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Old 08-18-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Project Rushmore - 2014 Harley rumors

There is something more than paint colors coming in the Harley touring range for 2014.

http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US...e/index2.html#

Rumors of a new fairing design on the Streetglide, LED lighting, a new touchscreen stereo with Bluetooth and a new gauge and dashboard design to go with it, all these and more are floating around the HD forums, including a drawing from what looks like a 2014 service manual that shows a new radio and gauge design.

I'm hoping for a power adjustable windshield myself, like the Vision and the new Chieftain.
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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There is something more than paint colors coming in the Harley touring range for 2014.

http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US...e/index2.html#

Rumors of a new fairing design on the Streetglide, LED lighting, a new touchscreen stereo with Bluetooth and a new gauge and dashboard design to go with it, all these and more are floating around the HD forums, including a drawing from what looks like a 2014 service manual that shows a new radio and gauge design.

I'm hoping for a power adjustable windshield myself, like the Vision and the new Chieftain.
Adjustable windshield would be nice. H-D is long overdue for a better audio system.

What I love about H-D and their use of technology is how well they integrate it into their designs. Much of it is invisible and seamless so as not to detract from the visceral appeal of the bikes. This usually leads to uninformed idiots slamming Harley for their "1950's engineering and designs", while completely missing things like the flawless ride by wire injection, ABS sensor built into the wheel bearings, etc.

I like what Harley-Davidson is doing. Interesting to note they are gaining more popularity here on Advrider too. I don't own a Harley currently, but might again one day.
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:48 PM   #3
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Adjustable windshield would be nice. H-D is long overdue for a better audio system.

What I love about H-D and their use of technology is how well they integrate it into their designs. Much of it is invisible and seamless so as not to detract from the visceral appeal of the bikes. This usually leads to uninformed idiots slamming Harley for their "1950's engineering and designs", while completely missing things like the flawless ride by wire injection, ABS sensor built into the wheel bearings, etc.

I like what Harley-Davidson is doing. Interesting to note they are gaining more popularity here on Advrider too. I don't own a Harley currently, but might again one day.
I'm not surprised more people are getting into the HD touring bikes, I really really enjoyed the 2100 miles I put on a rented Limited a couple weeks ago.

Now there are reports from the dealer show that the 110" CVO's and the trikes will be air/liquid cooled. I bet next year all the touring bikes will go liquid cooled.

The 103's may have more power and torque, at least in the touring bikes. That's good news for me.
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
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I had hoped to be dead before the radio was important on a motorcycle....
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:07 PM   #5
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I had hoped to be dead before the radio was important on a motorcycle....


Buddies of mine have various Harleys and they (three of them) are looking at Street Glides. One of the points/reasons given to get SGs was radios. I was like WTF once you put the loud pipes on that you know you will because all three of you have them now you won't be able to hear the friggin radios anyway!
None of these guys ride much farther than 50-60 miles when they do ride anyway so what is the use? The bikes they have now have been lowered and the suspensions been made so harsh to keep them from bottoming that they are not enjoyable to ride and they will do the same with new bikes.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:09 PM   #6
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I had hoped to be dead before the radio was important on a motorcycle....
You will be before a radio is important to riders, owners like the shiny stuff more than the important stuff!
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:10 PM   #7
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What I love about H-D and their use of technology is how well they integrate it into their designs. Much of it is invisible and seamless so as not to detract from the visceral appeal of the bikes.

This. HD has the nicest, most thoroughly thought out wiring harness around.

I hear a lot about the new dashboard...this is a cool idea, and probably a neat option, but on the rank and file bikes I see it as too much. If they did it, it'd pop up on the Ultra Limited, or a CVO or something similar.

The fairing in the background has a fairly fancy paintjob - might be a CVO, Rushmore might reference extreme personalization associated with a new paint program.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:11 PM   #8
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I had hoped to be dead before the radio was important on a motorcycle....
I never had tunes on a bike (other than ear buds on a long highway ride) before the Limited I rented, I kinda liked it. I made some MP3 cd's with enough songs for most of a day, cruised to my favorite tunes. I liked it.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:13 PM   #9
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This. HD has the nicest, most thoroughly thought out wiring harness around.

I hear a lot about the new dashboard...this is a cool idea, and probably a neat option, but on the rank and file bikes I see it as too much. If they did it, it'd pop up on the Ultra Limited, or a CVO or something similar.

The fairing in the background has a fairly fancy paintjob - might be a CVO, Rushmore might reference extreme personalization associated with a new paint program.

Apparently there will be a Street Glide Special model with the new fairing/electronics and a High Output 103. Not sure about the other models yet.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:31 PM   #10
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Harley pays homage to their past with what I would call style that never goes out of style. But they invest in the future with technology that inspires rather than intrudes.

Some would look at a new HD and think, "Hurummph! Yesterdays' technology tomorrow!".

Feh!

Like James Bond in a tux, an E Glide is the motorized personification of class.

By the way, I am once again a Harley owner having recently bought a very nice '07 Sportster 1200 Low.

The Apocalypse is upon the Starley crowd and I am the Fourth Horseman.

From the book of Starley, Evolution 6: 7-8:

And I looked and behold a fourth rider appeared upon a Sportie Low and his name was Toad and general disarray did follow him. And all the wussies did wet their manties in fear."

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Congrats on the new bike. Glad you are getting to ride again.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:34 PM   #11
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I had hoped to be dead before the radio was important on a motorcycle....
I've had bikes with and without. Not a needed accessory, but it can be nice for passing the miles on a lengthy interstate drone.

As for Harley, if they are going put radios in most of their touring bikes I'm glad they are (likely) upgrading the system. I'd rather have no radio than pay for the existing system.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:49 PM   #12
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Why would someone have an issue with a radio on a motorcycle? I commute on my dual sport and would love to have a radio. In fact I've been thinking of a Street Glide for that reason. We all listen to a hockey/ball game in our cars, why not bikes??
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:27 PM   #13
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After seeing the carnival that was downtown at Indianapolis last night...I'm waiting for Harley to offer a 30" front wheel before jumping back into the cult.

I thought I'd seen plenty of stupid shit, but 30" front wheels with a slammed rear is the latest in, "sure that's stupid, but can you top this?" .
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:46 PM   #14
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After seeing the carnival that was downtown at Indianapolis last night...I'm waiting for Harley to offer a 30" front wheel before jumping back into the cult.

I thought I'd seen plenty of stupid shit, but 30" front wheels with a slammed rear is the latest in, "sure that's stupid, but can you top this?" .
Gosh, that's terrible. Somebody should do something about it!!! I'm glad you brought this to my attention. Wait until you hear a bagger with a stereo louder than the exhaust.
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Not my thing, but nice to see an upgrade come to the batwing,
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