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Buyer’s Handbook to Harley-Davidson® Sport Glide

Harley® Sport Glide Needs No Introductions

The Harley-Davidson® Sport Glide is a mid-sized cruiser that stands out in any crowd. It’s made as much for a quick trip to Bike Night with your riding buddies as it is for days of riding across Texas and beyond. Harley says this bike is “An aggressive combination of cruising agility and long-distance touring.”

How do you know if you’re interested in buying a Harley® Sport Glide? This bike is for you if you want the following:

  • Equal parts performance and touring
  • The ability to do either at the spur of the moment, with a bike that adjusts to your needs
  • A powerful Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin and showy Mantis wheels

New H-D Sport Glide Specs®

When you buy a Harley-Davidson® Sport Glide, you get the unforgettable sound and unbeatable feel the motorcycle manufacturer is known for. MSRP for a 2020 Sport Glide starts at $18,599. Check out these 2020 Sport Glide Specs from the H-D®  Official Website:


91.5 in
Seat Height, Laden
25.7 in
Ground Clearance
4.7 in
64 in
Tires, front specification
130/70B18 63H BW
Tires, rear specification
180/70B16 77H BW
Fuel Capacity
5 gallons
Oil Capacity
5 quarts
Weight in running order
699 pounds
Luggage capacity (volume)
1.9 cubic feet


Milwaukee-Eight 107
107 cubic inches
Compression ratio
Fuel system
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
2-into-1; catalyst in muffler


Engine Torque
108 ft-lb
Engine torque (RPM)
Lean Angle Right
27.9 degrees
Lean angle left
28.7 degrees
Fuel economy
47 mpg (est city/hwy)


Wheels, front type
Black, machine highlighted, Mantis cast-aluminum
Wheels, rear type
Black, machine highlighted, Mantis cast-aluminum
Brakes, caliper type
4-piston fixed front and 2-piston floating rear


Lights (as per country regulation), indicator lamps
high beams, turn signals, neutral, low oil, engine diagnostics, cruise, ABS, security, low battery, low fuel
5-analog speedometer with digital gear, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip range and tach indication

Sport Glide vs. the Competition

Cycle World compares Sport Glide with other mid-sized baggers like the Honda Interstate and the Yamaha V Star 1300 Tourer.  Three of their riders took a trip through the California hill country to see how each measured up. 

The Honda, they said, was basically a rush job that involved slapping bags, footboards and a windshield on a Fury. The rider testing it reached his destination “uncharacteristically scared straight,” and made comparisons between the Honda and a hook-and-ladder fire truck. The Yamaha performed better, but the rider noted its cornering clearance is compromised by the master cylinder located under the footboard. 

If you’re comparing Harley® cruisers, Sport Glide is most similar to Road Glide and Road King. It’s significantly lighter than both, has slightly less luggage capacity has a shorter overall length and has other differences you can see side by side using Harley’s® compare bikes tool.

Ride Reviews for Harley-Davidson® Sport Glide

Twenty-three year-old Henri Boulanger told Cycle World he never expected to ride a Harley Sport Glide. But almost as soon as he threw a leg over, here's what he said. 

"From the second I sat on the Sport Glide and pulled it off the sidestand, it felt good. The bars were high enough to be relaxed and no higher. The footpegs were farther forward than I was used to, but the shifter felt natural and, after the 2,600 miles it’s gonna take to get home, I know I’ll feel strange planting my soles in any other position. It feels right. In motion the bike feels balanced and ready. It’s steady and solid in the turns, and I can almost hear the bike saying, 'I got this. You got this. We got this.' It truly makes me feel like a better rider." (From Cycle World's "A Millennial's Journey on the Harley-Davidson Sport Glide)

A Top Speed Review describes Sport Glide with words like, "classic DNA" and "superior ride." Motorcycle cruiser says it's "a good looking balance of light and dark."

What do Dallas experts say when it comes to Sport Glide Reviews? See our dealership video review here.

Buy a Used Sport Glide Near Dallas - What You Need to Know

If you're buying a used motorcycle, no matter what you're buying or where you get it, there are risks and unknowns. Just the fact that you plan to ride says you're okay with a certain level of risk and the possibility of surprises, but that doesn't mean you want to end up trading your treasure for someone else's trash. To make sure your new (to you) ride is a dream come true, not a nightmare waiting to happen, buy from a trustworthy, reputable source.

When you buy from your local Harley® shop, you have consumer protection you just won't get when you buy from an individual. Shopping at a dealer lets you try several different options one right after another so you can easily compare between them. Our sales staff and brand ambassadors also have a ton of experience helping people find the right fit. 

If you're in the market to buy a used Sport Glide near Dallas, here are a few things to look for:

  • Appearance - Buy a used Sport Glide that looks pampered. It should be clean even in all the hard to reach places. 
  • Exhaust - Look for dents in the exhaust or evidence of repair. Check underneath as well. Start the bike when it's ice-cold and be alert for signs of exhaust leaks.
  • Frame - Check for dents and scratches, any sign it has gone over or been in a crash.
  • Clutch - You should have a little free play and the clutch should operate smoothly.
  • Tires - Smooth, even wear is normal. Uneven wear or dents in the wheels indicate a problem. 
  • History - Ask about service records and a motorcycle history report.
  • Warranty - Find out if the dealership offers a warranty period after you ride away (we do).

Where to Buy a Harley-Davidson® Sport Glide Near Dallas

Search our pre-owned inventory to buy a used Harley-Davidson® Sport Glide Near Dallas or check out our 2020 Sport Glide models today.