We ride Harley-Davidson’s latest luxury cruiser, the Street Glide Special
Photography: Rommel Albuquerque
Riding a Harley is always fun because you can enjoy its massive presence on the road and feel like a king. Recently, I swung a leg over a Harley-Davidson bike that truly offers you the opportunity to own the road, as it were. It is massive, has one of the most comfortable seats on a bike in the world and an array of features that will put a small car to shame. Let’s get to know the new Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special.
This is the crème de la crème of baggers and I rode it recently in sunny Goa. At first its massive presence is likely to overwhelm you. The gigantic fairing, jumbo saddle-bags, gleaming chrome and that monstrous V-twin motor make you nostalgic about the era when such motorcycles ruled the roost in America and beyond. But this modern-day bagger is not just luxury on two wheels. Its stupendous size is matched by the array of features it offers. New for 2015, the Street Glide Special gets a new, bigger in-dash touchscreen that features radio, navigation, Bluetooth connectivity and also a USB port for your iPad or iPhone. The 5.25-inch speakers produce sound of a great quality, clearly audible even while on the go. The best feature of them all is the operability of the touchscreen even with your gloves on. Another thing that impressed me about this mildly updated Street Glide Special was the pearl-finish paint job and the elegant pin-striping that elevates its elegance to a whole new level.