How Much Does a Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Cost?

Harley Davidson Ultra Classic

The American motorcycle maker known as Harley-Davidson got its start out of a garage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1903 when William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson (along with Walter and William Davidson) decided to pool their resources together. The company is best known for making customizable motorcycles that have established themselves as the two-wheeled equivalent of muscle vehicles on the road. Harley Davidson is only one of two major US-based motorcycle-making companies that survived the turmoil of the Great Depression. Over the years, they’ve done more than just survive as they now have subsidiaries outside the US that include the nations of Brazil, India, and Thailand.

Harley History

The history of Harley Davidson is as colorful as it is long. Often, the company and its motorcycles have been at the heart of controversial disputes between informed, misinformed, and uninformed groups and individuals who each had very different opinions about what they thought about Harley Davidson. For the most part, the name of Harley Davidson often found itself on the receiving end of bad publicity and had been stuck with a stigma that not only hurt the company but the entire industry of motorcycles as a whole. In 2008, when a certain motorcycle club became the feature of a television series, the various lineups from Harley Davidson also became stars of the show. Sons of Anarchy ran from 2008 until 2014, which showed off different Harley Davidson models throughout its seven-season run. According to Hollywood Reporter, the motorcycle industry owes its revival to Kurt Sutter, the brainchild behind the television series.

Harley Davidson Ultra Classics

Since 1994, Harley Davidson produced the Electra Glide Ultra Classic, a twin-cooled output twin camp 103 touring motorcycle that was capable of just over 67 horsepower at 5,200 RPM and 101.79 lb-ft at 3,500 RPM torque. Year after year, modifications and upgrades were made for this run of the Ultra Classic to keep up with the times, as well as the demands of the consumer. It is quite different from the Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Road Glide series. Although the two have similar dimensions and engines, it is the fairings that serve as the difference maker between these two versions of the Ultra Classic. The Electra Glide Ultra Classic uses a fork-mounted fairing while the Road Glide Ultra Classic uses a frame-mounted fairing. Between road tests performed by Motorcycle.com, the Road Glide Ultra Classic was able to handle a windier environment better than the Electra Glide Ultra Classic. However, when it came down to handling, the Electra Glide proved to be sportier than the Road Glide. As far as safety was concerned, the Road Glide wins out over the Electra Glide as the accessibility of certain features proved to be easier to reach. As for fuel economy, the Electra Glide Ultra Classic has the Road Glide Ultra Classic beat. It also has a more powerful headlight set up, plus an easier-to-read infotainment system. When doing night travel for a slightly weary rider, this may become an appreciated little perk.

Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic Standard

Currently, the standard features that are associated with the Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic models are as follows:

  • Batwing Fairing (fork-mounted)
  • Chrome Trim
  • Standard Saddlebags
  • Cast Aluminum Wheels
  • Chrome Accents added in High-Impact Design Areas
  • Polished Rocker, Cam, and Derby Covers
  • Select Blacked Out Components
  • 26 Rake
  • 6.7-inch Trail
  • 64-inch Wheel Base
  • 6-gallon Fuel Capacity
  • 5.2-quart Oil Capacity (with filter)
  • 781-pound Dry Weight
  • 820-pound Running Weight
  • 2.3 cubit foot Luggage Capacity
  • 10.0:1 Compression Ratio
  • Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) Fuel System
  • Impeller Cast Aluminum Front and Rear Wheel Types
  • 32 mm Brake
  • 4-piston Fixed Front and Rear Caliber Type

Basic models start at $18,999.00 USD and come in vivid black. Its dimensions are 94.5 inches in length, with a seat height of 26.1 inches, and the ground clearance is 4.9 inches. The front tire specification is BW 130/80B17 65H and the rear tire specification is BW 180/65B16 81H. Milwaukee-Eight 107 is the engine with a bore of 3,937 inches. The stroke is measured at 4,375 inches and the displacement is 107 cubic inches, and the chrome exhaust is a 2-1-2 dual assist with tapered mufflers. For performance, the drive train is a primary drive chain featuring a 6-gear ratio.

Harley Davidson Road Glide Ultra Classic Standard

The Road Glide Ultra Classic is fairly similar to the Electro Glide models. The specs for this model are as follows:

  • Batwing Fairing (frame-mounted)
  • Chrome Trim
  • Standard Saddlebags
  • Cast Aluminum Wheels
  • Chrome Accents added in High-Impact Design Areas
  • Polished Rocker, Cam, and Derby Covers
  • Select Blacked Out Components
  • 26 Rake
  • 6.8-inch Trail
  • 64-inch Wheel Base
  • 6-gallon Fuel Capacity
  • 5.2-quart Oil Capacity (with filter)
  • 820-pound Dry Weight
  • 855-pound Running Weight
  • 2.3 cubit foot Luggage Capacity
  • 10.0:1 Compression Ratio
  • Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) Fuel System
  • Impeller Cast Aluminum Front and Rear Wheel Types
  • 32 mm Brake
  • 4-piston Fixed Front and Rear Caliber Type

Starting at $21,699 USD, the Road Glide Ultra Classic measures 95.7 inches in length, which is slightly longer than the Electro. The seat height is also slightly taller at 25.9 inches, as well as a slightly higher ground height at 5.5 inches. 130/60B19 61H is the front tire specifications and BW 180/55B18 80H is the rear tire specifications. There are three color options to choose from with the Harley Davidson Road Glide series, which are Billiard Red, Gauntlet Gray Metallic, and Vivid Black.

Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Limited

Starting at $28,999 USD, Harley Davidson also has the Ultra Classic Limited series that comes with a multitude of color options. It measures 102.3 inches long with a laden seat height of 27.5 inches, and a ground clearance of 5.3 inches. The tire specifications are BW 130/70B18 63H for the front and BW 180/55B18 80H for the back. It is also a heavier bike with a dry weight of 880 pounds and a ready to ride weight of 917 pounds. Instead of Impeller Cast Aluminum for the front and rear wheel types, the Ultra Limited features the Slicer II cast aluminum with a clear coat. The Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Limited is designed to be jazzier than the Harley Davidson Electro Glide Ultra Classic and the Harley Davidson Road Glide Classic.

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