The tall-geared, rubber-mounted engine is, however, the perfect match for the Ultra’s rail-car stability, carrying it along at supra-legal speeds with just a hint of rumble. Contented at 65 mph, tolerant of 75, and just starting to whine above 85—that’s your working range. True, the tall gearing saps much of its roll-on performance, especially two-up with the excellent hard luggage brimming, but a downshift or two gets the 103ci engine back up the power curve. Peak torque of 92.4 pound-feet arrives at 3,600 rpm with horsepower topping out at 75.9 at 5,000 rpm, just 500 short of the redline. The Ultra is never fast by motorcycle standards, in part because it weighs 926 pounds with the 6-gallon tank full, but it rarely feels painfully underpowered.