The first to arrive from Harley-Davidson’s Project RUSHMORE, a global customer-driven initiative to improve every aspect of the touring experience, is the all-new 2014 Street Glide. It will be coming to India as a Completely Built-up Unit (CBU).
It comes with improved Dual Halogen lighting, Reflex™ Linked Brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), and High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrains on 2014 Street Glide. The new motors are higher up on power and torque and though official power figures have not been announced, we can safely assume that it makes well over 80 PS with peak torque climbing up to 138 Nm. The 2014 Street Glide is equipped with a new hydraulic clutch control that maintains the previous cable clutch-lever effort despite stronger clutch springs. The new hydraulic clutch doesn’t require periodic adjustment or service, provides consistent engagement and modulation in all operating conditions, and provides consistent clutch-lever effort over the life of the vehicle.
The front end gets larger fork sliders and stiffer triple clamps that provide improved steering response and the fork diameter is increased from 43.1mm to 49mm (14%). To increase the comfort level they’ve added a new Batwing fairing with split-stream venting and a refined passenger seating area. Alterations to the shape of the fairing include a new contour below the windshield, slightly more coverage in front of the hand controls, and more overhang of the headlamp. You’ll be rolling on 10 spoke Impeller cast aluminium wheels, designed to be lighter and stiffer than previous wheel styles with a 16-inch diameter rear wheel.
Other new key features are its restyled saddlebags with One Touch latch and 8% more storage, New Jukebox Compartment, One-Touch fuel door, Low-profile front fender, Larger gauges with improved graphics and New Intuitive Hand Controls. This bike comes packed to the brim with a whole new host of features and we can’t wait for it come to India so that we can get our hands on it and give you a full review.
The company haven’t revealed when they will be launching the bike, but when it does arrive, the price for this beauty is Rs 29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Story: Rommel Albuquerque