Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King
Features and Benefits
When the original
Harley-Davidson® Road King® motorcycle was introduced in 1994, it didn’t
take long for it to obtain iconic status. Its heritage goes all the way back
to the original 1965 Electra Glide® model. It may look like a timeless
boulevard cruiser, but it is also a fully equipped, long-distance tourer.
The Road King® model features a
detachable windshield, an air-adjustable touring rear suspension, and a
comfortable seating position – just what rider and passenger demand for
long-distance comfort. Spacious, injectionmolded saddlebags are standard,
making it easy to pack for whatever lies ahead. The standard 1690 cc Twin
Cam 103™ engine and 6-speed Cruise Drive® transmission provide power and
smoothness, and features an integrated oil cooler. The Security Package
Option bundles an anti-lock braking system and Harley-Davidson® Smart
Security system for greater value, making it easier to upgrade your ride
straight from the factory.
• 6-speed Cruise Drive® transmission with integrated Isolated Drive System
• Dunlop® “Multi-Tread” rear tire construction extends tire life by 25
• Brembo® 4-piston front and rear caliper with dual front rotor brake system
• Air-adjustable rear shocks
• Full-length rider footboards
• Height-adjustable passenger footboards
• Six-gallon fuel tank
• Optional Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
• Optional electronic cruise control
Classic Fuel Tank
Part of the unmistakable style of the Harley-Davidson® Road King® motorcycle
is plenty of room for showing off your paint. This classically styled, bold
six-gallon fuel tank doesn't just give you a bigger canvas for premium or
custom paint; it holds six gallons of go so you can eat up a lot more road
between pit stops. A dual-color paint scheme and unique Harley-Davidson
waterslide graphics give this bike a truly one-of-a-kind look.
Classic Hiawatha Headlamp
Big and commanding, this headlamp hearkens back to the Big Twins of the 60s.
You get nothing less than the latest in materials and technology. Clear-lens
reflector optics provide a longer distance high beam and wider low beam.
It's a bright, striking daytime lamp that blasts a little further into the
night. There's just no beating the classic lines of that sweeping headlight
These injection-molded hard bags have room for 2.26 cu. ft. volume of
long-haul luxuries and a perfect surface for showing off some premium paint.
Even better, these saddlebags open from the top, so your gear won't end up
spilled all over the highway. They keep your fancy unmentionables dry, and
the chrome latches won't corrode in bad weather. And when you're off the
road, one common key starts the bike and gives you access to your
saddlebags, keeping your pockets as uncluttered as your bike's classic
Tank Mounted Gauges
Tank-mounted fuel gauges boast traditional styling while offering you a
clean, unobstructed view of the electric speedometer and odometer. A little
chrome never hurts either. You'll only find these unique gauges on the Road
King® and Road King® Classic models.
Large 17-Inch Front Wheel
If you crave long-haul agility on rides of all distances, then you're going
to love this big, mighty wheel. Its low aspect ratio helps the Road King®
model maintain its legendary tight turning radius, balanced feel and
superior low-speed maneuverability. The 110th Anniversary Edition comes
sporting the classy but just-slightly-sinister looking Contrast Chrome
wheels front and back, for a touch of dark that sets off the spokes' shine.
Low Mounted License Plate
We keep the back end clean and classy with a low mounted license plate that
features little visible hardware. As an extra touch, we throw some LED
lighting around the tag for crisp visibility and style—just enough to give
your tail end a glow when you're riding through the night. This completes
the classic, uncluttered look of the Road King® model.
Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes
standard on all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Clearcoat layering up to five
mils deep. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects in the sunglo and pearl
colors. Skimping simply is not in our vocabulary.
Hand Finished Fuel Tank
All Harley-Davidson® fuel tanks are finished by hand—that's what makes them
stand out from the competition. Their seamless design and unmatched style
are unique among all motorcycles on the road. The tanks are one of the first
and last things people notice when they lay their eyes on a Harley-Davidson®
motorcycle—so we make it worth their time.
