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2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide® Special Review | Branford, CT

Find your version of freedom with the 2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide® Special at your command.

Whether you’re throttling the big Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine to full scream on the interstate, soaking in the colors on a bright autumn day with added air protection from the sharknose fairing, or embarking on the road trip you’ve always dreamed of with greater confidence in the advance braking systems, the Road Glide Special is designed to keep the good times rolling. Stand out on the road, too, with new two-tone paint options, including Industrial Yellow/Vivid Black with a blacked-out finish and Bright Billiard Blue/Billiard Gray with a blacked-out or chrome finish that lend fresh appeal to this premium bagger.

Learn more about the key features and specs for the 2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special using this model review crafted by the motorcycle enthusiasts at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson. Browse our inventory of new Road Glide Special bikes for sale in Branford, CT, then contact us online or by phone at (203) 315-4759 to set up a test ride with your favorite.

2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special in valley with rider lounging

Road Glide® Special for Sale - Branford, CT

For everyone who would rather be on the open road, with the wind in their hair and the sun over their shoulder, there’s the 2022 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Special. This sharknose bagger is built for touring, with enough heft for a stable ride and a low-slung profile built for comfort. But just because it’s a large bike doesn’t mean it lacks power: the muscular Milwaukee-Eight® 114 Big Twin gives you the torque to pass traffic with ease, while the frame-mounted sharknose fairing makes maneuvering simpler and eases rider fatigue on long trips. And with multiple vivid paint options, plus an available blacked-out finish, the Road Glide Special will draw attention for its looks as well as its sound and speed.

You’ll find the 2022 H-D® Road Glide Special at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson in Branford, CT. Starting MSRP for this motorcycle is $27,449*, and attractive offers on financing are available. Contact us online or give us a call at (203) 315-4759 to learn more about this impressive bike or to schedule a test ride.

When the work is done, it’s time to hit the road and live life to its fullest. Climb onto the Road Glide Special and get moving — the horizon is calling.

*The advertised price is based on MSRP of $27,449 for a stock 2022 Road Glide Special model in black, excluding tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, added accessories and additional dealer charges, if any.

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Milwaukee-Eight® 114 V-Twin Engine

There’s nothing that stirs the blood quite like the roar of a Harley Big Twin at full throttle. The Milwaukee-Eight 114 of the 2022 Road Glide Special is a more powerful engine than that found on the standard Road Glide, boasting 97 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque for thrilling acceleration throughout a wide speed range, especially at the low end. This V-twin hearkens back to a long line of air-cooled Harley power plants, but boasts improved throttle response, rubber mounts for smoother operation, and oil-and-air twin-cooled design for higher performance

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Reflex™ Linked Brembo® Brakes With Standard ABS

When you’re determined not to let snow, ice, or wet pavement keep you off the highway, you can rely on the Reflex™ Defensive Rider System (RDRS) available on the 2022 H-D Road Glide Special. This innovative system gives you more control over uneven or slick surfaces by combining several safety features. Electronic linked braking coordinates braking pressure between the Brembo® front and rear brakes; the anti-lock braking system (ABS) prevents your wheels from locking up; and the slip control system prevents your rear wheel from slipping during deceleration.

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Boom!™ Box GTS Infotainment System

The 2022 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special comes standard with the cutting-edge Boom!™ Box GTS infotainment system. With four 5.25-inch speakers to provide a rousing soundtrack to every ride, the GTS is built to help you make those long trips your own. Features include:

  • Easy-to-use 6.5-in. full-color touchscreen display
  • Corning® Gorilla Glass® touchscreen surface
  • Smartphone integration
  • Built-in navigation
  • Bluetooth® wireless connectivity

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Frame-Mounted Shark Nose Fairing

The sharknose fairing on the Road Glide Special is mounted to the bike’s frame rather than its forks. The handlebars turn separately from the fairing, while wind forces are transferred from the fairing to the frame of the motorcycle instead of to the handlebars. This makes the bike seem lighter and quicker to maneuver through turns, and at higher speeds or in windy conditions it can make riding the Road Glide Special less taxing.

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Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Responsive Suspension

For a touring bike, a quality suspension is key for enjoyment of those long-haul rides. The 2022 Road Glide Special delivers with a responsive suspension that’s easily adjustable so that you can customize your ride. For the front wheel, there’s a 49mm dual bending valve with 4.6 inches of travel, while the rear shock absorber is designed to be easily adjusted by hand for optimal ride quality.

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