The brand new 2018 Harley Davidson Softail range, including the Harley-Davidson Sport Glide, are running the all new “Milkaukee-Eight” engine that produces a whopping 145 NM of torque.
The Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine is 1745cc and has a claimed fuel usage of 5.3L/100km.
Running this engine the torque curve is really strong and the power is delivered seamlessly as I wind on the throttle. These new engines display very little vibration at idle and through the rev range, but still give you enough to remind you that you are riding a Harley-Davidson.
The new suspension on the Sport Glide consist of an inverted front fork and a new rear monoshock with external preload adjustment to customize the handling for the weight of riders, pillion carrying or extra cargo.
The new frame has been redesigned and really makes this bike more nimble than you would expect from a Softail.
My favourite thing about the Sport Glide is the detachable saddle bags and also removable fairing too, to change this bike from a tourer to a boulevard cruiser.