Project Rushmore

Harley-Davidson Unveils Its New Lineup Of 2014 Motorcycles

 Published by Cyril Huze August 19th, 2013in Builders and Events.

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Yesterday, Harley-Davidson unveiled its new lineup of 2014 motorcycle models during the company’s annual Summer Dealer Meeting in Denver, Colo. The star of the show is not a single new bike – rather, it’s the landmark product development effort that resulted in Project RUSHMORE’s delivery of innovative, customer-driven enhancements to the line of touring motorcycles.

Project RUSHMORE encompasses eight new motorcycles that feature improved power and braking performance, enhanced rider ergonomics, and dramatic styling updates that completely redefine and fundamentally transform the touring motorcyclist’s experience. Project RUSHMORE is the result of an entirely new way to produce motorcycles. In a process that invokes the voice of the customer throughout an accelerated development program, the ideas and dreams of thousands of motorcyclists are allowed to percolate with those of Harley-Davidson employees.

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Eight new 2014 Harley-Davidson models, including Road King®,
Street Glide®, Street Glide® Special,
Electra Glide® Ultra Classic®, Ultra Limited,
Tri Glide® Ultra,
CVO Ultra Limited and CVO Road King®
feature innovative They slot into four customer-defined categories:

• Control: Project RUSHMORE bikes pass faster, stop quicker and see farther at night, thus inspiring rider confidence. Each model features the new Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™ or the High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrains, Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), and Daymaker™ LED and Dual Halogen lighting.
• Infotainment: New color-screen Boom! – Box infotainment systems feature the first original-equipment voice recognition and touchscreen for music, GPS navigation and phone in motorcycling, with quality audio, Bluetooth® connectivity, text-to-speech technology, plus support for intercom and CB communications in a single module.
• Feel: Aerodynamics and ergonomics come together to improve comfort — from the new Batwing fairing with splitstream venting, which reduces head buffeting by 20 percent, to best-in-class ride for passengers with wider and deeper seats and new back and arm rests.
• Style: The form and the function of many components are improved – a reshaped Tour-Pak® and saddlebags with convenient One-Touch latches, sleeker fenders, lighter cast aluminum wheels and intuitive hand control switches.

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• High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain • Stiffer 49mm forks • Dual Halogen headlamp and halogen fog lights • Impeller cast aluminum wheels • Restyled saddlebags with One-Touch latch • Low-profile front fender • Improved instrument graphics • New intuitive hand controls • Available Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS

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• High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain • Hydraulic clutch • Boom! Box 4.3 infotainment system • Jukebox media compartment with USB • New Batwing fairing with splitstream vent • Stiffer 49mm forks • Dual Halogen headlamp • Enforcer cast aluminum wheels • Restyled saddlebags with One-Touch latch • One-Touch fuel door •Low-profile front fender • Larger gauges with improved graphics • New intuitive hand controls • Available Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS

Street-Glide-SpecialStreet Glide® Special

• High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain • Hydraulic clutch • Boom! Box 6.5GT infotainment system • Jukebox media compartment with USB • New Batwing fairing with splitstream vent • Gloss Black inner fairing and color-match fairing skirt • Stiffer 49mm forks • Premium Ride Hand-Adjustable Low Rear Shocks • Dual Halogen headlamp • Enforcer cast aluminum wheels • Restyled saddlebags with One-Touch latch • One-Touch fuel door • Low-profile front fender • Larger gauges with improved graphics • New intuitive hand controls • Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS

Electra-Glide-Ultra-ClassicElectra Glide® Ultra Classic®

• High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain • Hydraulic clutch • Boom! Box 4.3 infotainment system • Jukebox media compartment with USB • New Batwing fairing with splitstream vent • Stiffer 49mm forks • Daymaker LED headlamp and fog lamps • LED rear lighting on Tour-Pak • Impeller cast aluminum wheels • Restyled Tour-Pak with One-Touch latch • Restyled saddlebags with One-Touch latch • One-Touch fuel door • Low-profile front fender • Larger gauges with improved graphics • New intuitive hand controls • Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS

Ultra-LimitedUltra Limited

• Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain • Hydraulic clutch • Stiffer 49mm forks • Boom! Box 6.5 infotainment system • Jukebox media compartment with USB • New Batwing fairing with splitstream vent • Gloss Black inner fairing • Daymaker LED headlamp and fog lamps • LED rear lighting on Tour-Pak • Contrast Chrome Impeller cast aluminum wheels • Restyled Tour-Pak with One-Touch latch • Restyled saddlebags with One-Touch latch • One-Touch fuel door • Low-profile front fender • Larger gauges with improved graphics • New intuitive hand controls • Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS

Tri-Glide-UltraTri Glide® Ultra

• Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain • Hydraulic Assist & Slip clutch • Boom! Box 6.5 infotainment system • Jukebox media compartment with USB • New Batwing fairing with splitstream vent • Stiffer 49mm forks • Daymaker LED headlamp and fog lamps • LED rear lighting on Tour-Pak • Restyled Tour-Pak with One-Touch latch • One-Touch fuel door • Low-profile front fender • Larger gauges with improved graphics • New intuitive hand controls • Linked Braking system • New rear brakes with 16 percent larger rotors • Foot-operated parking brake.

