2019 Harley-Davidson Street Glide® pictures, prices, information, and specifications. Gotta’ be one of my favorite bikes right now.”, My wife and fellow motorcycle writer, Allyn Hinton, says, “The contrast on the new Boom Box system is significantly better than previous gens. It now gets the bigger Miwaukee-Eight 114 engine, with a displacement bump to 1,868 cc, and also sports a new 6.5-inch Boom! ), Front: 500 lb. It starts with the 19-inch front wheel and naked fender down low and the chopped-down smoked windshield up top. The 2019 Street Glide Special has the same head-turning looks and presence the outgoing model had, but now gets improved and upgraded technology, as well as a bigger Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine. 2019 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special review: Wild hogs can’t be broken INTECHNEPAL 27th December 2019 It’s easy to make jokes about Harley-Davidson, but it’s a company that’s very good at what it does: Building big, heavy and gorgeously-made motorcycles.Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow The relatively new Batwing fairing provides better penetration than did the old barndoor fairing, but of course, this makes for a diminished protective pocket for the rider. If there’s a downside, it’s in the lack of electronic fandanglery, but the MoCo is experimenting with traction control on its trikes this year, so perhaps we’ll see that and maybe even rider modes in the foreseeable future. The 6.5-inch Boom Box GTS infotainment system is one of the biggest talking points in the bike's new features. Of course, this adds a bit of weight, but at 836-pounds wet, a few pounds here or there will have little impact; it’s still going to be a heavy machine. Yes, it still doesn't get much in the way of electronic rider aids, so there's no traction control or other fancy electronics, apart from the linked brakes with standard ABS. (117 mm), Premium Low Hand-Adjustable Rear Suspension/2.15 in. In the matte grey shade, called "Industrial Gray Denim," the Street Glide Special certainly looks the part of a superhero's choice of wheels. Harley presents the Street Glide Special as a premium ride, and the price tag reflects that. The power figures seem to point to the Special’s true purpose in life, that of a hot-rod. Box GTS system. It continues all the way down to where both meet the deep-scoop saddle that slings the rider’s butt at a low 26.1-inches high, providing you have the requisite 180-pound body mass to compress the suspension that far. Infotainment is a wash as both bikes bring enough to share with the class with all the navigation and trip-planning yummy-goodness you could want. Designed to accentuate the long and low profile for an iconic, custom look. All Rights Reserved, Harley-Davidson launches two factory-custom Sportsters with a little more oomph, Mild steel; tubular frame; two-piece stamped and welded backbone; cast and forged, Mild steel; two-piece drawn and welded section; forged junctions; MIG welded, 49 mm Dual Bending Valve/4.6 in. (227 kg), Rear: 927 lb. While the base Street Glide comes with the Milwaukee-Eight 107 cubic inch V-twin, the Special gets a displacement bump to 114 ci – Indian’s motor is a 111, if you think that size means everything. And with that 163 Nm of torque available, highway overtakes are just a matter of opening the throttle slightly, without the need for any downshifts. Whether you bring it home or not, it will make an impression, that is certain. Gauges styled to complement each vehicle. Use the Bluetooth. The new 6.5-inch Gorilla glass infotainment system is packed with features and offers superb visibility. The 2019 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special is impressive, in every way, whether you're a fan of big baggers or not. That said, I love how the mirrors ride just inside the wingtips where they won’t clutter up the flyline one little bit. Big, bold black wheels with spokes that extend all the way to the edge of the rim, so you can roll in with style and attitude. It still retains that "look at me" appeal, and it's a proper highway star too, ready for munching hundreds of kilometres in a day for that inter-state trip you probably have been planning for. For all its features, and the hi-end infotainment system that it boasts of, the Street Glide Special is a pure, thoroughbred highway cruiser. Also new for MY19 is the Milwaukee-Eight 114 that is an upgrade from the 107 cubic-inch version in last year’s model. “At the end of the day, there is little to choose between the Street Glide Special and the Dark Horse. (300 mm x 5.1 mm) floating rotors, As for the Special, I’m definitely feelin’ it. For more than a decade, the Harley-Davidson Street Glide has been the quintessential go-to American touring motorcycle. A pair of four-valve heads cap the 102 mm bores with a 114 mm stroke to give the engine a total displacement of 1,868 cc and compression ratio of 10.5-to-1. x .28 in. DRIVETRAIN Last year, I preferred Indian’s 111 motor to Harley’s 107. Continue reading for my review of the Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special. Brought your music on a device? 2019 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special review I was glad I was aboard a 2019 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special when we hit appalling weather and narrowly avoided a tornado in the Midwest of the US of A. 32 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper, 11.8 in. Whatever you want to do, within reason, the Special probably has it covered. In the lower rpm range, you don’t feel the difference with the new Mil-8 engine, but the true test is on the superslab. Oh yeah, as usual it’s air-cooled, so there’s no radiator to try and hide. Stretched Saddlebags on a 2019 Street Glide Special. Harley-Davidson doesn't publish peak horsepower figures, but for a big heavy cruiser, it's more about pulling power than pure horsepower, and that's where the Street Glide Special excels.