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2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide
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2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide
2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide

2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide
2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide

2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide
2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide

2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide
2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide

2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide
2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide



2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide Review

2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide

When you set out to improve the most respected touring machine on earth, you don't take short cuts and you sure as hell don't accept any limits...

Enhanced by Project RUSHMORE, the 2014 Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® sets the standard for long-haul touring comfort and convenience. The High Output Twin Cam 103™ engine provides more power for confident passing. A restyled Batwing fairing with Splitstream vent limits buffeting. Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS, Daymaker LED lighting, electronic cruise control, and the H-D® Factory Security System are standard features.

The innovative Harley-Davidson® Touring chassis, based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and a stout swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and today's more-powerful engines.

 

Harley-Davidson has created a new generation of American freedom machines. In the largest scale new model launch in the company's 110-year history, Project RUSHMORE encompasses eight new motorcycles that feature improved power and braking performance, enhanced rider ergonomics, and dramatic styling updates that completely redefine and fundamentally transform the touring motorcyclist's experience.

Countless ideas. Thousands of hours of research and testing. Eight extraordinary motorcycles. Project RUSHMORE introduces technology and design enhancements that will recalibrate the expectations of the touring motorcyclist: Savvy electronic controls and infotainment. Aerodynamics born in the wind tunnel. Bodywork shaped by the most-respected styling team in the industry. Comfort good for endless miles and, of course, more American V-Twin power. The road trip will never be the same.

Project RUSHMORE is the result of an entirely new way to produce motorcycles. In a process that invokes the voice of the customer throughout an accelerated development program, the ideas and dreams of thousands of motorcyclists are allowed to percolate with those of Harley-Davidson employees.

"Project RUSHMORE is a pure expression of our relationship with our customers and a shared passion for riding motorcycles," said Mark-Hans Richer, Harley-Davidson Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "It's resulted in some outstanding innovations, but from day one we've been focused on taking the total rider and passenger experience to the next level. We get there together, we come together - to quote the Beatles - through a process that uses not just formal feedback, but the kind of input we get from listening to customers out on the road, in the real world, and then blends that with our engineering and styling expertise. For years at Harley-Davidson we've been saying that we ride with you. Project RUSHMORE elevates that devotion to a higher level."

Respect the heritage, but move it forward. That was the mission of the Project RUSHMORE team tasked with restyling the 2014 Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike models. Form and function progressed together as stylists working alongside engineers devised new shapes that are crisp and modern, aerodynamic, lighter in weight, and pleasing to touch. The styling team influenced every aspect of the new motorcycles, from the contours of the iconic Batwing fairing to the tactile feel of new hand control switches, and bring complete continuity to the design aesthetic. The motorcycles are undoubtedly new, yet undeniably Harley-Davison.

"When we got this assignment, we knew that we were messing with the Holy Grail of motorcycles," said Brian Nelson, lead stylist on Project Rushmore. "We don't do trend bikes, or fashion-statement motorcycles. We try to make something that will last forever. But we also have an obligation to move the brand forward, to make it look and function better. Project RUSHMORE was a tremendous opportunity to enhance many facets of these Harley-Davidson models."

 

 

 

2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide Total Motorcycle Key Features

NEW Paint color options
NEW High Output Twin Cam 103™ Black powder-coated powertrain with chrome covers
NEW Hydraulic clutch actuation
NEW Wind-tunnel tested Batwing fairing with Splitstream vent for reduced head buffeting
NEW Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS; floating open front brake rotors
NEW Daymaker™ LED headlight and fog lights
NEW Boom!™ Box 4.3 audio system, Bluetooth capability, with 25-watt per channel amplifier and four speakers
NEW Jukebox media compartment with USB connection and One-Touch access door
NEW One Touch Design: A functional element applied to the Tour-Pak®, saddlebags, Jukebox, and fuel tank door permits latching and unlatching with a press or pull of a finger
NEW Restyled injection-molded hard saddlebags with chrome One-Touch design latch
NEW Redesigned injection-molded Tour-Pak® case with One-Touch latch and integrated lock; New rear LED stop, turn, and position lights located on the Tour-Pak®
NEW Ergonomic hand controls with intuitive design and improved tactile feel
NEW 49 mm telescopic front forks, stiffer triple clamps and larger steering bearings
NEW Streamlined, low profile front fender
NEW Redesigned passenger seating area optimized for greater comfort
NEW Redesigned saddlebag guard creates more passenger leg room
NEW Easier-to-read gauges; 10 percent larger speedometer and tachometer with 68 percent wider numbers, 28 percent larger fuel and volt gauges with 30 percent wider numbers
NEW Two glove boxes, located inside fairing lowers with One-Touch access doors
NEW Impeller Cast Aluminum wheels
• Chrome 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers
• One-piece, two-up Electra Glide® classic comfort stitch seat, sculpted for added comfort and easier straddling

