On a Steel Horse I Ride: The 2018 Harley-Davidson Sport Glide

The 2018 Harley-Davidson Sport Glide is an aggressive factory custom built for touring, cruising and commuting.

The Sports Glide motorcycle is powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin engine powertrain that pumps out a mountain of torque for outstanding acceleration and passing power.

The new lightweight and stiff Softail chassis delivers top-of-the-line agility and handling performance, mated with 43mm inverted forks, and remote hydraulic rear shock spring preload adjustment.

The Sport Glide rolls on new Mantis cast-aluminium wheels, 18-inch front and 16-inch rear, shod with Michelin Scorcher 31 performance tyres. Full LED lighting and electronic cruise control round out the Sport Glide’s winning combination of technology and style.

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“The Sport Glide offers the thrilling dynamic capability of the new Softail platform with features that make it suited for both commuting and light touring,” says Dave Latz, Senior Product Planning Manager, Harley-Davidson. “Its factory-custom design speaks to modern performance and contemporary style.”

Other Sport Glide enhancements include a wide, supportive seat and forward-mounted foot controls designed to fit a broad range of riders. The all-new Softail monoshock rear suspension is controlled via an exposed knob below the right-side cover. It’s thus easy to accommodate the weight of luggage or passenger while maintaining optimal suspension performance and steering geometry.

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The new rigid (and lockable) panniers feature a sleek clamshell design. They’re easy to load and unload and can be opened with one hand by a seated rider. The bags can also be removed in seconds with an internal quick-release mechanism, leaving behind barely visible mounting points.

Charge your smartphone with the USB port, and of course, a bike of this calibre includes keyless ignition and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System as standard.

The Sport Glide will be available “very soon” from Harley-Davidson dealers in three solid colours: Vivid Black, Twisted Cherry and Silver Fortune. The new Harley-Davidson Sport Glide is priced from AUD $27,750 rideaway.

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