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2012 Harley Road Glide Ultra | Preview

2012 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

With its shark-nose fairing and double headlight, the 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra sets the standard for unique styling across The Motor Company’s touring line.

Besides the clean, undeniable Road Glide styling, the FLTRU Ultra brings touring motorcyclists the power of the 103 ci (1690cc) engine, shiftability of the 6-speed Cruise Drive Transmission and stopping power of Anti-lock Brakes.

For on-road touring cargo space, the 2012 Harley Road Glide Ultra features a King Tour-Pak with woven-nylon, soft-luggage liners, injection-molded GTX saddlebags and integral glove boxes built into the lower fairings.

New for the 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra are an air deflector, chrome laced wheel options and paint options.

Following are the highlights, specs, color options and MSRP for the 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra.

2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra FLTRU Highlights:

  • NEW Air deflector
  • NEW Tubeless Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheel option
  • NEW Paint color options
  • Frame-mounted Twin CamTM 103 V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
  • 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission with integrated Isolated Drive System (IDS)
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dunlop “Multi-Tread” rear tire construction extends tire life by 25 percent
  • Brembo 4-piston front and rear caliper with dual front rotor brake system
  • Air-adjustable rear shocks
  • Injection Molded King Tour-Pak with soft luggage liners, storage pockets and wrap-around rear tail/brake lights; 2.26 cu. ft. volume
  • Vented lower fairings with integral storage compartments
  • 80-watt, four-speaker Harmon/Kardon® Advanced Audio with CD/MP3 player, and CB/Intercom
  • One-piece, two-up Electra Glide® classic comfort stitch seat shaped to improve rider leg reach to the ground, and to provide better lower back support
  • Aerodynamic, frame-mounted fairing incorporates clear Lexan windshield, dual headlamps and a cockpit-style instrument display
  • Black powder-coated powertrain with chrome covers
  • Chrome, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers
  • Black, 28-spoke Cast Aluminum wheels • Mid-frame air deflectors • Chrome, low-profile fuel tank console
  • Deep FL front fender
  • Stainless steel, classic touring handlebar
  • Passenger backrest with wrap-around armrests
  • Injection-molded GTX saddlebags; 2.26 cu. ft. volume
  • Electronic speedometer and tachometer plus fuel, voltage, oil pressure and ambient air temperature gauges
  • Combination stop/turn/tail lights
  • Clean rear fender with low mount license plate module and LED illumination
  • Full-length rider footboards
  • Height-adjustable passenger footboards
  • Six-gallon fuel tank
  • Harley-Davidson Smart Security System with hands-free security fob
  • Electronic cruise control

2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra FLTRU Specs:


  • Air-cooled Twin Cam 103 with Integrated Oil-Cooler
  • Displacement (in./cc): 103/1690
  • Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Cruise Drive
  • Miles Per Gallon:
  • 42 MPG combined City/Hwy
  • Fuel Capacity (U.S. gals/liters): 6/22.7
  • Power: 100 ft. lbs. torque @ 3250


  • Length (in./mm): 98.7/2507
  • Seat Height (laden) (in./mm): 27.3/693
  • Wheelbase (in./mm): 63.5/1613


  • Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front and rear
  • Front: D408F BW 130/80B17 65H
  • Rear: D407 BW 180/65B16 81H


  • Front: Black 28-spoke Cast Aluminum 17 in. x 3 in. (432 mm x 76 mm)
  • Rear: Black 28-spoke Cast Aluminum 16 in. x 5 in. (406 mm x 127 mm)
  • Optional Style: Tubeless Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced

Weight as Shipped (lbs./kg):

  • 850/385.6

2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra FLTRU Color Options/MSRP:

  • Vivid Black / $22,499
  • Big Blue Pearl / $23,074
  • Ember Red Sunglo / $23,074

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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