Returning for 2011 was the $36,499 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide. This Electra Glide is the ultimate in terms of luxury touring and performance and is also the most expensive model in Harley-Davidson’s line-up.
On the road the Twin Cam 110 V-Twin has adequate power to get you moving forward quickly. The added engine displacement was much appreciated during our ride through the Sierra Nevadas at upwards of a mile above sea level. Engine throttle response and the fuel injection settings are well calibrated with the engine running spot-on. The transmission shifts though each gear without fuss and offers a ‘tight’ yet reassuring engagement feel.
The Electra Glide steers easily for a bike that weights nearly 900 pounds and generally feels slightly more agile compared to the heavier Road Glide Ultra. There is also a surprising amount of available ground clearance for a bike this size and requires a considerable lean angle to get hard parts to touch down. The suspension’s damping characteristics are well tuned and do an admirable job of isolating the rider from the effects of bumpy pavement.
The CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide continues to be the favourite long-range touring bike.
Like always, the Electra Glide continues to impress with timeless styling and effortless performance make it one of our favourite bikes to pile miles on the odometer.
En 2011 l’ Electra Glide était la reine en termes de grand tourisme luxueux et performant. C’ était aussi la machine la plus chère de la gamme Harley-Davidson.
Sur route la puissance du Twin Cam de 110 Cubic Inches est suffisante en toutes circonstances. La réponse à la moindre rotation de la poignée des gaz est impressionnante, le moteur à injection est à la fois souple puissant et économe.
Cette voyageuse au long cours est capable de journées de 2000 kms à son guidon, peu peuvent en dire autant. Son style est classic et somptueux, intemporel.