Harley-Davidson Road Glide® Limited vs Star Venture

Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Limited vs Star Venture

Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Limited vs Star Venture
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2021 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Limited Overview

The 2021 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Limited is one of H-D®’s Grand Touring motorcycles, so it’s going to take a mighty motorcycle to even compete with it. The 2021 Star Venture isn’t quite that bike this year, but it definitely has a few nice features that will appeal to people who might not know about a brand called Harley-Davidson®. After seeing both bikes side-by-side, you’ll inevitably choose to buy the 2022 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Limited from Harley-Davidson® Shop of Rochester. Here’s why we think that’ll be your decision near Farmington Sanford Dover Lebanon.

Paint Options

The 2021 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Limited vs 2021 Star Venture competition begins with the number of options you get for your appearance. Harley-Davidson® is known for dishing out more than your average number of straight out of the factory customizations. It gets 8 paint options with chrome or black finishes, including two-tone options that spice things up a lot. The 2021 Star Venture is limited only in its paint depth. It gets only two choices: Intensity White and Impact Blue (a rather odd set of colors for this class). The white looks great, but Impact Blue isn’t necessarily a Touring state of mind. The Road Glide® Limited shines in colors like Gauntlet Gray Metallic/Vivid Black (Chrome finish), Midnight Crimson (Chrome finish), and Vivid Black (Black finish).


You’ll notice two distinct differences between these touring bike designs. The first is that the Yamaha Star Venture is extremely front-end head. There’s a huge console there that really seems to kill some of the “zip” the motorcycle has on takeoff. You’re going to invest some serious arm-power maneuvering this gigantic design feature, and it’s not clear if the extra real estate is worth it. Style-wise, the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Limited is a much cleaner, raw design that leaves you room to get a more energetic cornering experience and a feeling of power over your command center. The upright riding position, frame mounted fairing, and excellently designed saddlebags are deep but not bulky. We believe most customers will prefer the Road Glide® Limited’s design to the Star Venture’s. Customers near Farmington Sanford Dover Lebanon so far seem to agree.

Defensive Rider Systems

Harley-Davidson® notched the safety and smoothness of their motorcycles by adding the Reflect Defensive Rider System. This suite of features give you cornering advantages and allow you to safely brake in a straight line, even if your life is on the line during that particular brake. Your systems operate seamlessly and with your ride style, not against you. The Star venture definitely has a few features on safety, but we feel like their systems are put in there almost like an afterthought, not as a priority. When you have safety tech on a bike, you want it to work with the ride and be automatic. With Harley-Davidson® Grand American Touring bikes, you don’t get something that you have to struggle to set up or manipulate. The safety mechanics flow naturally through your bike’s amazing design. Reflex shows up again on the Road Glide® Limited’s braking system. The Brembo brakes come with standard ABS and are linked to your cutting edge Reflex system. You’re never going to get a workout maneuvering an Ultra Limited because this is a model that’s designed to flow seamlessly with your inputs. Shift up into a higher style of riding this year with one of H-D®’s best Grand American Touring motorcycles. You’ll always feel like you’re in charge of the bike and the roads it dominates this year.

Winner: 2021 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Limited

The 2021 Road Glide® Limited is a major attraction on any showroom floor and easily outdoes the 2021 Star Venture this year. You’ll find that at our dealership, we’re always happy to offer you a test ride on the Road Glide® Limited. You can check out its BOOM! Box infotainment system, complete with connectivity and all the apps you need for long hauls on the road. Feel the saddlebags, floorboards, and overall quality of the bike in your hands. Most of all, you’ll be impressed with the Milwaukee-Eight® 114 V-twin engine that’s an amazing addition to any Grand American Touring edition. You’re going to fall for the Road Glide® Limited instantly. Skip the Star Venture this year and go home on a real winner.

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