Harley Davidson FLHRC/I Road King Classic

 

 

 

Make Model

Harley Davidson FLHRC/I Road King Classic

Year

1999 - 00

Engine

Four stroke, 45° V-Twin, Twin Cam 88® vibration isolation-mounted Valves Pushrod-operated overhead valves; w/ hydraulic self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder

Capacity

1449 cc / 88.4 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 95.3 x 101.6 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 8.9:1
Lubrication Dry sump, internally mounted, crank driven gerotor pressure and dual scavenge pump with spin on 10ì pressurized oil filter

Induction

Carburetion 40 mm constant velocity with enrichener and accelerator pump
ESPFI 38 mm throttle bore electronic sequential port fuel injection

Ignition 

Single-fire, non-wasted, map-controlled spark ignition
Starting Electric

Max Power

67 hp / 48.8 kW @ 5200 rpm

Max Torque

116.6 Nm / 86 lb-ft @ 3500rpm

Transmission 

5 Speed 
Final Drive Belt
Gear Ratio 1st 10.110 2nd 6.958 3rd 4.953 4th 3.862 5th 3.150
Frame Mild steel, rectangular section backbone w/ twin down-tubes Swing Arm Conventional, rectangular

Front Suspension

Telescopic

Rear Suspension

Air-adjustable

Front Brakes

2x 292mm discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 292mm disc 4 piston caliper

Front Tyre

130/90-16

Rear Tyre

130/90-16
Rake  26.0°
Trail 156.6.3 mm / 6.2 in
Wheelbase 1612 mm / 63.5 in
Seat Height 684 mm / 26.9 in
Ground Clearance 130 mm / 5.1 in

Dry Weight

322 kg  /  710.0 lbs

Fuel Capacity

18.9 Litres / 5.0 US gal

Step out to the garage and there it is, resting beneath the flickering light. The Road King® Classic. A machine dripping with the heritage of the open road. Giant headlamp and nacelle. Wide whitewalls on laced wheels. Full fenders. Generous floorboards. Detachable windshield. Tooled leather seat and bags. Just standing there, you feel like you’re on top of the world. Then, in the saddle you thumb the starter and bring the EFI Twin Cam 88® powertrain to life. The feeling gets even better. Think ahead to the smooth ride thanks to a refined chassis and air-adjustable rear suspension. You’ll make good use of the cruise control. But it will have to wait for daybreak. For now, put the key back in the pocket, turn off the lights and hit the hay. Knowing your Road King Classic will be ready to go anytime you are.

Launched in 1994, the 1340 FLHR Electra Glide Road King models were based on Harley-Davidson's long-lived FLHT Electra Glide series of tourers. From 2000, Harley emphasized the Road King's styling heritage with a huge headlamp in a highly polished nacelle on the front fork, a feature based on the 1958 FL Duo Glide. The standard Road King came with lighter, hollow-spoke cast alloy wheels and wire-spoked wheels available at extra cost. Wire wheels and fuel injection were standard for the FLHCRI Road King Classic.

 

Harley-Davidson tourers have been known as some of the most comfortable bikes on the road. The 2000 Road King is no exception, with its contoured, removable pillion dual seat and Buffalo handlebars, which are designed to offer a relaxed, upright straight-arm riding position behind a broad plastic screen.

 

As far as the power unit is concerned, from 1999 the 80cubic inch (1340cc) Evolution engine that originally powered the Road King was replaced by a rubber-mounted 1450cc 88Twin Cam engine. This was retained for 2000. Standard fitment was the 40mm Keihin carburetor. Maintenance-free electronic fuel injection was an option, although on the Road King Classic it was fitted as standard.

Roll on 2003, Harley-Davidson's centenary year! What goodies could be in store for the zillions of Harley fans around the world?