2011 Harley-Davidson Road King

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2011 Harley-Davidson Road King

2011 Harley-Davidson Road King Base


The 2011 Harley-Davidson Road King is a big cruiser motorcycle fully equipped for touring. It is an ideal bike for long days of comfortable, relaxed riding. The Road King was introduced in 1994 with a carbureted, 1340-cc iteration of the iconic Harley-Davidson V-twin motor. Fuel injection was introduced the following year. In 1999 displacement increased to 1450 cubic centimeters. The engine in the 2011 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic is a 1584-cc version. Harley-Davidson aficionados generally refer to it as a 96-inch engine. The first Road King came with a full-dresser-style headlight cover and the Fat Bob fuel tank with twin gas caps. The current Road King has much more of the simple, classic, Electra Glide look from the mid 1960s. Solid color options include Vivid Black, Sedona orange, Brilliant Silver Pearl, and Cool Blue Pearl. Two-tone paint schemes of Cool Blue Pearl with Vivid Black, Cool Merlot Sunglo Pearl with Vivid Black, or Dark Candy Rootbeer with Light Candy Rootbeer are also available. And there are custom colors of Psychedelic Purple with Vivid Black or Apple Green with Vivid Black. Harley-Davidson offers a custom color paint program as original equipment.

Although the Road King looks like a boulevard cruiser, it is equipped for long-distance touring. Front and rear floorboards are standard equipment. The passenger floorboards are adjustable for height. The simple windshield and pillion seat can be installed or removed easily in just a few seconds. Both passenger and rider seats are upholstered in leather. And of course the Road King comes standard with molded, lockable, hard bags. The engine is mounted via a four-point system to reduce vibration. A redesign of the chassis and suspension in 2009 gives improved handling. Electronic Sequential port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) is controlled via Electronic Throttle Control (ETC). This is a throttle-by-wire system that makes it easier to include cruise control. At more than 800 pounds, the Road King is a big motorcycle. Yet it is the lightest Harley-Davidson touring bike. This makes it much easier to maneuver when riding in town.

The 2011 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic steps it up several notches. It includes the bigger 103-inch (1690-cc) engine, anti-lock brakes, and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System. These are all packaged as the Powerpak option, standard equipment on the Road King Classic. The larger engine also has a higher 9.6:1 compression ration compared to the 9.2:1 of the 96-inch motor, The standard hard saddlebags are wrapped in leather. There is new metal detailing on the seat, side cases, fuel tank, and fender. And the Road King Classic comes with wide whitewall tires wrapped around chrome, spoked, wire wheels. Harley-Davidson motorcycles in general, and the Road King in particular, are about relaxed, comfortable riding. Much more so than even the big, touring, V-twin, cruiser bikes from other manufacturers.

New For 2011
  • 103-inch PowerPak option is standard equipment on the 2011 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic. It includes the Twin Cam 103-inch (1690-cc) engine, anti-lock brakes, and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System. The system is operated via a hands-fee key fob.
  • New sculpted seat is more comfortable and easier to get into
  • New styling on the tank medallion
  • Engine is now powder-coated in black with chrome accents
  • New colors

2011 Harley-Davidson Road King Specs

  • Model: 2011 Harley-Davidson Road King
  • Engine Type: 1584-cc, air-cooled, four-stroke, 45-degree, V-twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.75 by 4.38 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: overhead valve, pushrod; two valves per cylinder
  • Induction: electronic sequential port fuel injection
  • Ignition: electronic
  • Transmission: six-speed manual
  • Final Drive: belt
  • Fuel Capacity: six U.S. gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 42 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Brembo dual hydraulic 11.5-inch disc, four-piston calipers
  • Brakes (Rear): Brembo single hydraulic 11.5-inch disc, four-piston calipers
  • Suspension (Front): telescopic fork, 1.9 inch diameter, 4.6 inches of travel,
  • Suspension (Rear): double-sided swingarm, 3.0 inches of travel, air adjustable, adjustable pre-load and re-bound
  • Wheelbase: 63.5 inches
  • Rake: 26 degrees
  • Trail: 6.69 inches
  • Seat Height: 26.5 inches
  • Curb Weight: 812 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 130/80-R17
  • Tires (Rear): 180/65- R16


  • Security package with anti-lock brakes
  • Cruise control kit
  • Heated hand grips
  • Windshield
  • Chrome luggage rack
  • Engine guard mounted fog lamp kit
  • Road King custom style backrest
  • Chrome headlamp, passing lamp, and turn signal visors

Key Competitors For The 2011 Harley-Davidson Road King

  • Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad
  • Yamaha Road Star Silverado S
  • Triumph Thunderbird SE
  • Honda Interstate

Available Road King Sub Models

2011 Harley-Davidson Road King Base Buyer's Guide 2011 Harley-Davidson Road King Base
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