Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide®
State of the Art kenmerken
Geïntroduceerd in 1999, de twin cam 96 cubic inch 1584cc motor is betrouwbaar. Dezelfde betrouwbaarheid waar Harley's om bekend staan zijn samengevoegd op het gebied van technologie, comfort en ontwerp. De motor biedt een goede wendbaarheid op lage snelheden, comfortabele high-speed cruising, vlotte start en verfijnde acceleratie. Het chroom en de kleur trekken de aandacht van vele mensen tijdens uw motorreis. De state-of-the-art kenmerken bevatten een 20-watt-per-channel, four-speaker AM/FM/cassette of CD player stereo systeem en een rear control voor passagiers, een factory alarm, standaard harde zadeltassen, een opbergruimte, weer informatie, full size engine guards, floordboards, en een heel/toe shifter.
De Electra Glide heeft meer zilver scherm voorzieningen dan andere motoren in de geschiedenis. Als icoon in de Amerikaanse geschiedenis is de Electra Glide niet meer weg te denken op camera in de Police Academy,The Departed, Ghostbusters, In the Line of Fire, Point Break, Analyze This, and Me Myself and Irene, alsmede de hit TV shows Miami Vice, Dragnet, CHiPs, Twin Peaks, en The Sentinel.
Video Of The Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide®
|Engine Torque||111 ft-lb|
|Displacement||1,746 cc (107 cu in)|
|Fuel Capacity||6.00 gal (22.71 L)|
|Fuel System||Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)|
|Bore x Stroke||3.937 in. x 4.375 in.|
|Infotainmentsysteem||Boom!™ Box 4.3|
|Luggage Capacity -Volume||4.7 cu ft|
|Weight||As Shipped: 877.00 lb. ; Running Order: 904 lb.|
|Primary Drive||Chain, 34/46 ratio|
|Fuel Economy||43 mpg|
|Voice Recognition Languages: Tuner/Media/Navigation (2018 model or newer)||English (US/UK), German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), Italian, European Portugese|
|Passenger Back Rest||Yes|
|Seat Height, Unladen||29.1 in.|
|Brakes, Caliper Type||32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear|
|Lights (As Per Country Regulation), Indicator Lamps||High beam, running lights, front fender running lights, directional lights, neutral, low oil pressure, neutral, engine diagnostics, turn signals, security system (optional), battery, low fuel warnings, cruise control, ABS, gear indication, miles to empty|
|Gauges||Gauges styled to complement each vehicle. Display features odometer, trip A, trip B, range to empty and gear indicator; and larger tell-tale indicators.|
|Exhaust||Chrome, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers|
|Seat Height, Laden||27.4 in.|
|Ground Clearance||5.3 in.|
|Oil Capacity (W/Filter)||5.2 qt.|
|Tires, Front Specification||BW 130/80B17 65H|
|Tires, Rear Specification||BW 180/65B16 81H|
|Cruise Control Option||Standard|
I started the tour in Phoenix (October 20th - nice and not too hot) and rode the Electra Glide all the way to San Francisco in 4 days.
Day 1: Las Vegas
Day 2: Los Angeles
Day 3: San Simeon
Day 4: San Francisco
There is a lot of Highway involved and these streets are perfectly made for the Electra Glide. You sit so comfortably that you wouldn't want to get off. I'm a slim, tall guy (6'3 and 170lb).
Handling is not a problem - just the size of my body is a tiny bit too high because the upper part of my helmet was already in the air-stream which made some extra noise but that was the only thing. With a full visor helmet not a problem. I couldn't stay too long behind the windshield due to the awkward body position (scooping forward with my bottom or leaning forward with my upper body). But I was also riding 300 miles per day, so I am allowed to feel something.
The sound is amazing and the throttle very crisp despite the weight of the machine. Driving at night is also not a problem at all due to the wide angled headlights and the high-beam option.
Radio and Navigation work (screen is touch sensitive but can also be controlled by little levers near the blinker).
The cruise control is a very appreciated feature, especially on the highway!
Caution needs to be taken on sharp turns! Once the machine tilts above a certain angle at low speed, it will go down and there's almost no way to get it up by yourself (I managed but with everything I got and a special technique but I also work out my legs on a regular basis). Taking slow turns a little wider and keeping your feet near the ground at very low speeds (below 5 mph) there's really no problem - not even in San Francisco.
To sum it up - the feel you get on the Pacific Coast Highway 1 cannot be described in words - there's pure freedom on that bike!
We flew into SFO and used uber to get to Eaglerider. Everything about this experience went very well. Our bikes were ready, check-in was a breeze. We headed north and stayed in Eureka, Crescent City, and Petaluma. The sights were amazing and the smells were redwood enhanced. Every turn was a post card. Certainly worth the money and the time. I used AAA for a discount.
If I was to do it again and change one thing, I'd rent the Indian next time. Epic vacation ! Thank you Eaglerider !