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Harley-Davidson’s Milwaukee-Eight engine to power 2017 touring lineup

The counter-balanced engine has a 45-degree V-Twin cylinder angle and produces 10 per cent more torque



PHOTO: Harley-Davidson

PHOTO: Harley-Davidson

TORONTO—Iconic motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson unveiled its all-new Milwaukee-Eight engine, the ninth Big Twin in its history, plus an all-new front and rear suspension for its 2017 Touring motorcycle lineup.

“Canadian roads were made for Touring,” said Anoop Prakash, Managing Director of Harley-Davidson Canada. “With an all-new design, the new Milwaukee-Eight engine offers quicker throttle response, more passing power, purer sound, a smoother ride and more of the feeling riders want from a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle.”

The new Milwaukee-Eight engine combines the classic look, sound and feel of a Harley Big Twin engine with improvements in performance, comfort and control.

Sporting a 45-degree V-Twin cylinder angle, the Milwaukee-Eight produces 10 per cent more torque and features four-valve cylinder heads that offer 50 per cent more intake and exhaust flow capacity than previous years’ models.

It’s counter-balanced to cancel 75 per cent of primary vibration at idle, retaining the classic feel of a Harley V-Twin while being very smooth at highway speeds. And a new heat management system improves rider and passenger comfort.

New Milwaukee-Eight engines will power every 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike motorcycle model and will be offered in two displacements and three variations:

• Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 CID, 1750cc) featuring precision oil-cooled cylinder heads for the Street Glide/Street Glide Special, Road Glide/Road Glide Special, Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Road King and Freewheeler models.

• Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 CID, 1750cc) featuring liquid-cooled cylinder heads for the Ultra Limited/Ultra Limited Low, Road Glide Ultra and Tri Glide Ultra models.

• Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114 (114 CID,1870cc) featuring liquid-cooled cylinder heads for the CVO Limited and CVO Street Glide models.

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