2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic

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2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic

Model Overview:

2008 Electra Glide Classic

Bodystyle Touring
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country USA
Introduction Year N/A
Displacement (cc) 1584
Engine Type V Twin
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2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic


The Electra Glide is Harley-Davidson’s top-of-the-line touring motorcycle. In 2008, the Electra Glide came in Standard, Classic, and Ultra Classic models, as well as special editions for firefighters and peace officers. The police version has a heavier engine. The 2008 Ultra Classic Electra Glide displays special badges on the gas tank and cap cover, commemorating Harley-Davidson’s 105th anniversary. The major manufacturer of motorcycles in the United States turned out its first motorcycle in 1903. Harley made the first Electra Glide in 1966, and styling remains pretty much the same today. However, the engine and technology that power today’s Electra Glide are more advanced.

The Electra Glide wins rave reviews for driver and passenger comfort. One rider equated the seat comfort with riding a couch all day. Adjustable footboards for both driver and passenger add to their comfort. A sound system is standard, though it is suggested the driver have a special headset on his helmet so he can hear the audio. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) are new in the 2008 Electra Glide series. The ABS brakes, according to a Harley-Davidson announcement, operate on a manual system ""meaning the rider maintains control of how much of each brake is applied."" These motorcycles are for experienced riders only. The Standard model weighs 783 pounds, while the other models weigh more. Maneuverability is good, except on tight corners when the bottom will scrape the ground if the rider is not paying attention during turns.

New For 2008
  • Brembo brakes with optional anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • Fuel tank increased from five to six gallons
  • Improved battery access
  • Isolated drive system
  • Electronic throttle control system that replaces mechanical cables
  • Factory-option cruise control on models that do not come with cruise control
  • Adjustable wind deflectors mounted on the fairings

2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Specs

  • Model: Electra Glide Standard
  • Engine Type: V-twin, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 95.3 mm x 111.3 mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: Overhead value - pushrod
  • Induction: Electronic sequential port fuel injection
  • Ignition: Electronic
  • Transmission: Manual, six-speed
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 6 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 54 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Brembo single disc, four-piston calipers
  • Brakes (Rear): Brembo single disc, four-piston calipers
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork, with adjustable rebound damping
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm with adjustable rebound damping and spring pre-load
  • Wheelbase: 63.5 inches
  • Rake: 26.0°
  • Trail: 6.2 inches
  • Seat Height: 30.7 inches
  • Curb Weight: 743 pounds
  • Tires (Front): Dunlop MT90B16 72H blackwalls
  • Tires (Rear): Dunlop MU85B16 77H blackwalls


  • AM/FM radio kit
  • CB radio kit
  • Intercom kit
  • Chrome luggage rack
  • Chrome wind deflectors
  • Saddlebag liners
  • Low windshield
  • Sidecar

Key Competitors For The 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

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  • 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Classic
  • 2008 Suzuki Boulevard C90T
  • 2008 Honda Gold Wing
  • 2008 Harley-Davidson Road King

Available Electra Glide Sub Models

2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard Buyer's Guide 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard
N/A / 92.6
2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic Buyer's Guide 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic
N/A / 92.6
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