Harley-Davidson designed the 2007 Road Glide to withstand long road trips.
Harley-Davidson released its 2007 Road Glide touring motorcycle to fairly high acclaim; as of 2010, users had ranked it second of 27 touring bikes on the ratings website Motorcycle. With its shark-nose design and overall style, the 2007 Road Glide also has a number of engineering and convenience specifications that may warrant its base price of $17,695.
Engineering and Transmission
Equipped with a V-2, four-stroke engine with an injection fuel system, the 2007 Road Glide has a bore and stroke of 3.8 by 4.4 inches and a compression ratio of 9.2 to 1. It comes with a six-speed transmission and a chrome crossover exhaust system. The Road Glide can attain 32.5 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 45.06 mpg on highways.
With a steel frame and square-section backbone, the ’07 Road Glide has cartridge-style, damping telescopic front forks measuring 1.63 inches with a rake of 26 degrees. It also features air-adjustable rear shocks, 16-inch, nine-spoke cast-aluminum wheels and both front and rear four-piston disc brakes.
Weighing in at 761 lbs., the Road Glide measures 93.7 inches in length with a seat height of 29.5 inches. It has a wheelbase of 63.5 inches, ground clearance of 5.1 inches and a gas tank capacity of 5 gallons.
Many necessary Road Glide functions operate electrically from a pre-installed 12-volt battery, including the shift starter, headlamp, auxiliary lights, turning signals, taillights, high beams, security system, and low-fuel warning.
A number of convenience options come standard with the 2007 Road Glide, including two glove compartments, cruise control, premium sound system with 40 watts per speaker, AM/FM radio, CD player, MP3 player plug-in, cigarette lighter, hookup for CB or intercom system, saddle-bags and a hands-free security fob. A full security system is optional. Available colors include Vivid Black, Pacific Blue Pearl and Fire Red Pearl.