The 2008 Harley-Davidson Police Road King is made specifically for police departments. These motorcycles are built with a better braking system and a larger gas tank than most Harley motorcycles. Harley-Davidson began producing pursuit motorcycles in 1908 when law enforcement recognized a need for motorcycles on the force.
The length of the 2008 Harley-Davidson Police Road King is 93.7 inches, height is 55.1 inches and width is 34.5 inches. The motorcycle has a ground clearance of 5.1 inches and the wheelbase is 63.5 inches. Seat height is 30.7, dropping to 27.3, if laden. The motorcycle has a dry weight of 739 pounds. The gasoline tank holds 6 gallons of fuel. The Road King gets 46 miles to the gallon on the highway and 39 in the city.
The engine is an air-cooled 1,690 cc twin cam. It produces 102 foot-pounds of torque. The compression ratio is 9.6 to 1. The fuel system is an electronic sequential port fuel injection. Cross-over duel chrome exhaust pipes are standard on the Harley Police Road King.
The transmission on the Harley Davidson Police Road King is a six-speed cruise drive transmission. The braking is supplied by 32 mm four-piston fixed front and rear calipers. The suspension features 41.3 mm telescopic forks on the front with 4.6 inches of travel. The rear has adjustable air shocks with 3 inches of travel.
The motorcycle is available in birch white, with other colors optional. The Harley-Davidson Police Road King also has an optional security system and optional anti-lock brakes.