2008 Harley Davidson FLHRSE Screamin’ Eagle Road King Hot Bike Baggers

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Harley-Davidson FLHRSE Screamin' Eagle Road King
Harley-Davidson FLHRSE Screamin' Eagle Road King


Initial impressions of the of the Road

Working deep the Motor Company’s hallowed and offices, a small group of men and have the task of building Officially known as Custom Operations, or CVO for short, this of eager and excited engineers and break out the slide rules, CAD and H-D’s parts bible to the Screamin’ Eagle (SE) of bikes.

Each year for the past decade, the CVO teams dug to produce limited-production factory and performance motorcycles. Of the four CVO models, two are touring machines: the SE King and the SE Ultra Classic Glide (featured in the July Baggers).

This is the fourth the MoCo has chosen the Road platform for a power, accessory and makeover. Aside from the appealing package, the exclusive of this motorcycle has to be the 110ci Cam A motor. Those extra can be felt from the moment you the starter. Even with a starter along with compression releases in the cylinder there’s a bit of a crunch upon start-up.

The engine often several revolutions (3 seconds) ignition occurred. At idle up to 1500 rpm, the rubber-mounted shaking in the chassis was enough to my eyes cross. While at a red light, I found it most to rev the motor a bit above idle to the vibes. However, once the bike never let motor get through.

This has to be the most fun-to-ride, motor H-D has ever made.

torque is reported as 115 lb-ft at rpm. It’s easy to that 20-plus percent in power compared to the 96-inch Cam. Aside from the and chrome motor finish exclusive to CVOs, there are parts of the motor that special attention.

The 110, getting 1/4 inch of extra per cylinder, also received pistons and wrist pins. passes through high-flow ports and humongous 2.08-inch valves into the improved chamber. A large-capacity, crossover exhaust system has a very rumble.

It’s hard to they passed the noise standards, they sound good. They work, as the Road King has the highest rating of all the 110-equipped bikes—a of the pipes.

All of that power is transmitted to the Drive six-speed transmission a stronger, hydraulically activated wet Like previous iterations of the clutch, it’s a bit on the stiff and actuates very closely to the I’ve seen many a stall out these bikes due to the off-idle clutch feel.

the bike is up to speed, the clutch good and handled the power slipping.

On the open road is this bike shines. the primary and transmission gearing, the is pulling 3000 rpm at 80 mph in sixth That’s exactly where the is on this motor, and it accelerates without downshifting.

Anything about 60 mph and a downshift is the best way to get in a hurry. All of the ’08 touring received the cableless electronic control, where a hidden wire sends a signal the ECM) to a motor in the throttle to control airflow and injector It works best once at cruising speeds but is very and abrupt at slower speeds.

The is a little harder than the cable system and takes practice to get really smooth control. One area where the new system was less than was off idle. If the throttle was rapidly at idle, there was a lag before rpm increased. If I kept the motor at rpm and whacked the throttle, the motor up very quickly.

The culprit may be the EFI map (usually lean for reasons) at that rpm or possibly inherent to the throttle body/motor at idle rpm.

Handling is for a big bike like this. It much smaller than its would lead one to believe. the SE RK is an inch shorter than the Road King, the CVO version has 1/2 inch more ground Suspension was tight and predictable, the squishy unnecessary nosedive encountered from other H-D bikes. This is important, as the four-piston Brembo front are absolutely amazing.

They’re too good and require attention applying the binders. Feel and is soft and natural, albeit a bit grabby. It takes some to unlearn how to brake with a of force. Although the bike is with antilock braking I never engaged the passive

It only operates under lock-up conditions, like in the or gravel. A nice upgrade is the radial tires that the bike planted and stable all riding conditions.

Fit and finish are on this bike. Chrome are everywhere the eye looks, from the collection accessories to the forged wheels. On the instrument side of a custom, tank-mounted, spun-aluminum electronic speedometer/tachometer with and two resettable tripmeters keep of the pace. Other info displayed is engine diagnostics, warning, cruise control, system, battery, sixth and ABS operation.

Indicator lamps into the top handlebar riser high-beam, neutral, low oil pressure and signal status. Even the and swingarm were color-matched to the of the bike. On the sheetmetal, lighter ghost flames lay deep the cobalt blue finish.

At viewing angles, the graphics and go.

For the past two weeks, the SE Road has been put through its paces in a urban environment with at a 50-mile daily freeway It’s been a commuter, a cruiser and a grocery hauler. worked very well in a traffic atmosphere, feeling and powerful—it’s great to have the to get out of trouble but equally important to amazing brakes when the comes.

It’s a refined machine, but reserve touring judgment for the article as we take the big King on a trip, packed and gassed.


of the 2008 Screamin’

Road King include:

Cam 110ci (1800cc) engine granite and chrome finish

Cruise Drive transmission

New braking system (ABS)

front and rear brakes

fuel tank


Custom handlebar riser with indicator lights

seat, backrests and saddlebags

detachable rider backrest

passenger backrest


18×3.5-inch chrome Road forged aluminum front

Harley-Davidson FLHRSE Screamin' Eagle Road King

17×4.5-inch chrome Road forged aluminum rear

Radial 130mmx18-inch front and 170mmx17-inch rear tire

rear fender

Exclusive taillight assembly and matching hoop

Custom leather with chrome trim and leather inserts

Black, 1.4-kW starter

Custom oil cooler with cover

Chrome voltage

Silver front brake with CVO insert

Chrome sliders and chrome upper covers

Smoked turn lenses with amber

Dark-tinted, detachable mini deflector

Chrome switch and hand levers

Clear-coated, stainless steel front and clutch lines

Chrome billet brake lever

billet heel/toe shift

Polished stainless steel hex linkage

Chrome passenger supports

Bullet-style rear signals mounted on chrome turn signal bar

Carryout liners

H-D Smart Security with Smart Siren

Harley-Davidson FLHRSE Screamin' Eagle Road King


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