Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra Review — Motorcycle USA

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Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Review

The beauty of motorcycling is there’s a genre of motorcycle for type of riding you could dream of. But when it comes to across the open road and up the scenery with premium of comfort, you’ll be hard to find a better two-wheeled than the Harley-Davidson Road Ultra (read more it in the 2011 Harley Road Ultra First Ride ). The Glide Ultra is the newest in The Motor Company’s 2011 line-up.

It’s based off the styled Road Glide with added touring for longer hauls. Having to discover what this like to live with and day-out, we spent the last few racking up miles on it throughout the Southwest.

One of the Road Glide biggest attributes is its versatility. It to be a true companion during missions around town the week not to mention a respectable platform in order to escape the jungle on the weekend.

In spite of its fully-fueled 888-pound weight and jumbo-jet exterior Harley’s touring bikes nearly as cumbersome as assumed on their size. Here in where it is legal to split lanes, the big Road Glide cuts through traffic Safety wise, its dazzling Blue Pearl paint, tri-line fender LED taillights and exhaust note work in the attention of folks behind the of their cars, which it safer to maneuver through

( Top ) Tearing up the corners aboard the Harley-Davidson Road Glide ( Center ) Waheed rode the Glide Ultra out to the motocross to race two-… Yamaha bikes at Glen Helen ( Below ) Harley-Davidsons Road Ultra garners attention at the pump. We achieved an average of mpg, which is pretty for a bike that weighs 888

Although it’s portly at when in motion it feels as if a few pounds of metal evaporated. it can’t slice through with the outrageous speed of a bike, but considering its size, and high levels of coziness, the Glide Ultra is a very bike to run as your daily especially when you consider its capabilities.

There are a total of color-matched hard cases you can use to store gear: one atop the fender and two on each side. properly latched the cases are against rain which your cargo will be dry. The cases offer of room for helmet, computer, gym bag or most anything else typically needed during the week commute.

Each of the is lockable which will your personals will be

As expected, in touring-trim this Glide delivers a fantastic It glides across pavement a hovercraft. Rough pavement and big indeed disturb the chassis but you’re rolling across smooth freeway pavement it clear that this is a that you can ride 16 hours a

When ridden really things can get intimidating but it delivers a smooth ride during riding conditions that we defiantly live with it. notable plus is its ridiculously seat and general ergonomics/seating

Power wise the 103 cubic Twin Cam V-Twin engine out adequate power output but we wish it was stronger. It jumps off the much quicker than all but a sports car driver, though its engine size, Harley has a ways to go in terms of outright production.

Don’t get us wrong, you can spin the rear tire from stop signs and get on loose surfaces and it has enough to attain triple digit as long as you can find a long rode. But when I yank on the grip on a big-bore motorcycle I a stronger power rush and Harley doesn’t deliver.

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra

While the transmission functions each and every time the shift lever is pressed a reassuring audible clunk, the doesn’t offer any feel and we the bike had one more cog in the Six-Speed Drive transmission in order to engine rpm during top gear cruising. Even still we a 36.9 mpg average which is considering how fast the engine is and how much air the bike is pushing at speeds.

During weekend its cargo capabilities also pay off on weekend trips. Having to escape the hustle and bustle of County, California life, we out to Phoenix, Arizona for a quick getaway. On the way out of town we hit Glen Raceway to race dirt aboard our ‘11 Yamaha two-….

My friend, Nick was generous to haul out my bike, helmet and boots, while the rest of my gear I toted along me.

The Road Glide Ultra is a topcase with 2.26 of storage which is perfect for a helmet or two.

Some of the that become absolutely when touring are the gigantic fairing and windshield. They the rider from wind and grime, which substantially fatigue when you arrive at destination. I’m also with the way the cruise control Not only is it simple to use but it is so well that in a way it almost feels the bike is in auto pilot when engaged.

Our only is that you can’t employ it at over 90 mph. Another we wouldn’t want to live is the four-speaker stereo system allows you to listen to the radio, CDs or plug-in your iPod.

All said and done we’ve over 2000 miles on our bike since getting our on it two months ago. Aside a flat rear tire, at no charge under warranty) had no mechanical emergencies. Make to stay tuned for next big comparison where we pit the Road Ultra against the Victory to see which bike comes out on

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