Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic.
The Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic, which isbasically a trike version of the two-wheeled Ultra Classic tourer. Harley-Davidson launched a “wheels-up” strategy in the development of the TriGlide, and has created a frame and associated chassis structure that isengineered specifically to handle the loads generated by the steering forces andweight of a three-wheel vehicle. Changes to the front-end geometry enhancesteering control by reducing steering effort up to 25 percent. The forks havebeen lengthened by 1.775 inches compared to the regular Touring motorcycle, andrake is increased from 29.25 degrees to 32.00 degrees. A steer damper controlscoast-down wobble, and minimizes bumps and other road inputs during turningevents.
Harley-Davidson has designed a new rear-axle assembly for theTri Glide that utilizes an aluminium centre section with steel axle tubes. TheTri Glide retains the high-strength and low-maintenance advantages of belt finaldrive, and the smooth operation of a rubber-cushioned, compensated rear drive.The rear suspension features dual air-adjustable rear shock absorbers.
The Tri Glide is powered by a Twin Cam 103 V-Twin engine withElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), rated at 101 ft. lbs. oftorque. It retains the 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission used on Harley-DavidsonTouring motorcycles, but adds an optional electric reverse ($1,195) integratedwith the rear differential assembly that is engaged with a handlebar-mountedreverse module. The Tri Glide has dual front disc brakes and a Hayes Brakedual-disc rear brake system with a lever-actuated, integrated park brake.
Classic Harley-Davidson Styling
The Harley-Davidson styling department gave the new bodycomponents of the Tri Glide clean lines that integrate with the existing Ultrabodywork, especially the Tour Pak luggage compartment and the passenger seatingarea. The new bodywork is painted with the same quality OEM paint and processused on all Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and is a perfect colour match for thetank and front fender. The composite rear fenders complement the lines of thefront fender. Because the rear fenders are each a separate piece from the restof the rear bodywork, they can be removed individually for repair orreplacement, or when required to service the Tri Glide.
The moulded-composite trunk provides 4.5 cubic feet of storagespace and can be accessed through a rear hatch. The trunk and Tour Pak have acombined capacity of 6.56 cubic feet and are rated to carry up to 80 pounds. Asingle key will handle all luggage locking functions, and activate the ignition.Dual mufflers with tapered end caps exit below the trunk. Brake/tail/turn lightsare located on each fender, and the Tri Glide retains the Tour Pak lighting usedon the Ultra Classic, including the LED side running lights. Matching front andrear black and machined split seven-spoke cast aluminium wheels provide the TriGlide its integrated and true, factory-built look. The 16-inch front wheel isthree inches wide and carries a MT90B16 motorcycle tire, while the 15-inch rearwheels are five inches wide and are fitted with P205/65R15 tires.
Forward of the rear wheels, the Tri Glide retains the styleand features of the Ultra Classic Electra Glide, including the distinctive “batwing” fairing, auxiliary driving lamps, and deep-skirted front fender. Alow-profile chrome console tops a six-gallon fuel tank. The fairing holdscomplete instrumentation and the 80-watt Advanced Audio System with CB radio andpassenger intercom system. Adjustable air deflectors on the fairing and ventedfairing lowers allow the rider to control wind flow for comfort in warm or coolweather. Cruise control is standard equipment.
The Tri Glide Ultra Classic will be offered three colours:Vivid Black, Dark Blue Pearl, and Red Hot Sunglo.
FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic features:
Three-wheel specific frame Rubber mounted Twin Cam 103 engine with ESPFI 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission Black powder-coated engine with chrome treatment Brembo dual-disc front brake system Hayes Brake dual-disc rear brake system with integrated park brake Six-gallon fuel tank Electronic Throttle Control 2-1-2 exhaust system Engine isolation system Isolated Drive System Triple Circuit Damping (TCD) front forks Air-adjustable rear suspension Bat-wing, fork-mounted fairing Full instrumentation 80-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon 40-watt CB radio and intercom system Cruise control Shorty antennas Clear-lens reflector-optics auxiliary lamps Fibreglass adjustable King Tour-Pak with passenger backrest Tour-Pak mounted tail/stop light Rear luggage trunk One-piece, two-up Electra Glide comfort-stitch touring saddle Vented lower fairings with integrated storage compartments Adjustable fairing wind deflectors Steering damper Optional electric reverse Optional Smart Security System