Harley-Davidson Road Glide - Reviews
The engine is Harley’s signature 45 degree v-twin with two valves per cylinder. This particular air-cooled v-twin is 1,450cc, backed by a five-speed transmission.
Each cylinder has two valves – an intake and exhaust valve, and is fueled by EFI (electronic fuel injection). It gets about 50 miles per gallon.
The Road Glide has a larger fairing, giving it a bit more weight than the Road King. Even with this extra weight, it has more cornering clearance than the Road King and has surprisingly nice lean angles. The 26-degree rake helps with nice cornering. The front brakes consist of two 2-piston calipers and 11 ˝-inch discs and one 2-piston caliper on an 11 ˝-inch disc for the rear brakes. The front suspension has 41mm stanchions with 4.6-inch travel, and the rear has two dampers with 3-inch travel.
The Harley Davidson Road Glide has a bit lower seat height at 29.5 inches. The dry weight of the bike is 723 pounds. The larger fairing contains a double headlight, giving you plenty of light and visibility at night. It also houses the gauges and an AM/FM stereo.