Road Glide® Special

Road Glide® Special


In Brief

The aggressive looks and ride of the Road Glide® Special motorcycle take our most road-devouring machine to an even darker place with blacked-out finishes on handlebars, wheels and headers. Powered by a blacked-out Milwaukee-Eight® 107 V-Twin, it’s also loaded with premium features like 19-inch front and 18-inch rear Talon wheels, stretched saddlebags, a painted inner fairing and a BOOM!™ Box 6.5GT Touchscreen Infotainment System. The ride is premium too, thanks to its responsive suspension and Reflex™ linked Brembo® brakes.

NEW IN 2018

  • Dark finishes stretch from headlight to exhaust with new 19-inch front and 18-inch rear Talon wheels.
  • Dripping in black are the engine guard, front forks, handlebars and hand controls, mirrors, turn signals, tank console, engine covers, air cleaner cover, mufflers and exhaust shields.
  • Custom touches that create an aggressive, modern look include the stretched saddlebags that accentuate the bike’s long, low profile and painted inner fairings.
  • Hand-adjustable emulsion-technology rear shock absorbers offer 15% more preload adjustment than previous low-profile touring shocks.
  • Front suspension features dual-bending valve suspension technology that delivers the damping performance of a racing-style cartridge fork with linear damping characteristics and reduced weight.
  • Reflex™ linked Brembo® brakes with ABS and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System are standard equipment.
  • The all-black Milwaukee-Eight® 107 (1746 cc) engine offers quicker throttle response, more passing power, purer sound, a smoother ride and more of the feeling riders want from a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle engine.
  • Each Milwaukee-Eight engine produces 10% more torque*. The Milwaukee-Eight 107 accelerates 11% quicker from 0-60mph, equal to a two-to-three bike length improvement, and 11% quicker from 60-80 mph in top gear, equal to a one-to-two bike length improvement*. The Milwaukee-Eight engine offers improved rider and passenger thermal comfort due to reduced heat absorption, increased heat rejection and a redesigned exhaust system.
  • For improved fit, a new, slimmer primary drive cover and the low-profile shape of the air cleaner cover provide improved rider legroom around the engine and an easier reach to the ground for many riders.
  • All Milwaukee-Eight powered models are fitted with an assist and slip clutch with improved hydraulic actuation and 7% less clutch lever effort.

*Compared to High-Output Twin Cam 103


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95.7 in. (2,430 mm)
Seat Height
27.4 in. (695 mm)
Fuel Capacity
6 gal. (22.7 L)
Dry weight
820 lb. (372 kg)


Milwaukee-Eight™ 107
107 cu. in. (1,746 cc)
Bore 3.937 in. (100 mm)
Stroke 4.375 in. (111.1 mm)
Engine Torque
111 ft-lb (151 Nm)
6-Speed Cruise Drive®


Black, Talon Cast Aluminum
Tires Front
130/60B19 61H
Tires Rear
180/55B18 80H


Color Options
Vivid Black
Wicked Red
Bonneville Salt Pearl
HC Hot Rod Red Flake