The 2021 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special: Blacked-out or Bright

The 2021 Harley Davidson lineup has three “Specials” and based on the vast level of choices offered, Harley Davidson knows these make up their most popular offerings. The Road Glide Special is everything I envision a bad-ass Bagger should be. The American-made Milwaukee-Eight® 114 lays down  100 HP and 119 lbs-ft of torque, with the perfect exhaust note ensuring your presence is known.

The Road Glide Special is loaded from the factory, Reflex™ Linked Brembo® Brakes With Standard ABS, Boom!™ Box GTS Infotainment System, Stretched Saddlebags, Prodigy Wheels, and Cruise Control. Choosing between Bright Chrome finishes or a Blacked-out look is also tough, the 2021 combinations include two-tone paint choices that are really impressive. All Special models are now equipped with the high-performance Ventilator air cleaner with a washable filter element and a new low-profile engine guard.

The Road Glide Special sets you up for long-touring, head-clearing comfort without sacrificing attitude.

11 Color choices for the 2021 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special:

  • River Rock Gray Denim – Black Finish
  • Snake Venom – Black Finish
  • Billiard Red / Vivid Black – Black Finish
  • Midnight Crimson – Black Finish
  • Billiard Teal – Black Finish
  • Vivid Black – Black Finish
  • Snake Venom – Chrome Finish
  • Billiard Red/Vivid Black – Chrome Finish
  • Midnight Crimson – Chrome Finish
  • Billiard Teal – Chrome Finish
  • Vivid Black  – Chrome Finish

The 2021 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special starts at $26,699 USD / $33,599 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special in one place.

2021 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $26,699 USD / $33,599 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Milwaukee-Eight® 114 V-Twin engine
    • Prodigy Wheels
    • HD Connect
    • Two-Tone Paint Options
    • Optional RDRS Electronics Package

Main Specs

  • Engine: 114 ci V-twin
  • Power: 100.5 HP (estimated)
  • Torque: 119 lbs-ft @ 3000 RPM
  • Wet Weight: 853 lb. (387 kg)
  • Seat Height: 25.9 in. (658 mm)

Competitors

2021 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special


2021 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special Specifications

From Harley-Davidson

ENGINE

Engine 114 ci V-twin, Milwaukee-Eight® 114
Engine Torque 119 lbs-ft @ 3000 RPM
Bore x Stroke 4.016 in. in x 4.5 in
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Starter Electric
Exhaust Chrome, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch
Transmission 6-speed
Primary Drive
Chain, 34/46 ratio

CHASSIS

Wheels, Front Type
Gloss Black Prodigy with Contrast Cut Highlight
Wheels, Rear Type
Gloss Black Prodigy
Brakes Front 32 mm, 4-piston fixed
Brakes Rear 32 mm, 4-piston fixed
Tires Front
130/60B19 61H
Tires Rear
180/55B18 80H
Fuel Tank Capacity 6 gal.
Color River Rock Gray Denim – Black Finish, Snake Venom – Black Finish, Billiard Red / Vivid Black – Black Finish, Midnight Crimson – Black Finish, Billiard Teal – Black Finish, Vivid Black – Black Finish, Snake Venom – Chrome Finish, Billiard Red/Vivid Black – Chrome Finish, Midnight Crimson – Chrome Finish, Billiard Teal – Chrome Finish, Vivid Black – Chrome Finish

ELECTRICAL

Ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight High beam
Tail Light LED

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length
95.7 in.
Trail 6.8 in
Rake 26
Wheelbase
64 in
Ground Clearance 5.1 in.
Seat Height
25.9 in.
Weight, As Shipped
818 lb.

WARRANTY

Warranty
Extension

2021 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special


2021 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special Features

Milwaukee-Eight® 114 Engine

The most displacement in standard H-D® Touring models. You get 114 cubic inches of passing and horizon-chasing power.

Reflex™ Linked Brembo® Brakes with Standard ABS

Designed to help prevent the wheels from locking under braking to assist the rider in maintaining control when braking in a straight-line. ABS operates independently on front and rear brakes to keep the wheels rolling and help prevent uncontrolled wheel lock in urgent situations.

BOOM!™ Box GTS Infotainment System

An evolved interface experience that offers a contemporary look, feel and function, with exceptional durability and features designed specifically for motorcycling. Every element is optimized to enhance the rider’s interaction with the bike and connectivity with the world.

Blacked-Out Finishes

Blacked-out from the front forks to the tips of the exhaust for an aggressive, modern look.

Blacked-Out Prodigy Wheels

Black, glossy 19-inch front and 18-inch rear aluminum wheels so you can roll in with style and attitude.

Stretched Saddlebags

A sleek look on the outside and roomy on the inside with more than enough space to stash your riding essentials. The lids open with a single touch of one hand.

Responsive Suspension

High-performing front and rear suspension with easily adjustable rear shocks put you in control of a plush ride.


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