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Here's what you get with The Project RUSHMORE Ultra touring experience: Every idea millions of miles of riding and hundreds of conversations with riders could dream up and build into a horizon hunting machine. Like saddlebags that open with one touch. A fairing that reduces head buffeting. More passing power. Top of the line infotainment and sound. More passenger room. Set the touchscreen GPS to your coordinates and go. Before you're far outside the outskirts of town you be feeling exactly right.
Project RUSHMORE started out as a way to re-think the venerable Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle from fender tip to fender tip. It’s turned into a never-ending quest. Each year the going just gets better for the rider who points one of our bikes down the highway. As you might guess, a big part of the effort has gone into finding ways to help riders pass faster, stop quicker, take curves tighter and see further at night. Here are a few of the ways Project RUSHMORE is currently adding the control you feel in the saddle: Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS, Daymaker™ LED headlamps and fog lamps, brighter Tour-Pak®luggage carrier lighting, brighter turn signals, brighter brake lights, and a steering head with stiffer front forks. The bikes are better then ever. Project RUSHMORE control. An invitation to see how good you can be, written in Milwaukee steel.
When we go to work on the infotainment system for a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle we follow one simple principle. If you’re going to live in the saddle of a top-end touring bike, you deserve better sound than most people have in their living rooms. More sound. Purer sound. Big, full-color touch screens. Switches that are located where you intuitively want them to be and can reach without removing your hands from the grips. Voice activation for your music, phone and GPS. Think of it this way. Back in the day there was nothing wrong with the sound of Johnny crackling out of a dashboard Philco. But what the latest Project RUSHMORE infotainment systems do for your ears, and eyes, is infinitely better.
Starting with the days when early riders bolted plastic windshields to their machines and began crisscrossing the country, the Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle has already gone places no one could have imagined. We began Project RUSHMORE to discover what comes next. When it came to rider comfort, that meant getting in the saddle and putting in miles. Thousands of miles, over every sort of pavement the road could throw at us. Experiencing every sort of condition Mother Nature could throw at us. We used the info to dial in airflow, passenger space, back rests, seat textures, legroom and hand controls and anything else rider and passenger feel out there. Then hit the road to test and re-test it all over again. That’s how we can say with confidence we’re building the most comfortable machines on the road. Ride one. You’ll say the same thing.
With a name like Project RUSHMORE, you know we were aiming high when we set out to rethink what riders experience on our Touring machines. These weren’t just motorcycles. They’re part of the American landscape. So we set about perfecting the way they work, feel and look the only way we could. By riding. Millions of miles. Countless hours. More grueling road tests than any sane person would ever want to endure. We discovered the technology and the innovations to make the ride better. And through it all we never took our eyes of the style of the machine. Give your eyes a slow ride from fender tip to fender tip You see classic Harley-Davidson style and a sleek modern look come through at the same time. Clean. Tight. Modern. As up-to-date as the weather report blasting out the infotainment system. As timeless as the road is endless.
Project RUSHMORE - Style
Project RUSHMORE is the journey we set out on to take our touring motorcycles to places never imagined before to turn all the possibilities for what a motorcycle can be now into true Milwaukee steel. We did it our way, as we've always done. As riders. Riding with other riders. Thousand of hours, countless road tests, millions of miles. Looking for the technology and innovations that truly make the ride better. We went over the bike fender tip to fender tip. Making it work better. Making it look sleeker. Modern. Clean. Tight. Let your eye take the journey over the machine. This is classic Harley-Davidson style and a sleek, modern look at the exact same time. At Harley-Davidson, form has always followed function. And both have always reported to emotion. Now we're just doing it on a completely different level.
High Flow Airbox
Our design philosophy can be summed up pretty simply: form follows function, but both report to emotion. This airbox is a prime example of that. It's the most functional airbox we've ever put on a Harley-Davidson® touring bike. It lets the engine breathe better for more power, but it's also designed to give you more legroom and provide better airflow around the rider. Emotion? That's the part you feel when you look at it sitting right at the center of your V-Twin engine.
Restyled Fairing and Front Fender
Let's start with this: when you see the iconic shape of a Harley-Davidson® Batwing fairing coming at you down the road, it leaves no question that you're looking at machine born in Milwaukee and built for gigantic miles of road. Last year, we introduced the Project RUSHMORE Batwing fairing. We made the iconic shape sleeker and gave it a more progressive look. But this isn't just about looks. It's about the ride. The Project RUSHMORE Batwing fairing gives you less head buffeting (see comfort section for the full story on that) but also the look that instantly announces "Hey, this is a HARLEY-DAVIDSON® motorcycle." Of course, we didn't stop at the fairing. The fairing lowers and Tour-Pak™luggage case got a sleeker look to match. And we worked over the front fender, too – with a clean look that's cut back to expose more of the wheel and tire. It all comes together for a look that's never been seen before, yet instantly familiar. Welcome to the next generation of Harley-Davidson® touring motorcycles.
