2011 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra Motorcycle Review — Motorcycle Magazine

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Harley-Davidson FLTCU Tour Glide Ultra Classic
Harley-Davidson FLTCU Tour Glide Ultra Classic

2011 Harley-Davidson Road Ultra Motorcycle Review

no secret that I’m a fan of the Harley-Davidson Glide. While my current of bikes doesn’t include a Glide, I swear to you that it will. I rode one home Sturgis a couple of years ago and want to let it go. Then, just I thought I had it figured out, went and made a change — for the The Road Glide I piloted country in 2010 had a 96″ V-twin and a 2-into-1 exhaust.

When we got it you might recall we added accessories, namely a chopped tour pack and some fairings. In essence, we created Harley is offering here: a touring version of a cool, hot rod

While the standard FLTRX Glide Custom is still Harley also introduced new FLTRU Road Glide At first sight, you’ll the obvious: the tour pack top the chopped-down, Electra Glide-style seat; a proper tall windscreen; and the lowers. But take a look at the air cleaner cover; it the real news here, and my part of the bike, the 103″ V-twin engine as standard

The main differences between the versus the 96″ are displacement through and pistons, cylinders, and cams. The also has a different clutch and automatic compression release. dropped the 2-into-1 exhaust in and went back to the traditional on all FLs.

To be clear, the PowerPak is the packaging of the Twin Cam 103″ ABS and Smart Security System. The is standard on the Road Glide Road King Classic, and Glide Ultra Limited. available as an option on the Street and Road Glide Custom for an cost of $1,995. Take my for it, it’s worth every

The throttle response and engine are noticeably greater from the engine than the 96″. All the acting as docile and manageable at low rpm as the old The fuel-injected, 1690cc Twin Cam is rated at 102 ft-lbs. of torque at rpm, a 9.6 percent increase in torque over the Twin Cam 96″ providing the extra power for carrying a passenger and luggage.

On a note, in the past I was never a fan of the popular Street Glide what with its fork-mounted I usually found it heavier to However, the PowerPak-equipped Street I rode at the Harley press exhibited few drawbacks. Could it be the extra grunt of the 103″ the Street Glide through the air Perhaps.

But for the first time ever, I the Street Glide fun to ride it has to be a 2011 with a 103″).

The of frame-mounted fairing, tons of ability, and the 103″ PowerPak the Road Glide Ultra a new of mine. While the deeper, seat does not provide the hot rod of the Road Glide Custom, I can see the for long-distance passenger and rider it provides. The standard, full-sized, windscreen is just right for me, but a 3″ accessory screen is also

And the one-piece seat is narrower at the to improve rider reach to the and lower back support.

Harley-Davidson FLTCU Tour Glide Ultra Classic
Harley-Davidson FLTCU Tour Glide Ultra Classic

The Road Glide Ultra is all two-up, long-distance travel. The Tour-Pak luggage carrier generous storage capacity, of volume, more than the Razor Pack we installed on our bike. The RGU’s Tour-Pak side marker lights and an passenger backrest.

The four-speaker, Harman/Kardon Advanced audio features a CD/MP3 player and with headset. And electronic control is standard equipment electronic throttle control

The Road Glide Ultra differ from its Road Custom brother in that the wheel is a 17″ diameter hoop a Dunlop 130/80B17 touring The Custom gets a taller 18″ wheel, but both models the same 16″ rear wheel and combo.

Harley reps stated the reasoning behind the Road Ultra was their observation of real-world riders were to the standard Road Glide. folks ride long and while the Road Glide is cooler than most, it help to handle the long-haulers. The Glide Ultra is the answer.

If you the Road Glide Custom’s price of about $19,000 black), and add the $2,000 for the 103″ engine (a must!), you’ll be about $21,000 for a touring that doesn’t have the cargo capacity, or wind of the Road Glide Ultra starts at $22,500). Adding a top touring seat, tall and lower fairings to a Road Custom doesn’t make sense anymore. Thanks for the Glide Ultra. RB


Words by Steve Lita . by R iles Nelson

Story as in the September/October issue of RoadBike

Harley-Davidson FLTCU Tour Glide Ultra Classic
Harley-Davidson FLTCU Tour Glide Ultra Classic
Harley-Davidson FLTCU Tour Glide Ultra Classic
Harley-Davidson FLTCU Tour Glide Ultra Classic
Harley-Davidson FLTCU Tour Glide Ultra Classic
Harley-Davidson FLTCU Tour Glide Ultra Classic
Harley-Davidson FLTCU Tour Glide Ultra Classic
Harley-Davidson FLTCU Tour Glide Ultra Classic
Harley-Davidson FLTCU Tour Glide Ultra Classic

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