The Redeye Express
24 Hours Aboard H-D’s Ultra Limited
By Motorcyclist Staff, Photography by Kevin Wing, Motorcyclist Staff
2014 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited
There you have it: the classic cruiser-tourer layout. While the Limited has plenty of legroom and provides enough space between the saddle and the wide, tiller-like bars, the overall riding position is very much in the cruiser idiom, with your weight on your tailbone and spine nearly vertical. Floorboards offer enough room to move around; there would be more without the “heel” shifter.
What more do you want out of a big-inch V-twin? The new “precision-cooled” engine makes traditionally good midrange torque, but the surprise is how flat the horsepower curve is in the last 1,500 rpm. That’s an engine to get on the power and stay there.
||a/l-c 45-deg. V-twin
|Bore x stroke
||98.3 x 111.1mm
||EFI, ride by wire
||Showa 49mm fork
||Dual Showa shocks with air-adjustable preload
||Dual Brembo four-piston calipers, 300mm discs with ABS
||Brembo four-piston caliper, 300mm disc with ABS
||130/80B-17 Dunlop D408F
||180/65B-16 Dunlop D407T
|Weight (tank full/empty)
||80.5 bhp @ 5000 rpm
||95.6 lb.-ft. @ 3800 rpm
|Fuel mileage (hi/low/avg.)
||Vivid Black, Mysterious Red Sunglo/Blackened Cayenne Sunglo, Charcoal/Silver Pearl, and more
||24 months, unlimited miles
By Motorcyclist Staff
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