• Integrated oil cooler
• 6-speed Cruise Drive® transmission with integrated Isolated Drive System (IDS)
• Dunlop® “Multi-Tread” rear tire construction extends tire life by 25 percent
• Air-adjustable rear shocks
• Full-length rider footboards
• Height-adjustable passenger footboards
• Six-gallon fuel tank
• Electronic cruise control
• Optional Harley-Davidson® Factory Security System with hands-free security fob
• Optional Boom!™ Box 6.5GT Audio System with GPS and touchscreen

 

 

2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide Total Motorcycle Features and Benefits

Project RUSHMORE - Engine

As every rider knows, the engine is at the heart of the experience of riding a motorcycle. The amount of torque and horsepower it delivers over the RPM range is in direct proportion to the feeling it gives you when you roll on the throttle. We know what riders want from a motorcycle engine because we’ve been building them for 110 years. Project RUSHMORE gave us the opportunity to dial it in just right. We conducted thousands of road tests with real riders giving us feedback to build the next iteration of the legendary Harley-Davidson® engine. The consensus was: We want more. More low-end torque, more passing power, more perfection in the tone of the exhaust note, more of the feeling we ride a motorcycle for. So we built the engines that deliver it. We’re proud to unveil the next level of Harley-Davidson® V-Twin engine. And prove once and for all, the customer is always right.

Pure Harley-Davidson® Styling

Feast your eyes on the Twin Cam 103™ engine and there's no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an attention to detail you won't find from any other motorcycle company. Black powder-coated heads and cylinders are highlighted by machined cooling fin tips and chrome rocker covers. It's a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power. From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers—the Twin Cam 103™ engine makes an ironclad statement about holding on to what's right and staying true to what satisfies.

Six-Speed Cruise Drive® Transmission

You want a ride that rumbles—not begs for mercy—when you lean on it a little. The Six-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway, so you get a better match between engine turnover and road speed. And the Isolated Drive System makes acceleration flow in a smooth, steady stream from your wrist right down to the pavement. It's a rare ride when a bike responds like this, and a low growl goes a long way when you're opening up the road ahead.

Twin Cam 103™ Engine Heritage

The knowledge of what makes an engine truly move a rider runs deep at The Motor Company, and it was put to good use when we created the Twin Cam 103™ engine. We painstakingly perfected every cubic inch, pushing design and technology forward—all without compromising one bit of Harley-Davidson's unique styling. Evolved, yet carrying on the legacy of the Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution®, Twin Cam 88® and Twin Cam 96™ engines that came before. The performance and durability are a direct result of the untold miles logged on the V-Twin since 1909, and the proud heritage that comes from a century's worth of commitment to life on two wheels.

Twin Cam 103™ Engine Innovation

Fire up the Twin Cam 103™ engine and feel the low-end torque unleashed. Thanks to the lightweight piston design, delivery of the added power is more refined than ever. Then put your foot on the shifter and feel how the engine and Six-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission were designed to work together. Six speeds. A strong driveline and strong internal parts. Low routine maintenance. And a low cruising rpm couldn't feel better.

High Output Twin Cam 103™ Engine

Asking riders if they’d like more passing power is like asking them “Would you like more beer in the pitcher” when they have reached their final destination at the end of a long, dusty ride. Everybody wants it, and the new High Output Twin Cam 103™ engine is 103 cubic inches of Harley-Davidson V-Twin you can rely on to deliver it. There’s a new airbox for increased intake airflow and a new cam that optimizes phase and duration. The result: better low end torque and faster 60 to 80 mph 5th gear roll-on to get you around that 18-wheeler. In the tradition of the Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution®, Twin Cam 88® and Twin Cam 96® engines that came before it, the new High Output Twin Cam 103™ engine is raising the bar for the feeling an engine delivers to the rider. There’s a reason we’re called the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Once you send some fuel this one, you’ll have do doubt what it is.

