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					HARLEY-DAVIDSON TOURING CHASSIS IS NEW FROM THE TYRES UP Improved Handling, More Comfort and Greater Capacity on Five Models OXFORD, UK (July 22, 2008) – A new chassis designed to deliver enhanced handling, increased capacity and greater comfort for rider and passenger underpins the five model Harley-Davidson® Touring family for 2009. Incorporating an all-new frame, swingarm, engine mounting system, wheels and tyres, 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. 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 programme to enhance the Touring line-up through the introduction of the Twin Cam 96™ engine with 6-speed Cruise Drive™ transmission and a sophisticated active intake and exhaust system, the rear wheel Isolated Drive System, electronic throttle control, Brembo® brakes with ABS, a 22.7 litre fuel tank, reduced clutch lever effort, the Advanced Audio System by Harman-Kardon®, GPS navigation and a high-output charging system to better enable new GMA heated seats and grips. Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles, the kings of the road, have been tested by time and millions of miles in the hands of 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 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission with active intake and exhaust for outstanding performance and economy. All models also feature air-adjustable rear shocks to accommodate variable passenger and luggage loads. Originally introduced as an option, ABS is now offered as standard equipment on all 2009 Touring and VRSC™ models, in response to exceptional customer demand. The All-New Touring Chassis New from the tyres up, the new Touring chassis is based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame. A new swingarm contributes significantly to the enhanced handling of the new chassis. The engineisolation system has been revised to reduce engine and vehicle shaking at idle speed. The wheel and tyre package is updated, with front wheel diameter increased to 17 inches from 16 inches on all Touring models except for the Road King® Classic, while the width of the 16-inch rear wheel is increased. All Touring models are equipped with new Dunlop® Multi-Tread tyres that improve handling and offer up to 25 percent more rear-tyre tread life. The wider rear wheel accommodates a new 180/65B16 rear tyre. Front and rear suspension has been recalibrated to match the dynamics of the new chassis, wheels and tyres. 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™. Key Touring Family Features
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Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS): Now standard equipment on all the 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.

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Electronic Throttle Control: Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) is featured on all Touring models. All wiring from the throttle-grip sensor is routed through the handlebars. Additionally, the ETC unclutters the handlebar area for cleaner styling. Isolated Drive System: The Isolated Drive System compensator is now integrated into the rear wheel hub, eliminating the previous 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 injection-moulded GTX® saddlebags make this a versatile motorcycle suitable for touring, commuting or cruising. 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 tyres. The seat has been restyled for 2009 with diamond shaped highlights. FLHR Road King® features:
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Isolation-mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission Active intake and exhaust system Black powdercoated engine with chrome treatment Brembo® triple-disc brake system with standard ABS 22.7 litre 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 cast aluminium wheels, 17-inch front/16-inch rear Large ‘Hiawatha’ headlight and chrome nacelle Auxiliary passing lights Detachable windshield Large tank-mounted speedometer Weather resistant and lockable GTX® hard saddlebags Smart Security System

FLHRC 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 profile laced wheels and wide-whitewall tyres for a classic, retro look. Tooled leather covers the seat and hard-shell saddlebags. Touring features include a large detachable windshield, auxiliary passing lights, and cruise control as standard. Two-tone fender graphics are new for 2009. FLHRC Road King® Classic features:
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Isolation-mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission Active intake and exhaust system Black powdercoated engine with chrome treatment Brembo triple-disc brake system with standard ABS 22.7 litre fuel tank Electronic Throttle Control NEW 2-1-2 exhaust system NEW engine isolation system NEW Isolated Drive System

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NEW frame and swingarm Chrome aluminium profile laced wheels Large ‘Hiawatha’ headlight and chrome nacelle Auxiliary passing lights Detachable windshield Large tank-mounted speedometer Leather-wrapped, hard saddlebags Tooled leather seat Chrome tank and fender emblems Slash-cut mufflers Electronic cruise control Smart Security System

FLHX Street Glide® A stylishly stripped-down dresser, the Street Glide features lowered rear suspension, a smoked mini-wind deflector, and a stylish trim at the bottom of the rear fender for a low, lean profile. A traditional “batwing” fairing holds the 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 aluminium wheels are exclusive to the Street Glide. FLHX Street Glide® features:
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Isolation-mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission Active intake and exhaust system Black powdercoated engine with chrome treatment Brembo triple-disc brake system with standard ABS 22.7 litre 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 aluminium wheels, 17-inch front/16-inch rear 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 nylon hard saddlebags with colour-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 Smart Security System

FLHT Electra Glide® Standard Equipped with key touring features, the Electra Glide Standard is a non-nonsense, long-haul motorcycle you can grow with or build on. Standard equipment includes locking hard saddlebags, a fork-mounted ‘batwing’ touring fairing with instrumentation, auxiliary lamps, plus all the benefits of the new Touring chassis, wheels and tyres.

FLHT Electra Glide® Standard features:
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Isolation-mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission Active intake and exhaust system Silver powdercoated engine with polished treatment covers Brembo triple-disc brake system with standard ABS 22.7 litre 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 cast aluminium wheels, 17-inch front/16-inch rear Triple Circuit Damping (TCD) front forks Batwing, fork-mounted fairing Fairing-mounted speedometer and tachometer Clear-lens reflector-optics auxiliary lamps Locking GTX alloy saddlebags One-piece, two-up Electra Glide comfort-stitch seat Smart Security System

FLHTCU 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 removable fairing lowers and adjustable fairing wind deflectors, luggage liners and intercom are all standard equipment. The Tour-Pak rack has been redesigned and Tour-Pak capacity increased by 2.3 kg. New features for 2009 include shorty dual antennas and mid-frame air deflectors that project radiant engine heat away from the rider. FLHTCU Ultra Classic™ Electra Glide® features:
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Isolation-mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine with ESPFI 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission Active intake and exhaust system Black powdercoated engine with chrome treatment Brembo triple-disc brake system with ABS 22.7 litre 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 black cast aluminium wheels, 17-inch front/16-inch rear Triple Circuit Damping (TCD) front forks Batwing, fork-mounted fairing Full instrumentation 80-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman-Kardon NEW shorty antennas Clear-lens reflector-optics auxiliary lamps Locking GTX alloy saddlebags Fibreglass adjustable King Tour-Pak with passenger backrest Custom-fit soft luggage liners

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One-piece, two-up Electra Glide comfort-stitch saddle Vented lower fairings with integrated storage compartments Adjustable fairing wind deflectors NEW mid-frame air deflectors Cruise control Smart Security System


				
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