Sport Glide In­dian FTR1200

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Har­ley em­barked on a rev­o­lu­tion ear­lier in 2017 with the re­lease of a whole new fam­ily of Sof­tails that suc­ceeded the old fam­ily, and com­pletely ab­sorbed the Dyna dy­nasty into its new chas­sis plat­form. But they weren’t quite fin­ished, and this new Sport Glide is yet an­other sib­ling.

This ninth model in the Sof­tail fam­ily is a cut-down bag­ger at the more af­ford­able end of the range, that can wear bags and a screen one minute, and nei­ther a minute later – mak­ing it, Har­ley say, ide­ally suited for both com­mut­ing and light tour­ing.

Run of the mill

The en­gine is the smooth and punchy Mil­wau­kee-eight 107, and help­ing push it through the air is a scaled down Batwing in­spired cowl to take some blast off the rider, while leav­ing their head in a clean air­flow. It’s se­cured with quick-re­lease clamps so that it can be added and re­moved in sec­onds, and there is a taller screen avail­able. The 25.5-litre pan­niers have an in­ter­nal quick-re­lease mech­a­nism. It’s also first H-D to wear di­rec­tion­ally de­signed wheels. It’ll cost £14,995 when it ar­rives at the end of Jan­uary.

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