2020 Vision: New Harley-Davidson Touring Models Review

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By John Burns

You really do need a program to keep track of all the players at Harley-Davidson. I’m still in a constant state of bewilderment even after all these years trying to keep track of the Glides and Ultras and FXRs and things as they come and go. After passing summary judgment on the new Low Rider S last week, it’s time to move on to the new Touring models, all of which at least still carry the prefix “FL.” (As do some Softails, possibly a Dyna or two – now retired – and possibly a trike. Let’s move on.)

The cool new touring bike for 2020 would be the Road Glide Limited. From the H-D horse’s mouth: The new Road Glide Limited model replaces the Road Glide Ultra model for 2020 and offers new premium luxury-touring features, including painted pin striping, a gloss-finish inner fairing, heated rider hand grips, Slicer II Contrast Bright wheels and new tank, front and rear fender medallions. The Road Glide Limited model is a long-haul, two-up touring specialist featuring the distinctive aerodynamic Road Glide shark-nose fairing with triple split stream vents that limit rider head buffeting. The standard Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine delivers smooth, powerful touring performance while dual Daymaker LED headlamps offer outstanding night visibility.

Road Glide Limited in Silver Pine/Spruce is one of several $29,349 two-tone options.

Premium Touring suspension includes an easy-adjust rear shock preload for a smooth, confident ride. Reflex Electronic Linked Brakes with ABS deliver confident braking performance. The Boom! Box GTS infotainment system with color touch screen offers navigation, communication and entertainment options.

Road Glides, as we all know, have frame-mounted fairings. This is a good place to sit.

Right, buried in paragraph two is the big news, really: Harley’s new Reflex Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS) is a new …read more

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