The Harley-Davidson Road Glide is Back

2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide
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Harley-Davidson has reintroduced the Road Glide after a one-year hiatus from its product line-up.

The 2015 Project Rushmore Road Glide and Road Glide Special will be available at dealers later this month, on August 26, to be exact.

The company has been offering the machine for demo rides at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally over the weekend; it’s been a popular attraction, naturally.

2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide`
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The fairing is similar in appearance to the 2013 model but features some new goodies, including LED lighting and refined aerodynamics.

Harley has apparently been listening to its customers and sent its designers into the wind tunnel to design the new fairing. It says the result looks and works better and dramatically reduces head buffeting.

The company said that handlebars on the 2013 Road Glide were a reach for some people. The new model moves the grips back nearly six inches, better for more riders more of the time. In the cockpit you’ll find a touch screen for audio and navigation and an instrument and control layout Harley says will add to the comfort and maneuverability of the machine.

The premium model adds integrated front and rear anti-lock brakes and adjustable rear suspension, among other things. The engine is Harley's high-output, twin-cam 103-cubic-inch V-twin.

The top-of-the-line model, the Special, retails for $23,199. Road Glides will be available later this month ahead of next year’s model range release.

2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide
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