Harley-Davidson® Road Glide®

Harley-Davidson® Road Glide®

La Road Glide vous invite dans un monde d'aisance et de confort où la puissance des machines Harley-Davidson est bien représentée. Cette moto de grand tourisme, faite pour engranger du bitume, vous surprendra par son look épuré.


Ce monstre de 345kg est équipé d'un moteur 1450cc bi-cylindre en V à 45 degrés refroidi par air et permet de bonnes économies d'essence grâce à son réservoir de 19 L. Idéal pour de longs trajets.. La conduite est aérienne grâce à un embrayage souple, à une selle molletonnée et à un système d'amortisseur à air comprimé. Et si on ajoutait qu'elle est équipée d'un carénage monté sur cadre, de sacoches spacieuses, et d'un moteur qui a du répondant? Vous obtenez la recette pour un parfait bagger. Et ne vous méprenez pas, malgré sa taille imposante, la Road Glide s'envole sur le bitume.

Un peu d'histoire

Introduite en 1998, la Road Glide reprend le carénage monté sur cadre comme c'était le cas sur la première Tour Glide, en 1980. Même si d'autres fabricants s'y sont essayé, la FLTR Road Glide reste la number One. D'ailleurs elle est considérée comme la monture de grand tourisme idéale de par son esthétique et sa carrure.

Video Of The Harley-Davidson® Road Glide®

comfort conducteur
comfort passager
capacité de baggages
Détails techniques
Cruise Control Option Standard
Displacement 1,746 cc (107 cu in)
Engine Milwaukee-Eight® 107
Fuel Capacity 6.00 gal (22.71 L)
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Bore x Stroke 3.937 in. x 4.375 in.
Luggage Capacity -Volume 2.3 cu ft
Trail 6.8 in.
Engine Torque 111 ft-lb
Weight As Shipped: 820 lb. ; Running Order: 855 lb.
Fuel Economy 43 mpg
Seat Height, Laden 25.9 in.
Seat Height, Unladen 27.4 in.
Ground Clearance 5.5 in.
Exhaust Chrome, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers
Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Length 95.7 in.
Wheelbase 64 in.
Tires, Front Specification 130/60B19 61H
Tires, Rear Specification BW 180/65B16 81H
Oil Capacity (W/Filter) 5.2 qt.
Weight In running order: 855lb
Engine Torque (RPM) 3,250
Wheel (Front) Enforcer Cast Aluminum
Wheel (Rear) Enforcer Cast Aluminum
Lights (As Per Country Regulation), Indicator Lamps High beam, running lights, directional lights, low oil pressure, neutral, engine diagnostics, battery, cruise control, speakers, accessory, security system, gear indication, low fuel warning, ABS (optional), miles to empty display, fog/aux lamp indicator
Gauges Gauges styled to complement each vehicle. Display features odometer, trip A, trip B, range to empty and gear indicator; and larger tell-tale indicators.
Infotainment System (2018 model or newer) Boom!™ Box 4.3
Speakers 2
Speaker Size 5.25 inch standard
Voice Recognition Languages: Tuner/Media/Navigation (2018 model or newer) English (US/UK), German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), Italian, European Portugese
Bluetooth Phone/Media Supported
USB USB/MTP/iPod/iPhone
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vlado jokic October 10, 2017 11:00 am

capacité de baggages

comfort passager

comfort conducteur

Solid long-distance bike

It took 2-3 days to get the feel of the bike across a variety of riding conditions in California. I admit that I swore a lot while going through some 20mph turns in the mountains and doing U-turns in the city on day 2 of our ride. After I got the feel for the engine, clutch and the weight it was an absolute joy to ride even through tight tricky corners.

For such a heavy bike it's quite easy to maneuver even at very low speeds. Do take care when moving it in the parking lot, if you grab the front brake while pushing it around, it will want to fall right over.

My ride would have benefitted with a slightly taller windscreen, though. At 80mph highway speeds you get quite a bit of air slamming at your face. I learned from this that my helmet was a bit loose and bought a new one mid-trip. Not sure if you can do anything about this at time of renting.

It would have been nice to have a little back rest for the rider as my lower back got pretty sore on longer rides. Again, not sure if there's anything you can do at time of renting about this, but may be worth considering when choosing your bike.

The heel shifter on my bike was a great feature that became second nature (step back on it to shift up).

The bike is very stable even with cross winds, which I really appreciated on busy high-speed highways.

The storage boxes had plenty of room for my needs and performed admirably. It didn't look like they were removable on the bike that I rented so that may be worth considering when renting.

Note that I did not have a passenger but had to provide a rating. Given that there is no passenger backrest and that the seat is fairly narrow, I would assume it's an average experience at best. If you have a passenger, give them a comfortable seat.

Overall an amazing bike with the proper HD character. I would love to take it on another tour.

Old Account Darr October 23, 2014 12:06 pm

capacité de baggages

comfort passager

comfort conducteur

best touring bike I have ever ridden

took a little getting used to the fixed fairing, but after I got used to it, I wouldn't change for anything else, and would recommend it to anyone who has never ridden a fixed fairing bike