2014 Road Tests
2014 Harley Davidson Ultra Limited
“The revision venture, dubbed Project Rushmore, implemented over 100 changes across the platform; some are major in scope like linked ABS brakes, a new hydraulic clutch, and a much beefier fork; some are more subtle but just as impactful, like completely restyled switch gear and gauges, wider, deeper saddles, a new one touch luggage system and redesigned bodywork.” ep. 2
“…a hefty bump in the king’s air cooled 103 v-twin’s torque and horse power. And speaking of beef – check out the new 49 ml front fork. Then there’s the new ABS assisted linked braking system. The redesigned saddle, revised hand controls and hard luggage complete with a new one touch latching system. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Pretty much everything has been breathed on and yet from a distance it still looks like a Road King.” ep. 10
“Behold one of the most popular motorcycles in Harley-Davidson’s line up.. The Street Glide Special. Recently this sparkling beauty underwent a complete overhaul thanks to what Harley-Davidson called Project Rushmore. Rushmore was a special project that saw company engineers take direct customer feedback and implement as many subtle tweaks and revisions possible without changing the motorcycle’s overall heart and soul.” ep 7
“….this old school kind of v-twin cruiser really is as utilitarian as a hammer, or, in Yamaha’s case, a bolt. At the heart of this bare bones bad boy is a 940CC air-cooled fuel injected v-twin mated to a five speed tranny and a low maintenance belt final drive.” ep. 6
“- a totally naked, fuel injected, 850cc triple that delivers a whole pile of fun for under 10 grand. At the heart of this hooligan is an all new 12 valve in line 3 banger that sports fly by wire throttle control and selectable throttle maps. As a result, the 9er delivers the silky smooth power of an in line 4 along with a healthy dollop of low end torque usually associated with a twin. ” ep 12 / 1
“This adventurous five-hundred CC road eater rounds out Honda’s mid range line up now sharing the road with the sporty R model and then naked standard, the F. Like it’s stable mates, the X sports the liquid cooled 471CC fuel injected parallel twin mated to a slick six speed tranny and chain final drive.” ep 4.
“…this 675 cc three cylinder road eater is ready for pretty much anything.. from track days at the local road course to carving back roads on the way to your favourite weekend retreat.. Regardless of the activity…I’m happy to report that the street triple will definitely put a smile on your face.” ep 5.
“Like it’s brothers, the GT sports the same liquid cooled, 798cc fuel injected parallel twin…mated to a slick six-speed tranny and belt final drive. Under the faring is a lightweight cast aluminum frame sporting a 43 millimeter fork matched with a very nice pair of ABS assisted 320 millimeter floating discs. Bolstering the cast aluminum parts list is the rear swing arm and wheels.” ep.3