The Harley Davidson Street Glide Special can best be described as “massive.” While you’re at it, you could also include “road presence.” When you first see the motorcycle, you will undoubtedly be stunned and surprised by its size.
The stretched-out saddlebags mainly contribute to its appearance, and the big batwing covering also serves as a wind deflector.
Not only that, but Harley-Davidson has also used a lot of chrome in this Harley Davidson Street Glide Special. Chroming is used to complete the massive engine, the thick forks, and the strip that runs down the centre of the tank.
The subtlety of the black finishes throughout helps the Street Glide’s chrome not look excessive, even though it will make you stop and stare. You can see the build quality as you get closer. Every component is carefully planned and built, and the fit and finish are also excellent.
The footboard and pillion footpegs feel solid, and the handle grips and switchgear are simple to operate and have a good tactile feel. Overall, the Street Glide’s construction is first-rate and worth close to Rs 30 lakh price tag.
Harley Davidson Street Glide Special comes in 6 colour options:
- Vivid Black (Chrome Finish)
- Black Denim (Chrome Finish)
- Gunship Gray (Chrome Finish)
- White Sand Pearl (Chrome Finish)
- Midnight Crimson/Vivid Black (Chrome Finish)
- Apex (Chrome Finish)
Harley Davidson Street Glide Special comes in 1 Variant:
Due to its weight and size, you wouldn’t want to get stuck in slow-moving traffic with the Street Glide Special. Manoeuvring it through confined spaces requires more than a thought.
The Street Glide’s weight is manageable once the Milwaukee 114, 1868cc engine has been ignited, shifted into first gear with a noticeable thud, and started moving. And the motorcycle handles remarkably well for a 375-kilogramme vehicle. The motorcycle tips in confidently, albeit not precisely; the touring chassis nearly seems to flow with each direction shift.
The 1868cc motor roaring between your legs with a full 161Nm available on tap adds to the sensation. Additionally, because so much power is available from as low as 3,000 rpm throughout the rev range, the Street Glide can overtake just as rapidly in sixth gear as it can in third. However, the broad highways genuinely reside in the Street Glide’s heart, imploring you to squeeze the gas and let the Milwaukee 114 go at full power.
The motorcycle’s thunderous exhaust noise changes into a hushed symphony as soon as the long-stroke motor gets into sixth gear. After that, it will go at 130 kph throughout the day. There are no vibrations as it cruises; it only revs up to its maximum capacity at 5500 rpm when the throttle gets twisted again. Your highway excursion will be stress-free, for the most part, thanks to the calm and pleasant riding position it provides.
Riders all across the world adore the traditional design of Harley Davidson motorcycles. The bikes’ outstanding quality and performance will make them even more well-liked in India in 2022.
The Street Glide Special’s ride quality is not something to look forward to, but it does include a tonne of luxurious amenities. The Boom Box GTS Infotainment system is the Kohinoor in its crown. There are two speakers on either side of a sizable touch screen that can be customised in colour and has Bluetooth connectivity.
Now, there is a tonne of information available on one touchscreen panel. First, it has Bluetooth capabilities, allowing you to pair the system with your smartphone and play music without needing an app. Additionally, the speakers’ audio quality is exceptional, and the sound quality of the music is clear and audible at 120 kph.
In addition, the infotainment system gives you access to receiving and dialling calls. It can be difficult to converse with the caller when 20 bystanders can hear you over the speakers.
The system also includes a built-in satellite navigation system, though we found it quite difficult to use and learn. Additionally, details like the journey summary and engine data are displayed.
Not only that, but the Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special also features traction control and cruise control, which are easily accessible by pressing buttons on the switchgear. For good measure, it also receives a tyre pressure monitoring system.
Lastly, the Street Glide Special has full-LED illumination, including the spectacular “Daymaker” LED headlamp.
A six-speed manual transmission is responsible for the motorcycle’s transmission.
Alloy wheels support the bike at both ends and a mild steel tubular frame with tubeless tyres. Telescoping forks and dual shock absorbers help the wheels.
The powerful dynamism that the bulky cruiser sports can be controlled by its capable braking system that is a product of 300 mm front single disc brakes with a four-piston fixed front and rear calliper.
The Harley-Davidson street glide special has a gloss black prodigy type wheel with contrast cut highlight, which comes with a twin channel ABS braking system. Harley Davidson Street glide special features a firm (yet not harsh) suspension assembly that comprises a 49mm dual bending valve front suspension and a Premium Low Hand-Adjustable Rear Suspension at the rear end.