The All-New 2018 Harley-Davidson® Sport Glide® Articles from Pfaff HD
Fresh for fall riding is the all-new 2018 Sport Glide by Harley-Davidson Motor Company. The Sport Glide blurs lines and styles and the result is a bike that’s both classic and contemporary, rugged and refined, versatile and precise. It’s essentially a custom cruiser that’s outfitted for light touring. Built on the totally redesigned Softail chassis, this bike offers the performance you’ll want for intense city riding and the looks that will turn heads no matter where you go.
The Sport Glide is now available for test rides, so give us a call here at Pfaff Harley-Davidson to schedule your ride! We’re located in Richmond Hill, Ontario and we proudly serve the areas of Vaughan, Markham, and Toronto.
Redesigned Softail Frame
The Sport Glide is built on the totally redesigned Softail frame, and the Sport Glide’s astonishing performance wouldn’t be possible without this modern engineering marvel. Harley-Davidson designers took the welding torch to one of the company’s most iconic frames, and the result is truly spectacular. It’s now 34% stiffer than previous versions, and many bikes in the Softail line average a 30 pound weight loss. (Because the Sport Glide is a brand new model, there’s nothing to compare it to. Suffice it to say, it’s a lean, mean, riding machine.)
This lighter and stiffer frame is augmented by an all-new suspension system, too. In the back, you’ll find a hidden rear monoshock system that accommodates 450 lbs of hands-free pre-load adjustment. Up front, the Showa SDBV racing-style, linear damping cartridge forks offer 130mm of travel.
Powering the Sport Glide down the road is a new version of the Milwaukee-Eight engine that tears up pavement like you’ve never seen. This dual-cooled, electronically fuel injected V-Twin offers an impressive set of improvements on previous Softail engines. It’s 10% faster from 0-60mph and 16% faster on 60-80 mph acceleration. It also comes with a slimmer profile that’s designed to fit perfectly within the new Softail frame. That leads to a more comfortable ride and helps to lower the bike’s center of gravity, meaning better all-around handling. This engine is the latest legendary addition to the line of iconic Harley-Davidson engines.
Versatile Riding Style
Most bikes get stuck in a rut of one type of riding style or another, but the Sport Glide pushes the envelope by offering features suited for many types of riding. Although it’s lighter and more agile than most other touring bikes, it offers hard-side locking saddlebags to give you cargo storage for long trips. The Milwaukee-Eight engine is counterbalanced to minimize vibration, and there’s also a mini-fairing system that helps to make for more comfortable long distance rides. All of that also makes the Sport Glide perfectly suited for commuting, too. The fairing and the saddlebags also snap off the Sport Glide so you can have a slick, custom cruiser when you want to ride in style.
Technology with Style
Harley-Davidson motorcycles have always lead innovation while maintaining awesome style, and the Sport Glide is no different. The redesigned chassis, suspension, and engine all use the latest in motorcycle technology to create performance you really need to feel to believe. The bike also comes with LED forward-lighting and keyless ignition, subtle touches that make the bike special. All that is paired with an eye-catching combination of chrome and paint, bold exhaust pipes, and Mantis cast aluminum wheels that look custom.
This isn’t a bike you want to let pass you by, so stop by Pfaff Harley-Davidson for a test ride. Our Richmond Hill, Ontario dealership proudly serves the areas of Vaughan, Markham, and Toronto, Ontario.