Harley Davidson has revealed the 2014 version of its famous trike, the Tri Glide Ultra. The vehicle has received the Rushmore treatment, so it comes with a few upgrades that make it better suited for the demands of today’s riders.
At the heart of the motorcycle lies a 103.1 cu. in. twin-cooled, high output twin cam 103 engine that was tweaked for 2014 to deliver more low-end torque, more passing power and a throaty exhaust note.
As far as comfort is concerned, the Harley Davidson Tri Glide Ultra has received significant improvements in the passenger space, legroom, airflow and heat management departments. You also get new seat textures, revised back rests and fresh hand controls.
Other modifications were made to the motorcycle’s inner fairing that now features a fresh layout, a bigger display screen and new gauges.
The 2014 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra is offered with a base price of $32,549.
Hit the jump for more information on the Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra.
How much motorcycle can you fit on three wheels? One look at the new Tri Glide Ultra Classic and you’ll have your answer.
2014 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra 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 cylinders and cylinder heads with machined cooling fin tips are topped off with chrome rocker covers, while chrome pushrods highlight the iconic V-Twin. 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 to holding on to what’s right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.
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. 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 worked to perfect every cubic inch, pushing design and technology forward. And we did it 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 (or three) wheels.
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 6.5GT Radio
Let’s start with the big news: 25% more volume for your tunes. The new Boom!™ Box 6.5GT 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. 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 housings.
Project RUSHMORE - Confidence
Here are some of the innovations Project RUSHMORE led to: New linked brakes, new dual halogen and LED headlamps and fog lamps, brighter Tour-Pak® luggage carrier lighting, and a new steering head with stiffer front forks. 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.
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. Plus a steering damper controls feedback from the road. So when you’re out with your bagger buddies, you’ll stay right at the front of the pack
Three-Wheel Frame Design
Trikes are bound to ride a little differently than two-wheeled machines. But when they’re done right, they have a joy of their own. Harley-Davidson uses legendary engineering and ride dynamics to keep you comfortable and connected to the road. This three-wheeled pioneer is built from the ground up for maximum handling. The frame and chassis structure is engineered to specifically handle the steering forces and weight of a three-wheel vehicle. And we defy you find a more comfortable ride on the touring circuit—from two to four to eighteen wheels.
Seamless Styling and Matching Paint
This three-wheeled pioneer is designed, developed and tested to the highest standards of the Motor Company and backed by over a hundred years of touring mastery. This is not a bolt-on, aftermarket Trike kit. It’s engineered and road-tested as a whole. Every inch is integrated for comfort, cargo and confidence. From the smooth, classically designed lines to the front-to-rear matching paint, the Tri Glide® Ultra Classic® model has the bloodlines of a true Harley-Davidson® motorcycle through and through.
17" Impeller® Front Wheel With New Brake Rotor
Sitting out front on the Tri Glide® Ultra® model, you’ll notice a 17-inch cast aluminum, 10-spoke Impeller wheel. In the back you’ve got a couple of 16-inch Impeller wheels 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.
New Inner Fairing Design
Put your eye to the inner fairing of the Tri Glide® Ultra® model 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.
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.
Mid-Frame Air Deflectors
Designed and tested to deflect heat generated from the V-Twin, the mid-frame air deflectors are enlisted for duty on every ride, especially the hotter days. These low-profile black deflectors are mounted to the frame of the Tri Glide® Ultra Classic® model just below the seat, and move the heat away from your legs and body. Summer rides just got more comfortable.
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.
Trunk and King Tour-Pak® Storage
With a total cargo capacity of 6.7 cubic feet and up to 80 pounds, the Tri-Glide Ultra model puts the "haul" in long haul. The integrated trunk offers 4.4 cubic feet and 50 pounds of storage capacity, while the waterproof, injection-molded Tour-Pak® luggage carrier keeps things classy and neat with soft woven-nylon luggage liner and plenty of storage pockets. So head out cross country or to Biketoberfest knowing you’ve got the capacity to turn luxury touring into luxury living on the road.
Beyond its capacity, comfort, head-turning looks and that broad band of power, you can enhance your Tri-Glide® Ultra® model even more by taking advantage of the exhaustive catalogue of Harley-Davidson add-ons and accessories. The accessory connector sits discreetly under the rider seat, making it easy to plug in and reach whatever you envision adding to your Trike.
|Engine type||Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™|
|Displacement||103.1 cu in|
|Fuel System||Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)|
|Primary Drive||Chain, 34/46 ratio|
|Exhaust||Chrome, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers|
|Wheels, Front Type||Black, 7-spoke Cast Aluminum|
|Wheels, Rear Type||Black, 7-spoke Cast Aluminum|
|Brakes, Caliper Type||6 piston fixed front with 4-31.75 mm front pistons and 2-25.4 mm linked rear pistons, 31.75mm single piston floating rear|
|Parking Brake||Foot actuated dual parking brake|
|Engine Torque Testing Method||J1349|
|Engine Torque||106.2 ft-lb|
|Engine Torque (rpm)||3,750|
|Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy||38 mpg|
|Seat Height, Laden||27.1 in.|
|Seat Height, Unladen||28.4 in.|
|Ground Clearance||4.5 in.|
|Rake (steering head) (deg)||26|
|Tires, Front Specification||MT90B16 72H|
|Tires, Rear Specification||P205/65R15|
|Fuel Capacity||6 gal.|
|Oil Capacity (w/filter)||4 qt.|
|Weight, As Shipped||1,180 lb.|
|Weight, In Running Order||1,215 lb.|
|Luggage Capacity -Volume||6.8 cu ft|