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Harley-Davidson Electra Glide


Introduced in 1965, the Harley-Davidson FL Electra Glide was the last Harley motorcycle fitted with a Panhead engine and the first big H-D cruiser with electric start. Converting to an electric starter also meant upgrading the electronics to a 12-volt unit that replaced the previous 6-volt system. The H-D Electra Glide was initially offered with optional carry-over features like a dual-muffler system and a hand-shift/foot-clutch arrangement. Nineteen-sixty-five was also the first year that the Electra Glide script graced the motorcycles’ front fender. 

2008 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide
Harley-Davidson's ultimate touring motorcycle has continued to stay ahead of the curve with many modern features.
With its combination of classic styling, a Big Twin engine, a beefy six-gallon tank, floorboards, hard bags, and plenty of chrome trim, the Electra Glide is the quintessential Harley touring motorcycle. Over the years, the performance of the Electra Glide has continued to evolve. In 2008, H-D touring models became available with Brembo brakes and a manual, independent ABS system. An Electronic Throttle Control was also introduced in ’08. In 2009, the Electra Glide, along with all of Harley-Davidson’s touring motorcycles, received a new chassis. The stamped and welded single-piece frame that Harley had used for three decades was replaced with a cast, single-spar, rigid-backbone frame.

The Electra Glide now features a fork-mounted Bat Wing touring fairing, a rubber mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine, and lockable saddlebags. For the FLHTC Electra Glide Classic, The Motor Company adds more touring comfort, like a Tour-Pak cargo system, a 40-watt Advanced Audio System by Harmon/Kardon, plus additional fender and saddlebag trim.
Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Motorcycle Reviews
2012 Harley CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Harley-Davidson increases the pedigree of the 2012 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide with a new thumpin' audio system, zumo GPS, a revamped saddle and luxuries like heated seats and grips.
2011 Harley-Davidson CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Harley-Davidson unveils its 2011 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide and we ride it in this motorcycle first ride review.
2009 Ultra Classic Electra Glide Comparison
Thursday, August 27, 2009
We test the merits of the 2009 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide against the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager.
2010 Electra Glide Ultra Limited First Ride
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Motorcycle touring never felt so good with the new Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Limited motorcycle. See if it's the right motorcycle for you in this motorcycle review.
2008 H-D Ultra Classic vs. Victory Vision
Monday, January 14, 2008
Take two American V-Twin Luxury-Touring, the '08 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic and the '08 Victory Vision Tour, and pitted them together.
2008 Harley-Davidson CVOs First Ride
Monday, July 09, 2007
We traveled to Milwaukee to test out some of Milwaukee's Best, the 2008 Harley-Davidson CVO line.
2008 Harley-Davidsons First Ride
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Harley-Davidson family continues to grow, with three new motorcycles for 2008. Two models take H-D into new territory while the third is an an old favorite.
2007 Harley-Davidson CVO First Rides
Friday, September 08, 2006
Our old pal Korf takes a ride through California's Central Coast on the cream of Harley's crop, the blinged-out CVOs of 2007.
2006 Harley-Davidsons Quick Rides
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
H-D rolls out six new models, completely revamps its long-neglected Dyna series, revises every other line, and we ride most of them!
Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Motorcycle First Looks
New Harley CVO - FLHTCUSE6 Ultra Electra Glide
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Harley-Davidson releases another mid-year model, this time adding on to its CVO familiy with the introduction of the FLHTCUSE6 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide.
H-D Offers Blacked-Out 2010 CVO Ultra Classic
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Harley-Davidson is offering a limited edition of its CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide with a bevy of blacked-out components.
Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Motorcycle News
Harley Offers Boom! Audio System for Tourers
Friday, September 02, 2011
Harley-Davidson is offering its new Boom! Audio Custom Touring System with dual amps and eight speakers.
2012 Harley-Davidsons Head to Dealers
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Harley-Davidson tries to take advantage of the rest of summer, shipping out 2012 models from the Touring, Sportster and Trike lineups to U.S. and European dealers. Courtesy of Harley-Davidson
H-D Electra Glide Dealerships