Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited in the driving report

Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited in the driving report
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Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited in the driving report

Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited in the driving report

Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited in the driving report

Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited in the driving report

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Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited in the driving report
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After 110 years of history, Harley-Davidson breaks its own tradition with the 45-degree V2 engine. First of all, all touring models have slightly more powerful engines.

Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited in the driving report
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In both the Limited and the Street, the additional weight for the entire cooling system is five kilograms.

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The Street Glide, the most built Harley-Davidson, also increased its performance and equipment.

Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited in the driving report
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You don’t want to get down from the cozy, now even more comfortable leather seats.

Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited in the driving report
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The Electra Glide Ultra Limited is a total work of art with the organically shaped Batwing fairing, which has been style-defining since 1969.

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The ultra-casual touring cruiser impresses with its high entertainment value while driving.

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The E-Glide looks like a moving sculpture.

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Trick: To keep the traditional engine’s clean look, the necessary lines between the water pump and the heads run over the front cylinder.

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Elegantly hidden: if you don’t know, you hardly notice the coolers in the leg shields.

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Flip books. New switches with joysticks on both sides – the one for the cruise control is on the left. Hydraulically operated clutch.

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Important: Now the tourers brake with their three four-piston calipers as a group from front to rear and vice versa.

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Flood of information: larger round clocks with new scales, large 6.5-inch color display with touchscreen, navigation system, radio / MP3 / iPod, etc..

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The round air filter characterizes the High Output Twin Cam 103 on tourers. Only the Electra Glides have water-cooled cylinder heads and coolers in the leg shields.

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The cooling water jacket just washes around the particularly hot outlet valves.

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The Electra Glide Ultra Limited also has new water-cooled cylinder heads.

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New to the 2014 sports star: new brakes, exhausts and ABS – all integrated in an optically discreet way.

Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited in the driving report

A break in tradition with a water-cooled V2 engine

Surprising news from Harley: For the first time in over 100 years, water in the V2 bumper engine is supposed to help keep a cool head. MOTORRAD drove the water-cooled Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited.

August 2013 at the Art Museum in Denver / Colorado. US-typical proud-patriotic and relaxed American presentation Harley-Davidson launched its 2014 models: ABS for all Sportsters and, for the first time since 1909, combined air / water cooling at the core of the company, the 45-degree V2 engine. Wow! Break of tradition after 110 years of history? Not quite. First of all, all touring models have slightly more powerful engines, the High Output Twin Cam 103 with new camshafts and flow-optimized air filters. On this V2, Harley only plants water-cooled new cylinder heads for the two opulent Electra Glides, namely the Ultra Classic and the Ultra Limited.

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Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited in the driving report

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Break of tradition with a water-cooled V2 engine

Street Glide as currently the most built Harley and the Road King Classic on cooler heads. Until inconspicuous coolers arrive there too? The “Project Rushmore”, the development of the 2014 Touring models, took three and a half years. The results of large customer surveys were incorporated into it.

100 components on Harley-Davidson Electra Glide revised

One result: E-Glide riders really wanted to be less “grilled” during summer parades. Harley has revised a total of 100 components between the front and rear fenders on the tourers. All without changing the style. The sound, look and feel were retained. In front of the Denver museum, the E-Glide looks like a moving sculpture. See and be seen. “How cool is that?” Asks an admirer. He means the total work of art with the organically shaped Batwing panel, which has been a style-defining since 1969. It has a lockable flap for better ventilation and is sleeker on the sides. The XXL windshield, which swings out with the handlebars, towers over the modern, bright blue LED headlights.

With the additional LED lights on the left and right, the new lamp is a sure sign of the 2014 Electra Glide Ultra Limited. It takes effort to lift them off the side stand. Phew, a full 414 kilograms combines the heaviest Harley, one kilo more than before. The water cooling components weigh five kilograms, offset by lighter “impeller” wheels and fenders. Done, the machine is upright. The eye falls on four enlarged round clocks with new dials in the interior cladding covered with black glossy lacquer.

E-Glide Ultra Limited damn valuable and noble

The E-Glide Ultra Limited, which costs almost 28,500 euros, looks damned valuable and classy. Both handlebar fittings have new switches – including joysticks for navigating through the on-board menu. The right thumb presses the start button. Kawumm! The new old V2 wakes up, stomps in its elastic suspensions, lifts the mighty motorcycle up and down, massages the pit of the stomach. Quake and life. This is how it was, is and will remain with a Harley. Klonk, the first course is sitting. The hydraulic clutch engages smoothly and easily. There is just something to put down with this road cruiser, to grace asphalt.

