2007 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Electra Glide Reviews

2007 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Electra Glide from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance10500 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson Road King

Summary:

You can't get what made Harley famous anymore, and that is the sound

Faults:

I have had no mechanical problems with this bike.

General Comments:

The stock seat is not as comfortable is it could be for what is to be the "ultra" cruising machine for Harley Davidson.

I do not like the fuel injection system. I know it's better for emissions and it starts better than the carburetor, but you cannot get the potato-potato sound from the fuel injected models without spending a lot of money.

I have owned other brands of motorcycles that measured up to the Harley in all ways except for the sound when the Harleys were carbureted. But now that sound is out of the picture for Harley Davidsons with fuel injections, which is your only option by the way, it would pay you to shop other brands before making your purchase.

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

Review Date: 17th December, 2008

19th Mar 2011, 05:55

I have owned a 2007 Ultra since 10/06. I now have well over 60,000 miles on it.

At 17,000 miles the oil pan gasket had to be changed (leaking), at 40,000 miles, tranny rebuild, and now at 65,000 miles, oil pan leaking AGAIN.

I have talked to several riders of '07 Ultras, and they have encountered much of the same problems. In fact 6 owners --- Why hasn't H.D. placed a recall on this problem? Also, what the FACTORY has dubbed "BAGGER WOBBLE", I know it can be eliminated, but at a cost. Why doesn't the FACTORY fix this problem in the factory??

Other than being a "MONEY-PIT", I love it!!!

2007 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Electra Glide from Canada

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance18000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleKawasaki ZG1200 Voyager XII

Summary:

Lay back back and enjoy the ride

Faults:

The rear arm of the heel-and-toe shifter worked itself loose at 1200km, and the mechanism that transmits movement from the shifter to the gearbox did the same shortly after the 16000km service. Annoying, but easily fixed.

General Comments:

I absolutely love this bike. I have been riding since the late 70's and have owned both Japanese (Honda, Yamaha & Kawasaki) and European bikes (BMW & Triumph).

I was part of the Harley haters, but was nonetheless willing to road test one when looking for a new touring bike: it was a revelation.

By coincidence I road tested a Gold Wing on the same day as the 'Glide. The Honda is perfect in any engineering analysis, but to me it was about as exciting as driving an Accord. The Harley, on the other hand, has a much more elemental mechanical quality to it. It feels like a motorcycle where the Honda feels like an appliance.

This is the first bike in a long time that always encourages me to seek out the longest route between A and B. My wife enjoys the excellent passenger accommodations. The adjustable passenger floorboards are nice, the sound system with built-in intercom is very good and the luggage is great. This is a top-notch ride!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2008

24th Mar 2009, 01:19

When that motor comes to life, it is like a living entity. The FLs have so much character and charm. A perfect sight seeing bike (so comfy and smooth). They are also just plain beautiful to look at when not riding.

2007 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Electra Glide from United Kingdom

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: 8.7 / 10, based on 5 reviews