Compare Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Special to Street Glide® Special
Today’s Harley-Davidson® lineup is packed with desirable options. In fact, throughout the entire line of dozens of models, all Harley-Davidson® models stay true to the brand’s heritage while also showing off their individuality. The Grand American Touring line of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles is uniquely designed for epic adventures, so it understandably has your full attention today. While there are more than a dozen models in the Grand American Touring family, you may have already narrowed down your options to two top picks. Are you comparing the Road Glide® Special to Street Glide® Special? Our Big Moose Harley-Davidson® sales reps are excited to support you as you explore the options.
The 2021 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Special is easy to differentiate from the Street Glide® Special on the road. It is designed with a shark-nose fairing that holds a pair of Daymaker headlights. This fairing has an upper air vent for aerodynamics and a cropped, tinted wind guard. The Road Glide® Special also comes downturned handlebars and a robust dashboard. Both the Street Glide® Special and the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® Special have a two-in-one exhaust pipe design with a slashed finish. They also both have angled floorboards and comparable seating, so the rider is placed in the same upright position on both models. Comparable, lockable luggage compartments and the same Prodigy wheel design add to their similarities.
The 2021 Street Glide® Special stands apart with its fork-mounted fairing. This fairing holds a single headlight, and it extends outward on the sides to fully protect the rider’s hands. Like the Road Glide® Special, the Street Glide® Special’s fairing has a wind guard and an air vent. While both of these models are offered with a wide range of single and dual color options, there are some differences in the available colors.
From a performance perspective, you may be hard-pressed to find any significant differences between these models. They are both outfitted with a Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine that comes with an electronic sequential port fuel injection system. Because of this, they have the same torque rating and power output. They also both have cruise control, ABS and the same brake system. This system features a fixed, four-piston design for the front and rear brakes. When you visit the dealership in Portland ME soon, you can test drive the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Special as well as the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® Special to experience their similarities for yourself.
If you expect your next motorcycle to be well-equipped with a full collection of modern technologies, you will not be disappointed by what either of these models brings to the table. In fact, the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Special and the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® Special have the same technologies and convenience features. For example, they are both equipped with a Boom! Box GTS system that is tied to a full-color display screen. This system provides you with access to Bluetooth tech, SiriusXM presets, a sound system with two speakers, voice recognition, a USB port and several other advanced technologies. Through the dashboard, you can control equipment like the running lights, the directional lights, the high beams, the security system and engine diagnostics. You can also view digital and tell-tale gauges for two trip meters, the odometer, the fuel range and more.
Now that you have a better idea about the comparison of the Road Glide® Special to Street Glide® Special, you may be ready to take your research to a new level with a few test rides. At Big Moose Harley-Davidson® in Portland ME, we always have an amazing range of motorcycles in stock, and this makes it easy for you to compare the performance abilities, styles and features of the models that you are most interested in. To schedule your test ride of these models and to experience the capabilities of any other current Harley-Davidson® models that you may be interested in, connect with our motorcycle dealership’s sales associates to reserve your time for a showroom tour.