Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Electra Glide Review from United Kingdom

2007 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance650 miles
Previous motorcycleBMW K 1200LT SE

Faults:

So far nothing.

General Comments:

The bike is a head turner and a crowd magnet; if you want to be noticed then this is the machine.

As for riding, obviously you cannot toss it around like most other bikes, it's purpose built for long distance touring, anything else becomes a challenge. So, if you're looking for a bike that will get you there, in comfort and style, then this is the bike.

Although the K1200LT is quicker, more agile, the problem I had was the mid mount foot controls; when you're riding all day, it's nice to be able to move your feet around...

And it just does not have the status of the Harley, plus the depreciation of the BMW is much greater than the Harley, so the cost of ownership of the Harley is by far the best on the market today.

Also the ability to make your Harley look like no other Harley around is so simple, and so much fun.

Being an active member of HOG is also a great social benefit of Harley ownership; like everything in life, you get out what you put in, and owning the big Harley is the best ticket in town.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2008

2nd Oct 2008, 19:19

Glade to hear your remarks about the HD Ultra Glide Classic. I just bought my first HD, and of course it's a 2000 Ultra Glide Classic. I hope to have as much joy and pleasure out of it as you do yours.

5th Dec 2008, 23:51

I was just on a bike run with my M.C. last Sunday, the ending spot was at a Harley dealership in San Diego. Well, I rode up on a Yamaha Roadstar MM, and rode off on a 2001 FLHTCUI. Luckily, I know the previous owner, as this bike had 47,000 miles on the odometer. Heck, I didn't even test ride it. I got chingered on the road*, but I am happy with this one. I have for a long time considered an H.D. but price has been prohibitive. This bike had been the predominant model that I wanted, as I wanted a bagger with the option of taking off the tour pack, why not buy it complete than to buy a lesser equipped model and then have to get the tour pack? Anyway, I wasn't a big fan of the brand, until I rode this bike, WOW!! I too seek the long way around to a destination now. I just have to say, This is the real deal for a tourer.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review