2017 Harley Davidson Road Glide ride and review

2017 Harley Davidson Road Glide ride and review

Harley-Davidson 2017 Road Glide ride and review.
Hello friends. Here is my ride and review on the brand new 2017 Harley-Davidson Road Glide.
This bike is a demo from Dillon Brothers Harley-Davidson in Omaha NE.
The road glide is stock with the exception of the Screamin Eagle exhaust.
If you like to dial up the comforts for endless miles on the wide open road, you’re in for one hell of a ride.
Set your own boundaries.
Those who appreciate the aggressive look and wind-cutting power of the frame-mounted shark nose fairing and dual Daymaker™ Reflector LED headlamps on the Road Glide® Special model wouldn’t ride anything else. And now the ride gets even more aggressive thanks to the all-new Milwaukee-Eight™ 107 engine, all-new suspension and Reflex Linked Brembo® brakes. The Special features the top-of-the-line 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated GPS and the BOOM!™ Box 6.5 GT audio system, standard ABS, a gloss black inner fairing and color-matched fairing skirt. It’s time to make your own assault on the wind.

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  1. First let me say I've owned and ridden Harleys for over 20 yrs of my 50 yrs of riding. I also own a couple of Italian bikes. As excited as I am about the new motor, I'm just as disappointed that they didn't do a better re-design of the fairing. they simply made the radio box bigger to fit the big screens. The reach is still far away and the angle is terrible, you can barely see it during the day. I wish Harley designers would start taking some cues from the aftermarket builders. They've created some excellent bolt on parts for these bikes. It's a shame that the aftermarket can make inner fairings that can change the radio location, angle and incorporate bigger and better speakers in the same size enclosure. But that's what Harley is about. You buy the bike and modify it to your tastes.

  2. I think it's good that Harley Davidson took the time to develop the new engine in the Milwaukee 8, but I can't help but wonder why they just didn't take the liquid cooled engine from the V-Rod and refine and adapt it to other bikes in their lineup. Seems to me that would have been more sensible and less expensive since they already had that platform as a baseline to improve upon.

  3. What were you thinking when you stated that the bike was liquid cooled? It does have an oil cooler. Is that the liquid you were referring to?

  4. Nice video, I think you have to buy the RG Ultra to get the liquid cooling, I'm pretty sure that one isn't liquid cooled. I had a chance to demo some 2017's, I agree with your assessment.

  5. Hey ice good to see another vid. Bought a 14 cb1100 and am enjoying the shit out of it. Here lately though I've come down with Harley fever. I'm lusting over the Dyna Fat Bob and may trade in the Spring. Gonna force myself to wait. What do you think?

  6. Just rented a 2016 RG last weekend from the Harley dealership. Have rented the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Street Glides (other models as well) before. Both the SG and RG maneuver about the same in town (stop & go) traffic. Dealing with the front-end weight is about the same but different in close maneuvers but can master over time. Street Glide seems to have a stiffer suspension and rough on the rear. Have rented the Street Glides before but like the Road Glide for highway speeds and touring due to aerodynamics and overall comfort.

    Glad to seen the review because you addressed many important features of the old and new. Now I can't wait to rent the 2017 models because I know for sure, next year I hope to finally commit and buy one of these models. So hard to narrow down but glad to have waited for the engine and suspension changes they have made. Also tested out a few Yamaha, Victory and Indian models, even though they look nice, at 5'7" they don't fit me at all and never had that probably with Harley's plus I like the ride of the Harley's better and can't wait to ride the newer models.

  7. Thanx man looking to buy a RG next year.Oh and heel toe shifting is fab…Oh and 3rd gear on the highway? we use all six in Europe.No offense meant.

  8. Love the reveiws been waiting for a new one. Keep em coming.
    Do you prefer the shark nose or the batwing? I prefer the looks of the batwing but its not fixed.

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