Quickly identified by its proudly distinctive frame-mounted fairing, the 2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide is a bagger that works as well in the city as it does on the open road. Cranking out 111 ft-lbs of torque at 3250 rpm, the Milwaukee-Eight 107 is barely fazed by the Road Glide’s 855-pound curb weight. The rider, too, will not be intimidated, as the seat height is a manageable 27.4 inches, the center of gravity is agreeably low, and the handlebars provide plenty of leverage.The 19-inch Enforcer II wheel with the Dunlop Harley-Davidson rubber gives the 2020 Road Glide a stylish look for city riding. Regardless, it is still fully stable at speed on the highway—and the 107 powerplant won’t hesitate to push you into triple-digits confidently. The narrow front tire brings added agility in corners, should mountains be on your trip itinerary.
The bags are outstanding, with a one-touch release, and plenty of storage space for short-to-moderate trips, as well as moving cargo between work and home. The new optional Reflex Defensive Rider Systems brings more electronic rider aids to the Harley-Davidson Road Glide than ever before.2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide SpecificationsENGINE
Type: Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-twin
Bore x stroke: 3.937” x 4.375”
Displacement: 107 cubic inches (1746cc)
Maximum torque: 111 ft-lbs @ 3250 rpm
Compression ratio: 10.0:1
Lubrication: Dry sump
Transmission: 6-speed Cruise Drive
Clutch: Hydraulically actuated assist-and-slip
Primary drive: Chain
Final drive: Belt
Frame: Mild tubular steel w/ two-piece stamped and welded backbone
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!