New Harleys and new engine on the way

August 19 2013

Eight new Harleys are on the way for 2014 and a few of them will have a new Twin-Cooled engine.

14_FLHTK_AFHarley-Davidosn announced implementation of Project Rushmore at the annual dealer meeting, being held this year in Denver, Colorado. Project Rushmore is the name of a product development effort that will introduce eight new models.

New features in these eight Project Rushmore bikes include linked ABS, LED and dual halogen headlights, and an infotainment system with colour touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity and GPS navigation.

Noted rather unceremoniously in the Project Rushmore press release distributed yesterday is mention of a new Twin-Cooled High Output Twin Cam 103 engine.

14_FLHTK_DET2Details will be released very soon, but based on images the new engine will feature the liquid-cooled cylinder heads that have been rumoured to be the latest evolution of Harley’s venerable big twin engine. The new engine will be standard in the Electra Glide Ultra Limited and the Tri Glide Ultra trike.

Also new is a redesigned batwing fairing that now has an airflow-smoothing vent in front that reduces buffeting.

Gone for 2014 is the Twin Cam 96 engine, as all big twin models now feature the Twin Cam 103 V-twin. Also for 2014, ABS will be available on all Sportster models.

Motorcycle Mojo will be attending Harley’s new product launch next week, with ride reports in an upcoming issue.




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