Knowing the model names associated with Harley-Davidson’s cryptic “alpha” designations for its motorcycle models can make for quite the trivia contest at parties. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The first, long-running and best known is FLHT which, among other things today, indicates that the bike is equipped with Harley’s distinctively good-looking yet fork-mounted “batwing” fairing, such as the FLHTCU Electra Glide Ultra Classic. The best mileage I got out of that six-gallon fuel tank was when I was out on the open highway riding in the taller Sixth gear, just over 50 mpg. Harley-Davidson 1690 ROAD KING CLASSIC FLHRCI 2011 - Fiche moto - Avant même de monter dessus, le charme agit. Acceleration from the 103 is brisk and produces a powerful, satisfying exhaust note that should be loud enough for anybody. The ride is a bit stiffer now—some bumps can be jarring—but Harley has addressed this with better seats and suspension calibration, though the fork still dives too much under braking. 2011 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra – Road Test Review, Favorite Rides & Destinations Digital Edition, Triumph Launches Certified Pre-Owned Program. When it came to the seat and riding position, at 6-foot 1-inch tall, and weighing...let's just call it "big boned," the seat had a good tapered shape at the nose and a wide rear pad allowing my feet to sit flat on the ground and still have a good bend in the knee, so it was easy to move the bike around. Frame: Mild-steel tubular double cradle w/ two-piece backbone, twin downtubes, bolton subframe & steel swingarm As far as braking goes, you will find a set of four-piston calipers biting down on a set of 11.8-inch rotors, as the rear has a single four-piston caliper and same-styled rotor, which in my option could use some style updating to flow better with the spoked wheels. The Road King Classic rides on 16-inch steel spoke wheels with Dunlop tires: a 130/90/16 for the front and 180/65/16 for the rear tire. travel Over the next few weeks I was able to rack up more than 3,000 miles, some of them through some real nice Colorado mountains (we may get to that story in an upcoming issue). Lubrication System: Dry sump, 4.0-qt. Base Price: $22,499 Price as Tested: $23,519 (Two-tone … Rake/Trail: 26 degrees/6.7 in. When I was hauling a passenger, there were no complaints about comfort, only that a backrest would have made it better so that they didn't have to hold on so tight at higher speeds. Our Road Glide Ultra felt more refined, and was mechanically quieter while accelerating, shifting and cruising than any Harley big twin we’ve tested. While an FLHTC Electra Glide Classic will ding your wallet for $18,899, the Road King is $2,000 less, and the Road King Classic $1,000 less. Charging Output: 650 watts max. Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King Classic: as per base King but with slightly more retro, rounded styling complete with leather-look, buckled panniers, whitewall tyres and wire wheels. One headset and a basic H-D multitool come with the bike. The trunk is cavernous, lined with soft woven nylon and easily holds two fullface helmets. 2011 Harley-Davidson Road King® Classic pictures, prices, information, and specifications. Other versions. Comfort on the Road King Ultra is otherwise superb for rider and passenger. You can plug in an iPod or other auxiliary device, too. Braking is swift and strong once you’re used to the auto-style rear pedal, and though Harley has sacrificed some smoothness in the standard anti-lock braking system in order to conceal the ABS components, it still performs adequately when engaged. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Compression Ratio: 9.6:1 We’ve gone through piles of books and have selected a few motorcycle-themed choices that would make for great reading sessions over the winter months. Many products featured on this site were editorially chosen. Here are a few of our picks, geared mostly toward Harleys. Indicated rpm at 60 mph: 2,175, (This article Wind Rider was published in the September 2011 issue of Rider magazine.). When the original Harley-Davidson® Road King® motorcycle was introduced in 1994, it didn’t take long for it to obtain iconic status with heritage … Rear: 180/65-H16 Our test bike’s clutch lever feel was linear and easy to modulate most times, though a bit notchy when starting out, as if the cable is dry. MPG: 91 PON (low/avg/high): 32.6/35.0/38.1 Our Road Glide Ultra test bike had beautiful optional laced chrome aluminum wheels, which require that the functional new Dunlop Multi-Tread tubeless touring tires mounted on them carry tubes.