Project RUSHMORE - Infotainment

More sound. Purer sound. Big, full color touch screens. Switches that are located where you intuitively want them to be and can reach without removing your hands from the grips. Voice activation for your music, phone and GPS. Or as more than one rider asked: “Why can’t the infotainment system on my motorcycle blow away the ones the car companies put in their cars?” We couldn’t agree more. Check out the new infotainment system Project RUSHMORE brought to the sport of motorcycling. You won’t believe your eyes. Or ears.

New Boom!™ Box 4.3 Radio

Let’s start with the big news: 25% more volume for your tunes. The new Boom!™ Box 4.3 Radio puts out 25 watts per channel at 1% distortion and features a factory-tuned, optimized equalizer that pumps out more power and can be played louder while maintaining the clarity of your sound. And the new speed tuning system delivers more than just volume changes at different speeds. It changes the level of bass and treble to dial-in the best sound, whether you’re running at stately pace down the strip or going hell for leather down an open stretch of road. And if you want even more you can go with the optional Boom!™ Box 6.5GT that puts out 25 watts per channel and has integrated satellite radio. How do you like the sound of a Harley® motorcycle now?

5.25-inch Front and Rear Speakers -The sound delivered front and rear comes from 5.25-inch speakers mounted securely in sealed and tuned enclosed speaker

New Boom!™ Box 6.5GT Radio (Optional)

This optional 6.5-inch full color touch screen puts all your information in front of you bigger than ever. Modern graphics, colors you can dial in, and auto and manual dim. Design to sit stylishly inside your fairing, it takes screen technology to a new level of Harley-Davidson functionality. This is more than you expect, but when you’re going all the way, it’s everything you deserve.

Ready For Your Upgrades

The new Boom!™ Box 6.5GT was built with your personal touches in mind. You can integrate P & A satellite radio right into the vehicle radio with no external mounting and control it through the hand controls. Additional satellite services such as weather and traffic can be added and overplayed on the GPS maps. You can even download map upgrades and additional functions. The only question is, how far do you want to go?

Jukebox with USB Port for iPod/iPhone

The Jukebox opens with one touch of a button and includes a USB connection which accepts your iPhone, iTouch, non-iPod imitators, and SD card and other USB compatible devices. Pop it open, plug in and your device becomes a part of your motorcycle. Ready to be operated by voice command or hand controls.

Voice Recognition (Optional), Bluetooth

The Boom!™ Box 6.5GT gives you voice recognition for hands free operation of your mobile phone, navigation system and music. It’s also Bluetooth capable for pairing your mobile phone or wireless headset. Whatever you want, just say the word. Whether it’s directions to the next gas station, a call back to the office you’re not at today or a song that fits the stretch of road you’re on, it’ll be served up without missing a beat.

Project RUSHMORE - Confidence

Here are some of the innovations The Rider Project led to: the new Reflex® Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Linked Brakes, new dual halogen and LED headlamps and fog lamps, brighter Tour Pak® lighting, brighter turn signals, brighter brake lights, and a new steering head with stiffer front forks. Locked-up tires are now history even when there’s wet pavement. We’ve made it feel even better to lean your way through a turn. Now you can see better. And we’ve made you more conspicuous to the cage-driving public. Because one thing we all agree on is this: Bikes that work better make riders who ride better. Take a ride. See how good you can be.

Reflex® Linked Brakes with Anti-lock Braking System

No doubt about it, there are times riding when you need to haul things down in a hurry. And you don’t get to pick those times. Or decide whether or not they occur when you’re on a flat, smooth, dry, perfect new stretch of pavement. That’s why our touring models feature the new Reflex® anti-lock braking system (ABS) with dynamically, electronically linked brakes. ABS turns a locked up front wheel or a rear wheel skid into a relic from riding’s history. And the front and rear brakes are electronically linked to provide exactly the right amount of brake to each tire no matter what the road condition is. No matter how good you are, this will make you a better rider.

Air-Adjustable Suspension

With air-adjustable suspension that comes standard, you can dial in your ride to accommodate heavier or lighter payloads, battle unexpected road conditions or simply set it to how you like to roll. The lighter the load, the softer you can go by decreasing the air pressure a bit, or increase the air pressure for a more firm ride. A convenient air valve is located between the saddlebag and rear fender for quick adjusting. It's all about rider and passenger comfort and setting your bike to fit your taste—the easy way.

