A Near Perfect Compromise
The 2018 H-D Sport Glide is the best of both worlds, providing wind protection, cruise control and carrying capacity for a long ride, and quickly stripping down to a slim city bike within minutes.
The 107 cubic inch engine has the power and character but avoids the irritating vibrations associated with the older non-rubber-mounted engines. The new frame is light and agile while the suspension and brakes are more than adequate. The pillion seat is designed for looks more than long distance comfort, but most owners would plump for the Sundowner seat, which is highly recommended along with a sissy bar and pad.
Though a little concerned about a lack of ground clearance, my heels have acted as a good indicator of the lean angle and having scrubbed the tyres in on the Reefton and Blacks Spurs, can say that clearance is adequate.
The knob adjustable rear suspension pre-load is a handy device that every tourer should have.
As my sixth H-D, the Sport Glide is definitely the best bike I've owned!
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