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UPDATE Aug 25, 2014: Since posting these 2015 Road Glide spy shots, MotoUSA Cruiser Editor, Bryan Harley, was able to sample the 2015 Road Glide while covering the Sturgis Rally. Read more in MotoUSA’s 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide First Ride Review.
Harley-Davidson’s Road Glide appears ready to return to The Motor Company’s touring lineup as a 2015 model. The popular design, which was conspicuously dropped from the 2014 model year, has been spied testing.
The absence of H-D’s Tour-Pak topcase and lower fairing indicate this is the standard Road Glide, and not the Road Glide Ultra, with past versions of the latter model also sporting a taller windscreen and top-shelf passenger accommodations. If an Ultra version of the Road Glide does debut in 2015, there is speculation as to what engine it would receive. H-D released three “Ultras” in its 2014 model: the 2014 Electra Glide Ultra Classic, which sourced the 103 HO Twin, while the Ultra Limited and CVO Limited debuted, respectively, the all-new Twin-Cooled Twin Cam 103 and 110. The “twin-cooled” engine routes liquid through the cylinder heads, which is then cycled through radiators disguised in the Ultra’s lower fairings.
The 2015 Road Glide’s return is far from unexpected, as HD reps indicated in a conference call earlier this year that the popular model would be back eventually. The 2015 Road Glide’s official public debut will likely occur when H-D announces the upcoming model year in conjunction with its annual Dealer Meeting, slated for August 25-28.