2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special- Test Review- Photos- Specs

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2014 Harley-Davidson Street Special – Road Test Project Rushmore: Making out of motorcycles.

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We took every dimension of a motorcycle and made it better,” Harley-Davidson’s President and Chief Officer, Matt Levatich. talking about the new Street Special and its FL-category cousins, all key in Project Rushmore . a massive that he describes as the “most product launch in the entire 110 of the company’s history.”

Project is, ahem . a mountain of enhancements to eight 2014 models: King, Street Glide, Glide Special, Electra Ultra Classic, Ultra Tri Glide Ultra and the CVO Ultra and CVO Road King. Collectively, bikes have received than 100 renovations, many of major, including new High versions of the Twin Cam 103 engine liquid-cooled, some not); a linked ABS system; upgraded a state-of-the-art infotainment system and a makeover of fairing, fenders and systems.

Yet the bikes are still recognizable. And herein lay the brilliance, and the for America’s most beloved No one hates it when a new Harley and sounds like a Harley No one says, “Oh, I wish new Harleys looked a little contemporary.” Yet modern technology headlong, and its advantages are not to be overlooked.

Project Rushmore exemplifies long-standing commitment to honoring its customers by knowing what’s to them.

Project Rushmore Harley’s long-standing commitment to its core customers by knowing important to them. But it’s about knowing what’s for them. At its root, this is about quietly infusing features and sophisticated technology motorcycles that loudly tradition and the beloved heritage of .

Because the Street Glide is The Company’s perennial best-seller, and the new edition is the world’s favorite with a couple bonus we wanted it to be the first Project bike examined under the My first days were riding the Street Glide in the Colorado Rockies, where the 2014 bikes were

Naturally, we wanted to investigate the of additional oomph supplied by the new Output Twin Cam engine, isn’t liquid-cooled in the Street While liquid cooling higher compression and more performance for heavier bikes as the Ultra Limited, all the 103s from a new camshaft and a high-flow that are most responsible for the power. When I blasted the freeway, the Street Glide’s 103 its usual grunty self, heartily through quick and comfortably settling into middle-of-the-country Interstate speeds.

Harley engineers tuned the new specifically to deliver more power, which they is key to rider confidence. On the CW dyno, the Glide Special’s Twin Cam delivers 95.6 ft.-lb. torque. That’s a gain of 6.7 over the last pre-Rushmore 103 we Horsepower for the new engine is also peaking at 76.0 versus

It’s a solid gain, and enough to get you back in the right faster, but I can’t say that it to a huge difference in the real You’ll still run out of top-end, still find yourself to pass. The 103’s output, dialed up a notch or two, isn’t ideal for such a motorcycle at high altitude.

It more lively at sea level but how Twin-Cooled 110s all around?

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Other performance enhancements include a new clutch, a hand-adjustable shock side only) and a jumbo fork, which replaces the 43mm assembly and adds up front to enhance the already feel of the FL chassis. There are new wheels, designed to be lighter and a 19-in. front for the Special and an 18 for the

The Street Glide Special comes standard with new Reflex linked ABS brakes on the base Street Glide). The is unusual in that it electronically the overall proportion of linking, front to rear and vice based on how the rider is using the If you’re an expert braker and appropriate amounts of front and pressure, Reflex will you very little.

If you have technique, Reflex will you by adding brake pressure it can most effectively be used, stopping distances and enhancing If, for example, you stand on the rear in a panic situation, the system the rear from locking up and applies front pressure. The system disables linking at below 20-25 mph so that at parking-lot speeds can be conducted the rear brake only.

Harley-Davidson FLTRI Road Glide Injection

For who don’t like the feel of brakes—typically experienced riders—this is not overly intrusive. The only bugaboo I found happens you’re entering a corner or aggressively to a complete stop. As you through the programmed 20-25 mph mark, the brakes will in linked mode, which is but if you feather or let off, then the brakes, you will suddenly be in mode, which doesn’t aid

New tech meets traditional on the Glide Special’s dash, large, color touchscreen for and navigation set below clean, analog gauges.

On the style, and amenity side of the revitalization, hit it out of the park. We were reminded of G. Davidson’s words: “Form function, but they both to emotion.” The Rushmore team was aware of how the engineering and style would translate to how the customer about the bike.

The Batwing for example, first on the scene in remains completely recognizable, slightly more menacing an extended brow and forward that lets you know looking at a Rushmore model. importantly, that “splitstream” addresses one of the most common of FL riders: wind buffeting.

“It was one of the asked-for things, and we took it seriously,” says Chief Engineer Ben Wright. The splitstream blow the air at your face an air conditioner. “That wasn’t the says Wright. “It’s intended to push that air up and over your helmet.” easy to measure the effect by the vent, something you’ll end up doing, except maybe in the We love that the engineering took the core customers’ so close to heart they addressed the dreaded “beard often associated with ventilation. “When we went the wind tunnel we strapped on says Wright. “We literally the fairing shape and lower to minimize beard lift.”

Another unprecedented step by the development team was to take riding “cupcake.” “None of us had ridden as passengers before,” Levatich. So, after making a not to post any photos on social the crew spent two days two-up, not just on Harleys, but on competitors’ touring bikes, “so we feel the voice of the passenger, The result is wider, deeper, more comfy seats for and passenger, as well as more back- and armrests.

All the Rushmore received new luggage: a much-improved for the tourers and sleek new saddlebags all The best feature of the new Street saddlebags is a sweet one-touch, latching system that’s closes securely and allows the to access saddlebag contents seated on the bike.

Both Street Glides a new dual halogen headlamp and Rushmore’s much-touted Boom! Box system and dual thumb-operated system, though the Special factory-equipped with the top-shelf system, which really is a

“We left nothing in the tank time,” say Levatich of Project “And our customers are going to be away.” Indeed. But because the are so subtle, yet so profuse, we suspect customers might not even what they’re blown by. This new Street Glide, for feels like everything always loved about best-selling bagger, only some magic beans in the tank that make on the bike feel just much better.

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Harley-Davidson FLTRI Road Glide Injection
Harley-Davidson FLTRI Road Glide Injection
Harley-Davidson FLTRI Road Glide Injection


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