H-D Electra-Glide Ultra Limited Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited

H-D Electra-Glide Ultra Limited |

2011 Harley-Davidson FLHTK

The Harley-Davidson touring ride is one cool machine. A heavy to be sure, the FLHTK Electra Ultra Limited checks in at a road-ready 901 pounds. However, underway, those pounds away fast.

I would say it is even nimble once is some velocity happening.

The air-cooled, 1690cc Twin Cam engine may lack a little bit in gas compared to the next-step-down 96-cubic-incher (as one biker pointed out to me numerous but the thrust it provided proved on more than one occasion.

in point: A center lane-driving without signaling of course, to merge left into the lane, just as I was passing it, in lane. I was able to easily the bike to the left, click a gear, pour some on, and pass the car before the driver reacted to the situation. If I have to a little in gas mileage, it’s it if it can possibly save my ….

That said, you do have a fuel tank that quite a bit of range, if you ride conservatively. The manufacturer’s rating for is 35/45 and I was getting around 40 of the time. The extra sixth helps in the conservation department you are highway cruising.

Overall, the Cruise Drive transmission, integrated Isolated Drive (IDS), operated with clunkiness, though finding took me a while to finesse. It a very tiny tap of the foot to get the “N” lit.

Helping to put the power of big twin from wrist to is a smooth-working Electronic Sequential Fuel Injection system with heated O2 sensors and Thottle Control (ETC). you have pushrod-operated overhead with hydraulic, self-adjusting (2 valves per cylinder).

Stopping a beast like this is no task but the 4-piston, dual-rotor up front and the single rotor in back make it look it is a piece of cake.

I enjoyed a bed breakfast weekend with the on the Electra Glide and the bike fluidly and the engine always confidently. The gobs of torque on tap ft/lbs at 3500 rpm) not compromised one bit with the added of a passenger and some light

Yes, you can go even bigger and get the H-D Vehicle Operations limited version with a 110-cubic-inch but you are gonna shell out roughly an $14,000 for it. While you may get one sick Eagled-out monster for that the Ultra Limited is still a big-bagger that comes in at an to swallow $23,699 price

If you have big cargo needs, the and trunk of this bike are On that BB trip, we had plenty of for knicknacks we bought at a craft plus all our clothing and personal There was actually space to Though the sidebags that 2.26 cubic feet of are deep and might lead you to fishing something out of them be a pain, they come plush liners that removal of everything easy.

As for the you will find a 12-volt supply inside that is for charging cell phones, and the like, while you are riding.

On that long trip, the cruise control was much and pleasantly, a piece of cake to So, too, was the 80-watt, four Advanced Audio System by with CD/MP3 player and Both are operated with intuitive handlebar mounted

Once you get familiar with there is never a need to your eyes off the road to the units.

The bag liners, cruise and audio system all come as do a host of other amenities anti-lock brakes, premium luggage rack, Smart system, and–my favorite–heated grips. I tested this over 2,000 miles on the coast before the winter got and cold and then again for the two 60 days we had in February. Those were a much needed and feature on more than one

The dash on the Ultra Limited titanium-faced, fairing-mounted electronic and tachometer plus fuel, oil pressure and ambient air temperature with white LED lighting in an larger font.

While touring around, on backroads, I found the Harley-Davidson chassis, which is based on a rigid backbone frame and swingarm, to be confident and pleasantly by the air-adjustable rear shocks and telescopic, triple-circuit damping forks.

This year, a new saddle adorns the Ultra and it is a noticeable improvement in the comfort The wife had additional comfort to the large backrest and wrap-around The last pieces of the comfort come in the form of height-adjustable footboards and full-length footboards for the

If you have the need to transport a person, this bike is for sidecar use as well.

This wears the imposing Harley-Davidson bat fairing and, next to Road Glide’s shark the Bat Wing is my second fave in Its clear, Lexan windshield is invisible at times and the whole does an amazing job of keeping blast off of me. The smoked Lexan air deflectors allow you to vary the of breeze you want to feel.

Below them lie the mid-frame air and then the lower fairings, are removable and smartly vented. lowers have nice compartments that you can upgrade lockable covers. As a result, the Electra Glide Ultra has plenty of options to meet specific needs for wind and storage.

Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited

The same goes for the choices with a $1000 up to the two-tone, or an additional $200 that for Harley-Davidson’s “custom” I had the Merlot Sunglo/Cherry Red Sunglo but you can also get it in no less than six new configurations.

Playing nicely off colors is a black powdercoated with a chrome cover. the picture are the contrast chrome, cast aluminum wheels narrow whitewall tires, and 2-1-2 dual exhaust tapered mufflers.

Overall, I say that if you are looking for a road-ready motorcycle with the signature of a big V-twin, you can not do much better the Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited Glide. It comes standard most everything you could in such a moto and the price those standard additions a value.

2011 Harley-Davidson Electra-Glide Limited | FLHTK Motorcycle


Engine: Air-cooled, Cam 103 (103 cu. in. or 1690 cc)

Valves: overhead valves with self-adjusting lifters; two valves per

Bore x Stroke: 3.875 in. x in. (98.4 mm x 111.3 mm)

Compression 9.6:1

Fuel System: Sequential Port Fuel (ESPFI)


Primary: Chain, 34/46 ratio

Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited
Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited
Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited
Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited
Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited


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