Harley-Davidson Street Glide
Harley's iconic batwing fairing bagger
The Harley-Davidson Street Glide received some upgrades in 2009 with a new Touring chassis: redesigned frame and swingarm, new engine-mounting design. Then in 2014, Project Rushmore debuted bringing in the new “wet-head” design to the Touring Models, although the Street Glide did not receive the Twin Cooled heads. However, the Street Glide and Street Glide Special received major updates in the styling department, most notably the Batwing fairing, introducing a new ventilation system to combat wind buffeting to also improve the overall ride quality. The saddlebags were also redesigned in 2014 to a sleeker, more concave shape with a new latching system to allow easier access to belongings while riders were still on their bikes.
The Tour-Pak was also redesigned (available as an accessory for Street Glide) with more curvature and a larger cargo capacity. Project Rushmore also introduced its first-ever touch-screen Boom! Box Infotainment system on a few of the Harley Touring Models (Street Glide and Street Glide Special included), which allowed riders a more technologically advanced experience: GPS, Bluetooth-capable audio, easy-to-use communication systems and more. The Harley-Davidson Street Glide was treated to a 4.3-inch touch screen infotainment system, and the Street Glide Special came equipped with the larger 6.5-inch touchscreen unit with a lot more accessory options.
The Project Rushmore Street Glide Models were a huge hit but the entire Touring Model lineup again received major changes in 2017 with the introduction of the all-new 107-cubic-inch and 114-cubic-inch Milwaukee-Eight Engines. The Street Glide is still one of Harley-Davidson’s top sellers and will continue to keep smiles on FLHX owners’ faces.