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The Harley-Davidson Road Glide receives major updates for 2024.
The Harley-Davidson Road Glide receives major updates for 2024. (Harley-Davidson/)

Ups

Most significant update ever with a new engine, updated suspension, all-new styling, modern rider aids, and audio system.Huge 12.3-inch TFT display enables riders to adjust everything from rider aids to music and navigation.More of everything: power, comfort, and performance.

Downs

Although 16 pounds lighter than its predecessor, the ‘24 Road Glide still weighs a claimed 838 pounds.Tallish handlebars may not be to everyone’s liking.$4,000 more expensive than last year’s model.

Verdict

Modernized styling, a more powerful engine, and the adoption of high-tech rider aids secure the future trajectory of the definitive bagger.

Overview

When the Harley-Davidson FLTR Road Glide was first introduced in 1998, Cycle World called it “sort of a dresser that isn’t.”

“To that end,” the story continues, “the Road Glide has spoked wheels, a front fender devoid of chrome and running lights, and no rear tour trunk. Most obvious is the new frame-mounted fairing, a downsized, streamlined version of the bodywork first seen on the Tour Glide of 1980. Housed behind its twin, plexicovered ‘reflector optic’ headlights are a redesigned, more powerful AM/FM cassette stereo, four analog instruments, and two sizable storage bins.”

One can’t help but recognize the architecture of the updated 2024 Road Glide in that description, and even visualize the furrow of technological progress in its wake as it’s moved from the days of the “AM/FM cassette stereo and four analog instruments” to the plow break of today, in which the feature-rich infotainment system is controlled through a dazzling 12.3-inch TFT touchscreen display.

That infotainment system isn’t the only big update for 2024. Harley-Davidson turned the page on the styling, upgraded the suspension, improved rider and passenger comfort, increased power with a revised Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine, and included a full suite of electronic rider aids.

The changes are significant—especially so considering the importance of the Road Glide to Harley-Davidson’s lineup. Continuity of style and purpose have made the Road Glide loom large in the American motorcycling consciousness. Depending on where one lives, sometimes it can feel like damn near half the motorcycles on the road are Glides. Change is never easy. But when it’s right, it’s right. Fortunately, with the 2024 Road Glide, Harley-Davidson got it right. The new Glide lives up to its legacy—it’s still, you know, sort of a dresser that isn’t.

Updates for 2024

The Road Glide has been poked and prodded from nose to tail. Revamped styling is highlighted by a new shark-nose fairing, in which a large LED headlamp is accompanied by a W-shaped LED running light incorporating the front turn signals. The redesign isn’t merely superficial either, as the changes are intended to improve rider and passenger comfort.

The Road Glide uses an updated Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine that’s different from the 117ci unit that powers other models like the Breakout 117 and Low Rider S/ST. Compared to the outgoing model’s 107ci engine, this M-8 117 produces 22 percent more horsepower and 19 percent more peak torque. Couple that with a 16-pound weight reduction compared to its predecessor, and it’s clear performance gains were a big priority.

H-D also updated suspension, utilizing longer-travel rear shocks for improved comfort and handling. More big changes include the new suite of electronic rider aids with ride-by-wire throttle control and selectable ride modes. The audio system has been upgraded with a new four-channel 200-watt amplifier and 5.25-inch Rockford Fosgate speakers.

Pricing and Variants

The 2024 Harley-Davidson Road Glide starts at $25,999.

The CVO Road Glide (starting at $44,499), which debuted the future of Road Glide styling in 2023, is distinguished by its Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 engine, a Rockford Fosgate Stage II four-speaker audio system powered by a 500-watt amplifier, a unique suspension setup, and a raft of styling details, from wheels to paint.