The subdued, bassy bubbling sound is accompanied by snorkeling from the new airbox and good sound from four on-board speakers. Harman Kardon is supplying the audio system, including a 6.5-inch color touchscreen. It shows tons of information, including music tracks and album covers. GPS shows us the way to the west. To the promised motorcycle land, the Rocky Mountains. Get out on the highway. The two-valve V2, which pulsates gently while driving, is unspectacular, completely smooth. The 2014 engine should deliver three HP and four Nm more, regardless of whether it is air-cooled or partially water-cooled. But you can’t feel it. In the lower gears, the extreme long-stroke only turns slowly over the 5000 mark. Before that you can hear when the flap in the right exhaust opens at around 3000.

Bearish draft is different, downshifting to fourth is no mistake. At 130 km / h in the sixth, the engine only turns 3000 tours. You can still listen to the music there. Especially when the flap, which can be operated with one hand, is open, it becomes acoustically quieter and the flow on the helmet calmer. Depending on the wind and weather, rotating fins direct cooling airflow to the right and left onto the chest. Fine!

Good-natured Brummer is sufficiently precise

In long drawn-out Hihgway curves, it stirs at 100 miles per hour, 160 km / h, noticeably in the framework. So what? Easy going! Instead, the ultra-casual touring cruiser inspires with its high entertainment value. The hummingbird follows the gentle, then narrow curves of the Rockies with good-naturedness, sufficiently precisely and literally handy: You have to touch it properly. And don’t overdo it with the pace, stay relaxed, enjoy the landscape.

You don’t even want to get down from the cozy, now even more comfortable leather seats. The 2014 more stable fork with 49er stanchions cushions and cushions a lot. The shock absorber also makes you feel comfortable, but with a short spring deflection it does not quite keep up with the processing when you lift it quickly. Full deceleration, that’s what it’s all about.

Front and rear wheels brake together from 40 km / h

When cruising, and now also when braking. Electronically coupled, the front and rear wheels always decelerate together from 40 km / h. Stepping on the pedal activates up to 70 percent of the brake pressure in the front left four-piston caliper. How much exactly depends on the speed and the pressure applied in the primary brake circuit. The hand lever builds up noticeably more braking force by pinching the back as well. But only foot and hand together can bring out the full, considerable braking power. Always ABS-regulated, of course. OK then!

Harley-Davidson will present all new models including the two E-Glides with “water heads” at the European Bike Week from September 3rd to 8th in Faak / Austria. The novelties will be available for German dealers at the “Open House” on September 14th. Hot discussions among traditionalists are guaranteed. It’s good when everyone can keep a cool head – like the redesigned Electra Glide Ultra Limited.

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The E-Glide looks like a moving sculpture.

engine
Air / water-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke 45-degree V-engine, two chain-driven camshafts, two valves per cylinder, hydraulic valve lifters, bumpers, rocker arms, dry sump lubrication, injection, Ø 46 mm, regulated catalyst 650 W, battery 12 V / 28 Ah, hydraulically operated multi-disc oil bath clutch, six-speed gearbox, toothed belt.
Bore x stroke: 98.4 x 111.1 mm
Displacement: 1690 cm³
Compression ratio: 10: 1
Rated output: 64.0 kW (87 PS) at 5010 rpm
Max. Torque: 138 Nm at 3750 rpm

landing gear
Double loop frame made of steel, telescopic fork, Ø 49 mm, triangular swing arm made of steel, two spring struts, adjustable spring base, double disc brake at the front, Ø 300 mm, four-piston fixed caliper, disc brake at the rear, Ø 300 mm, four-piston fixed caliper, fully integral brake system with ABS.
Cast aluminum wheels: 3.00 x 17; 5.00 x 16
Tires: 130/80 B 17; 180/65 HB 16

mass and weight
Wheelbase 1625 mm, steering head angle 64.0 degrees, caster 170 mm, spring travel f / r 117/76 mm, seat height 740 mm, weight with a full tank 414 kg, payload 203 kg, tank capacity / reserve 22.7 / 3.8 liters.

