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Harley-Davidson® Road King® Special

May 25, 2018

Harley-Davidson® Road King® Special

The all-new Harley-Davidson® Road King® Special is one of the most jaw-dropping new touring bikes to hit the market recently. Perfect for chewing up mile after mile of country highway, or just laying down some rubber in the city, the Road King® Special is as powerful as it is comfortable. Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson® offers not only the Road King® Special but also the customer service and skilled technicians needed to keep it in great shape. Schedule a test ride, or check this powerful machine in person at our Columbia, South Carolina showroom. Customers in Charleston, Rock Hill, Myrtle Beach, and Greenville, South Carolina know us for our outstanding selection and service.

Power and Performance

You can’t be king without power, and the Harley-Davidson® Road King® Special delivers all the power you need thanks to the Milwaukee-Eight 107, which is the roaring heart of every Harley-Davidson® touring bike. The Milwaukee-Eight utilizes an eight valve design to provide outstanding power paired with unmatched performance. The new design has been engineered from scratch using all new parts to create the most powerful and efficient motor to ever roll out of the Harley-Davidson® factory. Capable of producing up to 111 ft-lbs of torque at the top end, the Milwaukee-Eight offers more power than previous touring engines by a full 10%, a difference you’re going to feel as soon as you swing into the passing lane. To help balance out the power of the bike Harley-Davidson® has also equipped the Road King® Special with Reflex™ linked Brembo® brakes, for outstanding stopping power when it counts.


To match the royal power of the Road King® Special, these bikes are outfitted for an unforgettably smooth ride. To start, the Milwaukee-Eight is rubber mounted in the Road King® Special, to reduce vibration at idle. Next, the counterbalanced engine design keeps things comfortable when you get up to highway speed, allowing you to put your hours in without feeling fatigue. When you’re getting some summer riding done, you’re going to appreciate the cooler running thanks to the Milwaukee-Eight’s twin cooled design. It’s not all about the engine though. The Road King® Special also harnesses all of the 2017 touring bike improvements to give you an ideal ride. The tool free pre-load adjustment allows you to dial in the sag of your bike just the way you want, and the Showa® Dual Bending Valve™ front fork provides confident handling and soaks up the bumps in the road.


The King doesn’t ask for attention, he demands it. The Road King® Special trades the shining chrome of the Road King® for a fierce blacked out style. With Dark Custom™ attitude from the headlight nacelle to the stretched saddlebags, this bike makes an impression when you ride by. Harley-Davidson® pulled off the windshield and added a set of mini-ape hanger handlebars to create a unique profile, while the turbine wheels and the fat front forks tell onlookers that this isn’t a bagger to mess around with. The Road King® Special is available in four jaw-dropping paint jobs: Hard Candy Hot Rod Red Flake, Vivid Black, Charcoal Denim, and Olive Gold.

Still not convinced that Road King® Special is one of the most fun motorcycles to come out from Harley-Davidson® Stop by our Columbia showroom and see one for yourself. If you live in Charleston, Rock Hill, Myrtle Beach, or Greenville, South Carolina, an unforgettable ride is at your fingertips.

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