HAR­LEY-DAVID­SON STREET GLIDE £22,385

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

FUEL 22.7 litres @ 49mpg = 245 miles WEIGHT 376kg POWER 88bhp TORQUE 110ft lb THE RIDER Jor­dan Gib­bons A lover of stylish cus­tom bikes HEIGHT 5ft 6in WEIGHT 74kg Jor­dan.gib­bons@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com

I do love the cruise con­trol func­tion on the Street Glide but it can be frus­trat­ing as you’re of­ten turn­ing it off only sec­onds af­ter you turned it on. No fault of the Glide of course, you can blame other road users, but com­ing off cruise can be a lit­tle jerky. The throt­tle re­turns back to the stop when cruise con­trol is on, so if you’re slow­ing gen­tly you have to guess where the throt­tle should be and hold it there as you switch it off for a smooth tran­si­tion. It also switches off if you go over 90mph, which is too fast for UK roads, but le­gal in places on the con­ti­nent. I’ve rid­den plenty of bikes with cruise con­trol and this is the first one I’ve come across with this ‘safety fea­ture’.

Cruise con­trol is use­ful but a bit jerky

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