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HARLEY-DAVIDSON TOURING CHASSIS IS NEW FROM THE TIRES UP
Responsive Maneuverability, More Comfort and Greater Capacity on Seven Models


MILWAUKEE (July 22, 2008) – A new chassis designed to deliver precise responsive maneuverability, increased capacity and greater comfort for rider and passenger underpins the seven-model Harley-Davidson Touring family for 2009.

Incorporating an all-new frame, swingarm, engine mounting system, wheels and tires, the new chassis forms the foundation for what are truly all-new motorcycles. The key styling elements of these motorcycles, however, are essentially unchanged so that the distinctive character and mechanical beauty of each Touring model is preserved.

“In 2009, Harley-Davidson will mark its 15th consecutive year of leading the touring segment in market share,” said Bill Davidson, Harley-Davidson Vice President, Core Customer Marketing. “Harley-Davidson takes pride in this leadership of an entire touring experience that includes great motorcycles, along with the activities of the Harley Owner’s Group, the philosophy of riding with customers while attracting new ones, and producing high quality items like Genuine Motor Accessories and MotorClothes Merchandise. Our dedication to constant improvement of Harley-Davidson motorcycles brings the new chassis and other upgrades for 2009 to deliver a new level of agility and responsiveness, rider and passenger comfort, and cargo capacity.”

The 2009 Touring models continue a series of product innovations that can be traced back to a research study conducted by the company in 2002, and to face-to-face interaction with customers who rode an estimate 50 million miles during the Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary event in 2003. Armed with this feedback, Harley-Davidson launched a program to maintain its touring leadership through the introduction of the Twin Cam 96 engine and 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission, 103ci and 110ci Big Bore kits through Genuine Motor Accessories, the Isolated Drive System, electronic throttle control, Brembo brakes with optional ABS, a six-gallon fuel tank, reduced clutch lever effort, the Advanced Audio System by Harman-Kardon, GPS navigation with Ride Planner downloads, a high-output charging system to better enable new accessory heated seats and grips, and a two-year warranty with extended service intervals.

Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles, the Kings of the American road, have been tested by time and millions of highway miles in the hands the most demanding long-distance riders in the world. All 2009 Touring models are powered by the rubber-mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), mated to the 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission for outstanding performance and economy. All models also feature air-adjustable rear shocks to accommodate variable passenger and luggage loads.

The All-New Touring Chassis
New from the tires up, the Touring chassis is based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame that supports an increase in load capacity of 70 pounds. This allows for a five pound increase in each saddlebag and the Tour-Pak. A new swingarm contributes significantly to the overall system. The engine-isolation system has been revised to reduce engine and vehicle vibrations at idle speed.

The wheel-and-tire package is updated, with front wheel diameter increased to 17 inches from 16 inches (except for the Road King Classic) while the width of the 16-inch rear wheel is increased to five inches from three inches. All Touring models will be equipped with new Dunlop D407 Multi-Tread rear tires that offer up to 25 percent more rear-tire tread life. The wider rear wheel accommodates a new 180/65-16 rear tire. The new front tire is a 130/80-17. Front and rear suspension has been recalibrated to match the dynamics of the new chassis, wheels and tires.

Powertrain revisions include a new 2-1-2 exhaust system that reduces heat exposure to the rider and passenger, and a lower final drive ratio for improved acceleration performance. Rear styling is cleaner, with a wider fender and the elimination of the rear “hoop” over the fender on models not equipped with a Tour-Pak. (Please see the separate Touring Chassis Tech release for more detailed information.)

Key Touring Family Features
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS): Offered as a factory-installed option on all 2009 Touring models, ABS is designed to help the rider maintain control during braking events, especially those that happen in less-than-optimal conditions. The components of the Harley-Davidson ABS have been designed and packaged to be virtually invisible, preserving the uncluttered styling of the area around the wheels. Unlike many motorcycle ABS, Harley-Davidson ABS is not a linked system, meaning the rider maintains full, independent control of both front and rear brakes.

Electronic Throttle Control: Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) replaces mechanical cables on all Touring models. All wiring from the throttle-grip sensor is routed through the handlebars. The ETC enables an easy upgrade to a cruise control system, and unclutters the handlebar area for cleaner styling.

Factory-Option Cruise Control:
Available for all models that do not come equipped with cruise control as standard equipment.

Isolated Drive System:
The Isolated Drive System compensator is now integrated into the rear wheel hub, eliminating the bolt-on bowl for a cleaner look. The Isolated Drive System reduces noise and vibration to the rider for improved ride quality under acceleration, shifting and cruising.

FLHR Road King

Harley-Davidson styling heritage meets long-range riding comfort in the Road King. The large, detachable windshield and hard-shell saddlebags make this a versatile motorcycle suitable for touring or commuting. Classic styling touches include the chrome Hiawatha headlamp and clear-lens auxiliary passing lights, chrome engine covers, a deep-skirted FL front fender and white-stripe tires. The seat has been restyled for 2009 with chrome accents and a new low-mount license bracket locates the plate below the tail lamp, with new LED license plate illumination.

