2008 Harley Davidson Touring Range
Six-Gallon Fuel Tank Extends Range, Isolated Drive System for More Comfort
An advanced new Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is available either as standard or optional equipment for all 2008 Harley-Davidson® Touring models. This leads a list of new features that make this the most capable line of long-distance motorcycles ever offered by the Motor Company. All Touring models will also be equipped with a new six-gallon/22.7 litre fuel tank, an Isolated Drive System on the rear sprocket, and electronic throttle control. A new, electronic cruise control system will be offered as a factory-installed feature for the Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) FLHTCUSE3 Screamin’ Eagle® Ultra Classic™ Electra Glide® as well as the Ultra Classic™ Electra Glide®, Road King® Classic and Street Glide® models.
The Touring Models’ advanced ABS is designed to work in conjunction with the new high-performance Brembo® disc brakes providing light lever feedback during ABS events to alert the rider to unstable braking conditions. Unlike many motorcycle advanced braking systems, Harley-Davidson ABS is not a linked system, meaning the rider maintains full, independent control of both front and rear brakes.
Developed through millions of miles of testing and the input of long-distance riders, the seven models (including two CVO Touring models) in the 2008 Harley-Davidson Touring line for Europe utilise a robust chassis powered by the isolation-mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96™ V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), mated to the 6-speed Cruise Drive™ transmission and active intake and exhaust system. It’s a powertrain that offers outstanding roll-on throttle performance for passing and ascending hills, and relaxed low rpm cruising in top gear.
All models also feature air-adjustable rear shocks to accommodate variable passenger and luggage loads in supreme comfort.
For 2008, the Harley-Davidson Touring family includes three Road King® models (including the CVO FLHRSE4 Screamin’ Eagle® Road King) that combine outstanding comfort with classic styling and three Electra Glide® models (including the CVO FLHTCUSE3 Screamin’ Eagle® Ultra Classic™ Electra Glide®) with the traditional Harley-Davidson “Batwing” fairing. Each puts the mechanical beauty of the American V-Twin powertrain proudly on display and combines long-haul comfort and function with timeless Harley-Davidson styling.
Harley Davidson ABS is standard equipment on the 2008 CVO FLHTCUSE3 Screamin’ Eagle® Ultra Classic™ Electra Glide®, the FLHTCU Ultra Classsic™ Electra Glide®, 2008 FLHTCU Ultra Classic™ Electra Glide® 105th Anniversary Edition, FLHTCUSE3 CVO Screamin’ Eagle® Ultra Classic™ Electra Glide®, FLHRC Road King® Classic 105th Anniversary Edition and FLHRSE4 CVO Screamin’ Eagle® Road King®. ABS will be offered as a factory-installed option on all other Touring models.
NEW ON TOURING MODELS FOR 2008
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS): Standard equipment on the 2008 FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide standard and 105th Anniversary Edition, FLHTCUSE3 CVO Screamin’ Eagle Ultra Classic Electra Glide, FLHRC Road King Classic 105th Anniversary edition, FLHRSE4 CVO Screamin’ Eagle Road King and offered as a factory-installed feature on all other 2008 Touring models. This new ABS is designed to work in conjunction with new high-performance Brembo® brakes also being introduced for 2008. 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. The new Brembo brakes deliver improved stopping power and brake feel to the rider.
Larger Fuel Tank: Fuel capacity of all Touring models is increased by 20 percent, from five gallons/18.9 litres to six gallons/22.7 litres. Combined with the 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission, the larger tank gives Touring models more range than ever before. The new tank also features a redesigned console and enables the seat to be reshaped for more comfort.
Electronic Throttle Control: A new 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 the upgrade to a new cruise control system, and unclutters the handlebar area for cleaner styling.
Factory-Installed Cruise Control: This new cruise control is offered as standard on FLHTCU Ultra Classic™ Electra Glide®, FLHRC Road King® Classic and FLHX Street Glide®.
Isolated Drive System: Located in the rear drive-belt sprocket, the Isolated Drive System reduces noise and vibration to the rider for improved ride quality under acceleration, shifting and cruising.
Upgraded seats: All Touring model seats have been upgraded to offer plush, long haul comfort.
Improved Battery: A new top-post battery with integrated removal strap and a redesigned, composite battery box makes it easier to install, remove and service the battery.
105th Anniversary Editions: A limited-edition, serial-numbered 105th Anniversary FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide and FLHRC Road King Classic will be available in 2008.