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2008 Harley-Davidson Road King® Classic

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2008 Harley-Davidson Road King® Classic

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2008 Harley-Davidson Road King® Classic Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Touring
BASE MSRP(US)  $17,945.00
Dealers Harley-Davidson Dealers
Warranty  24
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Engine:  
Engine Brand Name  Twin Cam 96™
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  92.6 / 125.5
Torque RPM  3500
Cooling  Air
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  2
Valve Configuration  OHV - Pushrod
Bore (mm/in)  95.3 / 3.75
Stroke (mm/in)  111.3 / 4.38
Displacement (cc/ci)  1584 / 96
Compression Ratio  9.2:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Premium
US Miles Per Gallon (Hwy/City)  54 / 35
CAN Liters Per Kilometer (Hwy/City)  4.4 / 6.7
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  6
Overdrive  No
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Belt
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)  Chain
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5/6)  9.31 / 6.42 / 4.77 / 3.93 / 3.28 / 2.79
Reverse  No
Heel Toe Shifter  Standard
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Steel
Chromed  Yes
Tire Brand  Dunlop®
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Front Tire Speed Rating  72H
Front Wheel Diameter  16
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  85
Rear Tire Speed Rating  77H
Rear Wheel Diameter  16
Front Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop® MT90B16 72H
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop® MU85B16 77H
Brakes:  
Brake Brand Name  Brembo®
Front Brake Type  Dual Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.5 / 292.1
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.5 / 292.1
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Rear Suspension Material  Steel
Air Adjustable  Yes
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  7.81
Wheelbase (in/mm)  63.5 / 1612.9
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  5.1 / 129.5
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  10
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  738 / 334.8
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  775 / 351.5
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  6 / 22.7
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  2.15
Seats:  
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Leather
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  26.9 / 683.3
Number Of Seats  2
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Floor Board Location  Driver and Passenger
Hand Grips  Standard
Chassis Protectors  Yes
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Engine Case Guard  Yes
Fork Guards  Yes
Saddle Bag Guard  Yes
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Heel Guards  No
Light Guard  No
Side Cover  Yes
Front Fender  Standard
Front Fender Trim  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Rear Fender Trim  Standard
Tank Divider  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Service Reminder  Standard
Pricing:  
Warranty (Condition)  Limited
Destination Charge  345
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Touring
Manufacturer Country  USA
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  Harley-Davidson
Display Name  Road King® Classic
Mounts:  
Side Case Mount  Standard
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Brand  Lexan®
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  No
Tinted  No
Height  High
Storage:  
Side Case Material  Leather
Number Of Side Cases  2
Location  Left and Right Side
Side Storage Mount  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Leather Storage  Standard
Helmet Storage  Standard
Lights:  
Headlight Mounting Bar  Standard
Passing Lamps  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Convenience:  
Power Outlet  Standard
Cruise Control  Standard

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Great Ride
By Rob(Owner), Dec. 4, 2008
After riding metrics for a number of years, I decided to get the Harley that I always wanted. Boy am I glad I did. This bike rides smoother than any other that I have ridden, it handles well and has plenty of power. The classic styling with the wide whitewall tires, laced wheels and lots of chrom... Read Full Review

 

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King of the Road
By Randy G. Goins(Owner), Nov. 19, 2008
Love the bike, wish I had waited on the new frame on the 2009 model but the bike has been a lot of fun. Went on a short 400 mile round trip to the New River Gorge Bridge on bridge day had a oil filter come loose but the bike is comfortable, rides smooth, the heated seat is nice along with the heated... Read Full Review

 

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Feel like a kid again.....
By Adam and Gena(Owner), Sep. 14, 2008
The Harley-Davidson Road King Classic is a wonderful investment if you are looking for style, comfort, and fun. With the adjustable air ride suspention you can ride over almost any rough road with hardly any discomfort. Wherever we go, our bike is constantly turning heads with the look of the bike. ... Read Full Review

 

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King of the road
By kfshman(Owner), Jan. 3, 2012
one of the best cruisers I've owned.
style, look, classic,ride and heritage Harley Davidson style.
the only problem is the head turbulence from the bad design of the windshield.

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