As the winds of a new riding season approach, so does the excitement surrounding Harley-Davidson's redesigned touring lineup for 2024. In this post, we'll delve into the groundbreaking changes that make this year a milestone for the iconic motor company.
Evolution from 2017-2023
In the years spanning from 2017 to 2023, Harley-Davidson has consistently elevated its touring bikes to meet the evolving needs of riders. Starting with the post-Rushmore touring bikes in 2014 (2015 for the Road Glide), a series of upgrades have brought about rider-centric conveniences, from fairing vents to bigger V-Twins and one-touch saddlebags. The journey culminated in the introduction of the Milwaukee-8 engines, evolving from the M-8 107 in 2017 to the M-8 117 in 2022, resulting in a diverse lineup catering to various riding preferences.
2024 Touring Bikes
A Comprehensive Redesign
This year's Harley-Davidson Touring lineup represents a significant departure, with extensive changes across every component. The goal is to provide riders with a powerful and highly customizable platform while simplifying the process of finding the perfect bike.
Central to the new touring models are the redesigned fairings. Modified to optimize performance, reduce head buffeting, and enhance rider comfort, these fairings mark a significant step forward. The Street Glide Fairing boasts an Omega LED headlight, Eagle Wing running lights/turn signals integrated into the fairing, and a "floating" windshield. A fully operational Split Stream air vent ensures maximum comfort and airflow.
Cutting-Edge Infotainment System
The inner fairing of the Street Glide features the all-new 12.3” Skyline infotainment system, offering subscription-based navigation, radio, Bluetooth, Apple Carplay, and an integrated gauge cluster. The touchscreen system surpasses its predecessor, the 6.5” Boom! GTS infotainment system, in terms of features and functionality.