THE 2021 Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle line includes a trio of hot rod baggers with fresh swagger and new features. With a slammed stance and muscular Milwaukee-Eight 114 power, the Road King Special, Road Glide Special and Street Glide Special models combine a commanding street presence with the long-haul capabilities of the HarleyDavidson Touring chassis.
The Street Glide Special and Road Glide Special models have new two-tone paint options, and a choice of a blacked-out or bright chrome styling treatment — a choice between dark and sinister, or brilliant and more traditional.
All three Special models feature a new low-profile engine guard that emphasises their slammed profiles. 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.
All Harley-Davidson Touring models equipped with the colour touch-screen Boom! Box GTS infotainment system now feature Android Auto and Apple CarPlay application 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 minimising distractions.
All Special models are now equipped with the high-performance Ventilator air cleaner with a washable filter element.
Exclusive Special details: Colour-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.
Stretched locking saddlebags extend below the mufflers to lower the motorcycle profile.
A new tank medallion is based on the Bar & Shield logo.
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 maximised 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.
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 preload adjustment that does not require tools or maintenance.
Lowered rear suspension gives Special models a slammed stance.
Prodigy cast-aluminium 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.
RDRS Safety Enhancements (formerly known as RDRS) – A collection of technology designed to match motorcycle performance to available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking. Includes linked braking, ABS, traction control, drag-torque slip control, tyre pressure monitoring system, and vehicle hold control.
The Street Glide Special
THE original hot rod bagger rolls behind the classic Harley-Davidson batwing fairing with a splitstream vent to reduce head buffeting, and a low-profile sport windshield.
One-piece, two-up seat shaped for long-range rider comfort.
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 colour options include:
Chrome Styling (Gloss Black Prodigy wheels with machined highlights); Solid Colour: Vivid Black, Black Jack Metallic, Billiard Red; Custom Colour: Snake Venom.
Dark Styling (Gloss Black Prodigy wheels); Solid Colour: Vivid Black, Gauntlet Gray Metallic, Billiard Red, Deadwood Green Denim; Custom Colour: Snake Venom.
The Road Glide Special
THIS performance bagger combines menacing style with aerodynamic comfort and the power of the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine.
Distinctive sharknose fairing with a low-profile sport windshield presents menacing style. The triple splitstream vents reduce head buffeting. Wind tunnel designed and tested; this frame-mounted fairing minimises the influences of cross winds on motorcycle handling.
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 Road Glide Special model: Billiard Red/Vivid Black with either Chrome or Dark styling.
Other colour options include:
Chrome Styling (Gloss Black Prodigy wheels with machined highlights); Solid Colour: Vivid Black, Billiard Teal, Midnight Crimson; Custom Colour: Snake Venom.
Dark Styling (Gloss Black Prodigy wheels); Solid Colour: Vivid Black, Billiard Teal, River Rock Gray Denim, Midnight Crimson; Custom Colour: Snake Venom.
The Road King Special
TRADITION with muscle. A Harley-Davidson icon is transformed by custom bagger style and Milwaukee-Eight 114 power.
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.
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 Colour Options: Solid Colour: Vivid Black, Black Jack Metallic, Deadwood Green; Custom Colour: Snake Venom.