The Daddy of the Mackenzie clan gives his take on the Daddy of the Harley family, the Ultra Classic
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Unlike the 'Sportsters' which aren't sporty, the Ultra Classic IS an ultra classic.
It's stared in movies (eg Electra Glide in Blue) and has been relatively unchanged in almost two decades - yet it still appeals and still works well in its role as a full dress tourer with a personality and poseability.
It's got the Route 66 cred mated with a near Pan European level of comfort and luggage carrying ability. Performance and handling is in a different league to the rapid Pan but the Ultra Classic's got enough pace to keep up on the motorway and blast sports cars away from the lights. Handling's smooth and stable if limited by ground clearance.
Key ID: pre 2002 bikes lacked the alarm as standard and had a different swing armDon't fear: older bikes - as long as they've been well maintainedAlso consider: 2001 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing, 2005 BMW R1200CL
Engine 1450cc, air cooled v-twinTop speed 108mphPower 65bhp Torque 80.8 ft/lbs @ 3,300rpmCompression ratio 8.8:1Bore x stroke 95.3 x 101.6mmFront brakes 2x 292mm discsRear brake Single 292mm discDry weight 385kgSeat height 693mmFuel capacity 19 litres
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