2008 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Base

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2008 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Base

Model Overview:

2008 Road Glide Base

Bodystyle Touring
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country USA
Introduction Year N/A
Displacement (cc) 1584
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2008 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Base


The Road Glide is one of seven models of Harley-Davidson touring motorcycles and the only one to have the nickname of ""shark-nose"" because of the way the fairing looks when mounted to the frame. While the frame-mounted fairing makes the Road Glide lighter than the other models, because it reduces weight on the fork and handlebars, riders say wind protection was sacrificed because a shorter windscreen had to be used. Other than the fairing, the 2008 Road Glide maintains the classic lines of a Harley-Davidson touring motorcycle. While the Road Glide is intended to be a cruising motorcycle, it also makes a good commuter or errand-running bike as the lockable hard side cases are roomy enough to hold a laptop or groceries. The vinyl hard-side cases are standard equipment on the Road Glide. The 2008 Road Glide also comes with full-length height-adjustable footboards for both driver and passenger; the driver‘s floorboards come with heel/toe shift levers.

The 2008 Road Glide comes with a bunch of goodies, including a cockpit style instrument panel. This touring bike has two trip meters. One is an odometer while the other trip meter is only used when the fuel reserve is tapped. A gauge light comes on when there is one gallon left in the six-gallon gas tank. Cruise control and a Harman/Kardan audio system with radio, CD, and MP3 capabilities, and a classic leather seat also are standard. An auxiliary port accommodates an iPod. The 2008 Road Glide comes in a variety of colors, including black, red, and a copper pearl and black combination in honor of Harley-Davidson’s 105th anniversary. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based company manufactured its first motorized bicycle in 1903, and has been going strong ever since.

New For 2008
  • Increased gas tank size from five to six gallons
  • Added anti-lock brakes (ABS) and cruise control as factory-installed options
  • Electronic throttle control
  • Brembo triple-disc brake system
  • Black nine-spoke cast aluminum wheels
  • Isolated drive system

2008 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Specs

  • Model: Road Glide
  • Engine Type: Twin Cam 96 V-twin, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 95.3 mm x 111.3 mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: Overhead valve - pushrod
  • Induction: Electronic fuel injection
  • Ignition: Electronic
  • Transmission: Manual, six-speed with cruise drive
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 6 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 54 mpg highway, 35 mpg city
  • 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, aluminum
  • Wheelbase: 63.5 inches
  • Rake: 26.0°
  • Trail: 6.2 inches
  • Seat Height: 29.5 inches
  • Curb Weight: 752 pounds
  • Tires (Front): Dunlop MT90B16 72H blackwalls
  • Tires (Rear): Dunlop MU85B16 77H blackwalls


  • Advanced audio CB radio kit
  • Advanced audio intercom kit
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Assorted covers
  • Billet analog clock
  • Luggage racks
  • Saddlebag liners
  • Sidecar

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