2009 Harley-Davidson Tourers - Frame Work

By Jamie Elvidge, Photography by Tom Riles, Kevin Wing

Tech Spec

Step by step, Harley's touring bikes are becoming more modern-without losing their classic appeal.

BMW K1200LT, Honda Gold Wing, Star Royal Star Venture, Victory Vision.

Price $20,999-$22,159
Engine type a-c 45-deg. V-twin
Valve train OHV, 4v
Displacement 1584cc
Bore x stroke 95.25mm x 111.25mm
Compression 9.2:1
Fuel system ESPFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower na
Claimed torque 92.6 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel double cradle with bolt-on subframe
Front suspension 41.3mm Showa fork
Rear suspension Twin Showa shocks, air-adjustable
Front brake Dual Brembo four-piston calipers, 300mm discs
Rear brake Single Brembo two-piston caliper, 300mm disc
Front tire Dunlop 130/80B17 65H
Rear tire Dunlop 180/65B16 81H
Rake/trail 26.0°./6.7 in.
Seat height 30.7 in.
Wheelbase 63.5 inches
Fuel capacity 6.0 gal.
Claimed dry weight 828 lbs.
Colors Many
Available Now

Harley-Davidson Motor Company
3700 W. Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Verdict 3.5 stars out of 5
Better bones tame the beast.

By Jamie Elvidge
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