Brembo® Brakes

Confidence. Control. High-performance dual disc Brembo® brakes offer consistent stopping power at all speeds. The 4-piston front and rear caliper with dual front rotor brake system is state of the art and top of the line. It's just another way The Motor Company puts a high level of detail into their bikes to give you peace of mind throughout your journey.

Dunlop® Multi-Tread™ Tires

The 180mm back tire is engineered to do more than fill out the rear fender and put a bigger patch of rubber on the road. Dunlop® Multi-Tread™ technology uses harder compounds at the center and softer on the sides for a tire that still knows how to knuckle-down on corners. Perfect for making this bike agile on every curvy stretch of road. And the way it feels going through an abrupt off-camber turn will put a grin on your face that'll last to the next state line.

H-D® Smart Security System (Optional)

The factory installed next-generation security system features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle electronic security functions as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your ignition key ring and let it do all the work. It's this attention to details and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique.

Daymaker™ LED Headlamp and LED Fog Lamps

For those who regard darkness as an invitation to go farther, the Daymaker™ LED headlight with LED fog lamps will light the way. With 2,136 powerful, daylight-simulating lumens that bathe the dark road in natural light, a shoulder-to-shoulder spread of 160 feet and a 450-foot punch, the night is yours to take with full confidence. Because not all of us look for an exit when day turns to night.

LED Tour-Pak® Lighting

Bright, eye-catching LED Tour-Pak® luggage carrier lighting isn't there for glory. Being seen is important when you're on a motorcycle. All riders know it. It comes standard, thanks to Project RUSHMORE.

New Ergonomically Designed Hand Controls

It’s hard to enjoy the ride or keep your eyes focused on what’s coming down the road when you’re fussing and bothering with the switches on your handlebar. So we’ve worked over the hand controls on our new touring bikes with as much passion as we’ve worked over our new engine. We made the shape more ergonomic and located and angled them to fall right under your thumbs. We’ve added left-hand cruise for easy activation, new toggle switches to control infotainment functions, an easily locatable trigger switch to control and scan through functional readouts. And we’ve improved the feel to give you a confidence-inspiring click at every push of a button. Even the dash panel switch gets better. And it’s all prewired for parts and accessories, which even lets you customize with less fuss and bother.

New Steering Head and Front Forks

Whether it’s a big sweeping curve or a set of tight turns, getting through the corners just got better. We stiffened up the front end, increased the fork diameter to 49mm and added new steel ball bearings, with lubricant contained inside to keep contaminants out for durability. The responsiveness is dialed in.

Project RUSHMORE - Styling

Project RUSHMORE is the journey we set out on to take our touring motorcycles to places never imagined before – to turn all the possibilities for what a motorcycle can be now into true Milwaukee steel. We did it our way, as we’ve always done. As riders. Riding with other riders. Thousand of hours, countless road tests, millions of miles. Looking for the technology and innovations that truly make the ride better. We went over the bike fender tip to fender tip. Making it work better. Making it look sleeker. Modern. Clean. Tight. Let your eye take the journey over the machine. This is classic Harley-Davidson style and an all-new look at the exact same time. At Harley-Davidson, form has always followed function. And both have always reported to emotion. Now we’re just doing it on a completely different level.

Restyled Fairing and Front Fender

Let’s start with this: When you see the iconic shape of a Harley-Davidson® Batwing fairing coming at you down the road, it leaves no question that you’re looking a machine born in Milwaukee and built for gigantic miles of road. But this is about moving forward. How do you maintain that iconic shape, yet give it a sleeker, more progressive style? The answer is right here. The new Batwing fairing gives you less head buffeting (see comfort section for the full story on that) but also the look that instantly announces “Hey, this is a HARLEY-DAVIDSON® motorcycle. Of course, we didn’t stop at the fairing. The fairing lowers, saddlebags and Tour-Pak™ luggage carrier got a sleeker new look to match. And we worked over the front fender, too – with a clean new look that’s cut back to expose more of the wheel and tire. It all comes together for a look that’s totally new, yet instantly familiar. Welcome to the next generation of Harley-Davidson touring.

Classic Fuel Tank

Part of the unmistakable style of the Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® motorcycle is plenty of room for showing off your paint. This classically styled, bold six-gallon fuel tank doesn't just give you a bigger canvas for premium or custom paint; it holds six gallons of go so you can eat up a lot more road between pit stops. We know fuel economy is important—but so is style. A dual-color paint scheme, crisp pinstripes and unique Harley-Davidson® tank medallions give this ride a one-of-a-kind look.

