Harley-Davidson Brings Sport and Comfort to 2011

//Harley-Davidson Brings Sport and Comfort to 2011

Harley-Davidson Brings Sport and Comfort to 2011

Last year Harley-Davidson went all out and released an astounding nine new model motorcycles. This year the company was less flamboyant, debuting only three new models. I don’t know whether this was because of hard economic times or if HD is just giving last year’s stable of bikes a chance to gain a foothold on the market. Whatever the reason, it gives me the opportunity to introduce you to these three new rides in the Harley lineup.

First up is the Super Low, featuring an 883-cubic-centimeter engine and a five-speed transmission. Nothing new here, but what is new about this machine is the lower seat height, redesigned front end, 18-inch front wheel and a 17–inch rear wheel.

Next up is a model that’s in the same family, albeit a far cry from the Super Low. It’s the XR1200X, which was actually released in 2009 as an export. This year, it’s available in the good ol’ USA. The XR1200X has the look and feel of a street fighter with adjustable suspension, dual upswept mufflers and dual floating front rotors. It has an aggressive look and riding position designed to tear up the asphalt.

The third new model for 2011 is the FLTRU Road Glide Ultra. This motorcycle is style and comfort all rolled up into one

package. Harley has taken my personal favorite of the baggers and added the full touring package of the ultra. The bike builder also added the 103-cubic-inch twin-cam motor as standard equipment in this beast, making it the ultimate touring machine.

And as if things couldn’t get any better, HD added the Road Glide Ultra to its CVO program.

If you’re thinking of going that route, you can expect an 110-cubic-inch motor, Road Tech gps navigation system, upgraded Harmon/Kardon audio system, iPod Nano and dock, two up-seat with dual heat controls and adjustable backrests. Talk about comfort. Touring doesn’t get much better than this! With all these new additions, it makes you wonder what HD Motor Company can do to top this in 2012. I personally can’t wait to see.

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  1. Partimmer November 4, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    When are they going to take the elecktraglide into the 20 th century ! I mean the look is ancient, yes I have a H/D 07 classic, and the reason I bought it was resale period>.My dream would be for the big cruiser to go all the way with some new self exspression, modern flowing, and stop being so cheap with the chrome. (I have no interest adding parts to my machine). Maybe a new big bike model not a cookie cutter with bags…something that is standard not the “omg CVO SREAMIN EAGLE thats special built” but special on its own design concept merit, for example the VROD, Yes buid it on the standard assembly line, dont blow smoke up my kooly telling me how great the cvos are, I went to bike week and rode every bike they had….I was impressed by the Boss Hoss. So step it up Harley
    Chevy did with the new camaro and so did dodge..
    More power Please

  2. Colin November 2, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    I now have a total of 500 km’s on my Road King Standard. It comes to NZ with the 103, cruise control, ABS and the security system. Only difference is the hard bags which I prefer anyway and the number plate is low on the fender. I added quick release sissy bar and carrier and the Stage 1 kit….awesome power…It is the Root Beer colour….amazing in the sunlight….It’s a keepa for sure

  3. Cknugget October 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I played with a xr1200x at sturgis. That bike is fun and I would have one if it had a bigger gas tank for range. My current 883 sporty has a 3.3 peanut tank on it and the fuel light coming on in the middle of nowhere earlier than expected is not cool.

    The superlow doesn’t have the cornering to be good for anything other than a starter bike. Personally I don’t care for the look of the road glide. The specs on it our sound but the look from the front reminds me of to many bad cars from the 80’s.

    For 2012 if they blacked out the road king standard and added the 103″ motor I would switch from the sportster family.

  4. ron October 28, 2010 at 10:02 am

    they get better years after years after years. so i’m not worry about 2012 they will come up with something else that make us said WOW again long life to harley davidson and to us who enjoy those incredible machine .

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