Harley-Davidson’s Road King is a timeless classic built for the modern generation. Remember the original, authentic ‘King of the Highway’. Well, the King is back.
The Harley-Davidson’s Road King comes with a new motor that Harley-Davidson has named as the ‘Milwaukee Eight’. Milwaukee is the hometown of the Harley’s, and the engine features V-twin’s 4 valves per cylinder, hence the name. There are two Milwaukee Eight engines, the Milwaukee-Eight 107 (1750cc) and the Milwaukee-Eight 114 (1870cc). Harley claims that they are the coolest, most powerful running motors that they have ever built. Their durability is more, and are stronger, and smoother. They make a very clean sound. The throttle response is very crisp. Featuring dual spark plugs and a single chain-driven cam, the engines are counter-balanced and rubber mounted. Harley claims that every single part of the engine is new. The Milwaukee-Eights are engineered perfections that will give you the ultimate performance.
- The Milwaukee Eight is more powerful
- Maintenance is less since it has only a single cam
- The primary drive cover of the motor is slimmer. The air cleaner cover is low-profile as well.
- 50% more charging power means you can charge all your electronic devices to your heart’s content
- The engine produces lesser noise since it has fewer parts
The frame type is tubular steel double cradle. The fuel capacity of the bike is 22.7 litres. The Road King weighs 379 kg, and has a seat height of 705 mm. The size of the front tire is 130/70 x 17, and that of the rear one is 180/65 x 16. The front suspension is a Showa big piston forks (non-adjustable), and the rear one is a preload-adjustable twin rear shocks. The front brake is an ABS twin discs with 4-piston Brembo calipers. The rear brake is an ABS single disc with 2-piston Brembo caliper.
The Harley-Davidson’s Road King has the capacity to generate 88 bhp power and a maximum torque of 111 ft-lb. It can achieve a top speed of 110 mph. The tank range is 273 miles. The average fuel consumption of the bike is 55 mpg.
The new shocks deliver improved damping. The rear shocks, both of them, can be adjusted with the knob installed on the left-hand unit. The throttle response is impressive. The redesigned exhaust of the Road King manages to direct the heat away from the rider. The liquid cooling ensures that the rider is kept cooler as well.
The Harley-Davidson’s Road King is a bike that you can ride safely in the city, as well as on the highway. It is a bike that you can ride in style.
The Milwaukee Eight engine mounted in the touring frame gives the bike a very refined look. The Road King has a very sleek and stylish look. There is ample passenger space. The seat textures ensure a very comfortable ride. The bike is also fitted with fog lamps and dual halogen lights. The Road King is priced at £18,695.
The 2017 Harley-Davidson Road King is a stylish modern bike in a very classic way. It is a good ride, and it will make you a better rider.