If you combined every feature of the best motorcycles and made them better, the result would be the 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. When released, the 2014 Street Glide was the most significant product launch in the company's history. This prompted the nickname Project Rushmore because 8 of the 2014 models, including the Street Glide, contained a mountain of enhancements. Collectively, there were 100 improvements made to the 8 models.
With all of the upgrades, the Harley-Davidson brand itself grew stronger. As a result, these 2014 Street Glides and other used Harley-Davidson motorcycles are flying off the lot! Here's just a few of the added features sure to have your engine revving!
The 2014 Street Glide features a special twin cam mill that delivers 95.6 ft.-lb. of peak torque. This is a 6.7 ft.-lb increase over previous Street Glide models. Also, the engine horsepower peaked at 76, which continues to be an engineering masterpiece.
Other improvements setting the 2014 Street Glide apart from other models include the newly-designed hydraulic clutch, a hand-adjustable shock, lighter and stiffer wheels for maximum maneuverability, and the Reflex-linked ABS brakes.
This 2014 Street Glide system is unusual in that it electronically adjusts the linking proportion based on the use of the brakes. Therefore, if you are a great braker, then you will not use the Reflex system often. On the other hand, if you maintain a poor braking technique, Reflex will significantly assist by adding pressure in optimal places. The best part is that if you do not enjoy the feel of linked brakes, the system is unobtrusive.
Of course, the used Harley-Davidson 2014 Street Glide contains newer technology with a large, colorful touchscreen for navigation and music. With regards to comfort, Harley knocked it out of the park with form following functionality, both of which cater to the rider's emotion. It was important for the engineers to make stylistic changes that gave used Harley-Davidson customers what they asked for.
Ease of Touring
With a low seat on the used Harley-Davidson Street Glide, the bike feels lightweight and is easily maneuverable. Although it’s not the lightest by specification on the market, it feels lighter due to the low back-end and boasts a leaner look.
...But Not Just for Touring
Although the ease of touring is excellent, the used Harley-Davidson Street Glide is not a full touring bike as it does not have the weight of a trunk bringing the center of gravity closer to the middle of the motorcycle. Furthermore, the used Harley-Davidson 2014 Street Glide does not have leg protectors, which add weight and block airflow on hot days. This allows you to tour with even more comfort from the cool summer breeze.
This bike is excellent for long-haul highway rides. Boasting a six-speed transmission and electronic cruise control located on the stereo, you can hit the road with comfort. Even if you never choose to go touring with the bike, the design is comfortable with the heel/toe shifter and floorboards.
In addition, it tracks the road well and provides superior wind protection, even in crosswinds. The Street Glide is considered to be one of the most stable rides on the open road.
As mentioned, the 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide is a classically-modern motorcycle with endless customization options, which is one of many reasons why the brand maintains such a loyal following.
If you like chrome, add it to the handlebars, luggage rack and fenders. The best aspect is that most of these parts are available at trusted retailers for a one-stop shopping experience.
On the open road, the ride is smooth but continues to maintain the right level of Harley-Davidson rumble as you cruise. The most impressive aspect of the used Harley-Davidson Street Glide is that the engine maintains the character of an old-school bike due to the mechanical noise. Once your trip is underway, the ride feels as smooth as a modern bike due to excellent craftsmanship (and regular maintenance).
A used 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide is an exceptional motorcycle with the ability to deliver practicality to the daily commuter, but still maintains the classic look-and-feel of a hearty bike. The draw for owning any Harley is the experience while driving.