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2024 Harley-Davidson® Road King® Special Review | Engine Specs & Technology

Ride like royalty on the 2024 Harley-Davidson® Road King® Special. Built with a slammed profile, a brawny Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine, eye-catching Prodigy™ wheels, and sleek hard-shell saddlebags, this Grand American Touring bike commands attention wherever you take it. Learn more about this exciting motorcycle using the following 2024 Harley-Davidson Road King Special review created by the team of H-D® enthusiasts at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson.

Our Harley-Davidson dealership in Branford, CT, is the place to find your new Road King Special. Look through our new inventory online, then set up a time to test ride your favorite motorcycle. Start planning for your next purchase using some of the online tools from our finance center. Have a current ride you’d like to trade? Value your trade-in online.

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2024 Harley-Davidson Road King Special Engine Specs & Powertrain

Rule the road with the majestic rumble and unquestioned power of the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine on the 2024 Harley-Davidson Road King Special. It’s crafted to churn out serious torque — 122 pound-feet, to be exact — for brisk acceleration and responsive pickup as you twist the throttle. From the engine back, the powertrain on the Road King Special includes a ten-plate wet assist and slip clutch, six-speed Cruise Drive® transmission, and belt final drive. Delivering the satisfying H-D sound you know and love are 2-1-2 dual exhaust pipes fitted under the rear saddlebags. Follow the open road over the course of your weekend rides with the 43 combined MPG rating and large 6-gallon fuel tank.

See the engine specs for the Road King Special in the accompanying chart.

Engine Milwaukee-Eight 114
Engine Bore 4.016 in.
Displacement 114 cu.-in.
Horsepower 95 HP
Torque 122 lb.-ft.
Torque RPM 2,750 RPM
MPG 43 combined MPG

2024 Harley-Davidson Road King Special Safety & Technology

It’s all about the ride on the 2024 Harley-Davidson Road King Special. You’ll find the essentials — a large analog speedometer with a small display area underneath for your odometer, trip, range, and gear indicators. Sear through the darkest night rides home using the bright white light of the Daymaker® LED headlamp. To support the exceptional power of the bike, the Road King includes dual front brakes. Standard enhancements to the braking system include an anti-lock brake system and electronic linked braking to help deliver even braking pressure on both wheels. Additionally, the Road King Special offers a full battery of rider safety enhancements as an optional upgrade.

Optional rider safety enhancements include:

  • Vehicle hold control
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Cornering enhanced anti-lock brake system
  • Cornering enhanced electronic linked braking 
  • Cornering enhanced traction control system
  • Cornering drag-torque slip control system
2024 Harley-Davidson Road King Special gas tank detail
2024 Harley-Davidson Road King Special on cliffside highway

2024 Harley-Davidson Road King Special Dimensions

The 2024 Harley-Davidson Road King Special measures in at just over 95 inches long and is just over 800 pounds in running order. Love the look and comfort of ape hangers? The Road King Special comes with 9-inch-tall mini-ape handlebars that help create an upright riding style while floorboards provide a comfortable rest on longer rides. The overall look of the bike is low, with 4.9 inches of ground clearance. Bring your back warmer on your next ride with the standard passenger pillion. The hard-shell saddlebags give you room for 2.5 cubic feet of whatever luggage you want to bring along — extra riding gear, personal belongings, or a snack for once you reach your destination.

See the key dimensions for the 2024 Harley-Davidson Road King Special in the accompanying chart.

Length 95.3 in.
Wheelbase 64 in.
Rake 26 deg.
Trail 6.9 in.
Laden Seat Height 26.4 in.
Ground Clearance 4.9 in.
Luggage Capacity 2.5 cu.-ft.
Weight (As Shipped / In Running Order) 774 / 807 lbs.

2024 Harley-Davidson Road King Special Pricing

The 2024 Harley-Davidson Road King Special starts at $24,999 MSRP* in Billiard Gray with blacked-out trim. White Onyx Pearl, Red Rock, and Vivid Black exterior colors, as well as optional rider safety enhancements, are added cost.

*Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, surcharges (attributable to raw materials costs in the product supply chain), added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.

2024 Harley-Davidson Road King Special parked outside farmhouse
2024 Harley-Davidson Road King Special driving on autumn road

2023 Harley-Davidson® Road King® Special Review | Engine Specs & Technology

Blend the capability of a Harley-Davidson® Grand American Touring bike with hot ride looks and massive power with the 2023 Harley Davidson Road King® Special. Whether you’re chasing sunsets or taking in the ocean breeze on a head-clearing cruise, the Road King Special offers a unique take on the classic touring bike. Keep reading this model review created by the H-D® pros at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson to discover whether this is the motorcycle for you.

