The Harley-Davidson Road Glide is different.
Different design, different ride and the motorcycle has incredibly loyal customers.
Customers who appreciate the wind control and handling that comes with a frame mounted fairing are not typically going to switch to another model. However, the Road Glide does take people off competitive brands and without it in the H-D line up dealers are missing an opportunity or worse, will see erosion of market segment share.
Sales numbers do talk and during the last earnings call, CFO John Olin stated that the Road Glide represented approximately 9% sales volume and would be back from its temporary hiatus.
And now in the buzzfeed there is more speculation about what the 2015 Road Glide fairing may look like. Thanks to Worth Harley-Davidson, the Kansas City, MO., dealer posted photo’s on a Facebook page.
Why wait for the 2015. This nice custom fairing could hold all your aftermarket Project RUSHMORE electronic purchases?!
UPDATE: July 8, 2014 – “Official” spy photos of the 2015 Road Glide are HERE.
UPDATED: August 1, 2014 – Harley-Davidson officially reveals the 2015 Road Glide.
Photo courtesy of Worth H-D.