Twin Cam 103™ Engine Heritage
The knowledge of what makes an engine truly move a rider runs deep at The
Motor Company, and it was put to good use when we created the Twin Cam 103™;
engine. We sweated bullets perfecting every cubic inch, pushing design and
technology forward. And we did it all without compromising one bit of
Harley-Davidson's unique styling. Evolved, yet carrying on the legacy of the
Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution®, Twin Cam 88®; and
Twin Cam 96™ engines that came before. The performance and durability are a
direct result of the untold miles logged on the V-Twin since 1909, and the
proud heritage that comes from a century's worth of commitment to life on
Twin Cam 103™ Engine Innovation
Fire up the Twin Cam 103™ engine and feel the low-end torque unleashed.
Thanks to the lightweight piston design, delivery of the added power is more
refined than ever. Then put your foot on the shifter and feel how the engine
and Six-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission were designed to work together. Six
speeds. A strong driveline and strong internal parts. Low routine
maintenance. And a low cruising rpm couldn't feel better.
Pure Harley-Davidson Styling
Feast your eyes on the Twin Cam 103™ engine and there's no mistaking its
roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an
attention to detail you won't find from any other motorcycle company. Black
powder-coated heads and cylinders are highlighted by machined cooling fin
tips and chrome rocker covers. It's a jewel machined out of metal. Pure.
Dripping with power. From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean
lines of cases and covers—the Twin Cam 103™ engine makes an ironclad
statement about holding on to what's right and staying true to what
Six-Speed Cruise Drive®
You want a ride that rumbles—not
begs for mercy—when you lean on it a little. The Six-Speed Cruise Drive®
transmission provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the
highway, so you get a better match between engine turnover and road speed.
And the Isolated Drive System makes acceleration flow in a smooth, steady
stream from your wrist right down to the pavement. It's a rare ride when a
bike responds like this, and a low growl goes a long way when you're opening
up the road ahead.
Four-Point Engine Isolation
Just get that Big Twin idling and feel the difference—there's almost nothing
to feel. Our four-point rubber engine isolation system perfects the delicate
balance of shake, rattle and ride, keeping the powerful engine’s vibrations
from getting to you, for a smooth, comfortable ride mile after mile.
Twin Cam 103™ Engine Power
Live your ride to the power of Twin Cam 103™. The air cooled Twin Cam 103™
Harley Davidson® engine delivers more stump pulling torque, while its
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection jetting gives crisp, lively
throttle reaction. It’s a performance punch that you’ll appreciate when
passing, climbing hills, or rolling with luggage packed or a passenger in
back—all under that signature Motor Company rumble. And it comes at lower
cruising rpm, so you ride more smoothly, with less engine vibration and
better highway fuel economy.
Cruise Control (Optional -
Standard on 110th Anniversary Edition)
If you're ready to take touring to the next level, the optional cruise
feature will help you settle in for the long haul. Get the comfort of the
cruise without the cables cluttering up your handlebar. Our electronic
throttle control technology makes it possible to have the best of both
worlds. Offered standard for the 110th Anniversary Edition.
Anti-Lock Brakes (Optional -
Standard on 110th Anniversary Edition)
When it comes to the Road King® model with optional ABS, "stopping power"
has a double meaning. The components of our ABS are tastefully hidden within
the wheel hub, so you'll still turn heads with clean, streamlined design.
More importantly, though, you get certainty in the saddle knowing your
bike's going to behave when you need it. Offered standard for the 110th
Anniversary Edition, or as part of the optional "Security Package" (which
includes the H-D® Smart Security System).
H-D® Smart Security System
(Optional - Standard on 110th Anniversary Edition)
The factory installed next-generation security system features a hands-free
fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle electronic security
functions as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your
ignition key ring and let it do all the work. It's this attention to details
and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique. Offered standard
for the 110th Anniversary Edition, or as part of the optional "Security
Package" (which includes Anti-Lock Brakes).
Artfully Hidden Technology
Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising
style and function. That means we hide electronics. The whole wiring harness
is skillfully routed behind the jewels of the bike—the tank, engine and all
the other eye-popping features you want to see. It's just another way The
Motor Company goes the extra mile to give its bikes that premium,
top-of-the-line fit and finish.
Dunlop® Multi-Tread™ Tires
The 180mm back tire is engineered to do more than fill out the rear fender
and put a bigger patch of rubber on the road. Dunlop® Multi-Tread™
technology uses harder compounds at the center and softer on the sides for a
tire that still knows how to knuckle-down on corners. Perfect for making
this bike agile on every curvy stretch of road. And the way it feels going
through an abrupt off-camber turn will put a grin on your face that'll last
to the next state line.