17" Impeller Front Wheel
Sitting out front on the Ultra Limited you'll notice a 17-inch cast aluminum, 10-spoke Impeller wheel. In the back you've got a 16-inch Impeller to match. The brake rotors are designed to show off more of the premium custom look of the wheels. Because if you're going to go this far, you might as well take it all the way.
Gloss Black Inner Fairing
A premium gloss black finish comes standard on the Ultra Limited motorcycle. It's there because on a bike like this one, you can't help but go the extra mile.
Bullet Turn Signals
We went end to end and top to bottom to give the Harley-Davidson® Touring lineup the clean, tight, sharp, iconic look and feel that only befits the next generation of our motorcycles. The finishing touch - bullet turn signals. Sleek and modern, yet a timeless classic.
Inner Fairing Design
Put your eye to the inner fairing of the Ultra Limited. There's a bigger display screen (see the whole story in the infotainment section). Check out the gauges. You'll notice a 10 percent larger viewing area, with wider, taller numbers sitting on top of that classic black background. The information gets bigger and better too. There's a gear indicator for all six gears and the display area, which can now be operated by an extremely convenient trigger switch, puts more information at your fingertips. The temperature and fuel gauge are larger too. When you're on the road, one quick glance tells you everything you need to know.
Classic Fuel Tank
Part of the unmistakable style of the Harley-Davidson® Ultra Limited motorcycle is plenty of room for showing off your paint. This classically styled, bold six-gallon fuel tank doesn't just give you a bigger canvas for premium or custom paint; it holds six gallons of go so you can eat up a lot more road between pit stops. We know fuel economy is important—but so is style. A dual-color paint scheme, crisp pinstripes that run the length of the bike and special Harley-Davidson® tank medallions give this ride a one-of-a-kind look.
Pure Harley-Davidson Styling
Feast your eyes on the Twin Cam 103™ engine and there's no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an attention to detail you won't find from any other motorcycle company. Black powder-coated heads and cylinders are highlighted by machined cooling fin tips and chrome rocker covers. It's a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power. From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers–the Twin Cam103™engine makes an ironclad statement about holding on to what's right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.
Tank And Fender Badges
This isn't just a motorcycle. It's a work of art, born out of passion, creativity and long days, late nights and refusing to be satisfied until every detail was perfect. When we added the signature, we did it with metal. Nothing else would be right on this masterpiece.
|Model||FLHTK Ultra Limited|
|Laden Seat Height||27.3 in|
|Unladen Seat Height||29.1 in|
|Ground Clearance||5.3 in|
|Rake Steering Head||26|
|Front Tire Size||BW 130/80B17 65H|
|Rear Tire Size||BW 180/65B16 81H|
|Fuel Capacity||6 gal|
|Oil Capacity||4 qt|
|Weight Shipped||861 lb|
|Weight Running Order||896 lb|
|Luggage Volume||4.7 cu ft|
|Engine||Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™|
|Displacement||103.1 cu in|
|Fuel System||Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)|
|Primary Drive Train||Chain, 34/46 ratio|
|1st Gear Ratio||9.593|
|2nd Gear Ratio||6.65|
|3rd Gear Ratio||4.938|
|4th Gear Ratio||4.0|
|5th Gear Ratio||3.407|
|6th Gear Ratio||2.875|
|Exhaust||Chrome, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers|
|Wheel Option||Contrast Chrome Impeller Cast Aluminum|
|Front Wheel Type||Contrast Chrome Impeller Cast Aluminum|
|Rear Wheel Type||Contrast Chrome Impeller Cast Aluminum|
|Caliper Type||32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear|
|Brake||32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear|
|Engine Torque Testing Method||j1349|
|Engine Torque||105.5 ft-lb|
|Engine Torque RPM||3,750|
|Lean Angle Right||31.9|
|Lean Angle Left||31.8|
|Fuel Economy||42 mpg|
|Electric Lighting||High beam, running lights, front fender running lights, directional lights, neutral, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, accessory, speakers, turn signals, security system, gear indication, battery, low fuel warning, cruise control, ABS, fog/aux lamp indicator|
|Electric Gauges||Gauges compared to MY13: 10% larger speedometer and tachometer with 68% wider numbers; 28% larger fuel and volt gauges with 30% wider numbers; display features odometer, trip A, trip B, range to empty, and gear indicator; and larger telltale indicators|