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2016 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra - Coolness Factor = 60.0%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:39 pm

2016 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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A ride that could make a continent feel too small...

If your dream is to go big, this could be the one for you. The Road Glide® Ultra motorcycle combines the most wind-cheating fairing ever devised with the full complement of Harley-Davidson Project RUSHMORE touring features. You get a Tour-Pak® luggage carrier and saddlebags that open with one hand. The top of the line Project RUSHMORE infotainment system. A Twin Cooled Twin Cam 103™ engine. And mind-blowingly comfortable ride for your passenger. All built around the aggressive look of the Road Glide. Call the house sitter.


New for 2016, this one will roll out of the factory doors and never stop until it catches the horizon. Experience world-class aero comfort and BOOM!™ Box 6.5 GT Audio in our new ultimate mile-eater.


Harley-Davidson Touring bikes, infused with enhanced style, outstanding aerodynamics and optimized touring ergonomics for rider and passenger– the full influence of the customer-led Project RUSHMORE product-development effort. Propelled by the unrelenting performance of the Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain, these motorcycles will exceed the expectations of the most demanding touring motorcyclist.









2016 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

With its sleek profile and touring essentials, the all-new Road Glide® Ultra model is back to let riders pile up the miles in high style. This fixed-fairing, ultra-cool bagger offers riders and their passengers the ultimate in wind protection and long-haul conveniences along with all the features of Project RUSHMORE.

New model for 2016


2016 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra - http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: Starting from $25699 USD
Canada MSRP Price: Starting from $29799 CDN


PRICING 6
Vivid Black $25,699
Color Option $26,299
Two-Tone Option $26,799
Custom Color Option $26,999
Security Option Standard
ABS Option Standard
Cruise Control Option Standard
Premium Radio Option Standard
California Emissions $200
Freight $435
DIMENSIONS
Length 102.2 in.
Seat Height, Laden 7 28.4 in.
Seat Height, Unladen 7 29.7 in.
Ground Clearance 4.7 in.
Rake (steering head) (deg) 26
Trail 6.7 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 881 lb.
Weight, In Running Order 916 lb.
Luggage Capacity -Volume 4.7 cu ft


Weight:
• As Shipped 881 lbs. (400 kg)
• In Running Order 916 lbs. (415 kg), 920 lbs. (417 kg) (CAN)
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1360 lbs. (617 kg)
• Gross Axle Weight Rating
• Front 500 lbs. (227 kg)
• Rear 927 lbs. (420 kg)


ENGINE
Engine 1 Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™
Bore 3.875 in.
Stroke 4.374 in.
Displacement 103.1 cu in
Compression Ratio 10.1
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 dual exhaust with 4 in. touring mufflers and touring muffler shields
Wheels, Front Type 9 Impeller Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Type Impeller Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear
PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 2 105.5 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,750
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 8 High beam, neutral, running lights, turn signals, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, cruise control, speakers, accessory, security system, 6-speed, low fuel warning, ABS.


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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra

Unread post by markdcoco » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:09 pm

Thought I was going to go through my whole life without having to own a V-twin. However the comfort, power, and performance of this machine have caused me to pause and rethink.

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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra

Unread post by faded sun » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:27 pm

This bike costs 7 times what I paid for my last bike, admittedly a used specimen with some miles on the clock. I voted cool because I can appreciate the comfort of a bike like this on a long road trip. I am glad there are people to buy them new or I wouldn't get to ride at all.

I already own a V-twin as well so I can tell you you won't be disappointed riding one.
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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra

Unread post by ceemes » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:42 am

meh
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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra

Unread post by snakedoctEr726 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:45 pm

Definitely not my cup to tea but these bikes do exactly what they were designed to do, and they do it really, really well.

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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:47 pm

ceemes wrote:meh
Indeed. I wouldn't call it uncool outright. I just can't see a single thing that's interesting about it.
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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra

Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:45 pm

snakedoctEr726 wrote:Definitely not my cup to tea but these bikes do exactly what they were designed to do, and they do it really, really well.
The problem is, they don't do it for me. After test-sitting on a number of FLH series Harleys, I've concluded the ergonomics somehow just don't work for me. The relationship between seat position, foot position, and handlebars simply feels all crossed-up. I've sat on big touring Victorys, and somehow they feel more natural to me. Different strokes, etc, etc.

$25K is a lot of coin for a motorcycle. Meh.

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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:57 am

I went with: Uncool... only because I think the front is a fail for an otherwise Cool bike.

There is something "land-yachtish" about the Harley-Davidson Touring bikes, they are luxurious long-haul bling at a premium price. I've had the chance to ride the Road King in the past and while it isn't for me (big and heavy around the city) I really enjoyed riding it on the highway, it was truly at home on the black tarmac.

Harley-Davidson again brings back another retro legend, the Road Glide Ultra, a previous touring class staple with updated looks and retro headlights. It's good. But I've said for over a decade now that the big H-D needs to introduce models that attract the millennials to the brand. Pardon the huge swath statement here, but I don't think those under 30 really get H-D's retro 50-80s looking bikes. They love angles, technology and new stuff. They don't always have a link to the past that we (older riders) remember. That said, I have no doubt they think H-D is COOL, but the product might not be for them.
jstark47 wrote:No vote, I guess, until TotalMike gives us a "meh" option :whistling:



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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:05 am

2016 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra - Coolness Factor = 60.0%
Featured: March 25th - April 1st, 2016
Most popular vote category: THREE WAY TIE Awesome/Cool/Uncool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=52827
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... -Ultra.htm
Your Coolness Factor of the 2016 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra is:

Awesome (3 points) 30% [ 6 ]
Cool (2 points) 30% [ 6 ]
Uncool (1 point) 30% [ 6 ]
Fail (0 point) 10% [ 2 ]


Total votes: 20


= a Coolwall Factor of 60.0%


Notes: Harley-Davidson resurrects a touring legend from the past, the Road Glide Ultra. Some love it, others are "meh" and a few are just not in love with it. So, with our first 3-way tie of Awesome/Cool/Uncool in years, what is the big H-D gonna do about it to make it more appealing? What does H-D need to do about it? Speak up or forever hold your V-Twin.


Get excited as the next TMW Cool Wall bike for 2016 is now up for voting and discussion, have fun!
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