New Style Choices and Features for Harley-Davidson Hot Rod Baggers

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New Chrome Finish and Two-Tone Paint Options for Road Glide Special and
Street Glide Special Models

MILWAUKEE, WI – January 20, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – A trio of hot rod baggers with fresh swagger and new features is part of the collection of special Harley-Davidson® motorcycles for 2021. With a slammed stance and muscular Milwaukee-Eight® 114 power, the Road King® Special, Road Glide® Special and Street Glide® Special models combine commanding street presence with the long-haul capabilities of the Harley-Davidson® Touring chassis. These bikes are designed to rule the boulevard on Friday night and run for the border at daybreak.

For 2021, the Street Glide Special and Road Glide Special models are offered with new two-tone paint options, and with a choice of a blacked-out or bright chrome styling treatments, giving the customer a choice of a look that’s dark and sinister, or brilliant and more traditional. All Special models are now equipped with the high-performance Ventilator air cleaner with a washable filter element, and a new low-profile engine guard.

2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special

Milwaukee-Eight® 114 Power

Each Special model is powered by the Milwaukee-Eight® 114 V-Twin engine, the most displacement and power offered from the factory for Harley-Davidson Touring model motorcycles. In the Touring chassis, the rubber-mounted and counter-balanced Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine delivers inspiring performance and classic Harley-Davidson look-sound-feel.

  • Displacement: 114 cu in (1,868 cc)
  • Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
  • Torque: 118 ft. lb. @ 3250 RPM
  • Four valve cylinder heads (two exhaust and two intake valves per head, eight total); improved airflow through the engine contributes to power output.
  • Dual spark plugs for more complete combustion of the air/fuel charge and maximized power and efficiency.
  • Single camshaft reduces mechanical noise so a richer exhaust tone can predominate.
  • Advanced cylinder head design, dual knock sensors, and precision cooling allow a higher compression ratio for increased torque output and strong acceleration.
  • V-Twin design with 45-degree cylinder angle maintains classic Harley-Davidson look-sound-feel.
  • 6-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission reduces engine RPM at highway speeds to enhance fuel economy and rider comfort.
  • New Ventilator high-performance air cleaner with a washable filter element improves air flow to the engine and adds performance styling.

Harley-Davidson Touring Chassis

The Harley-Davidson Touring frame is designed for the long haul, with a rigid backbone design to sustain the weight of passengers and luggage and to support current engine power.

  • Front suspension with dual bending valve internal technology for linear damping performance and a smooth ride.
  • Emulsion technology rear shocks are calibrated for touring and feature a single-knob pre-load adjustment that does not require tools or maintenance.
  • Lowered rear suspension gives Special models a slammed stance.
  • Prodigy cast-aluminum wheels (19-inch front, 18-inch rear) are exclusive to Special models.
  • Standard Reflex™ Linked Brembo® Brakes with ABS (Antilock Braking System) is designed to help prevent the wheels from locking under braking to assist the rider in maintaining control when braking in a straight-line. ABS operates independently on front and rear brakes to help prevent uncontrolled wheel lock in urgent situations.
  • Optional RDRS Safety Enhancements (formerly known as RDRS) – A collection of technologies designed to match motorcycle performance to available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking. Includes linked braking, ABS, traction control, drag-torque slip control, tire pressure monitoring system, and vehicle hold control.

2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special 

Street Glide Special Model

The original hot rod bagger rolls behind the classic Harley-Davidson® batwing fairing. Authoritative power meets long-haul comfort and custom style.

New Features for 2021

  • Chrome Option: The Street Glide Special model may be ordered with either Chrome or Dark styling. Chrome replaces these black components: Powertrain covers and trim, front end, handlebar, exhaust, tank console and other details. When the Chrome option is selected, the Prodigy wheels are finished in Gloss Black with machined highlights.
  • Two-Tone Paint Option: For the first time a two-tone paint option is available for the Street Glide Special model: Gauntlet Gray Metallic / Vivid Black with either Chrome or Dark styling. Other color options include:
  • Chrome Styling (Gloss Black Prodigy wheels with machined highlights)
    Solid Color: Vivid Black, Black Jack Metallic, Billiard Red
    Custom Color: Snake Venom
  • Dark Styling (Gloss Black Prodigy wheels)
    Solid Color: Vivid Black, Gauntlet Gray Metallic, Billiard Red, Deadwood Green Denim
    Custom Color: Snake Venom
  • Low Profile Engine Guard: Designed to emphasize the slammed, low lines of the Street Glide® Special model, this 1.25-inch diameter engine guard mounts 11 inches lower than the standard Touring engine guard and features a slightly forward sweep that provides plenty of room around the brake and shift levers.
  • LED Headlamp: The Street Glide® Special model is now equipped with a Daymaker® LED headlamp, replacing the previous dual-halogen headlamp. The  Daymaker LED headlamp pushes out an impressive punch with a bright-white beam that lights up the road and makes the motorcycle more conspicuous in daytime.
  • Console: A new low-profile center console tops a new 6-gallon fuel tank with a side fuel fill, to further lower the motorcycle profile and distinguish the Street Glide Special from standard Touring models.
  • Tank Medallion: A new tank medallion is based on the Bar & Shield logo.

