The all-new Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight engine
If you’re a fan of big motorcycles and that wonderful feeling of wind rushing through your luscious long hair, then you’re in good luck, my well-follicled friend, as the all-new Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight engine, the ninth in the lineage of the company’s iconic Big Twin engines, has just been released. Delivering more power and an improved motorcycling experience for riders and passengers alike, the engine still retains the iconic Harley look, sound and feel of its predecessors. Benefitting from a brand-new design, the Milwaukee-Eight engine offers quicker throttle response, more passing power, purer sound, better fuel economy, and a smoother ride from a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle engine.
The new Milwaukee-Eight engines will power every 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike motorcycle model. Milwaukee-Eight engines will be offered in two displacements and three variations:
The Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 CID, 1745cc) featuring precision oil-cooled cylinder heads for the Street Glide Special, Road Glide Special, Road King/Road King Classic, and Freewheeler models.
The Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 CID, 1745cc) featuring liquid-cooled cylinder heads for the Ultra Limited/Ultra Limited Low, Road Glide Ultra, and Tri Glide Ultra models.
The Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114 (114 CID, 1870cc) featuring liquid-cooled cylinder heads for the CVO Limited and CVO Street Glide models.
Each engine produces up to 11 percent more torque than the engine it replaces, featuring a higher compression ratio and four-valve cylinder heads with 50 percent more intake and exhaust flow capacity. If you’re not sure what that all means, trust us when we tell you that it’s all good, providing quicker acceleration, better heat management, a more comfortable fit, reduced vibration, and a richer exhaust note. The latter being espeically integral to showing off at traffic stops.
“The Milwaukee-Eight engine is styled to project power,” said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Director of Styling. “I compare it to the back of a swimmer, lean in the waist but broad and muscular in the shoulders.” Whilst we’re not certain about Richards’ Michael Phelps-esque comparison, there’s no doubt that these new engines are definitely worthy of an Olympic gold.
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