Confidence. Control. High-performance dual disc Brembo® brakes offer
consistent stopping power at all speeds. The 4-piston front and rear caliper
with dual front rotor brake system is state of the art and top of the line.
It's just another way The Motor Company puts a high level of detail into
their bikes to give you peace of mind throughout your journey.
With air-adjustable suspension that comes standard, you can dial in your
ride to accommodate heavier or lighter payloads, battle unexpected road
conditions or simply set it to how you like to roll. The lighter the load,
the softer you can go by decreasing the air pressure a bit, or increase the
air pressure for a more firm ride. A convenient air valve is located between
the saddlebag and rear fender for quick adjusting. It's all about rider and
passenger comfort and setting your bike to fit your taste—the easy way.
Frame and Swingarm
Change everything. Lose nothing. Our complete redesign of the frame and
swingarm has only been around since 2009, and it's already changing the game
entirely. Stamped and welded parts and bent tubing were ditched for strong
castings and forgings—just like the legendary Harley-Davidson frames of
years past. The result is a frame that rides rigid and owns the corners. The
acceleration is strong. The ride is tight and responsive. And the feel on
the road is confidence inspiring.
Legendary Low Speed
At The Motor Company, we believe you don't make innovative, next-generation
Touring motorcycles without shedding a little blood, sweat and tears. And
when you get it right—like with the low speed maneuverability on our Touring
models—all the other upgrades in the ride combine to create a big-boned bike
that is light and nimble while carving up tight turns or if you find
yourself riding in a parade or group ride.
Tuned to Be Ridden
Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different than any other bike out on the
road. There's a balance to them. The steering, the maneuverability—it's all
in concert. And each Harley-Davidson® model is tuned differently to create a
unique riding experience for each individual no matter which bike they swing
their leg over. Let's face it, we didn't get to where we are by being like
Two-Up Road King® Seat
A classic feature revamped for contemporary looks and performance—without
sacrificing an ounce of nostalgic style. Sculpted with a deep bucket and
narrow neck this ultimate Touring saddle relieves pressure on your thighs,
while providing more back support and comfort for a wide variety of rider
sizes. And the lower seat height—26.5 inches to be exact—puts your feet
closer to the road to enhance your confidence. Additionally, the leather
trim and premium stitching accentuate the advanced ergonomics while giving
the seat that sharp detail you only find on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.
It's science in service of comfort, and your way to beat fatigue over the
Full-Length Footboards &
Toe/Heel Gear Shifts
Your boots were made for riding—any way you see fit. Our full-length
footboards boast a time-tested, tried-and-true design and rubber isolation
for a comfortable ride, while the height-adjustable passenger boards add
another level of customizable comfort for your riding partner. And for
shifting gears, you can use either the traditional toe-shift or the even
easier, more convenient heel-shift. It might take a few rides, but once
you've gotten used to the smooth shifting rhythm, you'll never give it up.
Wide Set Handlebar
Classic style and maximum comfort. That's the perfect balance of the wide
set handlebars that come standard on the Road King® Classic model. They're
designed to keep you comfortably propped in a commanding position while
making sure your neck muscles stay calm and relaxed mile after mile, state
after state. Durable stainless steel insures the structural rigidity you
expect from a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle with the deep, lustrous finish you
Go from touring to cruising in a heartbeat. Detach the screen for a clean,
cool cruising style, or re-attach it in seconds for a clean envelope of air
over the long haul. The windshield is as tough as they come—durable, scratch
resistant, low maintenance. And whether you choose to have it on off, your
Road King® Classic motorcycle rules with a nostalgic style and versatility
you can make your own.
Welcome to the crossroads of pure Harley-Davidson style and smart
engineering. The 2-1-2 exhaust helps direct heat away from the rider and
passenger, while providing ample performance, and signature Harley-Davidson
rumble, and big style.
Engine Idle Temperature
Our motorcycles are built to be ridden. A lot. So that means that rider
comfort is top of mind. Always. With the Engine Idle Temperature Management
Strategy (EITMS) feature, the motorcycle automatically cuts fuel and fire
from the rear cylinder when idling, which helps reduce engine heat felt by
rider and passenger. Best part, you can easily turn this feature on or off
yourself whenever the bike is stopped.