2019 Harley-Davidson Touring Road King in Renton, WA
The Harley-Davidson Touring Road King has roots that go back to the 1950s, but the 2019 model has the power and performance of a modern bike. Just like any other Harley-Davidson, you can customize your Touring Road King to make it stand out from all the other bikes on the road, but even the base model is something special to look at.
The four paint options for the Road King range from vivid black, to barracuda silver. There is also kinetic green and the one combination option of wicked red and twisted cherry. The exposed chrome finish on the engine gives this model a classic Harley-Davidson look, and the chrome extends down to the back of the bike through the two exhaust pipes.
The classic retro look of this bike starts with the Hiawatha headlamp Nacelle that conceals the triple-tree to give the front end a clean and crisp look. A whisker bar provides a mounting spot for the small lights above the front turn signals, and there is a large windshield to give the rider some protection.
A 17-inch cast-aluminum front wheel has a 10-spoke Impeller design, and in the back, there is a 16-inch Impeller to match. The strong Brembo brakes both up front and in the rear are electronically linked, so you get just the right amount of braking sent to each tire when you need it. No matter what the road conditions throw at you, the brakes will do their job. ABS is also an available option for riders who want the extra security.
The rear wheel has two large saddlebags, one on each side that sits tight to the bike for a slim appearance on the outside. The clean lines include simple hinges and the lids easily open with just one touch, and inside you’ll find a large space with room for your gear. The saddlebags easily lock back up when you close them. Harley-Davidson designed the deeply grooved seat for comfort and added design details to make it unmistakably Harley.
The frame for this Touring bike is constructed with the tried and true mild steel and features the double-downtube/double-cradle skeleton. The steering head pulls the forks in and keeps them at a tight 26-degree rake and 6.7-inches of trail. This, along with the 64-inch wheelbase, provides riders with a stable ride and straight-line tracking. The responsive suspension systems you find both up front and in the rear work to smooth out the road, while hand-adjustable rear shocks allow you to create the ride experience that you like.
Some of the optional features available for your Road King include cruise control, tapered mufflers, running lights, and an engine warning system with onboard diagnostics.
The 2019 Road King gets its power from a Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine that gets 111 pound-feet of torque. The fuel-injected engine has the classic 45-degree “V” configuration and looks just like what a Harley should look like. The transmission has six speeds and comes geared for comfortable cruising down the highway, and the chain drive train has a 34/36 ratio.