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2013 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

For 2013, Harley-Davidson returns with its Road King, the iconic touring bike that delivers the styling of the original 1965 Electra Glide.

The FLHR remains relatively the same as last year’s model, with the biggest changes being color choices and the addition of the 110th Anniversary Edition.

The anniversary edition includes a unique Anniversary Vintage Bronze/Anniversary Vintage Black paint scheme, solid bronze 110th Anniversary tank medallions, solid bronze air cleaner cover trim ring, chrome-plated timer cover with cloisonné insert, chrome-plated derby cover with forged solid bronze trim ring, serialization badge, cruise control, Security Package (ABS + Security), and Contrast Chrome, 28-Spoke Cast Wheels.

Since its inception on the American motorcycle market in 1994, the Harley-Davidson Road King has remained true to its design – provide a rider with the ultimate downtown cruiser, yet capable of long-distance touring, all with a iconic flare that dates back to the original 1965 Electra Glide.

Last year, Harley replaced the 96ci engine with the more powerful 103ci engine with an integrated oil cooler and 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission.

Following are the highlights, specs, color options and MSRP for the 2013 Harley-Davidson Road King.

2013 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King Highlights:

  • NEW 110th Anniversary Edition includes exclusive Anniversary Vintage Bronze/Anniversary Vintage Black paint scheme, solid bronze 110th Anniversary tank medallions, solid bronze air cleaner cover trim ring, chrome-plated timer cover with cloisonné insert, chrome-plated derby cover with forged solid bronze trim ring, serialization badge, cruise control, Security Package (ABS + Security), and Contrast Chrome, 28-Spoke Cast Wheels
  • NEW Paint color options
  • Rubber-mounted Twin Cam 103TM V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) with heated O2 sensors and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
  • Security Package Option including factory-installed Harley-Davidson Smart Security System with hands-free fob and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Black powder-coated powertrain with chrome covers
  • Chrome 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers
  • Black, 28-spoke Cast Aluminum wheels with narrow whitewall tires
  • Tubeless Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheel option
  • Chrome, low profile fuel tank console with electronic speedometer
  • Clean rear fender and low-mounted license plate module with LED illumination
  • Deep FL front fender with trim
  • Stainless steel, ergonomic handlebar
  • One-piece, two-up Road King® seat, sculpted for added comfort and easier straddling
  • Clear, large quick-release detachable windshield
  • Injection-molded hard saddlebags, 2.26 cu. ft. volume
  • Large Hiawatha headlight and chrome nacelle
  • Auxiliary passing lights
  • 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission with integrated Isolated Drive System (IDS)
  • 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
  • Full-length rider footboards
  • Height-adjustable passenger footboards
  • Six-gallon fuel tank
  • Optional Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Optional electronic cruise control

2013 Harley-Davidson Road King Specs:

Engine:

  • Air-cooled Twin Cam 103 with Integrated Oil-Cooler
  • Displacement (in./cc): 103/1690
  • Bore x Stroke: Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
  • Valves: 3.875 in. x 4.38 in. (98.4 mm x 111.3 mm)
  • Compression Ratio: 9.6:1
  • 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. @3250 rpm

Chassis:

  • Frame: Mild steel; tubular frame; two-piece stamped and welded backbone; cast and forged junctions; twin downtubes; bolt-on rear frame with forged fender supports; MIG welded
  • Swingarm: Mild steel; two-piece drawn and welded section; forged junctions; MIG welded
  • Front Forks: 41.3 mm telescopic
  • Rear Shocks: Air-adjustable
  • Brakes: Brakes: 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear Patented, fixed rotors (front – 11.81 in. x .2 in. (300 mm x 5 mm)), fixed rotor (rear – 11.81 in. x .28 in. (300 mm x 7 mm))
  • Front Tire: Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, bias narrow whitewall D408F NW 130/80B17 65H
  • Rear Tire: Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, bias narrow whitewall D407 NW 180/65B16 81H
  • Front Wheel: Black 28-spoke Cast Aluminum 17 in. x 3 in. (432 mm x 76 mm)
  • Rear Wheel: Black 28-spoke Cast Aluminum 16 in. x 5 in. (406 mm x 127 mm)
  • Optional Style Wheels: Tubeless Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced
  • Length (in./mm): 97/2465
  • Seat Height (laden) (in./mm): 26.7/678
  • Wheelbase (in./mm): 63.5/1613
  • Weight: 783 lbs. Dry / 811 lbs. Wet

2013 Harley-Davidson Color Options/MSRP:

  • Vivid Black / $17,699
  • Ember Red Sunglo / $18,124
  • Midnight Pearl / $18,124
  • Candy Orange/Beer Bottle / $18,504
  • Anniversary Vintage Bronze/ Anniversary Vintage Black / $20,999