The 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide is now up and testing on the streets. Spyphotos show an uncamouflaged Harley-Davidson Road Glide sauntering on the city streets.
(Pictures has been taken down as per request from source)
The 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide carries the distinctive shark-nosed front fairing. Though not much has changed on the bike’s external form, features have been added to the updated Road Glide. Last year, Harley-Davidson had unveiled a slew of new products under the name of Project Rushmore. The bikes possessed numerous technological upgrades, and features. Surprisingly, the Harley-Davidson Road Glide was absent from the Project Rushmore upgrade list. As the spyphotos show, the Road Glide has now been blessed with many changes that Project Rushmore had bestowed upon other Harley-Davidson bikes.
The 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide has a massive 1,690 cc heart made of metal. The powerplant is named as the High Output Twin Cam 103 Engine, and it utilises air cooling. Surprisingly, all the models that received the Rushmore blessing last year now utilise partially water-cooled ( Twin Cooled ) engines. Rumor mills point out that the Road Glide will deliver around 77 hp at 5000 rpm, and 125 Nm of torque at 3800 rpm. While the numbers might seem puny for an engine that massive, it will defintely deliver the trademark Harley Potato-Potato growl. And will make its presence felt.
Other changes on the 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide are :
- Upgraded brakes armed with ABS
- “Reflex” Linked Braking system connecting both front and rear brakes
- A better front fork
- 19-inch front wheel instead of 18-inch
- Twin headlights are now LED units, protected by a Plexiglas screen. There are air intakes on both sides of the headlamp assembly, and these are part of a system to reduce wind-buffeting at high speeds
While the Harley-Davidson Road Glide might look bulky and slouchy from its external shape, it does provide its riders with a comfortable riding posture and good wind protection. On top of that, it has added features like the capability to carry luggage on its provided stowage areas. Can anyone ask for more from the 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide?
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