Additional Harley-Davidson 2014 Motorcycle News

Additional headlines from the 2014 Harley-Davidson lineup include the restyled Fat Bob® model, the availability of anti-lock brakes on all five 2014 Sportster models and the continued integration of H-D1™ Factory Customization.

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The Dark Custom styling of the Fat Bob model gets a make-over from Harley-Davidson Styling and now projects a new assertive authority.

Highlights include a new slash-cut rear fender with a recessed twin-ring LED tail lamp. Then black replaces chrome everywhere, including the powertrain, air cleaner cover, rear shock covers, triple clamps, headlamp trim rings, console and battery box cover. The Aluminum Slotted Disc wheels are powdercoated black and finished with a laser-engraved Harley-Davidson logo and rim stripe.

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All five 2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster® models are available with the confidence-inspiring control of ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). The Sportster line also features new hand controls and brake components, improved service access, and an optional keyless H-D® Smart Security System with a proximity-based, hands-free security fob.

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The 2014 CVO series of limited-production motorcycles features the new CVO™ Softail® Deluxe model, a premium custom touring motorcycle equipped with a detachable windscreen with GPS navigation, Daymaker LED lighting, detachable saddlebags and of course the bold paint and big Screamin’ Eagle powertrain that’s always part of the CVO program.
The CVO™ Road King® and super-premium CVO™ Limited return with new features and Project RUSHMORE enhancements. The bold CVO™ Breakout® Softail® chopper returns with three dazzling new paint schemes. (See separate releases for more details on the 2014 CVO line.)

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The V-Rod family now has ABS as standard equipment and new paint colors and graphics are available on the Muscle® and Night Rod® Special. By using the online Bind, graphics are available on the Muscle® and Night Rod® Special.

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The Twin Cam 103™ powertrain is now standard equipment on the Street Bob® and Super Glide® Custom models, both part of the smooth-handling Dyna line. H-D1™ Factory Customization: The web-based program that allows customers to select factory-installed options that personalize fit, function and style to the Sportster® 1200 Custom and Street Bob® offers new color options for both bikes, including two new custom paint sets for the Sportster 1200 Custom: Charcoal Pearl Eagle Graphic and Mysterious Red Paisley Skull in addition to new Hard Candy Custom color options.

Breaking News the HD Breakout Model

Breaking News From Daytona World-Debut Of New Harley-Davidson Breakout Model

Published by Cyril Huze March 8th, 2013in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events

This Friday morning March 8, 2013 in Daytona, Harley-Davidson debuted its new Breakout model. For all those present in Daytona, the bike will be displayed at 415 Main Street tonight from 5 to 8 pm in the parking area next to Mikey Luv’s Bar & Grill To learn all about the new motorcycle company executives will be available.

Harley-Davidson describes it as “an urban prowler, a bike ready for a midnight ramble to the roadhouse or a rib joint rendezvous with the crew. Green light? Crack the throttle to deliver a muscular dose of American V-Twin torque and etch the asphalt with a fat rear tire.”

The Breakout is presented as a premium model in its segment with distinctive finishes and specific components not available on other Harley-Davidson bikes. Long and low-slung, the Breakout features a 240mm rear tire visually balanced with thick forks and chopped fenders, while a shaved tank console and a drag handlebar keep the profile low. A Twin Cam 103B™ powertrain and other components are trimmed in gleaming chrome and gloss-black paint.

Like the acclaimed 2013 Custom Vehicle.

“With Breakout we got down to motorcycle essentials, which means emphasizing the powertrain and the wheels,” says Harley-Davidson Styling Manager Kirk Rasmussen. “The black and chrome engine visually pops out of the center the bike, and then to maximize the impact of the tires, the fenders are chopped. We wanted a lot of rubber showing to give the Breakout a tough, muscular look.”

