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2017 - 2018 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic

2017 - 2018 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic
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Put State Lines Behind You In Comfort

The Electra Glide Ultra Classic serves as Harley Davidson’s entry-level model for its full-dresser lineup. Updated in 2017, it sports improved suspension while reducing the heat felt by rider and passenger for greater all-around comfort. Not only that, but the all-new Milwaukee-Eight engine made its way onto this ride for greater performance than ever before with 111.4 pound-feet of torque and six-speed transmission that comes geared for highway riding at a reasonable rpm. H-D’s Infotainment system made an appearance as well, so the phrase “entry level” is obviously a relative statement. Let’s check out this updated classic to see where the balance was struck.

Continue reading for my review of the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic.

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2017 - 2018 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic

2017 - 2018 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic

Put State Lines Behind You In Comfort

The Electra Glide Ultra Classic serves as Harley Davidson’s entry-level model for its full-dresser lineup. Updated in 2017, it sports improved suspension while reducing the heat felt by rider and passenger for greater all-around comfort. Not only that, but the all-new Milwaukee-Eight engine made its way onto this ride for greater performance than ever before with 111.4 pound-feet of torque and six-speed transmission that comes geared for highway riding at a reasonable rpm. H-D’s Infotainment system made an appearance as well, so the phrase “entry level” is obviously a relative statement. Let’s check out this updated classic to see where the balance was struck.

Continue reading for my review of the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic.

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2015 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic

2015 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic

Overview
When you set out to improve the most respected touring machine on earth, you don’t take shortcuts and you sure as hell don’t accept any limits. 2015 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic Key Features:
• NEW Paint color options including Custom color
• High Output Twin Cam 103™ Black powdercoated powertrain with chrome covers
• Hydraulic clutch actuation
• Wind-tunnel tested Batwing fairing with Splitstream vent for reduced head buffeting
• Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS; floating (...)

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Brando's Harley Sells For $256,000

Brando’s Harley Sells For $256,000

The late Marlon Brando didn’t just portray and influence the biker lifestyle in The Wild One, he actually was an avid motorcycle enthusiast in his personal life long before the 1953 hit movie. One of his rides just fetched over a quarter-million dollars at a Julien’s Hollywood Legends auction. The 1970 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra-Glide, with black sheet metal and “gangster whitewall” tires, had only 13,859 miles on the odometer when it was purchased by a lucky, and apparently well-heeled, enthusiast for a staggering $256,000.

Mr. Brando bought this sled on April 8, 1970, and was the original owner, leaving it pretty much stock and keeping it in very good condition. The engine is what the old boys called a “Shovel-Pan.” It had the Shovelhead top end with the old Panhead bottom end, evidenced by the peanut-hull shaped gearcase cover on the right side that accommodated the generator drive gear that ran off the cam gear, as opposed to the nosecone-style cover used on the later Shovelheads that replaced the generator with an internal alternator housed within the primary-drive cover.

This detail adds a bit of rarity to the bike, in addition to the star power bestowed upon it by its original owner, especially since the 1970 FLH model is listed as having the nosecone/alternator setup. This makes me believe that either this is not the original engine, or perhaps it is actually a 1969 ½ (maybe?) sold as a 1970 model. Whatever the case, the new owner must be tickled pink to score such an interesting and iconic sled. I only hope that said owner actually rides it (carefully) and doesn’t relegate it to a museum display.

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Marlon Brando's Old Harley-Davidson Up For Auction

Marlon Brando’s Old Harley-Davidson Up For Auction

A 1969 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra-Glide has been put up for auction at Julien’s Auctions on June 27, 2015. This isn’t just your regular classic Harley, though, because a certain Hollywood icon once owned this particular bike. That actor was Marlon Brando, who many of us remember for his iconic roles in the Godfather, Apocalypse Now, and Julius Caesar.

The history behind this specific Harley FLH Electra Glide began in 1970 when Brando first purchased it. Fast forward to 2015 and the Electra Glide is about to get a new owner, who could end up forking as much as $400,000 to own it.

That’s Julien’s Auctions pre-auction estimate of the bike, although something that once belonged to Don Vito Corleone himself could fetch a lot more than that. From what I’ve gathered, past motorcycles owned by Hollywood legends have commanded huge sums of money.

A recent example is music legend Jerry Lee Lewis, who auctioned off his 1959 Harley-Davidson for $385,000 in January 2015. That winning bid is a stout one, but still pales in comparison to the Harley chopper ridden by Peter Fonda in the 1969 movie Easy Rider. That one sold for a whopping $1.35 million, making it the most expensive auction price for a motorcycle in history.

I don’t know if Brando’s ’69 FLH Electra Glide will hit that number, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it approaches seven figures. These pre-auction estimates are typically on the conservative side, especially when it comes to celebrity-owned items. If I we’re to make a guess, I think Brando’s Harley could sell for somewhere close to $700,000.

Fortunately, the auction is in two weeks so we won’t have to wait too long to find out how much it’ll go for.

Continue reading to read more about Marlon Brando’s old Harley-Davidson that’s scheduled to go up for auction.

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2015 - 2016 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic / Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low

2015 - 2016 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic / Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low

Riders spoke and Harley listened. With the innovation and improvements born out of Project Rushmore, the touring stable at Harley-Davidson continues to set the standard for serious touring riders.

With few updates aside from paint since 2014 when the Electra Glide Ultra Classic saw the inclusion of the High Output Twin Cam 103™ engine, Reflex™ Link Brakes, new 49 mm forks and a whole slew of Project Rushmore updates for both rider and passenger comfort, the Electra Glide and its new-in-2015 sibling, the Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low are a touring platform for the long haul.

