• 2008 Harley-Davidson touring models a sweet way to ride

    2008 Harley-Davidson
  • 2008 FLHR Road King
  • 2008 FLHRC Road King Classic
  • 2008 FLTR Road Glide
  • 2008 FLHX Street Glide
  • 2008 FLHT Electra Glide Standard
  • 2008 FLHTC Electra Glide Classic
  • 2008 FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide

An all new Braking System with available ABS for all 2008 Harley-Davidson Touring models is among a large list of new features that make this the most luxurious line of long-distance motorcycles ever offered by the Motor Company. All Touring models will also be equipped with a new six-gallon fuel tank, an Isolated Drive System on the rear sprocket, and electronic throttle control. A new, economical electronic cruise control system will be offered as a factory-installed option for each Touring model not equipped with it as standard.

Developed through millions of miles of testing and the input of long-distance riders, the seven models in the 2008 Harley-Davidson Touring line utilize a heavy-duty chassis powered by the rubber-mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), mated to the 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission. It’s a powertrain that offers outstanding roll-on throttle performance for passing, as well as relaxed cruising in top gear and improved gas mileage.

For even more performance, the Twin Cam 96 can be upgraded to 103 cubic inches of displacement with the bolt-on Screamin’ Eagle 103 Big Bore kit from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories. All models also feature air-adjustable rear shocks that accommodate variable passenger and luggage loads for long-haul comfort.

For 2008, Harley-Davidson Touring family includes two Road King models that combine outstanding comfort with classic styling, the exciting Road Glide with a frame-mounted fairing, and four Electra Glide models with the traditional Harley-Davidson "batwing" fairing. Each puts the mechanical beauty of an American V-Twin on display and combines long-haul comfort and function with timeless Harley-Davidson styling.

NEW ON TOURING MODELS FOR 2008

  • New Brembo Brakes with available Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS): New high-performance Brembo brakes and a factory-installed ABS option are available on all 2008 Touring models. Incorporating the latest in braking technology, the new Harley-Davidson Brembo brakes offer consistent braking and stopping power under all operating conditions. Besides improved brake performance and feel, the Touring motorcycles retain their distinctive Harley-Davidson style. This world class braking system comes to the Touring line with proven capability directly from the VRSC line of performance custom motorcycles. The all-new ABS feature is designed to help the rider maintain control during emergency stopping situations, especially those that happen in less-than-ideal conditions. The components of the Harley-Davidson ABS have been designed and packaged to be virtually invisible, preserving the uncluttered styling of the area around the wheels. Unlike many motorcycle ABS, Harley-Davidson ABS is a manual, independent system, meaning the rider maintains control of how much of each brake is applied..
  • Larger Fuel Tank: Fuel capacity of all Touring models is increased by 20 percent, from five to six gallons. Combined with the 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission, the larger tank gives Touring models more range than ever before. The new tank also features new console styling with a new fuel range indicator, and also enabled the seat to be reshaped for more comfort.
  • Electronic Throttle Control: A new Electronic Throttle Control replaces mechanical cables on all Touring models. All wiring from the throttle-grip sensor is routed through the handlebars. The ETC enables the easy upgrade to a new cruise control system, and provides a clean custom look in the handlebar area.
  • Factory-Option Cruise Control: Available for all models that do not come equipped with cruise control as standard equipment, this new cruise control is offered at a lower price than the previous accessory cruise control system.
  • Isolated Drive System: Located in the rear sprocket, the Isolated Drive System improves ride quality under accelerations, shifting and cruising while reducing noise and vibration to the rider.
  • Adjustable Fairing-Mounted Wind Deflectors: The Ultra Classic Electra Glide model has standard adjustable fairing-mounted wind deflectors that improve ride comfort by allowing the rider to direct oncoming wind flow. The wind deflectors can be added to Electra Glide Standard, Street Glide and Electric Glide Classic models through Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories.
  • 105th Anniversary Editions: A limited-edition, serialized 105th Anniversary FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide, FLHRC Road King Classic, FLTR Road Glide, and FLHX Street Glide will be available in 2008 (see separate release for details on the 105th Anniversary package).

 

FLHR Road King

2008 Harley-Davidson touring models a sweet way to ride
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2008 FLHR Road King

Combining Harley-Davidson styling heritage and long-range riding comfort, the FLHR Road King features a large, detachable windshield and hard-shell saddlebags. A new design brings the handlebar closer to the rider. A chrome Hiawatha headlamp and clear-lens auxiliary passing lights lead the way, while chrome engine covers, a deep-skirted FL front fender and white-stripe tires add a touch of class.