FLHR Road King features:
Rubber mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
Brembo triple-disc brake system
Six-gallon fuel tank
Electronic Throttle Control
NEW 2-1-2 exhaust system
NEW engine isolation system
NEW Isolated Drive System
NEW frame and swingarm
NEW 28-spoke cast aluminum wheels, 17-inch front/16-inch rear
NEW Dunlop D407 Multi-Tread 180/65-16 rear tire/white stripe
NEW Dunlop D407 130/80-17 front tire/white stripe
NEW license plate location with LED illumination
Large Hiawatha headlight and chrome nacelle
Auxiliary passing lights
Detachable windshield
Large tank-mounted speedometer
Two-piece Touring seat
Weather resistant and lockable GTX hard saddlebags
Optional ABS
Optional Electronic Cruise Control
Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
Optional Smart Security System

roadkingclassicFLHRC Road King Classic
Rolling nostalgia you can ride over the horizon, the Road King Classic incorporates styling elements from the past in a touring motorcycle with modern technology. The 2009 Road King Classic retains its 16-inch front and rear laced steel wheels and wide-whitewall tires. Tooled leather covers the seat trim and the leather-covered saddlebags. Touring features include a large detachable windshield, auxiliary passing lights, and standard cruise control. Two-tone fender graphics are new for 2009, and a new license bracket locates the plate above the tail lamp.

FLHRC Road King Classic features:

Rubber mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
Brembo triple-disc brake system
Six-gallon fuel tank
Electronic Throttle Control
NEW 2-1-2 exhaust system
NEW engine isolation system
NEW Isolated Drive System
NEW frame and swingarm
NEW Dunlop D407 Multi-Tread 180/65-16 rear tire/wide white stripe
NEW Dunlop D407 130/80-16 front tire/wide white stripe
Chrome Laced Steel wheels
Large Hiawatha headlight and chrome nacelle
Auxiliary passing lights
Detachable windshield
Large tank-mounted speedometer
Leather-wrapped, hard saddlebags
Tooled leather seat trim with chrome accents
Chrome tank and fender emblems
Slash-cut mufflers
Electronic cruise control
Optional ABS
Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
Optional Smart Security System

FLHXstreetglideFLHX Street Glide
A stylishly stripped-down dresser, the Street Glide features lowered rear suspension, a smoked mini-wind deflector, and Tri-line LED lighting at the bottom of the rear fender for a low, lean profile. A traditional “bat wing” fairing holds a 40-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon. A stretched, chrome fuel tank console and Streamliner footboards, brake pedal and passenger pegs finish the custom treatment. Newly restyled Black Slotted Disc cast aluminum wheels are exclusive to the Street Glide. A new low-mount license bracket locates the plate below the tail lamp, with new LED illumination.

FLHX Street Glide features:
Rubber mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
Brembo triple-disc brake system
Six-gallon fuel tank
Electronic Throttle Control
NEW 2-1-2 exhaust system
NEW engine isolation system
NEW Isolated Drive System
NEW frame and swingarm
NEW Black Slotted Disc Cast Aluminum wheels, 17-inch front/16-inch rear
NEW Dunlop D407 Multi-Tread 180/65-16 rear tire
NEW Dunlop D407 130/80-17 front tire
Low-mount license plate bracket with LED illumination
Batwing fork-mounted fairing
Smoked mini wind deflector
Fairing-mounted rear view mirrors
Custom bucket seat with perforated insert
Silver face gauges
40-watt CD/AM/FM/WB/MP3 Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon
GTX hard saddlebags with color matched latches
Clean front fender
Smoked chrome 3-D tank emblem
Streamliner footboards, brake pedal and passenger pegs
Low Profile rear suspension
Rear fender ground effects
Optional ABS
Optional Electronic Cruise Control
Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
Optional Smart Security System

roadglideFLTR Road Glide
Identified by its “shark nose” frame-mounted fairing, the Road Glide gobbles up the highway with rakish style. Hard-shell saddlebags, electronic cruise control, and the 40-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon are standard equipment. Dual covered headlamps and back-slash muffler tips are back for 2009, while the graphics on the fairing, fuel tank and saddlebags are new. A new low-mount license bracket locates the plate below the tail lamp, with new LED illumination.

FLTR Road Glide features:
Rubber mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
Brembo triple-disc brake system
Six-gallon fuel tank
Electronic Throttle Control
NEW 2-1-2 exhaust system
NEW engine isolation system
NEW Isolated Drive System
NEW frame and swingarm
NEW 28-spoke cast aluminum wheels, 17-inch front/16-inch rear
NEW Dunlop D407 Multi-Tread 180/65-16 rear tire
NEW Dunlop D407 130/80-17 front tire
NEW license plate location with LED illumination
NEW fairing, tank and saddlebag graphics
Frame-mounted, aerodynamic fairing
Dual clear-lens, reflector-optics headlights
Cockpit-style instrumentation with silver face gauges
40-watt CD/AM/FM/WB/MP3 Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon
GTX hard saddlebags with chrome latches
Clean front fender
One-piece, two-up Road Glide Classic seat
Electronic cruise control
Optional ABS
Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
Optional Smart Security System

electraglidestandardFLHT Electra Glide Standard
Equipped with key touring features, the Electra Glide Standard is a long-haul motorcycle you can grow with or build on. Standard equipment includes locking hard saddlebags, a fork-mounted touring fairing with instrumentation, auxiliary lamps, plus all the benefits of the new Touring chassis, wheels and tires. A new low-mount license bracket locates the plate below the tail lamp, with new LED illumination. The passenger pillion has been reshaped for additional passenger comfort.

