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2013 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Custom

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The 2013 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Custom FLTRX has all it needs to be considered a very capable touring motorcycle. It comes with a narrow and comfortable saddle, an ergonomically designed handle bar, intuitive controls and a protective front fairing which helps it stand out from the crowd.

The bike is propelled by a powerful air-cooled Twin Cam 103 Harley engine mated on a 6 speed cruise drive transmission. The engine is rated at 134 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm and offers an average fuel consumption of 5.6 l/100 km.

Among the long list of features offered by the Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Custom you’ll find a premium two speaker, 20-watt Harman/Kardon Audio System which comes with AM/FM receiver and accommodates a CD or MP3 player. The list of optional features includes Anti-Lock Brakes and a H-D Smart Security System.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Custom.

Overview

Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Custom

The 2013 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Custom FLTRX is an ideal bike for touring in style with its many features, including its shark nose frame mounted Harley fairing and large capacity Harley gas tank. The Harley Road Glide Custom features a powerful air-cooled Twin Cam 103 Harley engine with 6 speed cruise drive tranmission, providing more performance power for passing, hill-climbing, and riding with passenger and cargo. In addition this motorcycle is equipped with two Harley saddle bags to store all of your travel needs. Giving a great custom detail to the bike is the rear motorcycle fender with tri line motorcycle fender lights. The Harley Road Glide Custom also has a slammed two up seat that enhances your comfort. Take time to look over all of the incredible features of this motorcycle including the frame mounted Harley fairing and also discover more of the H-D touring motorcycles. The other Touring bikes also feature a 6 gallon Harley gas tank perfect for extended rides. Other touring bikes include the brand new Road Glide Ultra perfect for motorcycle travel. The Street Glide motorcycle touring bike is another one to learn more about. Be sure and review all other of the Harley Touring bikes including the Road King Classic with a Harley windshield and each Harley CVO premium touring bike.

Styling

Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Custom

Shark-Nose Fairing

The frame-mounted Shark-Nose fairing always leads you in the direction of the open road. With its twin headlamps, iconic style and unique attitude, it’s absolutely distinct on the streets, while its integrated storage gives you a resting place for valuables you need to access easily during your journey. The headlamp shroud and windscreen trim add style to the fairing without straying from its legendary look.

GTX® Saddlebags

These injection-molded hard bags have room for 2.26 cu. ft. volume of long-haul luxuries and a perfect surface for showing off some premium paint. Even better, these saddlebags open from the top, so your gear won’t end up spilled all over the highway. They keep your fancy unmentionables dry, and the color-matched latches won’t corrode in bad weather. And when you’re off the road, one common key starts the bike and gives you access to your saddlebags, keeping your pockets as uncluttered as your bike’s classic design.

Engine

Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Custom

Twin Cam 103™ Engine Power

The air cooled Twin Cam 103™ Harley Davidson® engine delivers more stump pulling torque, while its Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection jetting gives crisp, lively throttle reaction. It’s a performance punch that you’ll appreciate when passing, climbing hills, or rolling with luggage packed or a passenger in back—all under that signature Motor Company rumble. And it comes at lower cruising rpm, so you ride more smoothly, with less engine vibration and better highway fuel economy.

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.

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.

Technology

Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Custom

Harman/Kardon® Audio System

Naturally, the king of the road gets some royal extras. The premium two-speaker, 20-watt per channel Harman/Kardon® audio system boasts great sound for booming down the boulevard and highway, and, yeah, it might as well go to 11. It’s loud, proud and comes with AM/FM receiver and accommodates a CD or MP3 player. Riding free just wouldn’t be the same without the right soundtrack.

Anti-Lock Brakes (Optional)

When it comes to the Road Glide® Custom with optional ABS, ’stopping power’ has a double meaning. The components of our ABS are tastefully hidden within the wheel hub, so you’ll still turn heads with a clean, streamlined design. More importantly, though, you get certainty in the saddle knowing your bike’s going to behave when you need it. Offered as a part of the ’Security Package’ (which includes the H-D® Smart Security System).

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. Offered as a part of the ’Security Package’ (which includes Anti-Lock Brakes).

Handling

Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Custom

Fine-Tuned Front End Geometry

H-D® might as well stand for ’handling details.’ Here’s another key engineering innovation we added because we refuse to settle. We took an already royal ride and fine-tuned the front end, adding just enough trail to make it even more responsive. You might not fully appreciate the difference until you’re tucked into a long twisty, sewn to the saddle and fully in tune with every curve of the road.

Dunlop® Multi-Tread™ Tyres

The 180mm back tyre 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 tyre 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.

Comfort

Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Custom

Two-Up Seating

Modern styling and comfort that doesn’t sacrifice an ounce of nostalgic style: This ultimate Touring saddle features a sculpted seat with a deeper contoured bucket and narrower neck, to relieve pressure on your thighs, while providing more back support and comfort for a wide variety of rider sizes. And the lower seat height—26.1 inches to be exact—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.

Full-Length Footboards

Your boots were made for riding, in any way you see fit. Our full-length footboards boast a tried and true design that’s stood the test of time. With space to rock plenty of foot positions for your taste and comfort and rubber vibration isolation for a comfortable ride. Traditional toe shifting is familiar to seasoned riders and intuitive for those just starting out. Heel shifting makes getting through the gears even easier and more convenient. It takes a few rides, but once you’ve gotten used to the smooth shifting rhythm, you’ll never give it up. Plus, the passenger footpegs add another level of comfort for your riding partner.

Specifications

Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Custom
EngineAir-cooled Twin Cam 103™ with Integrated Oil-Cooler
Bore98.4 mm
Stroke111.1 mm
Displacement1,690 cc
Compression Ratio9.6:1
Fuel SystemElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Length2,457 mm
Seat Height, Unladen715 mm
Ground Clearance125 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg)26
Trail170 mm
Wheelbase1,630 mm
Tyres, Front SpecificationBW 130/70B18 63H
Tyres, Rear SpecificationBW 180/65B16 81H
Fuel Capacity22.7 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter)3.8 l
Weight, As Shipped367 kg
Weight, In Running Order380 kg
Primary DriveChain, 34/46 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st9.593
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd6.65
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd4.938
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th4.0
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th3.407
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th2.875
ExhaustChrome, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers
Wheels, Optional Style TypeN/A
Wheels, Front TypeBlack, Slotted 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear TypeBlack, Slotted 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear
Engine Torque Testing MethodEEC/95/1
Engine Torque134 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm)3,500
Lean Angle, Right (deg.)32
Lean Angle, Left (deg.)29
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy5.6 l/100 km


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