The new Road Glide® Custom model tries to look leaner and meaner with a new slammed suspension, 18-inch front wheel and features a smooth tail light assembly. This bagger rolls with new swagger. The innovative Harley-Davidson® Touring chassis is based on a single spar, rigid backbone frame and a stout swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and today’s more powerful engines.
An aerodynamic, frame-mounted fairing incorporates dual headlamps, a cockpit-style instrument display with silver-faced gauges, and two glove-box storage compartments. The frame-mounted fairing offers lighter steering feel than a fork-mounted fairing. New head lamp trim replaces the clear cover used on previous Road Glide models, improving serviceability. A low-profile dark windshield creates a sleek shape up front. GTX nylon hard saddlebags have color-matched latches.The 6-speed Cruise Drive® transmission is fitted with a new helical-cut fifth gear for smooth operation (picture copyright H-D)