Motorcycle Review of the Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited Low

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SEASON 26 | EPISODE 3

“Powering the Ultra Low is Harley’s very latest duel cooled, high output, twin cam 103 cubic inch V Twin with its six speed transmission but added to the secret sauce is a new linked, ABS Brembo braking system, a beefier fork, air adjustable suspension…faring… bags…fenders…wheels…everywhere you look…something has been tweaked or overhauled completely”

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“If you want the full-on Harley-Davidson Ultra Touring experience in a lower form, throw a leg over the Ultra Limited Low. No other full-dress Grand American touring machine puts you closer to the pavement.” Harley-Davidson

If you’ve ever been around Harley-Davidson products then you know that when it comes to it’s model designations .. the motor company really likes those long letter combos … case in point this new FLHTCUL .. but really who can fault them for all those letters when you consider the super long list of updates thanks to the recently touted Project Rushmore initiative. Harley says the Ultra Low has received some 100 refinements including small things like, 1 touch latches and more intuitive hand control switches, to big impressive items such as a touch screen 25 watt boom-box entertainment system. Powering the Ultra Low is Harley’s very latest duel cooled, high output, twin cam 103 cubic inch V Twin with its six speed transmission but added to the secret sauce is a new linked, ABS Brembo braking system, a beefier fork, air adjustable suspension…faring… bags…fenders…wheels…everywhere you look…something has been tweaked or overhauled completely.

We thought it’d be fun to ask OPP Constable Stu Smith to give us his take on the Electra Glide Ultra Limited Low. Constable Smith offers a unique take on the FLHTCUL because he rides the OPP fleet model as part of his day job. Smith says they’ve definitely added some bells and whistles to increase comfort and usability and the seat height is “ultra low” so just about anyone could fit into the saddle. The other small but significant difference is the engine size. Constable Smith’s fleet model runs a 93 cubic inch version of the v-twin where, as stated, the FLHTCUL civilian model runs a dual cooled, high output, twin cam 103 cubic inch v-twin. Officer Stu says they both run smooth but he really feels and appreciates the extra power in the low end and up through the mid range while both bikes run smooth and steady in the highway range. The brakes are an ABS Brembo system and with all the heavy metals behind the FLHTCUL brakes, Harley-Davidson has made sure that there is plenty of braking power to keep riders safe.

Finally, Project Rushmore has contributed to a refined cockpit experience. All the controls are eye level and within easy reach, with bonuses like the speakers and touch screen navigation. On thing that stood out for Constable Smith was the visor vent that can be opened or closed. For highway driving, opening the vent and allowing for easier flow around the visor diminishes helmet buffeting and enhances comfort.

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