Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra 2017

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra Milwaukee-Eight

Test period April to October 2017
The test vehicle is the new Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra 2017, which has the new four-valve engine called the Milwaukee-Eight . A displacement of 1745 cc provides plenty of propulsion with 152 Nm at 3,250 rpm.

This long-distance test is intended to show us what the engine can withstand, some big tours await the machine, the Road Glide itself is one of the best tourers ever, a new chassis and the Euro 4 Milwaukee-Eight V2 engine are the outstanding news of the 2017 version.


Technical data (manufacturer information)

Price from €28,495 (June 2017)
Seat height: without driver / 735 mm
Front tires: 130/80 B17 65H
Rear tires: 180/65 B16 81H
Tank capacity: 18.9L / 22.7L Total
empty weight ready to drive: 425 kg
Engine: Milwaukee- Eight 107

Displacement: 1.745ccm
Torque: 152 Nm at 3,250 rpm
Power: 91 HP / 67kw @ 5450rpm
Fuel test procedure EC 134/2014
Consumption: 5.9 L / 100 km
Co² emission test procedure EC 134/2014
Co² emission: 136 g/km

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Harley Davidson Road Glide Ultra 2017 Milwaukee Eight

Road Glide Ultra (FLTRU) Technical Information:  

This machine is equipped with a frame-proof, aerodynamically favorable fairing, which makes straight-line stability particularly stable. Its high windscreen effectively relieves even taller riders of the wind pressure.

Two leg shields also provide perfect protection from wind and weather. In addition to two suitcases, each with a capacity of around 32 liters, there is also a Tour Pak with a capacity of around 69 liters available for luggage.

The new twin-cooled Milwaukee-Eight 107 powers the machine. The 1745 cm3 and 67 kW (91 hp) engine is suspended in the frame in a vibration-decoupled manner and is coupled to the six-speed gearbox via a hydraulically operated clutch.

New chassis components at the front and rear make the machine even more comfortable and stable. Dual Daymaker headlights with LED technology illuminate the road.

With the handlebars that are cranked far back, the comfortable seat with passenger backrest and armrest, comfortable running boards and a 22.7 liter tank, the Road Glide Ultra cuts a first-class figure even on long journeys.

Entertainment provides the Boom! Box 6.5 GT infotainment system with navigation and 100 watt audio system. Also on board: Cruise Control and the security system with immobilizer and alarm system.

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra

Model year 2017

Milwaukee Eight 107

Type: FL3 Model: FLTRU Engine: Twin Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 107

Air and liquid-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke 45-degree VTwin, transverse crankshaft, one underlying camshaft driven by a toothed chain, four valves per cylinder operated via forked rocker arms (ohv), liquid-cooled exhaust area, hydraulic tappet, dry sump lubrication, fuel injection, intake manifold Ø 55 mm , Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), contactless transistor ignition, electric starter, 48 A three-phase alternator with 600 W at 2000 rpm and max. 625 W, maintenance-free battery 12 V/28 AH, regulated catalytic converter

Bore: 100.0mm

Stroke: 111.1mm

Displacement: 1745 cm3

Compression ratio: 10.0:1

Power kW (HP)/rpm*: 67 (91)/5450

Torque Nm/rpm*: 153/3250

Top speed: 175 km/h Emissions: Euro IV

Power transmission:

Primary drive via duplex chain, hydraulically operated nine-disc anti-hopping oil bath clutch, six-speed gearbox, toothed belt
Primary gear ratio: 1.35 (46/34 Z)

Secondary gear ratio: 2.13 (68/32 T)

Overall gear ratio: 1st gear: 9.593 2nd gear: 6.650 3rd gear: 4.938 4th gear: 4.000 5th gear: 3.407 6th gear: 2.875

Service data:

Warranty: two years with no mileage limit** Initial inspection: after 1600 km

Service intervals: once a year or every 8000 km

Engine oil change: every 8000 km

Filter: every 8000 km

Engine oil: Harley-Davidson HD 360

Capacity: Oil tank with filter: 4.7 l

Coolant capacity: 1.04 l Spark plugs: 6R10
Air filter: fiberglass filter element

Idle speed: 850 rpm
Fuel: Super unleaded

Landing gear:

Double loop tubular steel frame, telescopic fork (SDBV technology), standpipe diameter 49 mm, two spring struts, adjustable via rotary control, two-arm swing arm made of square steel profile

Fork angle: 29°

Steering head angle: 26°

Caster: 170 mm
brake (with ABS and electronic.

Braking force distribution):

Front: two disc brakes, perforated, Ø 300 mm, four-piston fixed caliper

rear: a disc brake, perforated, Ø 300 mm, four-piston fixed caliper

Suspension travel: front: 117 mm rear: 76 mm

Rim size: front: T17 x 3.0 10-spoke cast alloy wheel

rear: T16 x 5.0 10-spoke cast alloy wheel

Standard tires: Dunlop Harley-Davidson front: D408 F 130/80 B17 65H

rear: D407 T 180/65 B16 81H

Tire pressure: front: 2.5 bar, rear: 2.8 bar

Mass and weight:

Empty weight including operating materials: 425 kg

Wheel load distribution: front: 191 kg rear: 234 kg

Permitted total weight: 617 kg Payload: 192 kg

Tank capacity (reserve): 22.7 l (3.8 l)

Length: 2595mm Width: 930mm

Height: 1425mm

Seat height, without driver: 735 mm

Wheelbase: 1625mm

Features: frame-mounted Road Glide fairing, leg shields, security system (immobilizer and alarm system with keyless remote control), remaining range indicator, driver footboards, rocker switch, adjustable passenger footboards and backrest, electronic cruise control system, boom! Box 6.5 GT infotainment system including navigation system, Tour-Pak and two luggage cases (total volume: 132 l), self-resetting indicators, hazard warning lights, Daymaker LED double headlights, jukebox compartment, connection for battery charger


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* according to 134/2014/EC ** Austria: four years

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