FLHR Road King features:

  • Rubber mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI
  • 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
  • Black powder-coated engine with chrome treatment
  • NEW Brembo triple-disc brake system
  • NEW six-gallon fuel tank with new full-length console
  • NEW fuel range indicator
  • NEW Electronic Throttle Control
  • NEW Isolated Drive System
  • NEW handlebar design
  • NEW Optional ABS
  • NEW Optional Electronic Cruise Control
  • Black nine-spoke Cast Aluminum wheels
  • White-stripe tires
  • Large Hiawatha headlight and chrome nacelle
  • Auxiliary passing lights
  • Detachable windshield
  • Large tank-mounted speedometer
  • Two-piece Touring seat
  • Weather resistant and lockable GTX nylon hard saddlebags
  • Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
  • Optional Smart Security System

 

FLHRC Road King Classic

2008 Harley-Davidson touring models a sweet way to ride
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2008 FLHRC Road King Classic

The FLHRC Road King Classic is pure nostalgia. Laced wheels carry wide-whitewall tires. Tooled leather covers the seat and hard-shell saddlebags. Touring features include a large detachable windshield, auxiliary passing lights, and standard cruise control.

FLHRC Road King Classic features:

  • Rubber mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI
  • 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
  • Black powder-coated engine with chrome treatment
  • NEW Brembo triple-disc brake system
  • NEW six-gallon fuel tank
  • NEW fuel range indicator
  • NEW Electronic Throttle Control
  • NEW Isolated Drive System
  • NEW handlebar design
  • NEW Electronic cruise control
  • NEW Optional ABS
  • Chrome Laced Steel wheels
  • Wide whitewall tires
  • Large Hiawatha headlight and chrome nacelle
  • Auxiliary passing lights
  • Detachable windshield
  • Large tank-mounted speedometer
  • Leather-wrapped, hard saddlebags
  • Tooled leather seat
  • Chrome tank and fender emblems
  • Slash-cut mufflers
  • Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
  • Optional Smart Security System

 

FLHX Street Glide

2008 Harley-Davidson touring models a sweet way to ride
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2008 FLHX Street Glide

A custom for the long haul, the FLHX Street Glide offers the comfort and function of a dresser with stripped-down styling. Lowered rear suspension, a smoked mini-wind deflector, and Tri-line LED lighting at the bottom of the rear fender gives the Street Glide a low, lean profile. A traditional "bat wing" fairing holds a 40-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon, while a new, shorter antenna streamlines the look. A new stretched, chrome fuel tank console and Streamliner footboards, brake pedal and passenger pegs finish the custom treatment.

FLHX Street Glide features:

  • Rubber mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI
  • 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
  • Black powder-coated engine with chrome treatment
  • NEW Brembo triple-disc brake system
  • NEW six-gallon fuel tank
  • NEW fuel range indicator
  • NEW Electronic Throttle Control
  • NEW Isolated Drive System
  • NEW Improved battery access
  • NEW shorter rear antenna
  • NEW Optional ABS
  • NEW Optional Electronic Cruise Control
  • Black Slotted Disc Cast Aluminum wheels
  • Blackwall tires
  • Batwing fork-mounted fairing
  • Smoked mini wind deflector
  • Fairing-mounted rear view mirrors
  • Custom bucket seat with perforated insert
  • Silver face gauges
  • 40-watt CD/AM/FM/WB/MP3 Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon
  • GTX Nylon hard saddlebags with color-matched latches
  • Clean front fender
  • Smoked chrome 3-D tank emblem
  • Streamliner footboards, brake pedal and passenger pegs
  • Low Profile rear suspension
  • Rear fender ground effects
  • Low-hung license plate mount and hidden plate illuminator
  • Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
  • Optional Smart Security System

 

FLTR Road Glide

2008 Harley-Davidson touring models a sweet way to ride
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2008 FLTR Road Glide

The FLTR Road Glide features an aerodynamic, "shark nose" frame-mounted fairing that reduces weight on the fork and handlebars. A black powder-coated engine with chrome treatment and black nine-spoke Cast Aluminum wheels and a black-and-chrome engine are new for 2008. Hard-shell saddlebags, electronic cruise control, and the 40-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon are standard equipment. Dual covered headlamps, back-slash muffler tips, and slashing graphics give the Road Glide rakish style.

