Road Glide Special vs. Street Glide Special

We get a lot of questions about the differences between a Road Glide and a Street Glide. “Socked” compares the two and talks about the unique features of both models. Which one do you think is better?
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Craig Ballantyne

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21 thoughts on “Road Glide Special vs. Street Glide Special

  • October 24, 2016 at 9:17 pm
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    I have a 14' street glide special. I personally can't stand the way the RG looks. Never even set on one. Ride what YOU like and enjoy the wind!

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  • October 24, 2016 at 10:05 pm
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    Good review, I actually learned something I didn't know (up gradable voice command), trading in my 13 RG for a 17 RG this weekend.

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  • October 24, 2016 at 10:57 pm
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    the road glide just looks MEAN! I love the look of it! im going back and forth on the Street Glide or Road Glide. great vid!

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  • October 24, 2016 at 11:32 pm
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    Great job explaining the differences and operations..I prefer the Road Glide as well.

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  • October 24, 2016 at 11:59 pm
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    lmao bro hats off for the rings, I where ten rings, bracelet, watch and wallet chain daily. so it's funny how some people will always have shit to say but the might wallet chain due a little damage.

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  • October 25, 2016 at 12:45 am
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    Hate watching you SCRATCH those beautiful bikes in multiple spots with your Chain, Rings, and Bracelet ! Nobody wants to pay full price for a scratched up bike. Careful Dude!

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  • October 25, 2016 at 1:26 am
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    I rode them both…and chose the RG…I'm 6'2" and 280 with long arms and the RG was a better fit for me, but both bikes ROCK!

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  • October 25, 2016 at 2:19 am
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    What kind of moron pays $25,000 for that ugly piece of shit with a motor that belongs on a farm tractor. Jeeze!

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    • October 25, 2016 at 10:45 am
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      not some gold wing riding looser like you thats for sure

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  • October 25, 2016 at 2:29 am
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    Great comparison. I was seriously looking at getting a Street Glide. But… Now I want a Road Glide.

    Does the Road Glide come with the CVO package?

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  • October 25, 2016 at 2:29 am
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    not to be rude or anything…. but great way to scratch a brand new bike….. chain wallet and rings all over the new bike, I'd be pissed if I saw you do that to my bike

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  • October 25, 2016 at 3:08 am
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    Scott Placella… Yes, the RG's GPS screen is not viewable from the sun due to its angle. We flew out to Clolorado last week and rented a RG and SG. Both were 16 models. The RG has serious GPS issues in the sun. As we were not familiar with the area, it was a bit of an issue is the RG was in the lead. I am considering one of these in the future. I came away thinking SG as I like the handle bar position better. To me it seemed like the SG fit a larger person better as the bars do not come back towards you as much as on the RG. As I rode both and still have not fully decided, its a personal fit choice. They are both awesome.

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  • October 25, 2016 at 3:24 am
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    I am 5'8"tall what would be good for me from this two bikes

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  • October 25, 2016 at 4:23 am
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    Great video thanks, enjoyed watching.  I love the street glide, I currently own a 14 SGS, what an excellent ride!!  I like the RG also, however I just cant get past the fixed fairing, I prefer to see the fairing move when turning, just my liking.  Both excellent bikes.  I am 6' 2" at 200 pounds and the stock street glide fits me perfect.

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  • October 25, 2016 at 5:08 am
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    I have to say I went to my local dealer fully intending to buy a street glide special test rode it and then on a whim test rode a Road glide special. I now own a 2016 Black Quartz Roadglide special…. I would agree with him ride both before you make a decision

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  • October 25, 2016 at 5:27 am
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    Yeah, +1 on it being biased. The wind does not jerk the bars side to side like he says, one hand at 80+ passing semi trucks or smart cars, no difference. Good, quick explanation on the differences, though.

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  • October 25, 2016 at 6:14 am
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    Great video! I was shocked when Riding a Street Glide at the Harley on Tour Testride Event in Germany. Not because the bike was awefull… but because I enjoyed it so much and felt it hat more torque than a dyna with less vibration.
    I disliked the whole infotainment system at first, too… The more I think about getting a second bike, the more I want a bagger. Would be a great contrast to my Hayabusa Sports Bike.

    Only problem is it costs a ton more of money than a switchback. Dear Santa…

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  • October 25, 2016 at 6:52 am
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    Best review on youtube!
    This guy knows what he is speaking.

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  • October 25, 2016 at 7:44 am
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    Not really sure how one can say the 2014 sg handles worse than a RG. I owned a RG now a street glide special and I will say for certain wind affected my RG worse than my street glide special. The RG does handle better than the 13 and earlier sg models. I am 6ft and 225 lbs and my street glide special fits me perfectly. Either way you go both are awesome bikes.

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  • October 25, 2016 at 8:17 am
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    Outstanding video..

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