New Inner Fairing Design

Put your eye to the inner fairing of the Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® motorcycle and you’ll see a whole new layout to greet the eye. There’s a bigger display screen (see the whole story in the infotainment section). The gauges have been given a new treatment, too. You’ll notice a 10 percent larger viewing area, wider, taller numbers sitting on top of that classic black background. The information gets bigger and better too. There’s a gear indicator for all six gears and the display area, which can now be operated by an extremely convenient trigger switch, puts more information at your fingertips. The temperature and fuel gauge are larger too. When you’re on the road, one quick glance tells you everything you need to know.

New Tank and Fender Badges

This isn’t just a motorcycle. It’s a work of art, born out of passion, creativity and long days, late nights and refusing to be satisfied until every detail was perfect. When we added the signature, we did it with metal. Nothing else would be right on this masterpiece.

Bullet Turn Signals

We went end to end and top to bottom to give the 2014 Harley-Davidson® Touring line-up the clean, tight, sharp, iconic look and feel that is only befitting of the next generation of our motorcycles. The finishing touch – bullet turn signals. Sleek and modern, yet a timeless classic.

17-inch Impeller® Front Wheel With New Brake Rotor

Sitting out front on the Electra Glide® Ultra Classic®, you’ll notice a 17-inch cast aluminum, 10-spoke Impeller wheel. In the back you’ve got a 16-inch Impeller to match. There are new brake rotors designed to show off more of the premium custom look of the wheels. Because if you’re going to go this far, you might as well take it all the way.

Project RUSHMORE - Comfort

We dialed in the comfort of our machines the hard way: over thousands of miles in all kinds of riding conditions on every kind of street, road and highway ever laid down in pavement. Experienced riders and passengers putting in long hours in the saddle and giving us feedback on every aspect that contributes to comfort on the road. Airflow, heat management, passenger space, back rests, seat textures, leg room and hand controls all went under the hard microscope of the road and got tested and re-tested by real riders and worked and re-worked by us until we were satisfied we had built the most comfortable machines on the road. We all want to go farther, and when you and your passenger are more comfortable in the saddle, you can.

Full-Length Footboards & Toe/Heel Gear Shifts

Your boots were made for riding—any way you see fit. Our full-length footboards boast a time-tested, tried-and-true design and rubber isolation for a comfortable ride, while the height-adjustable passenger boards add another level of customizable comfort for your riding partner. And for shifting gears, you can use either the traditional toe-shift or the even easier, more convenient heel-shift. It might take a few rides, but once you've gotten used to the smooth shifting rhythm, you'll never give it up.

Two-Up Road King® Seat

A classic feature revamped for contemporary looks and performance—without sacrificing an ounce of nostalgic style. Sculpted with a deep bucket and narrow neck this ultimate Touring saddle relieves pressure on your thighs, while providing more back support and comfort for a wide variety of rider sizes. And the lower seat height—693 mm to be exact (739 mm unladen)—puts your feet closer to the road to enhance your confidence. Additionally, the leather trim and premium stitching accentuate the advanced ergonomics while giving the seat that sharp detail you only find on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. It's science in service of comfort, and your way to beat fatigue over the long haul.

Wide Set Handlebar

Classic style and maximum comfort. That's the perfect balance of the wide set handlebars that come standard on the Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® model. They're designed to keep you comfortably propped in a commanding position while making sure your neck muscles stay calm and relaxed mile after mile, state after state. Durable stainless steel insures the structural rigidity you expect from a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle with the deep, lustrous finish you desire.

Increased Passenger Seat Space and Leg Room

Here's a message for all passengers: Your time in the saddle just got better. That goes quadruple when you’re 1000 miles into the ride of a lifetime making the final leg of the day to get to the hot tub and relax for the evening. Because the longer the ride, the more you'll appreciate the improvements we made. This year the passenger pillion is 1 inch wider and 1-inch longer. And we put 2 more inches of room between the speakers. We moved the saddlebag guards down for more leg room and to make sure they don’t rub your calves. It all adds up to a ride that provides best-in-class comfort.