FLTR Road Glide features:

  • Rubber mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI
  • 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
  • NEW Black powder-coated engine with chrome treatment
  • NEW Brembo triple-disc brake system
  • NEW six-gallon fuel tank
  • NEW Electronic Throttle Control
  • NEW Isolated Drive System
  • NEW Improved battery access
  • NEW shorter rear antenna
  • NEW Black Nine-Spoke Cast Aluminum wheels
  • NEW Optional ABS
  • Blackwall tires
  • Triple Circuit Damping (TCD) front forks
  • Frame-mounted, aerodynamic fairing
  • Dual clear-lens, reflector-optics headlights
  • Cockpit-style instrumentation with silver face gauges
  • 40-watt CD/AM/FM/WB/MP3 Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon
  • GTX Nylon hard saddlebags with color-matched latches
  • Clean front fender
  • One-piece, two-up Road Glide Classic seat
  • Electronic cruise control
  • Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
  • Optional Smart Security System

 

FLHT Electra Glide Standard

2008 Harley-Davidson touring models a sweet way to ride
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2008 FLHT Electra Glide Standard

The FLHT Electra Glide Standard offers key touring features, including locking hard saddlebags, fork-mounted touring fairing with instrumentation, and auxiliary lamps, in an economical package that can also serve as an open canvas for customization.

FLHT Electra Glide Standard features:

  • Rubber mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI
  • 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
  • NEW Brembo triple-disc brake system
  • NEW six-gallon fuel tank
  • NEW Electronic Throttle Control
  • NEW Isolated Drive System
  • NEW Improved battery access
  • NEW Optional ABS
  • NEW Optional Electronic Cruise Control
  • Black nine-spoke Cast Aluminum wheels
  • Blackwall tires
  • Triple Circuit Damping (TCD) front forks
  • Bat-wing, fork-mounted fairing
  • Fairing-mounted speedometer and tachometer
  • Clear-lens reflector-optics auxiliary lamps
  • Locking GTX nylon alloy saddlebags
  • One-piece, two-up Electra Glide comfort-stitch touring saddle
  • Optional Smart Security System

 

FLHTC Electra Glide Classic

2008 Harley-Davidson touring models a sweet way to ride
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2008 FLHTC Electra Glide Classic

A step up in features, the FLHTC Electra Glide Classic adds an adjustable Tour-Pak and passenger seating area, 40-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon, and full engine instrumentation, plus additional fender and saddlebag trim, for beyond-the-basics touring comfort and versatility.

FLHTC Electra Glide Classic features:

  • Rubber mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI
  • 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
  • Black powder-coated engine with chrome treatment
  • NEW Brembo triple-disc brake system
  • NEW six-gallon fuel tank
  • NEW Electronic Throttle Control
  • NEW Isolated Drive System
  • NEW Improved battery access
  • NEW Optional ABS
  • NEW Optional Electronic Cruise Control
  • Black 9-spoke Cast Aluminum wheels
  • White stripe tires
  • Triple Circuit Damping (TCD) front forks
  • Bat-wing, fork-mounted fairing
  • Full instrumentation
  • 40-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon
  • Clear-lens reflector-optics auxiliary lamps
  • Locking GTX nylon alloy saddlebags
  • Fiberglass adjustable King Tour-Pak with passenger backrest
  • One-piece, two-up Electra Glide comfort-stitch touring saddle
  • Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
  • Optional Smart Security System

 

FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide

2008 Harley-Davidson touring models a sweet way to ride
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2008 FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide

The FLHTCU Ultra Classic is a luxurious motorcycle fully-equipped with touring amenities. New for 2008 are adjustable fairing-mounted wind deflectors that allow the rider to direct ventilation to the seating areas for enhanced comfort. Electronic Cruise control, 80-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon with passenger sound system, vented fairing lowers, luggage liners, and CB radio/intercom are all standard equipment.

FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide features:

  • Rubber mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI
  • 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
  • Black powder-coated engine with chrome treatment
  • NEW Brembo triple-disc brake system with ABS
  • NEW six-gallon fuel tank
  • NEW Electronic Throttle Control
  • NEW Isolated Drive System
  • NEW Improved battery access
  • NEW Optional ABS
  • NEW adjustable fairing-mounted wind deflectors
  • Vented lower fairings with integrated storage compartments
  • Black nine-spoke Cast Aluminum wheels
  • White stripe tires
  • Triple Circuit Damping (TCD) front forks
  • Bat-wing, fork-mounted fairing
  • Full instrumentation
  • 80-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon
  • 40-watt CB radio and intercom system
  • Clear-lens reflector-optics auxiliary lamps
  • Locking GTX nylon alloy saddlebags
  • Fiberglass adjustable King Tour-Pak with passenger backrest
  • Custom-fit soft luggage liners
  • Tour-Pak mounted tail/stop light
  • One-piece, two-up Electra Glide comfort-stitch touring saddle
  • Cruise control
  • Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
  • Optional Smart Security System
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