FLHT Electra Glide Standard features:
Rubber mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
Silver powder-coated engine with polished covers
Brembo triple-disc brake system
Six-gallon fuel tank
Electronic Throttle Control
NEW 2-1-2 exhaust system
NEW engine isolation system
NEW Isolated Drive System
NEW frame and swingarm
NEW 28-spoke cast aluminum wheels, 17-inch front/16-inch rear
NEW Dunlop D407 Multi-Tread 180/65-16 rear tire
NEW Dunlop D407 130/80-17 front tire
NEW license plate location with LED illumination
Bat-wing, fork-mounted fairing
Fairing-mounted speedometer and tachometer
Clear-lens reflector-optics auxiliary lamps
Locking GTX saddlebags
One-piece, two-up Electra Glide comfort-stitch touring saddle
Optional ABS
Optional Electronic Cruise Control
Optional Smart Security System

electraglideclassicFLHTC Electra Glide Classic
Go beyond the touring basics aboard the Electra Glide Classic, which comes equipped with an adjustable Tour-Pak, 40-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon, and full instrumentation, plus additional fender and saddlebag trim, for beyond-the-basics touring comfort and versatility. New for 2009 is a brighter, long-lasting LED rear fender tip light and a shorty radio antenna that will clear a seven-foot garage door. The Tour-Pak rack has been redesigned with no pierced holes in the tubes for Tour-Pak attachment. The Tour-Pak capacity and saddlebags are increased by five pounds each, and it is easier to adjust the Tour-Pak fore and aft for passenger comfort.

FLHTC Electra Glide Classic features:

Rubber mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
Brembo triple-disc brake system
Six-gallon fuel tank
Electronic Throttle Control
NEW 2-1-2 exhaust system
NEW engine isolation system
NEW Isolated Drive System
NEW frame and swingarm
NEW Tour-Pak rack
NEW 28-spoke cast aluminum wheels, 17-inch front/16-inch rear
NEW Dunlop D407 Multi-Tread 180/65-16 rear tire/white strip
NEW Dunlop D407 130/80-17 front tire/white stripe
Bat-wing, fork-mounted fairing
Full instrumentation
40-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon
NEW shorty antenna
NEW LED rear fender tip light
Clear-lens reflector-optics auxiliary lamps
Locking GTX saddlebags
Adjustable King Tour-Pak with passenger backrest
One-piece, two-up Electra Glide comfort-stitch touring saddle
Optional ABS
Optional Electronic Cruise Control
Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
Optional Smart Security System

ultraclassicFLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide
The ultimate Touring model from Harley-Davidson, the Ultra Classic Electra Glide is fully equipped for a life on the road. Electronic cruise control, 80-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon with passenger sound system, vented fairing lowers and adjustable fairing wind deflectors, luggage liners, and CB radio/intercom are all standard equipment. The Tour-Pak rack has been redesigned with no pierced holes in the tubes for Tour-Pak attachment. The Tour-Pak and saddlebag capacities are increased by five pounds, and it is easier to adjust the Tour-Pak fore and aft for passenger comfort. New features for 2009 include shorty dual antennas that will clear a seven-foot garage door, mid-frame air deflectors that project radiant engine heat away from the rider, and a brighter, long-lasting LED rear fender tip light.

FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide features:
Rubber mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
Brembo triple-disc brake system with ABS
Six-gallon fuel tank
Electronic Throttle Control
NEW 2-1-2 exhaust system
NEW engine isolation system
NEW Isolated Drive System
NEW frame and swingarm
NEW Tour-Pak rack
NEW 28-spoke cast aluminum wheels, 17-inch front/16-inch rear
NEW Dunlop D407 Multi-Tread 180/65-16 rear tire/white strip
NEW Dunlop D407 130/80-17 front tire/white stripe
NEW shorty antennas
NEW LED rear fender tip light
Bat-wing, fork-mounted fairing
Full instrumentation
80-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon
CB radio and intercom system
Clear-lens reflector-optics auxiliary lamps
Locking GTX saddlebags
Adjustable King Tour-Pak with passenger backrest
Custom-fit soft luggage liners
Tour-Pak mounted tail/stop light
One-piece, two-up Electra Glide comfort-stitch touring saddle
Vented lower fairings with integrated storage compartments
Adjustable fairing wind deflectors
NEW mid-frame air deflectors
Cruise control
Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
Optional Smart Security System


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Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.



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