2014 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited first ride — 1 — Road…

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2014 Harley-Davidson Electra Ultra Limited first

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Denver, – Typically — too often, if you’re a journalist desperate for some news — Harley-Davidson new model are long on stylistic updates but of major technological advancements. trumps function with talk of paint and chrome and far too about pistons and brake Fender extensions would be big mainly because so little the bikes were being

Indeed, other than audio systems and a slightly engine, nothing much has to the big touring Harleys, for instance, their big chassis revision in

Which makes all the upgrades the Project Rushmore — the changes are geddit? — banner nothing of revolutionary. Even some powerhouses — like BMW and Honda — be jealous with all that’s new in dealerships this year.

virtually everything about the Electra Glide Ultra — engine, suspension, fairing, brakes, lighting, switchgear and system — has been either updated or completely re-engineered. The may look the same — Harley are, after all, a old lot not given to radical changes to visual cues — but underneath the skin is a completely new motorcycle.

Road Kings, Street and Electra Glide Ultra for instance, receive a High twin-cam 103 engine with camshafts and intake/exhaust system for a per cent increase in power. importantly, the radical change has been rumoured for years — cooling — has finally been to Harley’s iconic V-twin.

New classic look


Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra

But, like BMW, faced the same issue of an iconic air-cooled engine altering the engine’s basic the new Twin-Cooled version of the Big Twin its cylinder head but leaves the cylinders air-cooled so they can their iconic cooling Indeed, as evidenced by the Ultra version Electra Glide, not immediately obvious that the new engine is anything other a traditionally air-cooled Big Twin.

The engine remains visually save for two hoses emanating their tops (only with the engine out of the frame and concealed by the gas tank). Even the are so well hidden in the lower typical of fully-dressed Harleys one must get down on one’s to inspect whether there are radiators in there. Of course, means implementation of Twin-Cooled air and water – clever, eh?) Output Big Twin will be to the Touring models until figures out an even more way to disguise radiators for their Dyna and Softail models.

Many have been that this change has necessary for years and, Harley claims a 10.7 per power advantage (thanks to a 10.1:1 compression ratio, a new and more aggressive ignition for the liquid-cooled version of the Big Twin.

as important, however, is that the new engines put out consistent levels of no matter how hot they get. The output of air-cooled versions will continue to power all big Harleys) tend to drop off as get hot, the fuel-injection system timing to prevent the detonation occurs when an air-cooled can’t shed heat enough.

From that point of the Twin-Cooled engine is a ready especially since, as I have Harley took great to conceal its new cooling system; you really tell that the is anything but traditional. Indeed, the saddle, the loping rhythm and beat remain the same there is distinctly less emanating from the engine, a secondary benefit.

Continued: Slick infotainment

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra
Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra
Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra

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