Each type of motorcycle has its own strengths. Sportsters® are nimble, making them perfect for the busy streets of Plano, Richardson, Addison and Carrollton. Trikes offer motorcycle freedom and the ultimate stability. If you plan to spend hours in the saddle, there’s nothing like a Touringbike. Harley’s® 2018 lineup includes multiple options, and sometimes it’s hard to know which to choose. Here we compare two popular options, the Road King® and Street Glide®.
WHY BUY A HARLEY-DAVIDSON® TOURING BIKE IN ALLEN TEXAS?
As the name implies, Touring bikes are made for…touring. If you want to ride across the United States, sportbikes don’t offer the storage capacity and comfort you need. Road King®, Street Glide®, Ultra Limited®, Electra Glide® and other Harley-Davidson® Touring models were designed for covering hundreds of miles every day.
Read more about motorcycle camping and long road trips in this article.
WHAT ALL HARLEY-DAVIDSON TOURING BIKES OFFER
Every Touring Motorcycle we sell at Black Gold Harley-Davidson® was built for comfort and control. All our Touring bikes have the following:
- Aerodynamic fairings for improved fuel efficiency
- Comfortable seats for both rider and passenger
- Optimally placed handlebars
- Spacious saddlebags
- Larger fuel tanks for cross-country trips with hours between gas stations
- A refined suspension system for improved comfort and control
- A powerful Milwaukee-Eight® engine
COMPARING ROAD KING® AND STREET GLIDE®
If you’re considering one of these two bikes, here’s a quick summary of the differences.
BASE MODEL MSRP*
- Road King -- $18,999 for Vivid Black, $19,449 for color, $19,799 for two-tone paint and $21,399 for Hard Candy Custom
- Street Glide -- $20,999 for Vivid Black, $21,499 for color and $23,999 for Hard Candy Custom
Both have the option of ABS and a security system for an additional fee. Cruise control comes standard on both.
ROAD KING® AND STREET GLIDE® ENGINE COMPARISON
Both Road King® and Street Glide® have the same Milwaukee-Eight® 107 engine. They come with an identical engine displacement, compression ratio, ESPFI fuel system and exhaust.
ROAD KING® AND STREET GLIDE® DIMENSIONS COMPARISON
Both bikes have the same length at 96.5 inches. The laden seat height is slightly lower on the Street Glide® at 26.1 inches. Each has a six gallon fuel capacity, but the Street Glide® ships two pounds lighter. Add oil and other fluids and it’s seven pounds lighter in running order.
PERFORMANCE AND INFOTAINMENT COMPARISON
Both bikes are prized for their power and handling. Road King® has a slightly greater lean angle. Both have a fuel economy around 45 miles per gallon. Road King® comes with Impeller Cast Aluminum wheels, while Street Glide’s® are Enforcer Cast Aluminum.
Street Glide® comes standard with a Boom!™ Infotainment system. Bluetooth compatible devices, blast your favorite tunes, stay cutting edge with easy updates and more with this best-selling Infotainment system. It’s easy to upgrade your Road King® to include the Boom!™ system as well. Street Glide® comes with 5.25 inch speakers standard, AM/FM radio, USB capability and hands-free mobile.
TOURING MOTORCYCLES FOR SALE NEAR ALLEN TEXAS
Black Gold Harley-Davidson® has an extensive range of new and used motorcycles, so no matter what you're looking for, we can help you find it. Shop our new motorcycles, browse our pre-owned inventory, find out more about custom motorcycles or book a test ride today.
*Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration, additional accessories and other add-ons.