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The 2024 Harley-Davidson Street Glide.
The 2024 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. (Harley-Davidson/)

Ups

Major model update includes a more powerful engine, lighter weight, and a ton more technology.IMU-managed rider aids.New batwing fairing doesn’t depart too far from the original icon.

Downs

New batwing fairing is still, well, a departure.$4,000 more expensive than last year’s model.Lighter, yes, but a heavy motorcycle nonetheless.

Verdict

The 2024 Harley-Davidson Street Glide features advanced rider aids, touring comfort, a sound system that’s probably better than what’s in your car, and an updated engine. This is the Street Glide moving into the future of Grand American Touring.

Overview

In 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon and Woodstock defined a generation and a cultural movement. And of considerably less consequence to the wider world, but massively important to the motorcycle world, Harley-Davidson introduced the batwing fairing.

To this day, the Harley-Davidson Street Glide’s batwing fairing presents to oncoming traffic one of the most recognizable visages in motorcycling. While it debuted merely as an accessory for the 1969 FLH Electra Glide, it’s long since become an emblem of American touring—an accessory, if it can be called that, to Harley-Davidson’s legacy of style. If one’s imagination is fired by the picture of a solitary rider beneath a big sky moving at speed through the dusty expanse of the American West, there’s a good chance the motorcycle that’s the protagonist of the scene has a batwing fairing like that of the H-D Street Glide.

For all the romance conjured by a motorcycle like the Street Glide, it’s nothing unless the reality lives up to the dream. For 2024, Harley-Davidson redesigned the Street Glide—batwing fairing and all—to keep the dream headed toward the horizon. In one of the most sweeping model updates in memory, Harley updated the styling, bolted in a more powerful Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine, included a 12.3-inch TFT touchscreen display with a new infotainment setup and sound system, revised the suspension, and gave it a full suite of electronic rider aids.

The original batwing may be 55 years behind us, but Harley’s updates stay true to its legacy while giving it a new lease on life. On the road, the Street Glide is more poised than ever, with performance and technology absolutely unfathomable in 1969. Suddenly, ‘69, a landmark year in so many ways, is really starting to feel like an epoch ago.

Updates for 2024

The Street Glide has reworked from batwing to taillights. Revamped styling is highlighted by the LED lighting. An omega-shaped running light and integrated LED “eagle wings” replace the bullet turn signals of the outgoing model. The redesign is more than just for looks, as aerodynamic improvements are intended to improve rider and passenger comfort.

The Street 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 an 18-pound total 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 Street Glide starts at $25,999.

The CVO Street Glide (starting at $44,499), which debuted 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 changes.

Competition

The Street Glide’s biggest competition is arguably itself—in the used market. That and the new Road Glide. The 2024 Road Glide receives the same major updates as the Street Glide—engine, tech, etc. The Road Glide’s styling, frame-mounted fairing, and different ergos give it its own identity, but it is functionally very similar.

There’s also some heavy competition from outside the family. The Indian Chieftain (starting from $23,999) is first to mind. The standard model has a 111ci engine which Indian claims produces 119 lb.-ft. of torque, ride modes, a power windscreen, and some useful tech. But to compare more favorably with the updated Glide requires upgrading to

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By: Cycle World Staff
Title: 2024 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Buyer’s Guide
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/harley-davidson/street-glide/
Published Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2024 17:54:05 +0000

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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