New for 2024, the CVO Road Glide ST ($42,999) is a high-performance variant with a Milwaukee-Eight 121 High Output engine that produces the most horsepower and torque of any production Big Twin ever. The ST uses forged carbon fiber parts and a titanium-wrapped exhaust to drop weight by 25 pounds. It also uses fully adjustable Showa suspension. In the electronics department, there’s an additional preset ride mode, bringing the total to five (compared to the base model’s four). The audio system is unique to the CVO Road

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By: Cycle World Staff
Title: 2024 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Buyer’s Guide
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/harley-davidson/road-glide/
Published Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2024 17:37:47 +0000

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FANTASTIC FRIDAY IN FLORIDA: Barrett-Jackson Kicks Off the Weekend with Six-Figure Sales

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FANTASTIC FRIDAY IN FLORIDA: Barrett-Jackson Kicks Off the Weekend with Six-Figure Sales
LOT #431 – 1981 CHEVROLET CORVETTE GREENWOOD DAYTONA TURBO – $247,500

The auction arena was buzzing with excitement throughout the day on Friday at the 2024 Palm Beach Auction, with the arena erupting into cheers on a number of occasions as several highly anticipated vehicles had their turn on the block.

In a diverse offering that ranged from classic SUVs and modern muscle to pickup trucks and ’50s favorites with fabulous fins, more than 200 vehicles made their way across the Barrett-Jackson block on Day 2 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. A 1981 Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood Daytona Turbo (Lot #431) took top honors for the day – and set a new world auction record – with its $247,500 sale. It was followed by a 1968 Ford Mustang Eleanor replica (Lot #416) that crossed the block for $162,800.

Collections were in the spotlight on Friday, with vehicles from John Staluppi’s Cars of Dreams among bidders’ favorites. Notable sales from that collection included a 1958 Buick Special Convertible (Lot #376) with its $126,500 sale (a new world auction record) and a 1959 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible (Lot #400) that sold for $110,000.

General Motors brought several special vehicles to sell in Florida. From the Chevrolet Collection, a 2022 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Championship Edition convertible (Lot #396.2) crossed the block for $115,500, while a 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V (Lot #396) found a new home when it sold for $159,500, along with a 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Series Blackwing (Lot #396.1) that sold for $110,000, both from GM’s Cadillac Collection.

Other highlights from the day included the sale of a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 (Lot #445.1) for $126,500, a 2023 Chevrolet Camaro Zl1 Hennessey Custom Edition “Exorcist” (Lot #411) for $116,600, a 1947 Chevrolet 3100 Custom Good Humor Ice Cream Truck (Lot #426) for $115,500, followed by a 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible (Lot #427) for $113,300. A 2023 Jeep Gladiator Custom Pickup (Lot #373) and a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Custom Convertible (Lot #391) each brought in $110,000.

The collector cars weren’t the only stars in attendance today. American businessman and “Shark Tank” television personality Daymond John stopped by to check out the vehicles on and off the block, as did Viktor Knavs, the father of former First Lady Melania Trump.

A 1950s Chris-Craft Woody Speedboat kiddie ride (Lot #7283) came out on top during the morning’s Automobilia Auction with its $27,600 sale. A circa 1948 Texaco Oil Bennett Model #756 gas pump (Lot #7282), a 1946 Mobil Oil M/S 80 gas pump (Lot #7268.3) and a 1960 Gulf Oil Tokheim Model #300 gas pump in Heritage Edition GT colors (Lot #7285), along with a 1940s-50s Cadillac Authorized Service porcelain sign with neon (Lot #7298), also caught the attention of bidders.

Of course, there’s also much to do and see outside of the auction arena, including the Summit Showcase, which features several aftermarket companies offering automotive products. Those who place orders with these companies – as well as anything on the Summit Racing website – during the event receive 10% off the order plus free shipping. Guests in attendance also had the opportunity to browse the Exhibitor Marketplace, which offers everything from automotive artwork and gleaming statues to furniture composed of automotive parts, such as engine blocks.

The Palm Beach Auction continues through Saturday, April 20, with tickets and bidder registration available on Barrett-Jackson.com. Join us on Super Saturday for what is sure to be another fantastic day in Florida. Check out the gallery of photos from Day 2 below!

