2013 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic Reviews from United States of America

2013 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2013
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson Street Glide

Summary:

Awesome

Faults:

No problems as of yet - the seat is uncomfortable - why put a cable in the top compartment to hold the lid open; when the cable hits something inside, it kicks the cable out of the compartment. Bought a zip lid holder and have no problems any more -- for the money that I paid for the bike and Harley installed a cheap cable, shame on them!!!

General Comments:

Love my trike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2013

2013 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2013
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 3 / 10
Handling marks 3 / 10
Braking marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance7800 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Faults:

Getting oil blow back through carb with only 7,000 miles on it. Dealer checked it out and said it's normal, and I did find that was true through research, but it seems excessive, and oil drips and accumulates on the exhaust; makes it very hard to keep the chrome and right rear fender clean.

Rear brakes have almost no stopping power above 30 mph.

Seat is coming apart at the seams.

Steers very hard in corners.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2013

2013 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2013
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance6700 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson FXSTC Softail Custom

Summary:

Very expensive for a poorly designed motorcycle

Faults:

The bike runs extremely hot, and burns oil.

There is also a fuel management issue.

The new 2014 models have been redesigned and are now liquid cooled; the 2013 model is poorly designed and the fix is extremely expensive.

General Comments:

The bike is an awesome ride, very comfortable.

It handles the road very well, and is awesome on hills and curves.

It is very quick for its size and weight.

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

Review Date: 30th September, 2013

2013 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2013
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1000 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson Road King Classic

Faults:

Nothing wrong.

General Comments:

Comfortable seat and fun to ride.

The trike ride and steering is completely different than a two wheel bike.

The trike runs uncomfortably hot and is unpleasant to ride in South Florida heat, especially in stop and go traffic. Going to check on ways to reduce the heat.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2013

1st Oct 2013, 13:51

I bought a 2013 special anniversary trike in December in St Louis, and brought it back to FL because of the price.

This was my first time ever to drive a trike.

1. The brakes at 35 to 40 were hard to stop.

2. It runs as HOT as ------.

3. It's hard to steer very hard in curves.

4. Mileage sucked.

5. It was like riding on a board.

In Sept I went to a Harley shop in FL with a friend to look at a 2014. Well I was so impressed with the 2014, that I wanted one. I took it on a 6 mile run and just loved it. They've made so many good changes. I was very impressed.

I bought it, but I was surprised at what they would give me for my 2013, like they did not want it, so I called St Louis and they didn't want it back.

Now on that note, I TRADED AND I LOVE my new 2014 trike.

2013 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2012
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance9000 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Faults:

The parking brake is always out of adjustment; my last one puked oil out the air cleaner. This one has not done that yet.

General Comments:

The bike runs very hot. I will change the exhaust pipes and do away with the cats. The drawback is finding a dyno to tune a trike is not easy.

It is beautiful.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2013

2013 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Year of manufacture2013
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance5200 miles

Summary:

Would have expected more for the price, but overall very satisfied

Faults:

Getting oil blow back through carb with only 4,000 miles on it. Dealer checked it out and said it's normal, and I did find that was true through research, but it seems excessive, and oil drips and accumulates on exhaust.

Rear brakes have almost no stopping power above 30 mph.

Excessive heat was corrected with a download and getting rid of the cats.

General Comments:

The bike is very comfortable and a great touring bike.

5,000 mile oil changes are expensive.

Trunk compartments have a strange (not unpleasant) smell that transfers to anything I store in them.

Even with twin 103's, the bike is underpowered.

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

Review Date: 27th September, 2013

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 6 reviews