Harley-Davidson has been producing motorcycles since 1903.
The Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide is part of the “touring” family of Harley motorcycles. These bikes, also called dressers, are made for long distance commutes, as reflected in their well-cushioned relaxed seats, large windshields to block the wind and large fairings. Introduced in 1965, the Electra Glide models are part of the Harley-Davidson FL series, which has been in production since 1941.
The 2001 Ultra Classic Electra Glide sported a four-stroke V-twin engine that displaced 88.42 cubic inches. Its bore measured 3.6 inches, and its stroke was 4 inches long. The bore is the diameter of the cylinder where the piston moves, and the stroke is the distance the piston moves up and down.
Power and Torque
This engine produced 67 horsepower, or 48.9 kilowatts, at 5,200 rpm. It also produced 110 Nm, or 81.1 foot-pounds, of torque at 3,500 rpm. Torque is a measure of the amount of force it takes to turn an object; this is the force the engine applies to the crankshaft. The rpms refer to the optimal speed of the engine rotation at which these measurements were taken.
The 2001 Ultra Classic’s engine uses an injection fuel system. Its fuel tank can hold 4.99 gallons.
This engine was air-cooled and had a two-valve, overhead variable valve system. With one spark per cylinder and a digital CDI, or capacitor discharge ignition, this engine achieved a compression ratio of 9.2-to-1. The engine was transversely mounted, and it had a dry sump lubrication system, a wet multiple-disc cable-operated clutch and an electric starter. The transmission was a five-speed manual with a belt-type final drive.