That’s what the 2019 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard is all about. Based on the Street Glide and powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-twin, the Electra Glide Standard does without a Boom! Box infotainment system and accompanying speakers, heel-and-toe shifter, passenger seat or footpegs, and antilock braking (a $795 option) found on the more expensive Touring models. Inside the single-LED-headlight batwing fairing, four analog gauges—no color touch display—house an odometer, trip A and B, and range to empty, plus transmission-gear and other telltale indicators. Black is the only available color, while chrome and polished parts are reduced to a minimum.
On the road, the Electra Glide Standard tracks as steadily as a rock. With cruise control, better-than-average suspension, and excellent triple-disc Brembo brakes, the Standard makes a compelling case for starting simple and adding as you go. Foam covers the speaker holes, for example, so there is space to add aftermarket audio components if you like. A Tour-Pak trunk can be clipped on, as well, provided you purchase the requisite mounting brackets. You can even add a seat and pegs for your sweetie.
Includes quick release passenger backrest or tour pack docking hardware.