LOT #416 – 1968 FORD MUSTANG ELEANOR REPLICA – $162,800

LOT #373 – 2023 JEEP GLADIATOR CUSTOM PICKUP – $110,000

LOT #376 – 1958 BUICK SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE – $126,500

LOT #391 – 1970 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – $110,000

LOT #396 – 2023 CADILLAC ESCALADE-V – $159,500

LOT #440 – 1990 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 4 CABRIOLET GEMBELLA – $110,000

LOT #445.1 – 1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/365 – $126,500

LOT #7283 – 1950S CHRIS-CRAFT WOODY SPEEDBOAT KIDDIE RIDE – $27,600

LOT #7282 – CIRCA 1948 TEXACO OIL BENNETT MODEL #756 GAS PUMP

LOT #430 – 1970 OLDSMOBILE 442 CONVERTIBLE – $110,000

LOT #7268.3 – 1946 MOBIL OIL M/S 80 GAS PUMP WITH “MOBILGAS” LIGHTED SCRIPT TOP and LOT #7285 – 1960 GULF OIL TOKHEIM MODEL #300 GAS PUMP IN HERITAGE EDITION GT COLORS

LOT #426 – 1947 CHEVROLET 3100 CUSTOM GOOD HUMOR ICE CREAM TRUCK –$115,500

LOT #7298 – 1940S-50S CADILLAC AUTHORIZED SERVICE PORCELAIN SIGN WITH NEON

958 Buick Special Convertible entering the Meguiar’s Staging lanes.

LOT #427 – 1967 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE – $113,300

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: FANTASTIC FRIDAY IN FLORIDA: Barrett-Jackson Kicks Off the Weekend with Six-Figure Sales
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/2024-palm-beach-auction-highlights-day-2/
Published Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2024 22:02:12 +0000

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K-Speed strikes again with a menacing Honda Dax café racer

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Honda Dax café racer by K-Speed
When the Honda Dax was brought back into production a couple of years ago, K-Speed wasted little time getting their grubby paws on it. The Thai powerhouse’s founder, the mysterious Mr Eak, had a 50 cc Dax as a teenager—and the workshop is particularly good at customizing small Hondas. So a K-Speed-customized Dax was inevitable.

Two years on, and K-Speed is still finding interesting ways to cram massive levels of badassery into Honda’s bite-sized mini-bike. This time, they’ve turned the Dax into an uber-sassy—albeit impossibly compact—café racer.

Honda Dax café racer by K-Speed

Although K-Speed churns out countless custom bikes a year for paying customers, this one was a shop build. Eak wanted to see how far he could push the 2024-model Honda ST125 Dax, visually, without modifying its pressed steel frame (which also houses its fuel tank). Luckily K-Speed has an extensive range of Honda mini-bike parts to draw from, manufactured under their ‘Diabolus’ brand.

Dubbed ‘Puppy Racer,’ K-Speed’s custom Honda Dax benefits most from a radical stance adjustment. The crew started with a new Diabolus front end, comprising upside-down forks and a more modern-looking top yoke. It sits lower than the stock setup, as do the twin Diabolus shocks that now prop up the rear.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: K-Speed strikes again with a menacing Honda Dax café racer
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/honda-dax-cafe-racer
Published Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2024 16:11:01 +0000

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DAY 1 IN PALM BEACH: Sunshine, Auction Cars and the Unveiling of a New Shelby Started the Event with Florida Style

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DAY 1 IN PALM BEACH: Sunshine, Auction Cars and the Unveiling of a New Shelby Started the Event with Florida Style
2024 Shelby Super Snake unveiled at the 2024 Palm Beach Auction.

As thousands of car enthusiasts streamed through the gates of The World’s Greatest Collection Car Auctions on Thursday, they were met with sunshine, blue skies and over 600 collector cars on display at the 2024 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction.

The auction site at the South Florida Fairgrounds offered something for everyone on the first day of the event. Guests were able to see all the collector cars before they had their turn on the famous auction block, check out interactive displays and demonstrations from more than 100 exhibitors and sponsors, and grab a bite to eat from a wide variety of offerings.

