When Harley-Davidson updated its touring models for 2014, the Road Glide, the bagger with the frame-mounted fairing, went AWOL from the lineup. Today, though, at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota and the National Bikers Roundup in Oklahoma, Harley took the wraps off the new 2015 Road Glide and Road Glide Special.
One quick look is all it takes to see that this new Harley is dramatically different, thanks largely to what Milwaukee calls a “customer-led product development effort.” Yes, that means the Project Rushmore treatment has been applied to the 2015 Road Glide, and it’s most apparent in the aggressive new “shark-nose” fairing. Shaped by what Harley calls “countless hours” in the wind tunnel, the fairing of the new 2015 Road Glide is 1.4 inches narrower than the previous design, and its new “triple splitstream vent” is said to improve airflow while reducing buffeting.
2006 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide®
Only a Harley® can lay bare this much custom style without compromising comfort. The new Harley-Davidson® FLHX Street Glide®. Check out the less-is-more look. Mirrors mounted right in the fairing solo headlight. It’s a front end worthy of triple-takes. Chrome stretched console and smoked chrome tank badges are works of art. Slammed suspension. Clean hardbags. This is every bit a Glide with a whole lot of street.