The Harley Road King features the new Helical cut 5th gear for improved transmission sounds. It also has a black powder-coated powertrain with beautiful chrome covers. A chrome 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers creates a powerful rumble. Black, 28- spoke cast aluminum wheels fit nicely on the Road King and they are adorned with classic white wall tires. A chrome, low profile fuel tank console is equipped with an electronic speedometer. The rear fender offers a clean look and a low-mounted license plate with LED illumination ensures zero aggravation with the plate positioning. The Road King's seat is a one piece- two up design. A large, clear Lexan quick-release detachable windshield is a nice addition to this bike. The injection molded saddlebags ensure durability and effectively protect belongings. The large Hiawatha headlight provides a solid shine in the dark. The motorcycle also comes with auxiliary passing lights.
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The Harley-Davidson Road King's touring chassis is based on what is known as a single spar, rigid backbone frame. The stout swingarm on this bike was developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring as well as newer technology's more powerful engines. The engine is a rubber-mounted Twin Cam 96 V-Twin with Electronic Port Sequential Fuel Injection. It also contains heated oxygen sensors and Electronic Throttle Control. The tires on the bike are multi tread Dunlop?s with a rear tire construction that extends tire life by around 25 percent.
The chassis on the Road King has a mild steel tubular frame with a two-piece stamped and welded backbone. The bike also contains cast and forged junctions, twin downtubes and a bolt-on rear frame with forged fender supports. The chassis is MIG welded. The swingarm is mild steel as well. The motorcycle has a two-piece drawn and welded section, forged junctions and is MIG welded. The front forks of the bike are 41.30 mm.
The brake calipers on the Harley-Davidson Road King are 4 piston-fixed on the front and rear. The rotors are patented and fixed. An Anti-Lock Brake system is available as an option on the Road King. Performance wise, the Road King produces 92.60 lbs. feet of torque at 3500 rpm. Fuel economy of this Harley is 35 city and 54 highway.
The battery on the 2010 Harley Road King is a sealed, maintenance free, 12 volt. It contains a solenoid shift starter motor engagement. The headlight has a 55-watt low beam and a 60-watt high beam. Indicator lamps will warn the rider of low fuel, low oil pressure etc. The dimensions of this bike are 95.0 in length, 37.40 in width, and 55.10 in height. Fuel capacity for this motorcycle is 6 gallons. Oil capacity is 4 quarts and transmission capacity is a single quart. The color options for this particular model are Vivid Black, Flame Blue Pearl, and Red Hot Sunglo. There are also two two-tone colors. They are Scarlet Red/Vivid Black and Flame Blue Pearl/Brilliant Silver Pearl.
Written on Feb. 7, 2011 by Nicholas Ciaccio, Chief Editor
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