If blacktop touring and dreams of American road trips are your thing, then Harley’s latest dressed-down Dresser may be your goal. Powered by the muscular Milwaukee-Eight® 107 engine, the new 1746cc Electra Glide Standard is a classic nod to the original Harley-Davidson grand-touring experience, but somewhat stripped down. The infotainment system has gone for example, as has the rear seat, but it still tips the scales at 354 kilos dry.
Designed for the traditional Harley touring customer, the Electra Glide Standard takes a more simplistic approach than other bikes in the range. It still features essential Harley-Davidson styling elements such as the iconic Batwing fairing, chrome trim, standard saddle bags, and cast aluminum wheels. Chrome accents are added to rocker and cam covers and complemented by select blacked out components – a blend of traditional elements and modern trends.
It also retains all the latest ride and handling technology of Harley-Davidson’s Touring range, such as standard electronic cruise control, hand-adjustable emulsion-technology rear shock absorbers, 49mm front forks with Dual Bending Valve suspension, and Reflex-Linked Brembo Brakes with ABS.
The Milwaukee-Eight 1746 provides the performance with quick throttle response, plenty of passing power, and that iconic Harley-Davidson big twin sound. The whole rig is going to be priced at £19,995 (€27,745 ROI).