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Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special is a cruiser bike available at a starting price of Rs. 37,17,770 in India. It is available in 1 variant and 4 colours. It is powered by a 1868 cc BS-VI engine. It comes with both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement1,868 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight387 kg

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Road Glide Special Standard

 37,17,770Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Summary

Road Glide Special key highlights

Engine Capacity 1,868 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 387 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 22.7 litres
Seat Height 695 mm
Max Power 92.5 bhp

About Road Glide Special

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special is a cruiser bike available at a starting price of Rs. 37,17,770 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 4 colours. The Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special is powered by 1868cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 92.5 bhp and a torque of 158 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Road Glide Special bike weighs 387 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 22.7 liters.

The Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special belongs to the touring segment of the American motorcycle manufacturer. This motorcycle is available in a single variant and four colour options – Vivid Black, Billiard Teal, Midnight Crimson, and Billiard Red/Vivid Black. The ex-showroom prices vary depending on the colour option selected.

This touring-focussed motorcycle features a twin-pod headlight, semi-fairing design, a windscreen, flat footboard, and hard panniers. A cruise control system is also part of the package. The Boom Box GTS infotainment system brings Bluetooth-connectivity to the colour-TFT display. The Bluetooth module is sold as a standard fitment. The motorcycle also features two speakers.

The Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special is powered by the company’s 1,868cc, twin-cylinder, Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine that delivers 163Nm of peak torque at 3,000rpm. The motor is linked to a six-speed gearbox. The braking tasks are handled by twin discs at the front and a single rotor at the back while the safety net comprises ABS. The Road Glide Special rides on 19-inch front and 18-inch rear aluminium wheels that are wrapped in tubeless tyres.
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Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Massive road presence
    • Gets top-quality components
    • Comfortable for highway rides
  • Could be Better

    • Difficult to ride in the city
    • Expensive to maintain

BikeWale's Take

The Road Glide Special belongs to Harley-Davidson's luxury-touring range of motorcycles. It comes powered by a potent 1745cc, V-twin engine and offers loads of features for a comfortable highway ride. Nevertheless, due to its massive size, the Road Glide could be difficult to ride in the city.

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Review

This is the new Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special – one of the biggest and also one of the most desirable motorcycles ever sold in India and also in the world market.

Introduction

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Front View

Pros: Excellent Road Presence, extremely comfortable on the highways, lots of torque

Cons: Heavy weight, stiff ride

This is the new Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special – one of the biggest and most desirable motorcycles ever sold in India as well as the world market. The reason I started this roadtest with the ‘biggest’ and the ‘most desirable’ is because these two aspects in the world of Indian motorcycling are extremely important. India as a market loves all things jazzy and are proud of their bragging rights. The Road Glide Special gives all of this and more. Luckily for me, I could show off this big bagger without needing to buy one. So a week with this Harley-Davidson was truly like a bucket list moment and also enlightening.   

Quality

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Right Rear Three Quarter

Harley-Davidson is an American motorcycle brand and most of the American brands have one thing in common – they offer products with great and appreciable quality. The story is the same with the motorcycles. The Road Glide Special shouts great quality all over. Whether it is the chrome finish on the crank case or the plastics used on the switchgear – everything has been made with finesse. Even things like the material used on the seats and the grips are of top notch quality. The paint quality too screams of class. And when you touch the mesh cover of the speakers, you will know why the Road Glide Special is so special. 

Comfort

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Left Side View

Firstly, I’m going to take the most obvious thing out of the way – the weight of the Road Glide Special. Yes, it is one extremely heavy motorcycle. Yes, it weighs 387kgs and yes, it takes an entire residential complex to move the bike in the parking. Now that is out of the way, lets talk about the overall comfort of the motorcycle.  

The Road Glide Special is possibly one of the easiest bikes on this planet to get on. It gets a seat height of just 695mm and that means the shortest riders will have no problem swinging a leg on the motorcycle. Once settled on that comfy seat, the seating triangle feels home. The handlebar is placed towards the rider. There are large floorboards that can hold big feet easily. And the seat can accommodate a rider of any size.  

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Front View

Riding the Road Glide Special within the city boundaries is a big task. Everything needs planning. Whether it is overtaking an auto or trying to find a parking spot – this Harley makes you work more than you should. And if you have to take a U-turn in city limits, well, you are up for a task. It is just taxing to ride the Road Glide Special in the city. And then, there’s this suspension setup. The suspension travel is barely there and then with the fast damping, the back demands some break every few hours. Having said that, I have to tell you this, the bike wasn’t made for city riding. It was made for the long roads.   

Performance

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Engine From Right

I talked about how this motorcycle carries some ridiculous weight which is a big problem while riding in the city but as the 118 Milwaukee 1868cc V-Twin engine comes alive and gets the bike in motion on the highways, the weight disappears, so does the sense of reluctance of riding the motorcycle. The overall weight distribution has been engineered for the long hauls. The touring chassis makes the bike extremely easy to munch miles in no time. The Road Glide Special feels at home when it sees a tarmac that is continuous, with little traffic and also has some twisties.  