The Gasser wheels are new and specific to the Breakout, according to Rasmussen. “We’ve always loved the gasser-style drag racing wheels from the 1960s and ‘70s,” says Rasmussen. “Our wheels are loosely inspired by those classics. Each wheel has 10 half-round spokes. The gloss-black powdercoat is machined away on alternating spokes and the rim edge to expose the aluminum under the paint.” A gloss-black finish is also applied to the new cast aluminum oil tank, as well as fork lowers, brake rotors, muffler shields and the handlebar.

“To lower Breakout’s overall profile, we placed the speedometer on the handlebar riser,” says Rasmussen, “and topped the fuel tank with a black leather strip that covers the seam, and a chrome-plated pod that’s just high enough to conceal necessary wiring and vent lines. The handlebar is a new curved drag bend that which I think feels aggressive when you ride.”

The Softail® chassis mimics the clean lines of a vintage hardtail frame, but utilizes rear suspension control provided by coil-over shock absorbers mounted horizontally and out of sight within the frame rails. The Breakout is available with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and the Harley-Davidson security system as a factory-installed option.

Main Key Breakout Features:

• The Twin Cam 103B™ engine with 103-cid (1690cc), counter-balanced and rigid-mounted within the frame, is rated at 95.5 ft. lbs. of torque at 3000 rpm. The engine is equipped with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), and Automatic Compression Release (ACR), and is mated to a 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission.

• The powertrain is finished in black powdercoat with chrome covers and gloss-black shields over chrome dual-staggered mufflers.

• Gasser-style 10-spoke cast aluminum wheels are finished in gloss-black powdercoat with machined highlights; 8 by 18-inch rear and 3.5 by 21-inch front.

• Floating front and rear brake rotors have gloss-black carriers.

• Front and rear fenders are chopped. The front fender location and bracket are specific to the Breakout. The rear fender is shaped and positioned to fit close to the 240mm tire. One-piece forged aluminum rear fender supports are highly polished.

• The front end spreads 49mm forks approximately 1.75-inches wider than previous FX Softail models to allow fitment of a 130mm front tire. The fork lowers and headlight bucket are finished in gloss black.

• New Single-Rib Cast Aluminum Oil Tank is finished in gloss black.

• A five-gallon fuel tank is topped with a black molded-leather strip and a low-profile chrome cover.

• The two-piece seat features a passenger pillion that may be removed without tools for solo riding and to fully expose the rear fender. Laden seat height is 24.7 inches.

• An all-new wide drag-style handlebar is finished in gloss black. The speedometer is mounted on the chrome pull-back handlebar riser.

• The side-mounted license plate and combination stop/turn/tail lights leave the wide rear fender uncluttered.

• The glass-filled fuel tank medallions and graphics are exclusive to the Breakout.

• The Breakout MSRP is $17,899 in Vivid Black, and $18,299 in either Big Blue Pearl or Ember Red Sunglo.

Living the Live

Living the Life To Hell And Back’

With Luck and Patience

 By Grant Reynolds, Photography by Josh  Kurpius
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There is a lot going on with this bike, and there always has been. I’ve seen  it in print, at some pretty big shows, and now I am sitting on it at Michael  Barragan’s shop in Burbank, California. “Patience” is parked right next to a  recently scored ’34 Ford Coupe. Barragan is in the middle of articulating what  happened on Sept 19, 2009.

To Hell And Back Michael Barragan Cheat Death“So I’m doing like 35-40 mph, hand-shifting/foot-clutching, riding west on  Riverside Dr. when I come rolling up to the intersection of Buena Vista St. The  Disney Studios are on my left and so is the 134 freeway. I’m headed to Bob’s Big  Boy and I’m working out the kinks on this customer’s bike…I lift off the  throttle as I come into the intersection because there’s this car waiting to  make a left…”

I’m checking out Patience as he relives the crash. He’s holding onto a Camel  cigarette and a Bic lighter and he uses them to gesticulate how the bike and the  car collided that day.

“She hit me so hard, all of her air bags deployed. I thought she was going to  hit me so I was trying to jump over the car. I almost made it but my leg got  caught on the handlebar right here.”

He’s pointing at Patience’s throttle and riser, motioning how his foot was  trapped and where it broke his leg. I’m cringing as he relives it. You know,  like when you see someone get kicked in the balls—that kind of a cringe. He  continues…

“I ended up at County Hospital, no insurance. I didn’t want to look at my  leg. This Korean lady called 9-1-1 as I was sitting there in shock thinking, ‘I  can fix the bike. I can fix it.’ In 20 years of riding this is the first time I  was ever hit. I was starting to get scared so I called my dad. Thank god for my  dad.” To Hell And Back Michael Barragan Gas Tank

I feel bad because I interrupt Barragan. He’s so engrossed in the story when  I remind him I met his father in Japan a few years back, and he proceeds telling  me how his dad really took charge and genuinely handled this debacle for him.