Key Features

  • Batwing Fairing with a splitstream vent to reduce head buffeting, and a low-profile sport windshield.
  • Stretched locking saddlebags extend below the mufflers to lower the motorcycle profile. One-Touch latches are easy to open with one hand.
  • One-piece, two-up seat shaped for long-range rider comfort.
  • Exclusive Special details: Color-matched inner fairing, fascia panels between the saddlebags and rear fenders, and a low-profile front fender.
  • Low-profile license plate holder and combination stop/tail/turn rear lighting.
  • Boom!® Box GTS infotainment system with color touch screen, advanced navigation, hand and voice commands (when paired with compatible headset), and two-speaker audio.Android Auto™ application compatibility is new a feature of the Boom!™ Box GTS system, which also supports Apple CarPlay® software compatibility. With a wired connection to a compatible smartphone the rider may access media, streaming services, communication and navigation on the road while minimizing distractions. (Apple CarPlay functionality requires use with optional Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories headsets). Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® are not available in all countries and regions.

2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special

Road Glide Special Model

This performance bagger combines menacing style with aerodynamic comfort and the power of the Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine.

New Features for 2021

  • Chrome Option: The Road Glide® Special model may be ordered with either Chrome or Dark styling. Chrome replaces these black components: Powertrain covers and trim, front end, handlebar, exhaust, tank console and other details. When the Chrome option is selected, the Prodigy wheels are Gloss Black with machined highlights.
  • Two-Tone Paint Option: For the first time a two-tone paint option is available for the Street Glide Special model: Billiard Red / Vivid Black with either Chrome or Dark styling. Other color options include:
  • Chrome Styling (Gloss Black Prodigy wheels with machined highlights)
    Solid Color: Vivid Black, Billiard Teal, Midnight Crimson
    Custom Color: Snake Venom
  • Dark Styling (Gloss Black Prodigy wheels)
    Solid Color: Vivid Black, Billiard Teal, River Rock Gray Denim, Midnight Crimson
    Custom Color: Snake Venom
  • Low Profile Engine Guard: Designed to emphasize the slammed, low lines of the Street Glide Special, this 1.25-inch diameter engine guard mounts 11 inches lower than the standard Touring engine guard and features a slightly forward sweep that provides plenty of room around the brake and shift levers.
  • Console: A new low-profile center console tops a new 6-gallon fuel tank with a side fuel fill, to further lower the motorcycle profile and distinguish the Street Glide Special from standard Touring models.
  • Tank Medallion: A new tank medallion is based on the Bar & Shield logo.

Key Features

  • Distinctive sharknose fairing with a low-profile sport windshield presents menacing style. Triple splitstream vents reduce head buffeting. Wind tunnel designed and tested, this frame-mounted fairing minimizes the influences of cross winds on motorcycle handling.
  • Dual Daymaker® LED Headlamps blast through the darkness for enhanced visibility at night, and make the motorcycle more conspicuous in daytime.
  • Stretched locking saddlebags extend below the mufflers to lower the motorcycle profile. One-Touch latches are easy to open with one hand.
  • One-piece, two-up seat shaped for long-range rider comfort.
  • Exclusive Special details: Color-matched inner fairing, fascia panels between the saddlebags and rear fenders, and a low-profile front fender.
  • Low-profile license plate holder and combination stop/tail/turn rear lighting.
  • Boom!™ Box GTS infotainment system with color touch screen, advanced navigation, hand and voice commands (when paired with compatible headset), and two-speaker audio.Android Auto™ application compatibility is new a feature of the Boom!™ Box GTS system, which also supports Apple CarPlay® software compatibility. With a wired connection to a compatible smartphone the rider may use either app to access media, streaming services, communication and navigation on the road while minimizing distractions. (Apple CarPlay functionality requires use with optional Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories headsets). Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® are not available in all countries and regions.

2021 Harley-Davidson Road King Special

Road King Special Model

Tradition with muscle. A Harley-Davidson icon is transformed by custom bagger style and Milwaukee-Eight® 114 power.

New Features for 2021

  • Low Profile Engine Guard: Designed to emphasize the slammed, low lines of the Street Glide Special, this 1.25-inch diameter engine guard mounts 11 inches lower than the standard Touring engine guard and features a slightly forward sweep that provides plenty of room around the brake and shift levers.
  • LED Headlamp: The Road King® Special model is now equipped with a Daymaker® LED headlamp, replacing the previous dual-halogen headlamp. The LED Daymaker® headlamp pushes out an impressive punch with a bright-white beam that lights up the road and makes the motorcycle more conspicuous in daytime.
  • Tank Medallion: A new tank medallion is based on the Bar & Shield logo.

Key Features

  • Dark Styling: Black powertrain covers, mufflers and exhaust shields, headlamp nacelle, front forks, engine guard, saddlebag rails, handlebar, mirrors, foot and hand controls, console, foot boards and passenger, rear light bar, front turn signals.
  • 2021 Color Options: Solid Color: Vivid Black, Black Jack Metallic, Deadwood Green. Custom Color: Snake Venom
  • Mini-Ape Handlebar: A 9-inch tall, 1.25-inch diameter mini-ape handlebars puts the rider in an assertive position and adds custom style.
  • Commanding Headlamp Nacelle: Holds the brilliant Daymaker LED headlamp front and center.
  • Stretched locking saddlebags extend below the mufflers to lower the motorcycle profile. One-Touch latches are easy to open with one hand.
  • Exclusive Special details: Color-matched fascia panels between the saddlebags and rear fenders, and a low-profile front fender.
  • Low-profile license plate holder and combination stop/tail/turn rear lighting.

About Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Our vision: Building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution and emotion. Our mission: More than building machines, we stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has defined motorcycle culture with an expanding range of leading-edge, distinctive and customizable motorcycles in addition to riding experiences and exceptional motorcycle accessories, riding gear and apparel. Harley-Davidson Financial Services provides financing, insurance and other programs to help get Harley-Davidson riders on the road. Learn more at www.harley-davidson.com.

Source: Harley-Davidson, Inc.

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