Continue reading for my review of the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic and Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low.

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2014 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic

2014 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic

After receiving the Rushmore “treatment”, the 2014 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic is packed and ready to reward you with a high class riding experience.

Inspiring power and luxury, the 2014 Electra Glide Ultra Classic continues to offer the same first class maneuverability of its predecessors, but delivers a higher level of comfort and more class.

Therefore you get a redesigned airflow, a better heat management, more passenger space, modern back rests, revised seats as well as more leg room and ergonomically designed hand controls. The motorcycle’s design wasn’t left behind either and the 2014 Electra Glide Ultra Glide Classic features restyled fairing, a fresh inner faring design and new tank and fender badges.

Apart from the comfort, technology and style upgrades the 2014 version is also equipped with a revised 103 twin cam engine that puts out a maximum torque of 104 lb.ft at 3250 rpm.

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2013 Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited

2013 Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited

The 2013 Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited is a modern cruiser designed for picky riders.

Whether we are talking about comfort, style of performances, the Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited won’t disappoint you in any area.

In terms of power, the motorcycle is propelled by a 1690 cc, air-cooled, twin cam 103 engine with integrated oil-cooler valves pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters and two valves per cylinder.

The motorcycle comes with a comprehensive list of standard features which includes anti-lock brakes, electronic cruise control, Smart Security System, unique two-tone paint schemes, premium Tour-Pak luggage rack, premium, plush removable luggage liners and heated hand grips.

The motorcycle’s chassis is based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and a stout swingarm that were carefully forged to be a perfect match for the strong engine and to be able to withstand the demands of long journeys without any problem.

The Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited is offered with a starting price of $24,199.

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2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide

2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide

With its retro style and the imposing stance, the Ultra Classic Electra Glide sets the standard for long-haul touring comfort and convenience. Though many imitators sought to duplicate it, the Ultra Classic Electra Glide stands tall as a benchmark for touring enthusiasts.

Among the features offered by the 2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide fourspeaker, 80-watt Harmon/Kardon Advanced Audio System, one-piece, two-up Electra Glide Classic comfort stitch seat with passenger backrest, adjustable fairing-mounted air deflectors, vented removable fairing lowers with integral glove boxes, spacious Tour-Pak carrier and injection-molded hard saddlebags.

At the heart of the 2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide beats a 1690 cc Air-cooled Twin Cam 103 engine with integrated oil cooler.

The engine is mounted on a strong tubular frame which is fitted with front 41.3 mm telescopic, triple circuit damping forks and rear air adjustable shocks.

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2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited

2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited

The Electra Glide Ultra Limited is another custom-looking bike built by the American Manufacturer. Apart from its unique styling features, the motorcycle is also pretty strong as is equipped with a large, 1690 cc Twin Cam 103 engine, which puts out just enough power to reward you with a serious amount of thrills.

You also get a pretty long list of standard features which include anti-lock brakes, electronic cruise control, Smart Security System, premium Tour-Pak luggage rack, premium, plush removable luggage liners and heated hand grips.

All components are mounted on a rigid backbone frame which is combined with a stout swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders.

The 2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited is available in four colors namely Vivid Black, Big Blue Pearl/Vivid Black, Ember Red Sunglo/Merlot Sunglo, Midnight Pearl/ Brilliant Silver Pearl.


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2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTC Electra Glide Classic

2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTC Electra Glide Classic

The Harley-Davidson FLHTC Electra Glide Classic brings a level of luxury to touring adventures with features like a spacious Tour-Pak carrier, a Harmon/Kardon Advanced Audio System and fine Harley-Davidson styling detail.

However, the motorcycle’s center piece is the new rubber-mounted Twin Cam 103 V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) with heated O2 sensors and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC). The engine is mated on a smooth-shifting 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission.

The entire motorcycle is built on an innovative Harley-Davidson Touring chassis based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and a stout swingarm.

In terms of practicality, the 2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTC Electra Glide Classic offers 2.26 cu. ft. of saddlebag space.

The bike is also offered with an optional electronic cruise control system and the Security Package Option that bundles Anti-lock Brakes and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System.

Hit the jump for more information on the Harley-Davidson FLHTC Electra Glide Classic.

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2010 Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited

2010 Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited

For 2010, Harley-Davidson took the Electra Glide and gave it a shot of steroids. The end result is even more performance and much greater touring looks. Now powered by a Twin Cam 103ci engine, which is 10 percent torqueier than the Twin Cam 96 engine, the all new Electra Glide Ultra Limited had to feature a new chassis that would withstand the new demands involved. The single-spar, rigid backbone frame and a stout swingarm sound like just the right components to start with.

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2010 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide

2010 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Basing on the same single-spar, rigid backbone frame and stout swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and today’s more-powerful engines, Harley-Davidson manages to deliver yet another veritable touring motorcycle in the form of the 2010 Ultra Classic Electra Glide. Built with long-haul touring comfort, convenience, and cargo capacity in mind, without drifting away from the unique American style, this model is sure to become an icon of the open road.

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Harley-Davidson bikes are good for stunts too

Matt Mingay is a stunt rider from Stuntz Inc performing on Harley-Davidson motorcycles such as the 2009 Fatboy and Ultra Glide as well as the Muscle and the Nightster. As crazy as it might sound, this guy manages to do with these bikes what few sport bike riders can with theirs.

Harley-Davidson has teamed up with Firestorm for the making of this video, which looks almost unrealistic due to the type of bikes involved. Believe it, it’s real!

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