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Old 07-07-2014, 10:35 AM   #1
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New Road Glide?

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/620/18...Spy-Shots.aspx

Kind of disappointed, I was hoping for a little more radical departure from the old. Probably a lot of people will be happy to see it back in the line up though.
I know I considered it before buying my Victory.
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:43 PM   #2
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There are 3 intakes one up top and 2 at the sides of the headlights. I wasn't expecting too much of a change
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:31 PM   #3
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A couple of generations to go yet before the folks that want the v-rod motor in a touring bike are going to get it from the moco... Just the way it is.

It will have the rushmore enhancments of the other Glides with an updated Fairing, willing to bet the sell everyone of 'em that they make.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:31 PM   #4
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Been waiting for this but those pics are underwhelming.
I'm not sure I like the downward tilt on the fairing either.

Just not digging the new styling. I might keep my current a very long time.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:44 PM   #5
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They all look a bout the same to me, why buy new when there are now so many used HDs out there?
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:06 PM   #6
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They all look a bout the same to me, why buy new when there are now so many used HDs out there?
Vented fairing (reduced buffetting), navi, bluetooth, improved suspension, high output twin cam 103...
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:39 PM   #7
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Vented fairing (reduced buffetting), navi, bluetooth, improved suspension, high output twin cam 103...
Not trying to argue, I guess I don't see these "improvements" being worth the cost when the aftermarket can take care of all of these things on the bike you already own. However, if someone needs a faster Harley the newer bikes do have a night and day difference in performance over my old stock 80". Competition with Victory has certainly improved the breed.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:35 PM   #8
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It looks like HD is going to solve the biggest negative with the previous Road Glide: Head Buffetting.

I just put on a Madstad windshield on my RG Ultra. It's excellent, and it provides exactly the same kind of airflow the new version looks to have.

The "old" RG stock windshields always had some head buffeting imho. I went with a Windvest shield. That was good. The Madstad is much better.

I can't tell by these spy pics but I'm gonna guess they simplified the dash so the radio/speedo/nav etc are all one unit.

Btw, I've always been a sucker for frame mounted fairings.....had a Vetter Quicksilver waaay back in the teenage days.

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Old 07-08-2014, 07:44 AM   #9
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I was really expecting (hoping for) liquid cooling.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:25 AM   #10
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I was really expecting (hoping for) liquid cooling.
Perhaps HD is going to have the Road Glide Ultra have the water-cooled heads, just as the top Electra Glide has them? It would make sense.

I'd enjoy seeing a touring-ish bike from the Vrod motor, for sure. But it sounds like a gas sucker.

The air cooled Harleys don't put out a whole lot of top end HP stock, but they do get very good mpg. I like having 200-240 miles of range per tank.

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Old 07-08-2014, 02:27 PM   #11
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:54 PM   #12
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I like having 200-240 miles of range per tank.

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I did too until I messed with it. I'm almost up to 180 miles per tank...got a lot more tuning to do.
I don't know why I keep messing with my bikes...
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:32 AM   #13
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This would've been a good opportunity to stuff a V-Rod engine into a touring frame.
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:56 AM   #14
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That fairing looks like some idiot chopped it.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:02 AM   #15
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I did too until I messed with it. I'm almost up to 180 miles per tank...got a lot more tuning to do.
I don't know why I keep messing with my bikes...
I see you have a 2010 Limited... Maybe you just ride yours a lot harder than I do.

My 2011 gets pretty good MPG with the Fuel Moto full exhaust and intake/tune. It takes some pretty massive head or cross head winds to get me fueling up before 200 miles to a tank. Once while out in CO I got over 50 mpg on a cruise out of Durango.
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