Harley-Davidson Sport Glide returns to lineup

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 02:35:46 PM. After a near 30-year hiatus, the Harley-Davidson Sport Glide is back as a Softail, part of the manufacturer's plan to release 100 new motorcycles over 10 years.
The Harley-Davidson Sport Glide model is back after a nearly 30-year hiatus. For riders looking for something more substantial than a Sportster, but eschewing a big touring bike, the Sport Glide has a split personality. Like a big bike, it comes complete with a fairing and saddle bags, but both are small and detachable. It is a quick-change artist, an aggressive factory-custom cruiser suited for touring, cruising or commuting, said Dave Latz, senior product planning manager at Harley-Davidson. Sans the extra components, the Sport Glide is more like a bobber, ready for darting around town. It can fulfill a rider’s whims for both cruising and touring without the garage space or cost of two machines. Andy Mahr / Harley-Davidson The 2018 Harley-Davidson Sport Glide is back as a Softail, with a seat height of just 25.7 inches and forward-mounted foot controls. It has a rider triangle designed to fit a broad range of riders. The 2018 Harley-Davidson Sport Glide is back as a Softail, with a seat height of just 25.7 inches and forward-mounted foot controls. It has a rider triangle designed to fit a broad range of riders. (Andy Mahr / Harley-Davidson) The ninth model based on the Softail platform and the latest in a line of 100 motorcycles the company plans to introduce by 2027, the Sport Glide is a combination of technology and style. Designed to be lightweight and stiff, the new Softail chassis delivers agility while the blacked-out Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin powertrain delivers...Read more
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