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Front View

This motor that is loaded with oodles of torque that is more than enough. Twist that throttle and the motorcycle chugs along freely even with its weight. The low-end is extremely addictive as the overtaking abilities are one of the finest. With 163Nm of torque available, the Road Glide Special is the king of the highways. This Harley does some illegal speeds in no time. But the main highlight is the way it does it. The engine doesn’t feel stressed even for a second. The motorcycle is planted. The high speed stability is rock solid – thanks to that chassis and the long wheelbase.  Then there are things like the comfortable riding ergonomics, the large windscreen and the forward-set footpegs that make things supremely comfortable while touring. The clutch is a bit hard to pull, but that should be the least of the worries on the highways.  

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Right Rear Three Quarter

Surprisingly, the Road Glide is one fantastic motorcycle on the twisties. Even with less cornering clearance, there’s so much of confidence to tip the motorcycle in the corners. Having said that, the back to back turns do bring in little fatigue, but honestly, I’m nitpicking this aspect.  I liked the braking setup on this motorcycle. The system offers good bite and progression and for a bike this size, the power is more than enough.   

Technology

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special TFT Touchscreen Instrument Cluster

The Road Glide Special is equipped with a few unique features. Firstly, there’s this music system that offers outstanding music. Even on the highways when you are cruising in triple digit speeds, the sound quality and the way it hits the ears is really good. Then there’s the full colour TFT screen. It gets the touchscreen feature, but it is a little difficult to use due to the distance from the rider. Nevertheless, the touch is efficient and the system gets some practical features like GPS, radio, Bluetooth and voice recognition. The screen also shows the oil pressure, air temperature and also comes with tyre pressure monitoring system as standard. The bike is also equipped with USB port for music and also charging. 

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Projector Headlight

This Harley also gets something called Reflex Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS). This is basically a combination of ABS, TCS and cornering ABS. The six-axis IMU works every second to keep the rider safe in bad road or panic condition.   

Fuel Efficiency

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Right Rear Three Quarter

The Road Glide Special has a riding range of approximately 350kms. With a fuel tank capacity of around 22 litres and a fuel efficiency of around 15kmpl, you will need only one fuel stop if you are heading down to Goa from Mumbai. 

Verdict

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Front View

The Harley-Davidson Road Glide is one the biggest motorcycles I have ridden. It has class. It has a massive road presence and it also exhibits dominance. All these three aspects are something we barely see on motorcycles these days. And honestly, this is what a set of Indian buyers want from their motorcycle, particularly with people who have arrived in life. At Rs 44 lakh on-road Mumbai, it is the most expensive Harley-Davidson on sale in India and yes, there’s a small market for such motorcycles because other than extreme comfort, tech and safety, it offers the most important thing – bragging rights. And this Road Glide Special checks all the ‘bragging and exclusivity’ boxes. Having said that, this Harley is one excellent mile muncher. It covers distance with ease and all with you being in top comfort. But, when the road condition starts to deteriorate, the Road Glide Special begins to show some uncomfortable colours – blame the stiff ride quality. And the city riding experience makes you take out the motorcycle only for long tours. However, the Road Glide Special will be an excellent choice if you love long distance, have a big garage and an extremely healthy bank balance. 

Photography by Kapil Angane 

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Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special mileage

As per ARAI, the average of Road Glide Special is 15 kmpl.

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Road Glide Special Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 92.5 bhp @ 5,250 rpm

    Max Torque 158 Nm @ 3,250 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Belt Drive

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-VI

    Displacement 1,868 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 102 mm

    Stroke 114 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 10.5:1

    Ignition Digital

    Spark Plugs 2 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Clutch Hydraulically actuated w/assist and slipper functions

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 22.7 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity These are estimated figures 3.8 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 340.5 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 15 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed These are estimated figures 177 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 300 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 180/55 - B18

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 300 mm

    Calliper Type Front - 4 Piston, Rear - 4 Piston Caliper

    Wheel Type Spoke

    Front Wheel Size 19 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 18 inch

    Front Tyre Size 130/60 - B19

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 36 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 40 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 36 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 40 psi

    Front Suspension Showa 49mm Dual Bending Valve; 4.6 inches

    Rear Suspension Emulsion shocks w/ hand-adjustable spring-preload; 2.1 inches

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 387 kg

    Overall Length 2,430 mm

    Overall Width 990 mm

    Wheelbase 1,625 mm

    Ground Clearance 130 mm

    Seat Height 695 mm

    Overall Height 1,325 mm

    Chassis Type Mild tubular steel w/ two-piece stamped and welded backbone

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 2 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Unlimited Kilometers

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity Yes

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation Yes

USB charging port Yes

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Battery12V MF

Headlight TypeLED Head Lamp

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresCruise control

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FAQs about Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special in 2022?

    A: The 2022 on-road price of Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special in Delhi is Rs. 41,48,608. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: Which is better Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special or Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special?

    A: Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special is priced at Rs. 37,17,770, has a 1868 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, and weighs 387 kg, whereas, the price of Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special is Rs. 34,17,770 with a 1868 cc 6 Speed Manualengine, and weighing 375 kg. You can compare Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special vs Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special?

    A: Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special is available in 4 colours which are Vivid Black (Chrome Finish), Billiard Teal (Chrome Finish), Midnight Crimson (Chrome Finish) and Billiard Red / Vivid Black (Chrome Finish). You can check all the colour images of Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special?

    A: Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special is a Cruiser bike that weighs 387 kg, has a 1868 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 22.7 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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