The 2013 Harley-Davidson Street Glide is a touring bike built for comfort while riding a short distance on the road or cross county. To accomplish this, Harley-Davidson gave this bike a lower suspension, Touring chassis, rigid backbone frame, and a stout swing arm made to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and the powerful bike engines of today.
The 2013 Harley-Davidson Street Glide features a single-spar chassis, a frame with a firm backbone, and a sturdy swingarm to absorb the rough road endured during long rides. To further improve the ride, air-adjustable rear shocks, full-length rider foot boards, and a six-gallon fuel tank were added to allow the bike to go the distance. The 2-1-2 exhaust system directs heat away from the rider and passenger, while providing ample performance and the signature Harley-Davidson rumble. The Street Glide now comes standard with an Air-cooled Twin Cam 103 with Integrated Oil-Cooler that produces nearly 70 horsepower and 100 ft-lb of torque. This is not a large amount of horsepower however this bike is not designed with that in mind. Rather, it is designed to offer a comfortable and enjoyable long distance ride.
Harley-Davidson upgraded and improved upon the original Street Glide to make a bike that is barely noticeable compared to the 2006 model. The changes resulted in a greater load carrying capacity, better handling, a smoother engine, longer range and less exhaust heat transmitted to the rider and passenger.