Harley-Davidson 2021 Tri Glide Freewheeler Review Specs

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Harley-Davidson 2021 Tri Glide Freewheeler

New braking features on the Freewheeler include cornering, improved Reflex connected brakes with ABS, and traction control. Bobtail fenders, slash cut pipes, 12 inches of mini apes, and Enforcer aluminum wheels are all classic aesthetic elements. Two full-face helmets, as well as additional gear, may be stored in the cargo area. A Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin engine provides plenty of power. The ride is smooth thanks to dual bending valve 49mm front forks and readily adjustable rear suspension.

Harley-Davidson 2021 Tri Glide Freewheeler – Features and Specs

Harley-Davidson 2021 Tri Glide Freewheeler

Milwaukee-Eight® 114 Engine

In actual H-D® Touring vehicles, the most significant displacement is available. The rider will have 114-cubic-inch of power and horizon-chasing acceleration at his disposal.

Reflex™ Linked Brembo® Brakes with Standard ABS

The braking system is designed primarily to help the rider maintain control when braking in a straight line in city traffic by stopping the wheels from locking under sudden and aggressive braking. In an emergency, ABS works independently on both wheels to keep the wheels spinning and prevent uncontrollable wheel lock.

High-Performance Suspension

The premium Harley-Davidson touring suspension system is tuned particularly for Trike models, resulting in a smooth and responsive ride.

Mini-Ape Hanger Bars

The Freewheeler® model’s 12-inch Mini-Ape hanger bars are the highest rise from an OE manufacturer. They bring the hand controls closer to the rider and lower the force required to spin the front wheel, making it easier to ride and handle.

Harley-Davidson 2021 Tri Glide Freewheeler

Bobtail Rear Fenders

The Harley-Davidson® bobtail rear fenders provide traditional cruiser lines and design touches to the bike.

Chrome Slash Cut Mufflers

These chrome cut-down pipes broadcast the exhaust tone of the Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine to the rest of the world.

Enforcer Cast Aluminum Wheels

There’s an Enforcer front wheel in front of you, and you’ll need two more in the rear. The brake rotors in the show have been modified to highlight the quality custom look of the wheels.

7-Piece Nacelle

For a tighter, more minor appearance, a classic design chrome headlamp nacelle is pushed snug against the frame and forks. It also has a neatly designed windshield attachment method.

Unique Trunk System

It’s a one-of-a-kind design that opens from left to right (with just one hand) and stretches the length of the body for a neat appearance. There’s enough baggage room to fit two full-face helmets comfortably.

Harley-Davidson 2021 Tri Glide Freewheeler

Steering Head and Front Forks

With a solid front end and 49mm front forks, and a steering damper that modulates road input, the responsiveness is tuned in.

Custom touring design and superficial handling characteristics let you ride with confidence for more extended periods. On three wheels, it’s everything you love about H-D Touring. The new premium touring front and rear suspension have been tailored to trike models. Preload adjustment is simple and tool-free, and the new cornering improved linked braking system with ABS and Traction Control, as well as great seats, put you in command of an unrivaled ride. It has an Antilock Braking System (ABS) and a Traction Control System (TCS) that work together to improve cornering performance. Furthermore, the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine provides the passing and horizon-chasing capability.

Motorcycle-Specific Technology Matches Performance to Available Traction

The Harley-Davidson® RDRS Safety Enhancements (previously known as RDRS) is a set of technologies meant to boost rider confidence in the face of unexpected scenarios or adverse road conditions. RDRS Safety Enhancements are designed to match motorcycle performance to available traction during acceleration, deceleration, and braking, whether traveling in a straight line or turning. The electrical systems use the most up-to-date chassis, electronic braking, and engine technology.

“RDRS Safety Enhancements are Harley-Davidson technology meant to make motorcycling more intuitive,” stated Vice President of Marketing Theo Keitel. “Our main objective is to help riders of all skill levels in an unplanned situation when technical assistance may react faster and more precisely than our responses.” It’s unlikely that an RDRS Safety Enhancement would be activated, but if it does, this technology might be helpful too.”

RDRS Safety Enhancements, which were first introduced on numerous 2020 Harley-Davidson® bikes, are now standard on all 2021 Harley-Davidson CVOTM, Tri Glide® Ultra, Freewheeler®, and LiveWire® models. In the USA, RDRS Safety Enhancements are available as an option on all 2021 Touring models. Except where stated, the RDRS Safety Enhancements are grouped.

The road/tire interface determines available traction. On bikes, RDRS Safety Enhancements can only alter brake pressure or engine torque to keep forces at the tire from exceeding available grip. These solutions cannot boost grip or intervene when the rider fails to apply the brakes or throttle. On Harley-Davidson 2021 Tri Glide Freewheeler, the RDRS Safety Enhancements do not have the power to impact vehicle direction directly. It is a significant distinction between RDRS Safety Enhancements for motorcycles and automobile stability control. Speed, steering, and course adjustments are all under the rider’s power.

Harley-Davidson 2021 Tri Glide Freewheeler

Cornering Enhanced RDRS Safety Enhancements

Some RDRS Safety Enhancements may be “cornering enhanced,” a motorcycle-specific technology that distinguishes RDRS Safety Enhancements from automobile traction and stability control systems. The inertial measurement unit, or IMU, on Harley-Davidson bikes with RDRS Safety Enhancements measures and reports the lean angle of two-wheel motorcycles or the lateral acceleration of a Trike navigating a turn. Because many motorbikes have variable-sized front and back tires, the wheels begin to rotate at somewhat different rates when the rider leans into a turn. As the motorbike leans into a turn, the tire traction patch — the tire’s section that touches the surface – changes. When the motorbike is counted, cornering improved technology takes this into account and intervenes differently for maximum performance than when the motorcycle is upright.

