfect? Well, we will try to answer all the questions at a time. Follow the below-mentioned points.
First, we will discuss the new Milwaukee-Eight’s 107-inch engine. Better performance and better durability, this Harley Davidson new engine is the one engine every biker lover dreams of. It produces an amazing amount of torque– 112 ft-lb @ 3250 rpm– which is 10% better than the previous Street Glide version. Not only that, but the Engine runs smooth too. It is not at all jumpy, instead, produces the perfect amount of power which is needed. Also, it has new heat-management strategies included, and thus the engine does not get heated up after some time. Also, the eight-valve engine can counterbalance almost 75% of the vibration of the engine. In a nutshell, the engine is perfect!
Coming to styling, Harley Davidson never fails us. And with the new Street Glide Special, the slick design and the big fat engine is the symbol of pure love! Also, when the term comes to wind protection, the previous Harley Davidson model fails in front of the Street Glide Special. However, all these styles have not reduced the technical features of this Street Glide; navigation system, touch screen, voice activated music, phone, GPS everything is included perfectly. Also, all the control buttons are placed in the right way too, even better than the previous model.
The ergonomic structure of Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special is perfect for a long drive. The windscreen in front is quite strong, and it has a front vent which works great when you are in need of ventilation. Also, every fast bike needs a fast break because that is the feature that defines the speed and Harley Davidson is perfect for that. It is perfectly equipped with 300 mm rooters up on the front and 300 mm disc out in the back, and it also has Brembo clippers; thus it can stop in a hurry without any hassle or unnecessary jerking. While speeding up, the large front fairing does a good job too. The brake is firm; however, the personal opinion may vary. Also, it has one-touch latch system, and it has been equipped with quick release saddlebag for a better bike experience when on a long trip.
A high-end infotainment system and security system are the two new additions in this Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special. Also, it has attached the new slip-assist clutch which is tight, engaged and also smooth at low speed too. Street Glide Special has upgraded the emulsion shocks to remote spring-loaded adjustable emulsion shocks, and it has made this bike a lot more comfortable than the previous models. It never fails to be comfortable even when you are taking aggressive corners. Also, it has been equipped with link braking and ABS for a smoother brake system.
In a nutshell, there is nothing to dislike about this new Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special, and it is simply better than the previous models. From performance, functioning to comfort, Street Glide Special is one perfect bike for long bike riders.
Advantages and Disadvantages
Talking about advantages, Street Glide special got lots! We have already mentioned the advantages in the feature list but let us recap that once again.
- New Milwaukee-Eight’s 107-inch engine.
- Amazing torque production.
- All modern functions included such as tight security, navigation, touch screen, GPS, etc.
- Smooth break system. Does not trouble you while stopping.
- Less vibration and amazing heat dissipation strategies included.
- Slip-assist clutch attached.
- One-touch latch system improved and quick release of saddlebags.
- The comfortable ergonomic structure does not give you sore muscles after a long drive.
Talking about disadvantages, this bike almost has none. So many amazing features and the list of advantages leave nothing to be on the list of disadvantages. It is the absolute dream bike for every bike lover out there, especially if you are the one who loves to travel on their bike. However, the weight of this Street Glide Special may seem a little heavier than the previous models, but anyone who is accustomed to handling Harley Davidson bikes will find this weight normal.
The Street Glide Special is the one bike that makes you crave for the journey, not the destination. So do not wait and watch; buy this bike and hit your dream destination. Happy Travelling!