“The bike was going to Artistry & Iron in Las Vegas before I was hit. It  was a $20,000 purse and I figured I would just send the bike I entered, even  though I got hit on it! So my dad took the bike to the show. People freaked out,  I mean he even put pictures of the accident all over the display. It was  gnarly…” I press him to get back to the hospital and the coma.

“All I remember was the clean white room. Man it was white. I started to fade  off and have crazy dreams and was in and out of coma for almost two weeks. I  woke up and had no idea where I was. My dad was there, and he gently brought me  back into reality and told me what happened. I was rocked man; I mean all I  could think about were my kids. I just felt like god was telling me to slow down  for a while, so many times, and I just didn’t listen. I felt like he was saying  spend more time with my kids, my family, my business, and I just wasn’t  listening. So he took this car and slammed it into me andyelled, ‘I said stop!’”

He’s looking at his cigarette at this point, thinking of lighting it when I  ask about karma.

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“Lets just say it took me almost dying to look at my relationship and really  try at it again. The accident shocked me into the next series of trying with my  girl. I really started to slow down. I started to work on my patience. So I get  out of the hospital and I figure I’d give myself a week before I went back to  the shop. When I did get back to the shop I was so uninspired. How am I gonna  make a living? How am I gonna to get back to this…”

Barragan opens his arms wide, motioning to the eight bikes and five cars that  litter every nook and cranny of the space. There is a lot of work to be  completed. “I can’t build a bike right now. I can barely walk. So I look over at my  apprentice, Juan, and say, ‘Let’s build a car.’ So we built the ’31 Coupe you  always see me rollin’ around in. Juan helped me do everything. It took a while  man but as the drugs wore off, I started coming back to it. A lot of things  happened that wouldn’t have happened if I didn’t get hit…you know what I mean?  Things are kinda good now. Ok, so fast-forward to Born Free II. I set up a booth  and while I’m sitting there, Sugar Bear leans in and tells me that he spoke with  my dad in Las Vegas right after I was hit. Sugar Bear tells me this deep intense  story about what he did with his bike after he was hit. How he completely  rebuilt it, every nut and bolt, then one day he got on the freeway and shoved it  into the fast lane because he knew he had to. He had to live to ride another  day.”To Hell And Back Michael Barragan Exhaust

The bike man! Patience…I’m still dying to know how you ended up with it. “Oh, then one day, the owner shows up with the bike and says he’s tried to  have a few guys fix it…well they can’t. So he asks if I’ll fix it. Actually, he  asked if I wanted to buy it! I had to think about that one…and I told him to  leave it. That night, I walked over to my shelves and I was staring at a box of  all the bits and pieces from the bike. I decided I had to rebuild this bike. All  of Sugar Bear’s advice came rolling back in. I was going to buy this bike. I was  inspired to build a bike again…by myself, and do it like Sugar Bear did. Not  only that, I was going to enter it in Artistry & Iron again, only one year  later.”

Finally, he takes the Camel and lights it. I notice his full-face helmet on  the desk. I can feel he’s watching me and waiting for my next question when my  eyes look down at the Chopper Dave pegs, which aptly read, “Cheat” and “Death.” Then I glance at the saddle with “Patience” tooled in handsomely by Duane  Ballard. We lock eyes again when he raises his brow and exhales smoke into his  shop. Staring at me with a HUGE smile, he says…

“Oh, then one day, the owner shows up with the bike and says he’s tried to  have a few guys fix it…well they can’t. So he asks if I’ll fix it. Actually, he  asked if I wanted to buy it! I had to think about that one…and I told him to  leave it. That night, I walked over to my shelves and I was staring at a box of  all the bits and pieces from the bike. I decided I had to rebuild this bike. All  of Sugar Bear’s advice came rolling back in. I was going to buy this bike. I was  inspired to build a bike again…by myself, and do it like Sugar Bear did. Not  only that, I was going to enter it in Artistry & Iron again, only one year  later.”

Finally, he takes the Camel and lights it. I notice his full-face helmet on  the desk. I can feel he’s watching me and waiting for my next question when my  eyes look down at the Chopper Dave pegs, which aptly read, “Cheat” and “Death.” Then I glance at the saddle with “Patience” tooled in handsomely by Duane  Ballard. We lock eyes again when he raises his brow and exhales smoke into his  shop. Staring at me with a HUGE smile, he says…

“I know, right?”

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