Goodbye bling. Say hello to the Harley-Davidson Road King Special. Featuring the recently launched Milwaukee-Eight engine, the Harley Road Kind Special gets mini-ape handlebars and stretched saddlebags, while black accents have replaced the standard Road King’s chrome on everything form the headlamp nacelle and mirror housings to exhaust pipes and wheels.
The front wheel size has changed to 19 inches, and the fork has been redesigned to improve damping control. The shocks are also new, with hydraulic spring preload (rather than air) adjustment.
Where’s the windscreen? Gone. What’s going one with those saddlebags? Harley-Davidson has wrapped them around the exhaust pipes to make the motorcycle look lower. Why the makeover? If you have to ask, it’s probably not for you.
‘We have moved the traditional Harley Road King into a new space that’s very current in the custom bagger scene,’ Harley-Davidson styling and design vice-president Brad Richards says.
The H-D Road King Special will be available in Vivid Black, Charcoal Denim, Hot Rod Red Flake Hard Candy Custom and Olive Gold. Prices for Thailand are at the moment not available.