And the Twin Cooled ver­sion?

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Har­ley bosses ex­plained the rea­son for the two dif­fer­ent cool­ing sys­tems on the Mil­wau­kee-eight in two ways: first, the twin ra­di­a­tor sys­tem had al­ready been proven on the 2014 Ul­tra so de­vel­op­ing it for the new, larger four-valver was a no-brainer. Se­cond, cooler run­ning tem­per­a­tures were on the full- dresser cus­tomer’s wish-list for more com­fort­able rid­ing.

And just that was proven when I tried both a 2017 Road Glide Ul­tra and Elec­traglide Limited dur­ing our test. Per­for­mance­wise I couldn’t tell any dif­fer­ence be­tween the oil-cooler Road King and the full- dressers. All the per­for­mance gains, smoother gear­box and de­liv­ery are present and cor­rect here as well. But what’s dif­fer­ent is the heat the lat­ter now gives off. Pre­vi­ous ‘dressers al­ways had a ten­dency to cook their rid­ers. I ex­pe­ri­enced none of that on the new­comer and it was no­tice­ably cooler than the oil- cooled ‘King, too.

Cool run­ning on the Elec­traglide Limited thanks to sub­tle liq­uid cool­ing

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