Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Harley-Davidson returns Road Glide to product lineup

The new Road Glide, introduced before the company´s full 2015 model-year lineup comes out later this month.
The new Road Glide, introduced before the company's full 2015 model-year lineup comes out later this month. iStock

(MCT) -- Harley-Davidson Inc. on Friday reintroduced a popular touring motorcycle, the Road Glide, a year after it was taken out of the company's 2014 model-year lineup.

The new Road Glide has many features of Harley's Project Rushmore motorcycles, including a touch-screen audio and navigation system on the premium model that will sell for $23,199 in vivid black.

"Welcome to Project Rushmore, second round," said Matt Levatich, president and chief operating officer of Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

The new Road Glide, introduced before the company's full 2015 model-year lineup comes out later this month, has a modified version of the "shark nose" fairing that's always been associated with this bike and gives it a distinctive look.

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  • It also has signature dual headlamps, but now includes the latest LED lighting, and the premium model comes with integrated front and rear anti-lock brakes, hand adjustable rear suspension, and an exclusive painted inner fairing and hand-applied pinstriping.

    You will be able to test ride the new Road Glide and Road Glide Special models Saturday through Aug. 9 at the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, in Sturgis, S.D., and the new bikes will start arriving at dealerships on Aug. 26.

    The bikes will come with Harley's High Output Twin Cam 103 V-Twin engine. Touring features include one-touch hard saddlebags, cruise control, and new ergonomic hand controls.

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