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Harley-Davidson Street Glide

Harley-Davidson put the Street Glide together as something of a factory hot-rod bagger with its new Milwaukee-Eight 107 powerplant and pared-down, vented Batwing fairing. Penetration is further improved by the cut-down windscreen, and later models would see the mirrors moved out of the slipstream and down to the tips of the Batwing fairing. No weight is wasted on useless trim or chrome baubles in keeping with its essential boulevard bruiser mien, and the Street Glide makes a great canvas for customization.

Harley-Davidson Street Glide Generations:

2018 - 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

2018 Harley-Davidson Street Glide / Street Glide Special
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  • Harley-Davidson Street Glide
  • Year:
    2018- 2020
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
    Street Glide
  • Engine:
    Milwaukee-Eight 107
  • Displacement:
    1746 cc
  • Price:
    21289
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This is the new generation of hot-rod baggers

Harley-Davidson rolled out the newest generation of its hot-rod bagger, the Street Glide, in 2018 when it shoehorned one of its brand-new 107 cubic-inch Milwaukee-Eight engines into the frame. That more or less carries straight over into MY2020. Updated suspension components join the new powerplant and recently-revised bodywork to make this latest boulevard bruiser one of the most popular models to come out of Milwaukee right now.

 

Latest Harley-Davidson Street Glide news and reviews:

An All-American Custom Harley-Davidson That Costs More Than American Muscle Cars? No, We Ain't Kiddin'!

An All-American Custom Harley-Davidson That Costs More Than American Muscle Cars? No, We Ain’t Kiddin’!

It packs four 8-inch speakers, so the rumbling exhaust won’t be the only thing making noise

Harley-Davidsons are commonly used as canvases by custom bikemakers all around the world, but there’s just something special about an all-American custom Harley-Davidson. One such custom Hog has been prepped by Southern Country Customs (hereon called SCC), a custom shop founded by ex-NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace, and as you’d expect from a man of such caliber, the build is quite insane, including the equally insane price tag.

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2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide ST

2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide ST

This is the touring bagger for the fiery-eyed pegdraggers out there...you know who you are

Harley-Davidson adds some much-needed vim, vigor, and vitality to its Grand American Touring lineup with the new-for-2022 Street Glide ST model. This is a bagger based on the large tourbike frame with the classic Batwing fairing up front and lots of long distance-comfort items on board. Best of all, it comes with a performance bent due to the Milwaukee-Eight 117 powerplant and optional electronic engine-management goodies.

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2018 - 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

2018 - 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

This is the new generation of hot-rod baggers

Harley-Davidson rolled out the newest generation of its hot-rod bagger, the Street Glide, in 2018 when it shoehorned one of its brand-new 107 cubic-inch Milwaukee-Eight engines into the frame. That more or less carries straight over into MY2020. Updated suspension components join the new powerplant and recently-revised bodywork to make this latest boulevard bruiser one of the most popular models to come out of Milwaukee right now.

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2018 Harley-Davidson Street Glide / Street Glide Special

2018 Harley-Davidson Street Glide / Street Glide Special

Touring With Less Vibration And More Power

Harley-Davidson showed the Softail lineup a lot of love this year (and the Dyna family none at all), but its increasingly popular Street Glide expanded its family tree to include the custom blackout Street Glide Special, which sees quite a few updates for 2018, and the 115th Anniversary Edition that pays homage to its long history. The Milwaukee-Eight powerplant makes its sophomore appearance in the touring lineup with 111 pound-feet o’ grunt and vibrations that are easy on both ear and rear. New body details, features and paint schemes abound across the board as Harley focuses on refining its fork-mount fairing baggers as part of its new market strategy. So without further ado, let’s jump right on in and get to it, shall we?

Continue reading for my review of the Harley-Davidson Street Glide stable.

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2017 Harley-Davidson Street Glide - Street Glide Special

2017 Harley-Davidson Street Glide - Street Glide Special

Same Look Outside, But Major Changes Inside

Harley-Davidson updates its popular Street Glide family for MY17 with a few much-needed tweaks that make it as suitable for the superslab as it is for the boulevard. The earlier generation suffered from lack of power, uninspired suspension and a definite heat-to-rider transfer problem to boot. Harley addressed these problems to make the Street Glide into the bike it always should have been. Dual Bending Valve Forks and rear emulsion shocks take care of the suspension problems, while the Milwaukee-Eight engine brings 6.7 additional pounds of torque to help it push that front fairing into the wind comfortably at highway speeds and above. Adjustments made to manage the heat problem results in a whole new animal in the bagger stable. So, let’s check out the new models and try to act like we’re seeing the family for the first time, because in a way we are.

Continue reading for my review of the Harley-Davidson Street Glide and Street Glide Special.

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2015 - 2016 Harley-Davidson Street Glide / Street Glide Special

2015 - 2016 Harley-Davidson Street Glide / Street Glide Special

Harley-Davidson calls it a “stripped-down bagger.” I prefer to think of it as half-a-bagger or a boulevard bruiser because of the trade off between storage space and low, mean good looks.

Whatever you call it, the Street Glide Special — one of Harley’s Project Rushmore bikes — is a compromise between carrying capacity and vanity, and I mean that in the best possible way. It retains the capacity of the big side bags and the comfort of the front fairing, so this ride can serve as a bar hopper, grocery getter or open-road tourer right off the lot.

Continue reading for my review of the Harley-Davidson Street Glide and Street Glide Special.

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More on the Harley-Davidson Street Glide

The Street Glide is a “hot-rod” less for what it has, and more for what it has not. A naked, high-sided front fender runs sans chrome trim or skirting, and there is a general dearth of bling and superfluous bits to weigh it down. That said, it’s still a solid bike that comes out of H-D’s touring lineup. As an FL model, it comes with the heaviest frame and fattest front end, complete with beer can skirts as the only substantial bit of unnecessary bling on the whole thing.

The Mil-8 107 was and remains the go-to powerplant for the base-model Street Glide. A stock pillion pad, fold-up passenger pegs and hard bags finish the gear in the rear across the model-year range. It’s a bagger, so it has no Tour Pak or passenger backrest to clutter up the rear end, and it rolls with H-D’s infotainment system along with an optional RDRS bundle to round out the electronic goodies.