Die neue Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special 2019

Die neue Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special 2019

Schon gefahren! Die neue Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special 2019

Der Vivid Black Lack ist noch gar nicht so richtig trocken und schon steht die neue Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Modelljahr 2019 am Faaker See zum testen bereit. Ein generelles Urteil über die Road Glide zu fällen, fällt mir sehr leicht, ich bin besonders die Ultra Ausführung schon sehr viel gefahren, aber auch die Special Version gehörte schon dazu. Bei den Tourern hält Harley-Davidson sich mit den krassen Modellveränderungen noch zurück, jedes Jahr gibt es immer wieder kleinere Veränderungen und natürlich auch Verbesserungen. 

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THE NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROAD KING SPECIAL 2017

HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROAD KING SPECIAL DELIVERS ALL-NEW STYLE AND ATTITUDE POWERED BY THE MILWAUKEE-EIGHT ENGINE

MILWAUKEE (Feb. 9, 2017) – Swapping chrome for black and powered by the muscular Milwaukee-Eight™ 107 engine, the new Road King Special motorcycle pushes Harley-Davidson’s touring line in a dramatic new styling direction, expressing a contemporary perspective on the classic Road King model.

[caption id="attachment_6132" align="alignleft" width=""]2017HD03 Road King Special 3Harley-Davidson Road King Special Custom 2017[/caption]“The Road King Special pounds down the boulevard like a gleaming locomotive rolling through a train yard at midnight,” said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice-President of Styling and Design. “The Road King has always reflected the purity of the Harley-Davidson FL riding experience. By exchanging chrome surfaces for black and lowering the bike’s profile, we’ve moved the traditional Road King into a new space that’s very current in the custom bagger scene.”

A dark front end topped by a massive gloss-black headlamp nacelle is the signature styling element of the Road King Special. A new 9-inch-tall, 1.25-inch-diameter mini-ape handlebar puts the rider in an aggressive posture on the bike that’s also comfortable for long runs on the open road.

“Chrome was retained only on some key engine components,” said Harley-Davidson Designer- Stylist Dais Nagao. “The lower rocker boxes, pushrod tubes and tappet blocks are finished with chrome to emphasize the V-Twin shape of the Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine. We added a new engine-turned air cleaner insert, a finish that’s also featured on the tank console.”

The Road King Special’s engine guard, handlebar and hand controls, mirrors, turn signals, engine covers, air cleaner cover, mufflers and exhaust shields also feature black surfaces. New gloss black turbine cast-aluminum wheels include a 19-inch front wheel topped by a low-profile fender. At the rear, stretched saddlebags flow over the mufflers to provide a slammed-to-the-ground appearance without reducing suspension travel. A rear fascia panel fills the space between the saddlebags and rear fender, and a low-mount license plate module completes the tight, low lines of the rear end.

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