2018 Harley-Davidson Road King® Special

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THERE'S A DARK SIDE TO OUR HERITAGE. YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE KING OF IT.

If you want to know what ruling the road truly feels like, reach for the mini-ape handlebars on the ROAD KING® Special motorcycle and send some fuel to its Milwaukee-Eight® 107 engine.

Styling + Features

  • MINI-APE HANDLEBARS: 9-inch tall, 1.25-inch wide mini-ape handlebars so you can sit taller, feel more assertive, and ride more aggressively.
  • MILWAUKEE-EIGHT® V-TWIN ENGINE: A powerful, cool-running engine with crisp throttle response and a pure, soul-satisfying rumble.
  • BLACKED-OUT CUSTOM STYLING: This machine is end-to-end blacked-out, stripped-down bare muscle from the aggressive turbine wheels to the tapered mufflers.
  • STRETCHED SADDLEBAGS: A sleek look on the outside and roomy on the inside with more than enough space to stash your riding essentials. The lids open with a single touch of a hand.
  • CUSTOM BLACK TURBINE WHEELS: 19 inches of head-turning style in the front, 18 inches in the rear. Powerful blades extending all the way to the rim to create an eye-catching impact.
  • BLACK HEADLIGHT NACELLE WITH MATCHING TRIM RING: Big and commanding, boasting a darkness-defying headlight that ensures you’ll have no trouble seeing everything out there that needs to be seen.
  • RESPONSIVE SUSPENSION: High-performing front and rear suspension with easily hand-adjustable rear shocks put you in control of a plush ride.
  • REFLEX™ LINKED BREMBO® BRAKES WITH STANDARD ABS: The front and rear brakes are electronically linked to apply exactly the right amount of brake to each tire no matter the road condition. No matter how good you are, this will make you a better rider.

General Information

Manufacturer Harley-Davidson
Model Year 2018
Model Road King® Special
Model Code ROADKINGSPECIAL
Color Industrial Gray Denim

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes Front and rear - 32 mm, 4-piston fixed
Wheels Front and rear - Black, Turbine Cast Aluminium
Tires

Front - 130/60B19 61H

Rear - 180/55B18 80H

Dimensions

Length 95.3 in.
Weight

As Shipped - 783 lb.

In Running Order - 820 lb.

Ground Clearance 4.9 in.
Wheelbase 64 in.
Seat Height

Laden - 26.4 in.

Unladen - 27.4 in.

Electrical

Lighting High beam, running lights, directional light bar, neutral, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, turn signals, battery, security system (optional), low fuel warning, cruise control, ABS (optional), Gear/RPM display, miles to empty display

Engine

Engine Milwaukee-Eight® 107
Displacement 1753 cc (107 cu in.)
Bore x Stroke 3.94 x 4.37 in.
Torque 111 ft. lb. @ 3,250 rpm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Fuel Capacity 6 gal.
MPG Rating Estimated City / Hwy - 45 mpg
Exhaust Black, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers
Gear Ratio

Overall

1st - 9.593

2nd - 6.65

3rd - 4.938

4th - 4

5th - 3.407

6th - 2.875

Operational

Oil Capacity 5.2 qt. (with filter)
Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Rake 26°
Trail 6.9 in.
Instrumentation Gauges styled to complement each vehicle. Display features odometer, trip A, trip B, range to empty and gear indicator; and larger tell-tale indicators.
Capacity Luggage capacity by volume - 2.5 cu. ft.

Other

Additional Colors

Vivid Black

Olive Gold

Hard Candy Hot Rod Red Flake

Industrial Gray Denim

Includes Tank-mounted electronic speedometer with ergonomic hand controls with intuitive design for improved tactile feel. Includes trigger switch for odometer, trip A, trip B, clock, range to empty, tachometer, and gear indicator.