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2014 Harley-Davidson Touring First Rides Photo Gallery
The Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited features a liquid-cooled version of The Motor Company's 103 Twin Cam.
See photos of the 2014 Harley-Davidson touring lineup in the 2014 Harley-Davidson Touring first ride photo gallery. Read more in the
2014 Harley-Davidson touring first ride review
Project Rushmore features an all-new liquid-cooled powerplant dubbed the Twin-Cooled Twin Cam 103 - sourced in the Electra Glide Ultra Limited.
The Ultra Limited acquits itself well for a bike with a near 900-pound curb weight.
Our favorite upgrade for the 2014 touring lineup is the Reflex Linked Braking, which engages at speeds above 25 mph.
Riding position on the Ultra Limited is relaxed, with the ergos quite amenable to long-distance rides.
Passenger accommodations have improved, with more room and extra leg space in the 2014 models.
At a more relaxed cruiser pace it is a surprisingly deft handler for such a heavyweight, with the dry weight claim of 864 pounds.
A larger 49mm fork with stiffer settings promises a more composed ride for the Rushmore Touring chassis.
The ground clearance on the 2014 H-D Ultra Limited offers a generous lean, and we scraped the pegs only occassionally on particularly sharp corners or inclined curves.
The batwing fairing has a subtle change in its contours, with the new retractable vent below the windscreen doing a terrific job of reducing buffeting.
Strafing through the majestic scenery of the Colorado Rockies near Vail.
The revised HD touring lineup in 2014 makes for an even better plaform to ride through America's backroads.
Styling changes to the 2014 Ultra Limited are subtle but effective.
Rushmore changes for the touring rigs are significant but not immediately obvious – with subtle styling updates mated to practical refinements based off that customer-led feedback.
The liquid-cooled 103 delivers plenty of usable, immediate torque – with modest improvement in high-end acceleration.
One of the flanking radiators tucked into the Ultra Limited's lower fairing.+
The left side switchgear on the H-D Ultra Limited includes the thumb joystick for the Boom! Box Infotainment system, as well as the prompt button for voice activated controls via the optional headset system. Both are intuative and surprisingly effective.
The LED Daymaker headlamp and foglights live up to their name, and are attention grabbers on the road even in broad daylight.
uid cycles through a pair of flanking radiators, mounted in the Ultra Limited’s lower farings, with a thermostat and water pump at the base of the frame downtubes.
Shot of the right-side switchgear for the H-D Ultra Limited. Note the second thumb joystick to navigate the infotainment menu and controls.
Harley-Davidson Chief Operation Officer Matt Levitach said of the Project Rushmore lineup: 'This is the most customer-led program we’ve ever done. It is the most significant product launch in the entire 110 years of the company’s history.'
The Reflex linked system engages at speeds above 25 mph, with independent rear/front braking below that threshold.
The hard saddlebags merit high praise for their one-touch accessibility and intuitive latch release.
The Tour-Pack’s huge topcase also opens from an easy one-touch latch release.
The 'wet-head' 103 Twin Cam offers no discernable performance advantage, but does help manage the temps for improved rider and passenger comfort.
The one-touch functionality principle also applies to the new Boom! Box Infotainment system. Thumb joysticks on both the handlebar switchgear navigate the info menus, which are easy to read on the gorgeous central display (available in 4.3 and 6.5-inch versions).
Liquid coolant routes through the cylinder head only, targeting heat from the exhaust valves.
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