The Road Glide’s design was rooted in the FLT Tour Glide, dropped from the lineup in 1996. A smaller version of that bike’s frame-mounted fairing returned with the FLTR Road Glide in 1998, which, by 1999, sported a Twin Cam 88 engine. (In 2009, Harley-Davidson redesigned the entire touring range, swapping in a new frame, swingarm, a totally revised engine-mounting system, and a new fuel tank, among other changes.) Then, of course, there are the obvious Rushmore improvements on the new model—the new fairing is much narrower and more streamlined, the new saddlebags are more angular, and the signature dual headlights have a dramatically revised shape. Plus a larger engine, an extra ratio in the gearbox, and a world of refinement. Who says Harleys never change?