Harley-Davidson Street Glide Bike Overview
Very similar to the Road Glide, the Street Glide offers another option for riders looking for a traditional American tourer. The only difference is the fairing — on the Road Glide it’s fixed to the chassis and the handlebars turn independently of it, on the Street Glide the fairing is attached the forks and so moves with the bars.
The huge 114 cubic-inch (1868cc!) Milwaukee-Eight V-twin motor is a dream for easy riding — with so much torque on tap, the gearbox is rarely disturbed, the air-cooled lump pulling like the proverbial traction engine.
The Street Glide is a heavy bike but the weight is well distributed, so it’s easy to manage. Handling is surprisingly good too, particularly on rougher roads where the soft suspension and weight flatten the bumps and make the bike feel nailed to the tarmac, right up to the footboards scraping, which is further over than you might imagine.
Built for touring, a comfortable ‘feet-forward’ riding position, sumptuous saddle and roomy high-quality panniers come as standard. The icing on the cake for long journeys, however, is the excellent sound system that can link to your phone for tunes on the go as well as offering an intuitive navigation system for those epic tours.
Starting price for a new Street Glide is £22,895 with top-spec bikes for sale for as much as £36,000. Look for a bike from the end of 2017 on if you can — the 2018 model year machines saw a major upturn in quality.
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Harley-Davidson Street Glide Bike Spec
- Top speed110mph
- Seat height685mm
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Great for cruising covering long distance
I have had the bike for four years, it has not let me down apart from the need for a new battery
The breaking system has ABS and is sufficient for good stopping twin disc on front single on back
Nice bike for long distance riding, handles very well . Have covered various types of roads from motorways to mountain switch back curves.
It is a CVO 110 ( 1.8ltr). Cant fault the power , the bike will cruise all day on the motorway with little effort great with the cruise control on.
For a large capacity bike the mileage is in my opinion very good I have managed 230 miles on a tank full 17ltrs
Heavy bike but once you get going, light and smooth round corners.
Very good but very hot in hot weather when in traffic
Good on fuel but if it goes wrong it'll cost you
Overall good, some recalls and room for improvement
Link brakes are good