2012 Harley Ultra Classic Review

Harley-Davidson returns in 2012 with it's long-haul touring model that's designed for ultra comfort the Ultra Classic Electra Glide.

But the motorcycle that set that standard for convenient, cross-country touring hasn't simply returned; replacing the Twin Cam 96 ci is the more powerful 103 ci with Electronic Port Fuel Injection and Electronic Throttle Control, an engine that produces 100 ft. lbs. of torque at 3250 rpm.

The CVO Ultra wheels roll on the new Chrome Mirror Custom Cut matching brake rotors, and King Tour-Pak features a new chrome LED brake / tail lights. Is, suspended dual-control heated, two-up seat and backrest have adjustable passenger HD Bar & Shield monogram pattern and texture of gravel. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), cruise control, and ABS are standard equipment. Three new color combinations are available. For the American market, this bike is valued around $ 37.249 MSRP.

Touring’s also all about storage space and the CVO Ultra Classic has it in spades. Its King Tour-Pak offers 2.26 cubic-feet and is capable of easily holding a couple of full-faced helmets. It has nice chrome trim in the form of an Air-wing rack on the outside and new bass booster ports on the inside. The 2012 CVO Ultra Classic has a chrome wraparound LED which is highly visible when riders get on the brakes (I noticed while trailing the bike). Then there’s space in the hard saddlebags and pockets in the fairing lowers to boot.
Length 98.8 in. (2510 mm)
Overall Width 38.4 in. (975 mm)
Overall Height 57.0 in. (1448 mm)
Seat Height:
Laden2 27.8 in. (706 mm)
Unladen 29.8 in. (757 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.1 in. (130 mm)
Rake (steering head) 26°
Fork Angle 29.3°
Trail 6.7 in. (170 mm)
Wheelbase 63.5 in. (1613 mm)