2021 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Special near Manchester NH
The Road Glide® continues to be one of the most beloved models in the Harley-Davidson® lineup. The Road Glide® Special makes the package even more compelling with upgraded performance and a unique aesthetic, and it is now available to test ride at your local H-D dealer serving Lebanon Swanzey Meredith Manchester and the neighboring communities. A defining characteristic of the Road Glide® and Road Glide® Special is the frame-mounted fairing. This is different than the Street Glide—the model to which it is often compared—which has a fork-mounted pairing. If you are unsure of your preference, the team at Twin States Harley-Davidson® highly recommends test riding both styles. The differences are more than just aesthetic and extend to wind protection, riding triangle, handling characteristics and more.
The Road Glide®
Many motorcycle enthusiasts consider the Road Glide® to be the benchmark by which all other long-distance touring bikes should be measured. It is old school in terms of its aesthetic and design fundamentals, but Harley-Davidson® engineers have used all of the advancements at their disposal to deliver exceptional ride comfort and handling that holds up on the longest treks. The Road Glide® boasts a shark-nosed fairing, and as mentioned in the opener, it is frame mounted. That means that it is stationary and that the forks swivel independent of it. Dual LED headlamps are another important feature of the Road Glide® as these provide considerable illumination even on the darkest roads.
The Road Glide® Special
The most notable difference between the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Special and the standard model is that the Special has the more powerful and upgradeable Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin engine. The Special moniker often means that a black-anodized aesthetic is standard or at least available, and the case with the Road Glide® Special is that the bike comes with almost all of the chrome accents of the base Road Glide® blacked out. The Special also has the stretched as opposed to standard saddlebags, and the infotainment upgrade that includes the 6.5-inch HD touchscreen is included standard.
The Road Glide® Special Is Right for You If…
The best way to determine if this is the ideal motorcycle for you is to test ride the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Special near Manchester. As mentioned earlier, if you are unsure of your preference, we strongly encourage you to experience both the Road Glide® Special and Street Glide Special. From a more general perspective, the Road Glide® is ideal for any rider who wants a touring motorcycle that can eat up mile after mile with ease. This is certainly a bike for the rider who will ride often and far. Many riders considering the Road Glide® opt for the Road Glide® Special instead because the additional power of the 114 is really nice to have when you need it. The more modern black finish is quite popular as well.
There are two reasons to opt for the Milwaukee-Eight 114 over the 107. The 114 gives you about 10 percent additional horsepower and torque. While you may not notice that additional oomph when cruising along, you absolutely will notice it when passing another vehicle or hitting an onramp or offramp. The other reason to opt for the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Special near Manchester is the upgrade potential. There are upgrade kits available for both engines, but the potential of the 107 is the 114 whereas the potential of the 114 is the 117.
The most notable option for the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Special is the Reflex Defensive Rider Systems. This package is a factory option, which means that you have to opt for it at the time of purchase. It cannot be added after the fact. If you have never experienced RDRS, then we recommended test riding a Road Glide® Special with and without. While the core purpose of these systems is greater control in unideal riding scenarios, many riders are surprised by the little ways it improves the ride.
The team at Twin States Harley-Davidson® is here to help you find the perfect motorcycle for you. You can visit our showroom serving Lebanon Swanzey Meredith Manchester to see the Road Glide® Special in person. If you want to test ride the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Special near Manchester, you can schedule that appointment through our website. While you are there, peruse our entire inventory, compare the options and even get preapproved for a motorcycle loan!