2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Summary:

A different ride compared to a two wheeler

Faults:

The first thing I noticed is the discomfort of the driver's seat. After about 50 - 75 miles, I have to stop, get off and rest my back. The design of the seat is different than most others. My Honda seat was much more comfortable. I could ride for hours with no discomfort.

The second item I noticed was the heat coming from the engine on the right side of the motorcycle. After about 50 miles of continuous riding, the heat to the right calf was almost unbearable. The dealer was able to reduce most of the heat with a Stage One Conversion for about $350.00. This opened up the exhaust more to vent more heat and install a larger air breather.

The next item is the handling of a three wheeler on two lane roads, in curves. Interstate travel at 70 mph is not too bad, but on country two lane roads, you have to be concerned with the tightness of the curves. Too fast in tight turns could cause mishaps.

The only other item appears to be the tightness of the suspension. The rear shocks are air adjustable, and I have tried various settings, but rough roads, bumps in the road, crossing RR tracks, changes in height going onto or coming off of a bridge, are very noticeable in the rear suspension, especially to the passenger. My wife is always hollering because of the shock.

General Comments:

The driver's seat is very uncomfortable, considering the overall cost of the motorcycle.

The heat problem with the exhaust on the right side should be rectified by HD.

The handling on curves is most likely common to all 3 wheelers.

The rear suspension needs improvement, possibly with springs in combo with the air shocks.

Overall, 3 wheelers are a good choice for the older generation with weaker leg muscles.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th October, 2013

2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Summary:

I love my trike

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

The trike handles good; just took some getting used to.

Don't like the way it slows down so fast when you release the throttle.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2013

2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Summary:

It's never too late to own a Harley. Get one now!

Faults:

Battery recalled. Service dept fixed the problem in one day.

General Comments:

Best motorcycle I've owned in my life. Glad I got the Tri-glide.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd October, 2013

2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Summary:

As an older rider now, the trike keeps the fun in motorcycling for me.

Faults:

Lost front shifter peg due to vibration.

General Comments:

Had a 2002 Ultra Classic that I triked out in 2003 with an aftermarket kit. Put close to 70000 miles on it without any problems. The HD factory trikes have come a long ways from the kit trikes.

Not a lot of improvement that I can see. As for 2014, they have upgraded the radio to an even better unit.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2013

2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Summary:

Grrrrrrrrreat

Faults:

Transmission plug had a very little leak.

Battery charger plug in melted a little.

General Comments:

On vacation, other people will come up and take picture.

The engine puts out too much heat on your legs, but I love the Harleys.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2013

2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Summary:

I like the stability of three wheels

Faults:

The headset supplied with the trike has failed twice.

General Comments:

I like riding the trike.

I feel safer on it than two wheels, because of my bad knees.

So much easier to come to a stop on a hill and not have to put your feet down.

The tour-pak and the trunk hold a lot of stuff when you are on a trip.

The trike handles good, and is stable in very strong cross winds.

It takes a little more gas than a two wheeler, but that is to be expected.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2013

2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Summary:

Just love the Harley

Faults:

Parking brake adjusted 4 times; finally got it right.

Have trouble getting into neutral when stopped. Have to shut down, then put it into neutral, then reverse to park.

My 1st bike, bought in 1978. Bought this Harley after completing a refresher course at the dealership; my retirement present to myself.

Just love it to death; I feel very safe on it, my wife loves riding on it; always getting compliments on the blue metallic pearl paint.

Getting into neutral is not always a problem, just for clarification.

For the money, I would have wanted a little more chrome

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2013