Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Electra Glide — Long-term Evaluation…

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Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic Injection

Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Ultra Electra Glide — Evaluation

Text: Chris • Photography: Christa

My first ride on the 2005 Ultra Classic was one of those droning highway runs on — from the H-D factory in Pennsylvania, to the RoadRUNNER offices in Carolina — and although the seat and excellent sound certainly eased the boredom of Mr. broader ribbons, testing the back-road touring prowess have to wait. Fortunately, free of the office confines here doesn’t require a from your doctor; part of the job description.

Sure the keys to the Motor Company’s touring model took up in my right front pocket and I was along to the song of the open almost as quickly as those $ 1 have me heading toward the to croak on Karaoke night. My performances aside, the appearance of my new the Ultra Classic, certainly to hit all the right notes.

The two-tone, silver and cobalt scheme and the liberal use of chrome are striking, and although ’05 is on the frame, the same timeless that attracted a skinny Presley in the fifties have lining up today. Its rock roll allure is contagious. the Ultra Classic in the parking lot my toes to tapping the way they do I hear the King break the opening lines of Hound

An involuntary response, it can’t be

Settling into the luxurious hitting the starter and hearing the crack of the big V-twin never to stir the juices in my pot of wanderlust To say the bike feels larger life may be a tad melodramatic, but it’s clear that something cool is shaking down in when the Ultra Classic to life.

Despite being jaded, I have to admit is a certain soul-tingling sensation from the machine, even its big V-twin merely sits at There’s no denying a certain surrounds this big-jugged beauty, but now it’s time to out just what the crowing is all Is it puppy love, or can this dog really hunt?

All Shook Up

When Elvis I’m in love, I’m all up he could have been to his many Harleys. Vibrations and were synonymous for years, but have changed and so have Vs. The latest Twin Cam 88 vibration-isolation engine has eliminated the teeth-rattling associated with older

Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic Injection
Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic Injection

But that’s not to say it’s completely free — there’s plenty of that burly to let you know you’re aboard the article. After all, we are about two 725cc-sized pistons around in those big cans. But it’s only after of non-stop riding that you to notice the vibro-tingles, especially in hands and rear.

As for strength of character, it’s to top the 88 cubic inch (1450cc) twin. The sound and feel is Harley-Davidson and it’s easy to see why so riders become so deeply The Electronic Sequential Port Injection makes for effortless and the engine displays perfect from idle to redline. a few miles have been though, the overall performance is disappointing.

Throttle roll-ons in all but gear are a hurry-up and wait There’s power there, it seems to take forever to up, and once wound, it isn’t to drop any jaws. Sure, the can jump out ahead of most any car at a but so could my high-school era 250cc As long as you’re not in a rush, the twin is great for easing on a Sunday afternoon, but be careful deciding to pass that line of traffic.

Despite the engine’s chart-topping it is a bit off key in the oomph department.

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For the complete article of the impression(s) and technical specifications, purchase the March/April 2006 issue.

Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic Injection
Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic Injection
Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic Injection
Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic Injection
Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic Injection
Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic Injection
Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic Injection


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