New Fairing Design Reduces Head Buffeting

This is what the science of cheating the wind involves at Harley-Davidson now: Fluid mechanics, algorithms, high-speed super computers and thousands upon thousands of wind-tunnel tests with riders in the saddle telling us how it feels. And that’s before we take it out on the road for thousands of miles of real world wind gusts and every form of rain a cloud can spit out. The result: a brand new take on the classic Batwing fairing that delivers smoother air flow and drastically reduced head buffeting. Most of it thanks to the pressure-equalizing duct on the front. It opens and closes with one touch of a button. The feeling of being in the wind just got even better.

Newly Designed Back and Arm Rests

If you really want to know what makes a passenger comfortable, you start by asking people who’ve seen a good part of the world from the back of a bike. You run thousands of miles of road tests in heat, cold, sun, and rain. You use their input to perfect the height, the width, the shape, the contour, the texture of the leather, the lumbar support. You install controls that can be easily reached and operated with one hand. What you end up with is the back and arm rests you’re looking at right here. Passengers love them like they’re their own babies, because in a manner of speaking, they are.

New Fairing Lowers

There’s no such thing as a minor irritation when you’re going to be experiencing it for tens of thousands of miles. The little things make a difference. Like the way the wind comes around your fairing lowers. We’ve got the new fairing lowers dialed in just right, thanks to more wind tunnel and real world riding tests than we’ve ever done before. They’re also vented so you can let some air through when the road gets hot. You’ll appreciate them more with each passing mile.

Standard Cruise Control

Installing cruise control is standard operating procedure on the new touring models because riding long stretches of unbroken highway is standard operating procedure among touring riders. Electronic throttle control means no cable cluttering up your handlebar. And the switches are placed where you can easily dial in your speed with your left thumb, give the wrist a break, and keep hauling on down the road.

Project RUSHMORE - Convenience

If you want the ride to be truly epic, you have to sweat bullets to make the little things work exactly right. This is what Project RUSHMORE was all about. Now you have saddlebags and Tour-Pak® luggage carriers that can be easily opened with one hand. Compartments that open with one touch. And we’ve increased the storage space on these new machines without ruining the sleek, road-eating look of the bike. It all adds up to hundreds of little moments where things just click conveniently into place. Because there can be no imperfections in the quest for the perfect ride.

High Output Accessory Connector

Touring means maximum comfort in all conditions and the capacity to add whatever enhances and personalizes your ride. The high output charging system provides an electrical capacity robust enough for your add-ons: heated vests, heated seats, heated handgrips, lights to showcase the engine, you name it. So if you're hell-bent on two-wheeling it, we make sure you've got the juice to do it your way.

One Touch Design Philosophy

Here’s the rule we laid down for every compartment cover and saddlebag lid on our touring line: if it doesn’t open with the single touch of a button or one hand, while wearing gloves, it doesn’t go on the motorcycle. Because in all our conversations with all the riders we talked to while we were rebuilding these motorcycles from the ground up, we didn’t encounter a single individual who wanted to have to put something on the ground before he could store it in a saddlebag.

New Saddlebag Design

Don’t let the sleek new look of these saddlebags deceive you. The look is tight on the outside, but things just got a little roomier on the inside. You want stuffability and these deliver bigger than ever. The hinges are simple and clean and the lids open with one touch of one hand. The lock is tight and integrated into the latch where you can put the key in without the danger of scratching your premium paint. And new removable Travel Bags are standard. Welcome to the next level of the bagger.

New Tour-Pak® Design

Like the new saddlebags, the new Tour-Pak® luggage carrier design is sporting a sleeker new look, but it didn’t come at the expense of storage space. They’re bigger inside than ever and can easily accommodate two full-face helmets. There’s a new document and toolkit pouch. The lock is integrated into the latch to keep your key away from your premium paint. And new premium hinges that work better and look sharper. You can operate the single latch with one hand. Storage. Check. We have it covered.

Push Button Fuel Door

One button, one touch, fuel door open. Any questions?

New Standard Battery Charging Harness

No question a battery charging harness is a must have on a motorcycle. Now it’s standard. So you don’t have to waste even the ten minutes it takes to install one on some sunny Saturday when you could be riding.



 

 


 

2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide - Total Motorcycle USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: Vivid Black $23,249; Color Option $23,839; Two-Tone Option $24,289; Custom Color Option $24,514.


DIMENSIONS


Length - 102.4 in.

Seat Height, Laden 7 - 27.3 in.

Seat Height, Unladen 7 - 29.1 in.

Ground Clearance - 5.3 in.

Rake (steering head) (deg) - 26

Trai - l6.7 in.

Wheelbase - 64 in.

