First Ride: Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide — Road Tests…

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Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra

First Ride: Harley-Davidson Classic Electra Glide

I to start with weather as that’s what we needed on this sub-aqua adventure. It raining at Birmingham and stopped 700 and two days later in Epsom.

For the Glide is great, once 40mph. The bar-mounted fairing and keep everything off, the mounted pods keep the and feet dry. I’d a 3-inch higher screen was fine until I was on a dark overtaking lorries at 80mph in rain, then it seriously fine.

It’s an option and one you to consider carefully.

High cruising means a comfortable and 90mph on motorways, though willing to go quite a bit more. The gearbox is really a five a very tall overdrive 6th on the motorway, dropping engine to below 3,000rpm, to return a 48mpg (slightly worse the Wing). You can squeeze over 200 out of the new, larger, 22.7-litre

The bike is supremely comfortable but as of your weight is on your this gives out before the does.

The Glide has a general of stability even at its upper Even in seriously gusting it stayed pointing more or where I wanted, in contrast to the which Tony had trouble The rear suspension tends to out when loaded up, even extra air pumped into the Seat padding is lush, so no from the pillion.

The Brembo brakes are only you have to use all fingers and a heavy on the rear if you want to stop

The suspension is more a limiting here, diving sharply. The has ABS as standard, so there’s no danger of You might sail straight on a pedestrian, but you won’t lock up the

Around the winding paths connect the Lakes, the Glide’s a ride. It loves to chug and hauls you up the sheer gradients real muscle. It is a trait of that they actually you, bring down heart-rate with its lazy, engine note and power you enjoy trundling along and it allows you to take in your which is what touring’s all

Important to touring, and especially pillions, is the luggage space. I can say the Glide has more luggage than any standard bike in so tell her that if she moans.

I hate the fascia, which is because it’s what looking at all day. The dials’ are too small and calibrations too close.

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra

The of gauges is mystifying. How many care or understand what the oil readout says? And the voltage And the ‘outside’ temperature — in

Why stop there — how a barometer or an altimeter?

And don’t me on the switchgear. Big clumsy buttons for horn and beam, tiny, fiddly ones for the stereo and control. Harley really to bin the lot and start again. But details there is no touring experience to the Harley. At £17k, it’s a lot to pay for holidays.

But personally, if I owned one of I can see no reason why I’d ever to a different make. I guess as a choice, it’s a bike for

Rear View Missus

is there not to like about an on a bike? Compared to most pads, this is fantastic. I the other two bikes and found the by far the best I didn’t feel as on the Honda or Victory, too detached. You sit high up, but you have a good over his head and the wind my helmet isn’t really a

Getting on and off is a palaver you have to up and dismount like getting off a and with all the wet weather gear on it easy. One problem I noticed is the pillion footboards are too close to the legs when he’s the bike around and he kept my feet. Of course he blamed me we toppled off it turning round.

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

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