Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic Review

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Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic

The all-new Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic is an exciting cruiser bike recently launched by Harley-Davidson Company. This bike has got the best design along with the powerful engine. It has superb chassis and excellent colour combination. This bike features a comfortable seat that offers the best seating position. The new one-touch saddlebags, GPS and infotainment, better airflow around the rider and many others are best features in this bike. The review of Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic along with the price and specification are written below.

Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic

Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic – Specification and Price

Engine

The all-new Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic bike comes with the best 45 degrees V-Twin powerful engine. The engine has the iconic sound plus the strong look as well. This new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine is smoother, stronger and durable. The throttle response is pretty impressive. This engine contains four valves per cylinders, a single chain is driven cam, dual spark plugs, counter balanced and rubber mounted. This engine is specially designed to drive for millions of miles. The next era of power and performance has begun with this engine. This engine makes the rider better in eight different ways:

  1. More Power: Larger displacement, 4-valve heads and the higher compression ratio produce 10% more torque.
  2. Quicker Acceleration: 2-3 bike lengths faster from 0-60 mph, 1-2 bike lengths faster from 60-80 mph in the top gear.
  3. Heat Management: improved rider and passenger comfort thanks to reduced heat absorption, increased heat rejection and redesigned exhaust system.
  4. Improved Fit: Compressed primary and optimised air cleaner shape.
  5. Reduced Vibration: New internal single counter balancer provides the smoother, more refined feel at idle.
  6. Richer Exhaust Note: Less mechanical power train noise allows more iconic V-Twin engine rumble due to the lighter valves, optimised cover designs and driveline improvements.
  7. Lower Idle Speed: For better sound and less heat.
  8. Improved Charging: 50 percent more output to meet increased touring accessory needs.

Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic

Control

The new Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic bike comes with the excellent control and handling preferences. This bike has new Daymaker LED headlight with the LED fog lamps. These lights are very powerful, and they offer the right and powerful light in the dark. This bike has got the best steering damper control. All-new front and rear suspension are used, they are entirely reengineered using the dual bending valve front and rear suspension with easily adjustable emulsion shocks. Rider can get more comfort, better control and best confidence while handling the bike. New fork technology used in this bike improves the ride, especially over the harshest bumps. This bike features rear tire of 180 mm. All-new Dunlop Multi-Tread technology is used, it uses harder compounds at the centre and softer on the sides for a tire. The all-new Reflex Linked Brembo Brakes with the best ABS. The ABS turn a locked-up front wheel or the rear wheel skid into the relic from riding’s history. The front and rear brakes of this bike are electronically linked to deliver the right amount of brake to each tire of the bike no matter what the road condition is. The interesting thing is that, this one of the heaviest bike in the world. The lighting of the bike is excellent, it features bright, eye-catching LED Tour-Pak Luggage carrier light isn’t there for glory. This bike features 6-Speed Cruise Drive Transmission which features smooth, quiet shifting plus it reduces engine speed on the highway.

Infotainment

The new Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic bike comes with the new BOOM! Box 4.3 Radio that puts out 25 watts per channel at 1% distortion. The new speed tuning system offers more than just volume changes at different speeds. This system can modify the level of bass and treble to dial-in the best sound. This new bike also features optional 6.5 inches of a full touch screen with modern graphics. This radio offers the option for hands-free as well. This system is Bluetooth capable so that rider can connect his phone to the head unit. This communication system provides superb quality sound with its 5.25 inches of front and rear speakers. This system includes a USB connection which accepts iPhone, iTouch and other USB compatible devices. This radio system is ready to upgrade, and additional satellite services such as weather and traffic can be added. It features big buttons for easier operation. This bike has same infotainment system as it is in 2017 Road Glide Special Harley-Davidson.

Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic

Feel

The all-new Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic bike comes with the best design and ergonomics. It offers excellent air flow and gives best riding experience. This bike has passed the wind tunnel test, and it has minimum air drag. This bike has two-up Electra Glide Seat that offers maximum comfort. The seat height is just 693 mm and can accommodate rider of any size. This bike also features back and arm rests for the passenger.  The seat of this bike is long is specially designed for long rides. This bike has the one touch philosophy, every component of the radio system and the saddle bag lid opens with the single touch only. This bike features full-length footboard and toe/heel gear shifts. It has the best height adjustable passenger boards that add another level customizable comfort for rider partner. The bike has got classic style wide handlebar. It offers maximum handling experience and support during the long ride. These handlebars provide valuable riding position. The saddlebag provides enough room to store things in it. Moreover, its lid can be open using a single touch only. This saddlebag can accommodate two full face helmets as well. The bike has got the perfect fuel tank that has the capacity of six gallons. It offers the stylish look and has a Harley-Davidson Brand badge on it. The tank and fender badges display the legacy of this brand. The new bullets turn signals offers a charming look. This bike features new and best 17 inches of cast aluminium wheel. The braking system is also superb to control and to stop this monster.

Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic – Price

The newly launched Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic bike comes with the price of $ 24,149 only.

Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic – Specs

Engine

Engine Type Milwaukee-Eight™ 107
Bore 3.937 inches
Stroke 4.375 inches
Displacement 107 cu in
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic

Performance

Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 111.4 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,250
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 31.9
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 31.8
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Highway 45 mpg

Dimension

Length 102.1 inches
Seat Height, Laden 27.4 inches
Seat Height, Unladen 29.1 inches
Ground Clearance 5.5 inches
Rake (steering head) (deg) 26
Trail 6.7 inches
Wheelbase 64 inches
Tires, Front Specification BW 130/80B17 65H
Tires, Rear Specification BW 180/65B16 81H
Fuel Capacity 6 gallons
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 5.2 qt.
Weight, As Shipped 860 lb.
Weight, In Running Order 894 lb.
Luggage Capacity –Volume 4.7 cu ft

Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic Specs

Infotainment (BOOM! BOX™ 4.3)

Size 4.3 inch
Type Color
Watts Per Channel 25.0
Speakers 4.0
Speaker Size 5.25 inch/6.5 inch – P&A Upgrade
Headset Specifications (if equipped) 16-64 ohms
AM Standard
FM Standard
Weather Band (WB) Standard
SD Card, MP3 and Flash Drive – via USB Connection Supported
Languages English (UK/US), German, Spanish (Spain/Mexico), French (Canada/France), Italian, European Portuguese
Hands-free Mobile Phone – via Bluetooth Standard
Voice Recognition Languages: Phone functions only English (US)
Rider/Passenger Intercom Standard
Vehicle Information Screen (Oil pressure, Air temperature and EITMS) Standard
Text-to-Speech (TTS) Languages English (US)
USB USB/MTP/iPod/iPhone
Bluetooth Phone/Media Supported

Drivetrain

Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.593
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.65
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.938
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4.0
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.407
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 2.875

Chassis

Exhaust Chrome, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers
Wheels, Front Type Impeller Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Type Impeller Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear

Harley-Davidson 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic

Electric

Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps High beam, front fender running lights,  directional lights, neutral,  low oil pressure, neutral, engine diagnostics, turn signals, security system (optional), battery, low fuel warnings, cruise control, ABS, gear indication, miles to empty display, aux/fog lamp indicator
Gauges Larger speedometer and tachometer with ample numbers, range to empty, significant fuel and volt gauges with broad number display, features odometer, trip A, trip B, gear and clock indicator; and larger telltale indicators