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24 Hours Aboard H-D’s Ultra Limited

By Motorcyclist Staff, Photography by Kevin Wing, Motorcyclist Staff

2014 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited

Price: $25,899

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.


Price $25,899
Engine type a/l-c 45-deg. V-twin
Valve train OHV, 4v
Displacement 1690cc
Bore x stroke 98.3 x 111.1mm
Compression 10.0:1
Fuel system EFI, ride by wire
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Frame Tubular-steel double-cradle
Front suspension Showa 49mm fork
Rear suspension Dual Showa shocks with air-adjustable preload
Front brake Dual Brembo four-piston calipers, 300mm discs with ABS
Rear brake Brembo four-piston caliper, 300mm disc with ABS
Front tire 130/80B-17 Dunlop D408F
Rear tire 180/65B-16 Dunlop D407T
Rake/trail 26.0°/6.7 in.
Seat height 29.1 in.
Wheelbase 64.0 in.
Fuel capacity 6.0 gal.
Weight (tank full/empty) 900/864 lbs.
Measured horsepower 80.5 bhp @ 5000 rpm
Measured torque 95.6 lb.-ft. @ 3800 rpm
Fuel mileage (hi/low/avg.) 43/34/37 mpg
Colors Vivid Black, Mysterious Red Sunglo/Blackened Cayenne Sunglo, Charcoal/Silver Pearl, and more
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Warranty 24 months, unlimited miles

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