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2013 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra

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The 2013 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra was especially developed to withstand the demands of a premium long-haul motorcycle. To be as practical as possible, the bike comes with a set of generous saddlebags, cruise control and a high output accessory connector.

Apart from its practical character offered by its numerous features, the motorcycle has also a pretty unique design language which inspires power and dynamism. You’ll especially like the imposing 17 inch wheels and the aggressive Shark-Nose Fairing.

At the heart of the 2013 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra beats an air cooled Twin Cam 103 Harley Davidson engine which cranks out 100 ft-lb of torque at 3,250 rpm.

Among the long list of features offered by this American beauty you’ll find an Advanced Harman/Kardon Audio System, Anti-Lock Brakes and a H-D Smart Security System.

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

Overview

Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra

The 2013 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra FLTRU is a premium feature bike for your motorcycle travel. This bike will give you long-haul touring features and custom style including, the GTX saddlebags, Tour-Pak, large 17-inch front wheel, high output accessory connector, cruise control, and comfortable motorcycle seat. An air-cooled Twin Cam 103 engine provides powerful performance for passing, climbing hills and riding with passengers and luggage. Also take note of the frame mounted Harley fairing offering you dual storage compartments plus wind protection for your motorcycle travel. The motorcycle seat on the Road Glide Ultra FLTRU gives comfort to the driver and any passenger. Take a minute to learn more about all the features on this motorcycle. If you’re looking for a Harley touring motorcycle with a detachable Harley windshield check out the Road King Classic. If you’re looking for the option of a motorcycle sidecar take a look at the Ultra Classic Electra Glide. Another frame mounted Harley Fairing is also offered on the Road Glide Custom. Also check out the Harley Tri Glide Ultra Classic Trike which is also great for touring motorcycle travel.

Styling

Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra

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.

Large 17-Inch Front Wheel

If you crave long-haul agility on rides of all distances, you’re going to love this. We beefed things up by adding a big, mighty wheel with a low aspect ratio. That means the bike maintains its legendary tight turning radius, balanced feel and superior low-speed maneuverability.

Engine

Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra

Twin Cam 103™ Engine Power

Live your ride to the power of 103. 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.

Technology

Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra

Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio System

Naturally, the king of the road gets some royal extras. The premium four-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

When it comes to the Road Glide® Ultra with standard 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.

H-D® Smart Security System

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.

Handling

Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra

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

This 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.

Augmented Wind Deflection

For long two-lane or interstate hauls, comfort against the wind can dictate whether you make the next state or pull off at the next exit. Wind deflectors under the fairing cut down the effects of wind and reduce helmet buffeting, so you ride more comfortably, for more miles, with the only thing in your face the sunset on the horizon.

Specifications

Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Ultra
EngineAir-cooled Twin Cam 103™ with Integrated Oil-Cooler
Bore3.875 in.
Stroke4.38 in.
Displacement103 cu in
Compression Ratio9.6:1
Fuel SystemElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Length98.7 in.
Seat Height, Unladen29.1 in.
Ground Clearance5.1 in.
Rake (steering head) (deg)26
Trail6.7 in.
Wheelbase63.5 in.
Tyres, Front SpecificationBW 130/80B17 65H
Tyres, Rear SpecificationBW 180/65B16 81H
Fuel Capacity6 gal.
Oil Capacity (w/filter)4 qt.
Weight, As Shipped882 lb.
Weight, In Running Order911 lb.
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 Type Tubeless Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced
Wheels, FrontType Black, 28-spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheels, RearType Black, 28-spoke Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear
Engine Torque Testing MethodJ1349
Engine Torque100 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm)3,250
Lean Angle, Right (deg.)33
Lean Angle, Left (deg.)31
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy42 mpg


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