Once you’re finished reading, take a look through our available new Road King Special inventory in Branford, CT. Find a bike you’re interested in? Set up a time to take it for a ride.

Contact one of our Harley-Davidson enthusiasts online or by calling (203) 315-4759 for more information about your favorite bike.

2023 Harley-Davidson Road King Special Engine Specs & Powertrain

Power your next ride with the serious muscle put out but the big Milwaukee-Eight® 114 V-Twin engine on the 2023 Road King Special. Its top-of-the-line engine displacement helps the Milwaukee-Eight 114 command the road with 122 pound-feet of torque while still offering a ride-lengthening 43 MPG combined fuel economy rating. Fitting its touring frame, the Road King Special features a six-gallon fuel tank. Power from the engine flows through a six-speed Cruise Drive® transmission to the sleek gloss black Prodigy™ wheels.

Learn more about everything the Road King Special engine has to offer with the following performance specs table, except the genuine H-D® rumble — because that’s something you have to experience for yourself.

Engine Milwaukee-Eight 114
Engine Bore 4.016 in.
Displacement 114 cu.-in.
Horsepower 95 HP
Torque 122 lb.-ft.
Torque RPM 2,750 RPM
Fuel Economy 43 MPG combined

2023 Harley-Davidson Road King Special Safety & Technology

Brilliant lighting and plenty of optional rider safety enhancements support your long-haul rides on the 2023 Harley-Davidson Road King Special. Housed in a sleek, new nacelle, a bright white Daymaker® LED headlamp burns through the darkest nights and lights up the road home. Electronic linked braking that helps brake both wheels and an anti-lock braking system is standard, enhancing the mechanical components in the Road King Special braking system — a four-piston fixed brake calipers with dual floating front rotors and fixed rear rotor.

A larger circular gauge fits the commanding presence of the bike, and the display readouts include an odometer, gear indicator, range-to-empty, and trip meters. Cruise control is also standard.

To enhance your confidence while you have your bike out, consider adding the Reflex™ Defensive Rider System. Optional rider safety enhancements include:

  • Vehicle hold control
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Cornering enhanced anti-lock brake system
  • Cornering enhanced electronic linked braking
  • Cornering enhanced traction control system
  • Cornering drag-torque slip control system

2023 Harley-Davidson Road King Special Dimensions

Comfortable and easy to command, the 2023 Harley-Davidson Road King Special earns its place in the Grand American Touring class with touring capability and that unmistakable silhouette. However, it takes a custom, hot rod approach with a lowered suspension. You’re still treated to a natural upright riding setup, reaching forward to the 9-inch tall mini-ape handlebars with your feet planted on the floorboards. Invite a friend along with the passenger seat and pack a lunch or secure valuables in the 2.5 cubic feet of storage space in the standard stretched saddlebags.

See the Road King Special dimensions in the accompanying chart.

Length 95.3 in.
Wheelbase 64 in.
Laden Seat Height 26.4 in.
Ground Clearance 4.9 in.
Weight (as shipped / running order) 774 / 807 lbs.
Rake 26 deg.
Trail 6.9 in.
Luggage Capacity 2.5 cu.-ft.

2023 Harley-Davidson Road King Special Pricing

Ready to find your new motorcycle? The 2023 Harley-Davidson Road King Special starts at $23,999 MSRP* in Vivid Black. If you want to add optional packages, features, or the Bright Billiard Blue or Industrial Yellow color options, the price will increase from there.

*Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, surcharges (attributable to raw materials costs in the product supply chain), added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.

Visit Freedom Road Harley-Davidson for a Test Ride

The best way to see whether the 2023 Road King Special is the right motorcycle for you is to take it out on the road. Browse the new inventory available at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson to find your favorite Road King Special, then schedule a time to take it for a ride at our store in Branford, CT. Do you have a current bike that you’re looking to use in trade? Check its value with our trade-in form.

Whether you’re ready to take the next step toward buying the Harley-Davidson motorcycle you’ve always wanted or you’d prefer more information, contact our team online or call us at (203) 315-4759.

Visit Freedom Road Harley-Davidson for a Test Ride

Freedom Road Harley-Davidson is the place to find your new Road King Special for sale in Branford, CT. Scroll through our available inventory from the comfort of your home, then set up a time to ride the Road King Special that catches your attention. If you’d like more information about the bike before your visit, call or text us at (203) 315-4759. We’re always happy to help.

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