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Harley-Davidson Reveals 2018 Sport Glide

Nov 7, 2017 8:00:18 AM / by RumbleOn Road Captain

Harley-Davidson 2018 Sport Glide Revealed

The all-new Harley-Davidson Sport Glide motorcycle was unveiled today at the 2017 EICMA Bikes and Motorbikes Exhibition in Milan, Italy. The newest of nine models in the Harley Softail family is said to be a groundbreaking model that is ready to “cruise the city or tackle the open road,” and is the latest in a line of 100 high-impact motorcycles Harley-Davidson plans to introduce by 2027.
Harley has made sure to tell us all about how the brand-spankin' new 2018 Harley Sport Glide has it all. The Sport Glide features a combination of street-carving ability for those who want to light up the daily commute, but still maintains plenty of that long-haul capability and Harley style. It’s the best of two worlds; a custom cruiser and a lighter tourer motorcycle, combined. The Sport Glide is “designed for thrill seekers who value performance, comfort, and versatility,” Harley-Davidson said.

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You might remember in 1982 when Harley introduced the first FXRT Sport Glide. It was a spin-off of the Super Glide that used a frame-mounted front fairing, tall windscreen, and hard-case saddlebags, but the model was ditched in 1993.

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Some of the model features include:
  • New suspension: Inverted front forks and a new rear monoshock with external preload adjustment give riders the ability to customize their handling profile for any situation; including extra cargo and passengers.
  • Detachable locking saddlebags: Locking rigid saddlebags are standard on the Sport Glide and offer quick, tool-free convenience so the rider can quickly switch from a custom touring bike to a stripped down stylish custom cruiser in minutes.
  • Detachable front mini-fairing: A front mini-faring introduces a new H-D riding experience by taking wind off the rider’s chest while allowing air in the face that riders love and expect from a motorcycle. Its quick detach feature allows for an attitude change on the fly.
  • Modern technologies: A slew of modern amenities come standard on the Sport Glide, including ABS brakes, security system, cruise control, keyless ignition and a LED forward-lighting system.
Distribution of the new 2018 Sport Glide motorcycle will begin today, November 7, 2017.


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