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.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!