Keeping in line with this week’s earlier promise of 50 new models in the next five years, Harley-Davidson has debuted a new Road King Special.
The Road King Special is powered by Harley-Davidson’s liquid-cooled Milwaukee Eight engine, which debuted last summer. Stylistically, it departs from typical Harley-Davidson Big Twin style, with blacked-out engine (minimal chrome accents) and military green paint (other colours also available).
The Road King Special has the same updated suspension that’s found on Harley-Davidson’s other touring bikes for 2017, with dual-bending valves in the front shocks to emulate cartridge forks, and hand-adjustable hydraulic preload in the rear shocks. The rear wheel is an 18-inch unit (the standard Road King has a 16-incher). Weight is down 10 lb from the standard Road King model; the Road King Special has no windshield fitted as standard, but Harley-Davidson’s accessory Road King shields will fit.
We haven’t seen Canadian pricing or availability for the Road King Special yet, but that’s likely to come soon.