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2016 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra Is Back

In early 2013 when we announced that the Road Glide Ultra would no longer be part of Harley's offer for the States, people sort of went crazy, as the FLTRU was obviously one of the best-selling and best-loved touring machines Milwaukee ever delivered. While no date for the model comeback was then offered, we can show you now the 2016 incarnation of this machine.
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The 2016 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra is indeed marketed as being a completely new and redesigned beast, but we know that most of this blabber is just traditional advertising magic from the MoCo. Still, the new Road Glide Ultra introduces a neat list of upgrades, most of them inspired by the customer-driven Project Rushmore.

At the heart of the new Road Glide Ultra we can find the Twin Cooled Twing Cam 103 high output engine that's said to be the most responsive powerplant, with the most passing power H-D ever created. The transmission is the same 6-speed Cruise Drive gearbox that offers low rev cruising for less wear and maintenance.

Project Rushmore delivers an 8.5" color touchscreen as the main interface for the infotainment system, plus the Boom! Box 6.5GT Radio with USB and iPhone/iPod connectivity, handsfree phone operation and massive sound from the weatherproof speakers.Comfort and suspensions have also been improved
Harley paid a lot of attention to improving long-range comfort aboard the 2016 Road Glide Ultra. The passenger can now enjoy more legroom and more real estate, as the saddle became 1 inch (2.5 cm) longer and wider. The saddlebag guards and speakers have also been repositioned for better ergonomics.

The front forks are 18 percent thicker now, at 49 mm, and have been revalved for better damping, in conjunction with the air-adjustable rear suspension. Cruise control and the Brembo-powered ABS Reflex combined braking system are standard.

Aerodynamics was also tweaked, as the front cowl, now loaded with new Daymaker headlights is reshaped and provides less buffetting and a quieter ride even at higher speeds.

 
 
 
 
 

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