MILWAUKEE, Wis. - By now you’ve had a chance to check out the many changes that make up the extensive 2014 Project RUSHMORE updates for Harley-Davidson’s Touring lineup. As part of Harley’s 2014 product updates, lots of new accessories are being released, with a major focus being the various subsystems that are incorporated into the RUSHMORE changes.
Some of the highlights include new combination gauges for the updated 2014 Sportsters, new lighted hand controls for the Touring range and audio upgrade kits for the new Boom! Box infotainment systems.
Starting with the Sportsters, H-D has created a new Combination Digital Speedometer and Analog Tachometer ($314.95) that incorporates several unique options. Besides clearly displaying key motorcycle data such as fuel level, trip meters, etc. in a large LCD display, the gauge features adjustable backlighting from over 600 color tones to match any style or preference and a very handy Gear Position Indicator.
Installation is easy thanks to the fact that the CAN Bus system stores the total odometer in the ECM, so the new gauge quickly downloads the data after installation.
Besides the updated Sportsters, the new gauge cluster also fits late model Street Bob, Wide Glide, Rocker C, Blackline and Breakout models.
Next up is simple upgrade for RUSHMORE touring models that actually comes as standard equipment on the 2014 CVO Touring machines: lighted hand controls.
The new switchgear (kit, $249.95) adds white LED lighting to the updated switchgear found on the 2014 Touring lineup for a more modern look and enhanced nighttime visibility and function.
The lighted switchgear is available for the 2014 Electra Glide, Ultra Classic and Limited, Street Glide and Road King models (although the Road King does require a different part number thanks to its cable clutch).
Finally, what’s the point of having an onboard stereo if you can’t hear it from space, so audiophiles can look forward to installing the Boom! Audio Bagger Amp and Speaker Kit (starting at $799.95).
By bypassing the stock amplifier and adding new 6.5-inch speakers (compared to the OE 5.25-inch units), sound reproduction is clearer, especially in the low ranges, distortion is reduced further, and overall power is increased for louder tunes.
Like the original Boom! Box infotainment audio, the new speakers are built to handle the weather and vibration of a motorcycle environment and feature a two-year warranty.
The Boom! Audio upgrades come in various kits to fit all the 2014 Touring machines and accessory combinations. .