Tires, Front Specification - BW 130/80B17 65H

Tires, Rear Specification - BW 180/65B16 81H

Fuel Capacity - 6 gal.

Oil Capacity (w/filter) - 4 qt.

Weight, As Shipped - 844 lb.

Weight, In Running Order - 879 lb.

Luggage Capacity -Volume - 4.7 cu ft

INFOTAINMENT (BOOM! BOX™ 4.3)


SCREEN

Size4.3 inch

TypeColor

Color ChoicesDefault, Blue, Brown, Green, Gray, Purple, Red

Day/Night DimmerStandard

Audio Output

Watts Per Channel25

Speakers4

Speaker Size5.25 inch/6.5 inch - P&A Upgrade

Bass Port Rear SpeakersStandard

Distortion (THD)1%

Internal AmpStandard

External AmpP&A Upgrade

Wired HeadsetStandard

Headset Specifications (if equipped)16-64 ohms

AUDIO SOURCES

AMStandard

FMStandard

Weather Band (WB)Standard

MP3 - USB ConnectionStandard

SD Card - via USB ConnectionStandard

Jump Drive - via USB ConnectionStandard

AUDIO SETUP

CB Presets6

AM Presets6

FM Presets15

SiriusXM Presets20

WB Presets6

iPod Device Presets20

Global PresetsStandard

FavoritesStandard

Configurable Mode JoystickStandard

Seek/ScanStandard

INTERFACE LANGUAGES

LanguagesEnglish (US/UK), German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), Italian, European Portuguese

VOICE RECOGNITION

Hands-free Mobile Phone - via BluetoothStandard

AM/FM/WB/SiriusXM (where available)N/A

Voice Recognition Languages: Phone functions onlyEnglish (US)

COMMUNICATION

Rider/Passenger IntercomStandard

OTHER FEATURES

Vehicle Information Screen (Air temperature, oil pressure and engine temperature)Standard

Software Update via USB interfaceStandard

Text-to-Speech (TTS) LanguagesEnglish (US)

USBUSB/MTP/iPod/iPhone

BluetoothPhone/Audio

 

ENGINE


Engine 1 - Air-cooled, High Output Twin Cam 103™ with integrated oil cooler

Bore - 3.87 in.

Stroke - 4.374 in.

Displacement - 103.1 cu in

Compression Ratio - 9.7:1

Fuel System 3 - Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

DRIVETRAIN


Primary Drive - Chain, 34/46 ratio

Gear Ratios (overall) 1st - 9.593

Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd - 6.65

Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd - 4.938

Gear Ratios (overall) 4th - 4.0

Gear Ratios (overall) 5th - 3.407

Gear Ratios (overall) 6th - 2.875

CHASSIS


Exhaust - Chrome, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers

Wheels, Optional Style Type 9 - N/A

Wheels, Front Type 9 - Impeller Cast Aluminum

Wheels, Rear Type - Impeller Cast Aluminum

Brakes, Caliper Type - 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear

Parking Brake - N/A

PERFORMANCE


Engine Torque Testing Method - J1349

Engine Torque 2 - 104.7 ft-lb

Engine Torque (rpm) - 3,250

Lean Angle, Right (deg.) - 31.9

Lean Angle, Left (deg.) - 31.8

Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 - 42 mpg

ELECTRIC


Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 8High beam, running lights, directional lights, neutral, low oil pressure, neutral, engine diagnostics, turn signals, security system, battery, low fuel warnings, cruise control, ABS, gear indication, miles to empty display, fog/aux lamp indicator

Gauges - New gauges: 10% larger speedometer and tachometer with 68% wider numbers; 28% larger fuel and volt gauges with 30% wider numbers; display features odometer, trip A, trip B, range to empty, clock and gear indicator; and larger telltale indicators Electronic cruise control with set, resume, accelerate and decelerate Black faced gauges

 

PRICING 6


Vivid Black$23,249

Color Option$23,839

Two-Tone Option$24,289

Custom Color Option$24,514

Hard Candy Color OptionN/A

Security Option$395

Wheel OptionN/A

ABS OptionSTD

Cruise Control OptionSTD

Freight$435

Security Package (Security and ABS)$1,195


1Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.

2Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.

3Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.

4See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.

5Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.

6Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude dealer setup, taxes, title and licensing and are subject to change. Dealer prices may vary.

7Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.

8North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.

9Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.


 

 


 

2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide - Total Motorcycle Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: See your local retailer for pricing information.