Guarantee: two years
Colour: monochrome, multicolored (15 colors)
Price: 27,995 euros
Additional costs: 490 euros

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The Street Glide, the most built Harley-Davidson, also increased its performance and equipment.

The new features of the touring models: Road King Classic, Street Glide, Electra Glide Ultra Classic and Ultra Limited:

  • High Output Twin Cam 103 engine with new camshafts (modified timing) and air filter with more passage in all four models: maximum power and torque increased slightly, from the previous 62 kW / 84 PS to now 64 kW / 87 PS at 5010 rpm and from 134 Nm to 138 Nm at 3500 rpm (Electra Glide: maximum torque at 3750 rpm).
  • Combined air / liquid cooling for Electra Glide Ultra Classic and Electra Glide Ultra Limited: Twin Cooled High Output Twin Cam 103 with new cylinder heads and liquid-cooled exhaust valves. Thermostat-controlled coolers and expansion tanks are integrated into the leg shields. Lines from and to the water pump lead over the front cylinder. Additional weight for the entire cooling system a total of five kilograms
  • Hydraulically operated clutch (except for Road King Classic)
  • New “Reflex” integral brake system with brake force distributor and larger brake discs front and rear (ABS from Bosch): From a speed of 40, the front and rear brakes work electronically, regardless of whether the pedal or hand lever is operated
  • Fork with 49 millimeter thick stanchions (previously 41 mm); lighter cast wheels (only with faired models)
  • Batwing fairing aerodynamically optimized, now with a lockable flap (“Splitstream”) for the rear flow; Disc on both Electra Glide models slightly lower than before
  • brighter headlights: LED main and auxiliary headlights (“daymaker”) for the Electra Glides; new dual halogen light for Street Glide and Road King Classic
  • more comfortable, larger seats front and rear; improved pillion armrests
  • new handlebar fittings left and right
  • The case and top case offer around four percent more volume and one-hand opening mechanism; Topcase at Electra Glide with integrated LED taillights
  • larger instruments with new scales for disguised models; Color screen (Electra Glide Ultra Limited: 6.5 inches including GPS, otherwise 4.3 inches), infotainment with radio, connections for MP3 / iPod, intercom; Bluetooth discovery
  • larger speakers (Batwing models)
  • slimmer fenders
  • Prices from 23,185 euros (Road King Classic)

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New to the 2014 sports star: new brakes, exhausts and ABS – all integrated in an optically discreet way.

And here is the rest of the 2014 vintage: a total of 25 revised motorcycles, four individualized CVO special models and a trike.

The Sportster models benefit from extensive model updates. You are now decelerating with new brake systems with modified brake discs, calipers and pistons. As the last Harley series, the Sportster also received ABS. ABS is optional on the Iron 883 and standard on the other seven Sportster types. Also new for all Sportstern in 2014: modified exhaust systems and handlebar fittings as well as on-board electrics with CAN data bus system. The speedometer integrates a new LCD display, among other things for gear indicator and tachometer. In addition to the immobilizer and alarm system, the “Keyless Ignition System” now allows the engine to be started without a key. Eleven new color variants are available, the prices including ABS start at 8955 euros (883 R and Super Low), plus 380 euros for ancillary costs.

There is also a lot that is new in the Dyna family. So far the Dyna Street Bob and Super Glide Custom still had V2 engines with 1585 cc. Now, like other Dynas before, you get the 1690 cm³ Twin Cam 103 with more torque. In addition, the popular Dyna Fat Bob has been extensively revised. In addition to renewed tank graphics, this includes the significantly changed design of the rear fender with integrated LED rear light.

The seat was given a more comfortable shape with a “sportier” cover. Also new: tank console, silencer and black, slotted 16-inch light-alloy disc wheels with laser-engraved graphics. Two additional colors in 2014 are “Amber Whiskey” and “San Cammo Denim”; Prices from 16,885 euros (plus 490 euros for additional costs)

The CVO Softail Deluxe (30,925 euros) is a new addition to the portfolio of “Custom Vehicle Operations” bikes that have been converted from the factory. In limited numbers, it offers clear lines, exquisite “art deco paintwork” and suitability for travel thanks to panniers and windshield. The modified Trike Tri Glide Ultra Classic is officially coming to Germany; Price: from 36385 euros.

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