September 17, 2013
This year Harley-Davidson celebrates 110 years of motorcycle production. In conjunction with this milestone the company released eight models with numerous improvements, under a venture called Project Rushmore.
One of the biggest changes is the Twin-Cooled High Output Twin Cam 103 engine, which incorporates liquid cooling for the first time since Harley introduced the 45-degree overhead-valve V-twin in 1936. The cooling system is well hidden, important among traditionalists.
The new engine can be found in the $29,529 Electra Glide Ultra Limited, in other select touring models, and in the $37,929 Tri Glide three wheeler.
Other Project Rushmore changes include a more powerful air-cooled Twin Cam 103 engine, revised bodywork and suspension upgrades, twin-halogen and LED headlights, a hydraulic clutch, linked ABS brakes, and a Harmon-Kardon BOOM! Box infotainment system.
Harleys sell on tradition, and the company had to make improvements without upsetting that tradition. In that respect, Harley got it right.
By: Costa Mouzouris
Let us know what you think, leave us a comment.comments powered by Disqus