PRICING


See your local retailer for pricing information.

DIMENSIONS


Length - 2,600 mm

Seat Height, Laden 6 - 695 mm

Seat Height, Unladen 6 - 740 mm

Ground Clearance - 135 mm

Rake (steering head) (deg) - 26

Trail - 170 mm

Wheelbase - 1,625 mm

Tires, Front Specification - BW 130/80B17 65H

Tires, Rear Specification - BW 180/65B16 81H

Fuel Capacity - 22.7 l

Oil Capacity (w/filter) - 3.8 l

Weight, As Shipped - 395 kg

Weight, In Running Order - 410 kg

Luggage Capacity -Volume - 0.132 m3

INFOTAINMENT (BOOM! BOX™ 4.3)


SCREEN

Size4.3 inch

TypeColor

Color ChoicesDefault, Blue, Brown, Green, Gray, Purple, Red

Day/Night DimmerStandard

Audio Output

Watts Per Channel25

Speakers4

Speaker Size5.25 inch, 6.5 inch - P&A Upgrade

Bass Port Rear SpeakersStandard

Distortion (THD)1%

Internal AmpStandard

External AmpP&A Upgrade

Wired HeadsetStandard

Headset Specifications (if equipped)16-64 ohms

AUDIO SOURCES

AMStandard

FMStandard

Weather Band (WB)Standard

MP3 - USB ConnectionStandard

SD Card - via USB ConnectionStandard

Jump Drive - via USB ConnectionStandard

AUDIO SETUP

CB Presets6

AM Presets6

FM Presets15

SiriusXM Presets20

WB Presets6

iPod Device Presets20

Global PresetsStandard

FavoritesStandard

Configurable Mode JoystickStandard

Seek/ScanStandard

INTERFACE LANGUAGES

LanguagesEnglish (US/UK), German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), Italian, European Portuguese

VOICE RECOGNITION

Hands-free Mobile Phone - via BluetoothStandard

AM/FM/WB/SiriusXM (where available)N/A

Voice Recognition Languages: Phone functions onlyEnglish (US)

COMMUNICATION

Rider/Passenger IntercomStandard

OTHER FEATURES

Vehicle Information Screen (Air temperature, oil pressure and engine temperature)Standard

Software Update via USB interfaceStandard

Text-to-Speech (TTS) LanugagesEnglish (US)

USBUSB/MTP/iPod/iPhone

BluetoothPhone/Audio

 

ENGINE


Engine 1 - Air-cooled, High Output Twin Cam 103™ with integrated oil cooler

Bore - 98.4 mm

Stroke - 111.1 mm

Displacement - 1,690 cc

Compression Ratio - 9.7:1

Fuel System 3 - Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

DRIVETRAIN


Primary Drive - Chain, 34/46 ratio

Gear Ratios (overall) 1st - 9.593

Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd - 6.65

Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd - 4.938

Gear Ratios (overall) 4th - 4.0

Gear Ratios (overall) 5th - 3.407

Gear Ratios (overall) 6th - 2.875

CHASSIS


Exhaust - Chrome, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers

Wheels, Optional Style Type 8 - Tubeless Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced

Wheels, Front Type 8 - Black, 10-Spoke Cast Aluminum

Wheels, Rear Type - Black, 10-Spoke Cast Aluminum

Brakes, Caliper Type - 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear

Parking Brake - N/A

PERFORMANCE


Engine Torque Testing Method - J1349

Engine Torque 2 - 142 Nm

Engine Torque (rpm) - 3,250

Lean Angle, Right (deg.) - 31.9

Lean Angle, Left (deg.) - 31.8

Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 - 5.6 l/100 km

ELECTRIC


Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 7High beam, running lights, directional lights, neutral, low oil pressure, neutral, engine diagnostics, turn signals, security system, battery, low fuel warnings, cruise control, ABS, gear indication, miles to empty display, fog/aux lamp indicator

GaugesNew gauges: 10% larger speedometer and tachometer with 68% wider numbers; 28% larger fuel and volt gauges with 30% wider numbers; display features odometer, trip A, trip B, range to empty, clock and gear indicator; and larger telltale indicators Electronic cruise control with set, resume, accelerate and decelerate Black faced gauges


1Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.

2Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.

3Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.

4See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.

5Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.

6Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.

7North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.

8Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.


 

Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. Information from Total Motorcycle.com; All information correct as of posted date.


 

 

 

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