Harley Davidson Road Glide Special gets power from an all-new Milwaukee-Eight 107 Single-Cam 1,753 cc V-twin engine that makes 150 Nm torque
The American motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson has launched the 2017 series of its existing range while introducing two new models to the Indian lineup. The current fleet of HD motorcycles stands with 13 models courtesy of an all-new Roadster and the top-of-the-scale Road Glide Special. In a quest to improve the safety standards of its motorcycles, Harley Davidson will be selling is entire portfolio with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) fitted as standard equipment.
The 2017 HD range starts with a price tag of Rs. 4.91 lakh for the bestselling Street 750 and it spikes up to Rs. 50.62 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the flagship CVO Limited. Besides the two new models, the CVO Limited gets the brand new Milwaukee-Eight family of engines and in fact the entire Touring range is now equipped with the new powerplants. While the range-topping Roadster, priced at Rs 9.70 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), in the Sportster series aims at appealing for young buyers, the Road Glide Special is a completely different animal.
As we have seen enough of the Roadster fastback cruiser based on the Forty-Eight in our previous article, let us switch our attention towards the Road Glide Special instead. As part of the Touring family of models, the Wisconsin-based brand will be offering the Road Glide Special at a price of Rs. 32.81 lakh. The Road Glide Special has an all-new Milwaukee-Eight 107 Single-Cam 1,753 cc V-twin engine as its power source.
It produces a peak torque of 150 Nm at 3,250 rpm and is claimed to be more powerful, smoother and fuel-efficient compared to the outgoing powertrain. The cruiser comes adorned with a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Jukebox with USB port, adjustable rear suspension, keyless ignition, etc. The CVO Limited, which is already available in the market, has been updated with the new 1,868 cc V-twin Milwaukee-Eight engine as well. It generates 10 per cent more torque than the previous model – 168 Nm delivered at 3,250 rpm.