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2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide

2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide

The Best Of The Best In The World As Far As Production Trikes Go

Harley-Davidson’s Tri Glide has always been a top-shelf machine, but the MoCo takes it to the Nth degree with its CVO treatment. The Custom Vehicle Operations division is where bikes, and in this case trikes, go to be elevated to greatness, and the 2020 CVO Tri Glide is a better example than usual as Harley uses it as a platform for all its all new electronic goodies. H-D joins the 21st century with its Reflex Defensive Rider Systems that counters the inherent issues with the traditional two-in-back trike layout to make this a machine that can compete with the burgeoning Delta-trike sector. Best of all, H-D powers the CVO Tri Glide with its largest production engine to date, the Milwaukee-Eight 117 Twin-Cooled Engine that churns out well over 100 pound-feet of torque with not one but two generous contact patches to put the power to the pavement.

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2019 - 2020 Harley-Davidson TriGlide Ultra

2019 - 2020 Harley-Davidson TriGlide Ultra

New Engine, New Chassis, New Tech Wizardry

When Harley-Davidson released its 2019 lineup, the newly revamped TriGlide Ultra was the hot ticket to debut all the new tech to come out of Milwaukee last year. The TriGlide combines the stability of a traditional trike platform with all the same tour-tastic goodies that makes H-D’s two-wheeler tourbikes such a success. New last year, an updated infotainment system gives you better touchscreen performance along with better sound system options, but the real performance boost lies in the engine area as Harley beefed up its already massive mill. Attention was paid to the suspension components as well to make this generation of trike smoother than ever before.

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2019 - 2020 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler

2019 - 2020 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler

Harley’s hot-rod trike comes with new electronic wizardry

Harley-Davidson remakes its hot-rod trike, the Freewheeler, ahead of the 2019 model year with a host of improvements that the factory hopes will help it compete against the burgeoning three-wheeler competition. Brand-new-for-2019, traction control and backtorque-defeating measures were put into place, and they’re buttressed by a new suspension system for an overall increase in safety and stability. That’s not all; the beating heart was upgraded with a 114-inch powerplant shoehorned in where a 107 used to reside, so there’s even more of that grunty performance we expect from Harley’s three-wheeled stoplight-burner.

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2017 - 2018 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra

2017 - 2018 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra

Riding A Trike Isn’t Just For Old Folks Anymore

Harley-Davidson’s three-wheeled Tri Glide Ultra moved into the 2017 model year with a handful of improvements and a brand-spanking new engine. The factory powers it with its powerful Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine introduced last year that cranks out over 100 pounds o’ grunt to place it well into the power-cruiser category, even though H-D markets it as a tour bike. Exhaust components rerouting addressed heat problems from prior model-years, and the King of Paint added a couple of new, two-tone paint schemes to the palette for 2017, as well as a 115th Anniversary model for 2018. Harley’s target market for this beast mainly consists of persons who are unwilling or unable to manage one of their admittedly top-heavy, two-wheeled tourers for one reason or another, and I’ve always considered it to be a very laudable thing to try and make sure that anyone who wants bugs in their teeth can have it.

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

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2017 - 2018 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler

2017 - 2018 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler

Harley’s Hot-Rod Trike

American riders have had a love affair with the Harley trike ever since the original Servi-Car hit the streets all the way back in 1932, and that’s a fling that Harley-Davidson is still trying to take to the bank with the 2018 Freewheeler. This newest iteration of their naked trike is a real hotrod running the all-new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine that cranks out 100-plus pound-feet of torque to push it well into the power-cruiser bracket. Last year saw some significant improvements as well as some fairly major structural differences with the tour-tastic Tri Glide Ultra, so let’s see what else Harley packed onto its stoplight-burning trike.

Continue reading for my review of the Harley-Davidson Freewheeler.

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2016 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler

2016 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler

Harley-Davidson’s “Project Rushmore” is a bold initiative, and it has brought us a surprising number of innovations and upgraded components from a company with something of a take-it-or-leave-it reputation. As much as I would like to say they invented all of them, the truth is that H-D is catching up with the rest of the world. It has been a long time coming, but they are catching up. Most of the Rushmore features made their way onto the big touring bikes with a few bleeding over into the performance models, and in this case, into the trike range.

Introduced in the Fall of 2014, and released for public consumption as a 2015 model, the Harley Freewheeler sees some Rushmore yummy-goodness on a slightly different platform. This three-wheeled creation combines tripod stability with a high-performance motor for a sporty ride without all the usual trike trappings, unusual to say the least, so let’s take a look at this new breed shall we?

Continue reading for my review of the Harley-Davidson Freewheeler.

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2015 - 2016 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra

2015 - 2016 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra

It’s now cool to be seen on a trike. No longer is a trike the ride of old guys too infirm to hold up a two-wheeler. Two things excite me about the Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra: it’s a Harley and it’s one of a Harley’s Project Rushmore bikes. As a biker’s ol’ lady, right away I’m excited about a new Harley with that Harley look, feel and sound. Add to that what I know about Project Rushmore, and I already know I’m going to like the Tri Glide Ultra (FLHTCUTG).

Continue reading to see my review on Harley-Davidson’s Tri Glide Ultra.

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2012 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic

2012 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic

The Tri Glide Ultra Classic is a full-feature, factory motorcycle built to confidently chase the horizon with long-haul comfort and freedom on three wheels. The Harley-Davidson Trike platform brings original-equipment design, quality and service to the three-wheel motorcycle segment.

The 2012 Harley Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classis is powered by a Twin Cam 103 powerplant which is mated on a six speed transmission and delivers an average fuel consumption of 38 mpg.

For 2012, the Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic offers new paint color options, black powder-coated engine with chrome covers, chrome 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers, 7-Spoke Black-and-Machined Cast Aluminum wheels and a Lexan windshield.

Other features offered by the American motorcycle include the 80-watt, four-speaker Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio System with CD/MP3 player and CB/Intercom, 40-watt CB radio and intercom system and electronic cruise control.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic.

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