2011 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Base

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2011 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Base

Model Overview:

2011 Street Glide Base

Bodystyle Touring
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country USA
Introduction Year 2006
Displacement (cc) 1584
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2011 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Base

Intro

The Harley-Davidson Street Glide is a long-time favorite of touring enthusiasts, and the revised 2011 model offers slightly better performance. It comes equipped with a 1584-cc, V-Twin engine that produces 75 horsepower and 101 lb-ft of torque. The acceleration is extremely keen, and the transmission provides excellent, trouble-free shifting for a smooth ride. It features 18-inch wheels for plenty of traction, and it even has the option of anti-lock brakes for additional safety and stopping power. The anti-lock brakes can come with the Power Pak upgrade package, which also includes a security system and some slight modifications to the bike's performance.

The seating is excellent for a driver, although a passenger won't find much room on the rear seat. The seating can be updated, and a sidecar can be added as well. The suspension is excellent on smooth services, but some bumpy services may cause the bike to bottom out easily. The cockpit offers plenty of room, and the instrumentation is clear and easy to read. The handlebars are well spaced for comfort, and the wind deflector does a good job keeping the cold wind from the rider's face. Unfortunately, the wind deflector may also cause some amount of turbulence when reaching high speeds. Saddlebags and a stereo are standard fare. The saddlebags are a little lacking in space, but with the addition of a top box, this won't be a problem.

The agility of the Street Glide fits the name perfectly. Overall, the Street Glide is ideal for simple, non-aggressive touring. The engine runs quiet, and the design is exceptionally gorgeous. The size of the engine allows for speed when necessary, and acceleration is a non-issue. While the bike could be a little higher off the ground and be a little bit sportier, the very comfortable saddle and easy riding position make it an exceptional ride for longer trips.

New For 2011
  • The 2011 Street Glide receives the redesigned frame, suspension, and reduction in engine vibration seen in the Touring family of motorcycles put out by Harley-Davidson.
  • Horsepower, torque, and compression ratio are all raised slightly. Horsepower gains three horsepower, torque gains six lb-ft, and the compression ratio is now 9.6:1 compared to 9.2:1.

2011 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Specs

  • Models: Street Glide
  • Engine Type: 1584-cc, V-Twin, two-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.75 inches and 4.38 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9.6:1
  • Valve Train: Overhead valve with pushrod
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Six-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: Six gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 35/54 mpg city/highway
  • Brakes (Front): Dual hydraulic, 11.5-inch disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic, 11.5-inch disc
  • Suspension (Front): Air adjustable, telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm with rear adjustable rebound damping and shock
  • Wheelbase: 63.5 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 26.1 inches
  • Curb Weight: 785 pounds
  • Tires (Front): Dunlop 130/70 R18 63H
  • Tires (Rear): Dunlop 180/65 R16 81H

Accessories

  • Advanced audio options include XM Satellite radio kit, a navigation system, intercom system, CB radio, and the harnessing needed to wire these audio accessories
  • Assorted covers are available to protect the bike from debris while being stored. Also available is a breathable storage cover, and a sidecar cover
  • A TLE sidecar is available for extra storage and passenger seating. The sidecar options include a windshield, and a premium luggage rack.
  • Cruise control can be added to make the ride easier on the driver
  • Storage options include a detachable two-up luggage rack, a handlebar bag, and a liner for saddlebags. A saddlebag guard is also available.
  • A Power Pak Package option includes both anti-lock brakes and a security system for the bike. The security system helps deter theft.
  • An Electra Glide tall windshield is available, as is a black wind deflector
  • Additional instrumentation available includes a Billet analog clock, fog lights, and an oil temperature gauge.

Key Competitors For The 2011 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

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Available Street Glide Sub Models

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Bodystyle:
Touring
HP/Torque:
N/A / 115
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