Just the name Electra Glide Ultra Classic stirs the soul of anyone looking to tour the country on a full-dress tourer. The blood gets pumping with the new Milwaukee-Eight 107 motor that cranks out over 111 ft/lbs of torque.To handle the additional power of the big V-twin, Harley-Davidson has given the latest Electra Glide Ultra Classic new Showa forks with Dual Bending Valve Technology, along with emulsion shocks that have hand-adjustable spring-preload. To slow down, Reflex Linked Brembo brakes with ABS are standard.
The One-Touch Tour-Pak case is festooned with LED lights, while the saddlebags have the excellent new One-Touch system. The Boom! Box 4.3 audio system is standard, with the Boom! Box 6.5 GT system with GPS and a touchscreen is a tempting option for the long-distance rider.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!