Harley-Davidson 2021 Tri Glide Freewheeler – Technical Specifications

USA Pricing

Vivid Black $27,999
Color $28,499
Custom Color $29,599
ABS Option Standard
Security Option Standard
Cruise Control Option Standard
California Emissions $200
Freight $856

Canadian Pricing

Vivid Black $34,295
Colour $35,295
Custom Colour $36,395
ABS Option Standard
Security Option Standard
Cruise Control Option Standard

UK Pricing

Vivid Black £27,995
Colour £28,345
Custom Colour £29,035
Security Option Standard
Cruise Control Option Standard

Dimensions

Length 103 inches (2,615mm)
Overall Width 55.3 inches (1,405mm)
Overall Height 45.3 inches (1,150mm)
Seat Height, Laden 26.2 inches (665mm)
Seat Height, Unladen 27.6 inches (700mm)
Ground Clearance 4.9 inches (125mm)
Rake (steering head) (deg) 26
Fork Angle (deg) 32.2
Trail 3.96 inches (101mm)
Wheelbase 65.7 inches (1,670mm)
Tires, Type Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front and radial blackwall rear
Tires, Front Model D408F
Tires, Front Specification MT 130/60B19 M/C 61H
Tires, Rear Model Signature
Tires, Rear Specification P205/65R15
Fuel Capacity 6 gal. (22.7 l)
Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light) 1 gal. (3.8 l)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 5 qt. (4.7 l)
Transmission Capacity 1.1 qt. (1.0 l)
Primary Chain Case Capacity 1.1 qts. (1.0 l)
Coolant Capacity N/A
Weight, As Shipped 1,085 lb. (492 kg)
Weight, In Running Order 1,118 lb. (507 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1,700 lb. (771 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front 511 lb. (232 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear 1,188 lb. (539 kg)
Luggage Capacity -Volume 2 cu ft (0.06 m3)

Engine

Engine Milwaukee-Eight® 114
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; four valves per cylinder
Bore 4.016 in. (102 mm)
Stroke 4.5 in. (114 mm)
Displacement 114 cu in (1,868 cc)
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Paper, washable
Exhaust Shorty slash down-style chrome finish mufflers
Lubrication System Pressurized, dry-sump with fan-assisted oil cooler

Drivetrain

Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 30/70 ratio
Clutch Mechanically actuated 10 plate, wet Assist & Slip
Transmission 6 Speed Cruise Drive
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 10.534
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 7.302
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 5.423
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4.392
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.741
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 3.157

Chassis

Frame Mild steel, square-section backbone with twin downtubes
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube sections with plate junctions; MIG welded
Front Fork 49mm dual bending valve
Rear Shocks Hand-adjustable emulsion rear suspension
Wheels, Front Type Enforcer Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Front Width 3.5 in. (89 mm)
Wheels, Front Height 19 in. (483 mm)
Wheels, Rear Type Enforcer Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Width 5.5 in. (140 mm)
Wheels, Rear Height 15 in. (381 mm)
Brakes, Caliper Type Front: 32mm 4 pistons fixed, Rear: floating 36mm piston integrated park brake
Brakes, Rotor Type Dual floating rotors (front), fixed rotor (rear)
Brakes, Front Diameter 11.8 in. (300 mm)
Brakes, Front Thickness 0.2 in. (5.1 mm)
Brakes, Front is dual Yes
Brakes, Rear Diameter 10.6 in. (270 mm)
Brakes, Rear Thickness 0.24 in. (6 mm)
Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Standard
Suspension Travel, Front 4.6 in. (117 mm)
Suspension Travel, Rear Three inches (76mm)

Performance

Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 122 ft-lb (165Nm)
Engine Torque (rpm) 2,250
Lean Angle Testing Method N/A
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) N/A
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) N/A
Fuel Economy Testing Method Estimated City/Hwy
Fuel Economy 43mpg (5.5 l/100km)

Electric

Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 28-amp/hour, 405 cca
Charging Three Phase, 48-amp system (600W@13V, 2000 rpm, 625W max power @ 13V)
Starting 1.6kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp Dual halogen
Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/Stop Incandescent
Lights (as per country regulation), Front Signal Lights Incandescent
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps High beam, running lights, battery, neutral, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, cruise control, security system, gear indicator, low fuel warning, reverse, park brake
Lights, Rear Turn Signals Incandescent
Gauges Speedometer, fuel gauges; display features odometer, trip A, trip B, range to empty, and gear indicator
Auxiliary Lamps N/A
Electric Power Outlet N/A
GPS System N/A
Reverse Gear Electric reverse actuated by handlebar-mounted hand controls.

Warranty And Service

Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000-mile (1,600km), every 5,000-mile (8,000km) thereafter

Conclusion

Cornering improved Reflex connected brakes with ABS and traction control are the new braking features on the Freewheeler. Classic styling elements include bobtail fenders, slash cut pipes, 12-inch mini apes, and Enforcer aluminum wheels. In the cargo area, two full-face helmets, as well as additional gear, can be stored. Power comes from a Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin engine. The dual bending valve 49mm front forks and easily adjustable rear suspension provide a smooth ride.