After five weeks of riding across America and observing their motorcycle scene, I return to Australia this weekend only to fly to America next week for the Harley-Davidson 2015 model launch. Tough gig, eh!
Anyway, we already know that Harley is bringing back the Road Glide and we’re hopeful of getting a chance to ride the LiveWire electric and the coming Street 500 entry level bike when we ride from San Francisco to LA on the Big Sur.
However, we may also get to ride the Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low. Yes, that’s right. It appears Harley is set to introduce a lower-seat version of its big tourer to make it even more accessible to a wider rider demographic. The current seat height is 740mm.
Harley has developed low versions of several of its bikes over the years and they have been popular with younger riders, women, Hispanics and others. Just this year they added the SuperLow Sportster and the Low Rider Dyna.
Now, it appears Harley is doing the same with its flagship tourer. It should make the 411kg tourer more controllable in low-speed situations such as parking.
Lowering the bike should consist of a different seat as well as minor changes to the springs.