The day’s activities included the demonstration of a 1976 Leopard 1 A5 Battle Tank (Lot #696), which will cross the block with No Reserve on Saturday, April 20, highlighted by the unmistakable rumble of its 37.4-liter turbocharged diesel engine and the turning of the turret. Additional demonstrations are scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. near the South Showcase.

Another must-experience highlight of the day was an exhilarating ride around the Barrett-Jackson Performance Track with a professional driver at the Dodge Thrill Rides and Ford Hot Laps. In addition, the Volvo Driving Experience gave guests the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a new Volvo for a cruise along the streets of Palm Beach.

Of course, the real not-to-be-missed element of the event was watching all the exciting bidding action in the arena itself.

The morning’s activity began with nearly 200 examples of collectible cool up on the block during the Automobilia Auction, where Lot #6299.2, a large Kenny Rogers Roasters light-up sign and Lot #6298.4, a Chevrolet OK Used Cars neon sign, proved to be the stars of Thursday’s show. Three gas pumps also took the spotlight: a 1940s-50s Gulf Bennett Model #646 (Lot #6291) and a late-1940s/early-50s Gulf Oil Premium Gasoline Tokheim 39 (Lot #6292). A late-1940s/early-1950s Texaco Bennett Model 756 (Lot #6289.1) rounded out the day’s top five automobilia sales.

Before the collector cars started to cross the block for the day, Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson was joined on the block by President Steve Davis, along with Shelby American President Gary Patterson, Vice President of Operations Vince LaViolette, and Sales and Marketing Manager Kash Singh, as well as Tracy Smith, Executive Vice President of Carroll Shelby International, to debut Shelby’s latest creation: the 2024 Shelby Super Snake. The special car, along with a convertible version, will be on display throughout the Palm Beach event in the Shelby American display.

Over 175 of the more than 600 No Reserve collector cars on this year’s docket took their turn on the block Thursday, with 1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible (Lot #106.1), a 1970 Ford Torino custom coupe (Lot #100.1), 2007 Aston Martin DB9 Volante (Lot #103) and a 1968 Ford Mustang GT convertible (Lot #108) all taking top honors for the day.

The first two cars from John Staluppi’s Cars of Dreams Collection had their turn in the spotlight today. The first, a 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire convertible (Lot #82), was among the top sales of the day, and it was followed by Lot #82.1, a 1974 Volkswagen Thing convertible. The remaining vehicles in the collection will cross the block on Friday and Saturday with No Reserve.

The Palm Beach Auction runs through Saturday, with tickets and bidder registration available on Barrett-Jackson.com. Join us this weekend and soak in all the excitement the auction has to offer.

Enjoy the video below of Wednesday night’s Opening Night Party, as well as a gallery of activity in the auction arena and around the site today.

Shelby fans in the Auction Arena during the unveil.

LOT #106.1 – 1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE

Barrett-Jackson guests checking out the collector vehicles in the South Showcase.

LOT #82 – 1962 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE

LOT #696 – 1976 LEOPARD 1 A5 BATTLE TANK – NO RESERVE

LOT #100.1 – 1970 FORD TORINO CUSTOM COUPE

Volvo Driving Experience.

LOT #103 – 2007 ASTON MARTIN DB9 VOLANTE

Dodge Thrill Rides.

LOT #108 – 1968 FORD MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE

Guests waiting to go on a Ford Hot Lap.

2024 Shelby Super Snake convertible in the Shelby American display.

LOT #6298.4 – CHEVROLET OK USED CARS NEON SIGN ON STAND

LOT #6291 – 1940S-50S GULF BENNETT MODEL #646 GAS PUMP and LOT #6292 – LATE-1940S/EARLY-50S GULF OIL PREMIUM GASOLINE TOKHEIM 39 GAS PUMP

LOT #6289.1 – LATE-1940S/EARLY-1950S TEXACO BENNETT MODEL 756 GAS PUMP

LOT #6299.2 –

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: DAY 1 IN PALM BEACH: Sunshine, Auction Cars and the Unveiling of a New Shelby Started the Event with Florida Style
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/2024-palm-beach-auction-highlights-day-1/
Published Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2024 21:00:23 +0000

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