Harley-Davidson India Has launched the 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide in India.
The bike gets extensive changes from the company’s Project Rushmore venture, whereby feedback from Harley riders around the world were taken into account to make new bikes from the stable better. Project Rushmore’s objectives were to improve the bikes in four main spheres: control, infotainment, feel and style. The 2014 Street Glide incorporates 13 new features which were derived from this program.
The 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide is priced at Rs. 29 Lakh, ex-showroom Delhi
The 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide incorporates many features which the company adopted from the ‘Project Rushmore’ initiative. The customer-focused initiative aimed at making the bikes coming out of the company’s stable better in every way possible.
In the looks department, the 2014 model gets subtle changes over the 2013 model. The ‘batwing’ fairing now gets vents beneath the windshield, these help push the turbulent air over the riders head which in turn helps making the ride more comfortable. The front fender has been slightly redesigned, it is more streamlined than before and has a lower profile, it has also been tilted a bit forward. The single element headlight is replaced by a multi-element (LED and dual-halogen lamp) headlight. Move to the side and you notice the new air-cleaner cover design and the new 10-spoke alloy-wheel design. The saddlebags have been made sleeker, otherwise things remain the same at the rear.
The 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide gets a new infotainment system, called the Boom! Box. Included in the system is a 4.3-inch touchscreen, two 25-watt 5.25-inch speakers come as standard, it offers AUX / AM / FM / Bluetooth / USB / SD Card connectivity, there is voice-recognition. The system also includes GPS navigation. The infotainment system can be controlled via thumb-operated joysticks near the hand grips.
The new Street Glide also gets bigger, more legible analogue dials. The infotainment screen can also be used to check the bike’s systems like oil pressure indicator and ambient temperature.
The hand controls on the bike have been tweaked, the five-way thumb operated joysticks allow you to use the infotainment systems on the move. There are buttons to control the cruise control, trip computer and other functions.
Engine and Transmission
The 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide gets a new 1690cc , High Output Twin Cam engine, which delivers a maximum power output of 76 BHP and 138 Nm of peak torque. Power has increased by about 10% over the 2013 model, while torque has increased by about 7%.
The bike now gets an improved ABS system, called the Reflex Linked brakes. When braking above 40 KMPH, the system manages both the front and rear brakes based on the riders inputs to keep stopping distances to a minimum.
The bike gets a new hydraulic clutch which delivers consistent shifts, is easier to operate and does not require as much maintenance or regular adjustment as the previous cable-operated clutch.
The Street glide now gets beefier forks up front, the diameter of the forks have been increased from 43.1 mm to 49 mm. The forks have been stiffened to provide more steering feel and control, while both the front and rear suspension have been tuned for better comfort.
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