2019 Harley-Davidson FLHT Electra Glide Standard Launched

  • The 2019 Harley-Davidson FLHT Electra Glide Standard has been launched in the US.

  • It has the basic features of the Electra Glide family but without a stereo and facilities for a passenger.

  • Harley reckons that it offers a rawer touring experience.

The 2019 Harley-Davidson FLHT Electra Glide Standard has just been launched.

By “Standard” it means that the bike is a “dressed-down dresser,” as the Motor Company calls it. What it does have are the trappings of the Electra Glide line-up.

Among them are the signature “Batwing” fairing, hard panniers, Milwaukee Eight 107 cubic inch (1753cc) engine mounted on the FLH touring frame. Additionally, there is cruise control, adjustable emulsion-technology rear shocks (instead of air-adjustable), bending-valve Showa forks, and Brembo brakes. Reflex linked braking system and ABS are optional.

Other details include cast aluminium wheels and polished chrome rocker cover, cam cover and derby cover. The company says the chrome treatment emphasizes the shape of the V-Twin engine.

However, what you don’t get are a sound system, passenger seat and the passenger footrests.

And oh, you can have any colour you like as long as it’s Vivid Black.

Harley-Davidson also said that the Electra Standard offers a “rawer touring experience.”

The way we see it, the bike is a good starting point for customization. A majority of custom Harleys don’t have accouterments for passengers, anyway. But the missing stereo…? Aftermarket 300-watt system, anyone?

The American price is listed as USD 18,899.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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