This is a £23,995 motorcycle at time of review, so it has a lot of competition from exotic motorcycles with superchargers, Italian creations, it’s one of the most expensive touring motorcycles on the road today.
I was looking for a touring motorcycle so I just have to try the Street Glide out. The engine is great, you’ll get bored if you treat it like a sports bike because it’s designed to cruise, so if you ride it correctly you will be rewarded with a ton of torque and the most comfortable ride you’re ever likely to experience. The rear suspension soaks up every single bump.
I figured a few things out along the way, the vent near the screen is to stop buffeting and the rumble is produced by electronic fuel injection trickery, so it’s silky smooth on the road, then you come to a stop and the fuel injection creates a rumble, possibly by shutting down a cylinder every few rotations. It’s cool to see technology being used like this as it gives you the rumble you want at stand still and the smoothness when accelerating or cruising.
It’s is still a lot of money for a motorcycle. Personally I would buy one second-hand and save £10k (Ouch! imagine the depreciation).
I would still like to own a Street Glide in the future. It’s a very special motorcycle that made me feel happy when riding, it’s components are good quality and I would expect a motorcycle like this to have a very long life span.