The Harley-Davidson Sport Glide indication is behind after a scarcely 30-year hiatus.
For riders looking for something some-more estimable than a Sportster, though eschewing a large furloughed bike, a Sport Glide has a separate personality. Like a large bike, it comes finish with a fairing and saddle bags, though both are tiny and detachable.
It is a quick-change artist, an assertive factory-custom cruiser matched for touring, cruising or commuting, pronounced Dave Latz, comparison product formulation manager during Harley-Davidson. Sans a additional components, a Sport Glide is some-more like a bobber, prepared for darting around town. It can perform a rider’s whims for both cruising and furloughed but a garage space or cost of dual machines.
The ninth indication formed on a Softail tallness and a latest in a line of 100 motorcycles a association skeleton to deliver by 2027, a Sport Glide is a multiple of record and style. Designed to be lightweight and stiff, a new Softail framework delivers lively while a blacked-out Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin powertrain delivers 108 pound-feet of torque for good acceleration and flitting power.
Shaped most like a company’s iconic batwing, a fairing has been embellished down for a some-more compact, sporty shape.
Riders seeking some-more breeze insurance can sell a customary 1.5-inch-high windshield for a 5.5-inch Light Smoke windshield.
The lockable, firm saddle bags can be private in seconds with an inner quick-release mechanism, withdrawal behind ascent points that are hardly visible. Combined saddlebag ability is 1.9 cubic feet.
The Sport Glide’s chair height, during only 25.7 inches, and forward-mounted feet controls minister to a supplement triangle designed to fit a extended operation of riders.
The 2-into-1 empty with a unconditional back header and a black scarf minister to a bike’s sporty character and raise cornering clearance.
The motorcycle facilities a mono-shock back cessation with remote hydraulic pre-load adjustment, tranquil with an unprotected doorknob next a right side cover, to make it easy to accommodate a weight of luggage or a newcomer while progressing optimal cessation performance.
The new, unidirectional Mantis cast-aluminum wheels (18-inch front and 16-inch rear) underline Michelin Scorcher 31 opening tires.
The Sport Glide is offering in 3 plain colors: Vivid Black ($18,599 MSRP) with Twisted Cherry and Silver Fortune colors ($18,999 MSRP) due soon.
Bob “Motormouth” Weber is an automotive columnist.