WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. – The market continues to adapt to Harley’s massive Rushmore model update, with Roadsmith introducing its line of trike conversions for the 2014 Harley-Davidson Touring models. Choosing a two-tone Electra Glide Ultra Limited as its first conversion, the company aims to demonstrate the OEM level of fit and finish of its HDT kit on this newly updated model.
Sporting a new seven-degree steering rake kit (previous Harley-Davidson FLH trikes used a four-degree rake), the newly redesigned “Rushmore Trike” promises responsive handling and superior ride quality, thanks to Roadsmith’s independent rear suspension. The new trikes also retain the linked anti-lock braking system featured in the Rushmore model updates. Finally, for the first time in the history of Harley-Davidson touring bikes, select models feature the new Twin-Cooled V-twin with liquid cooling to improve power and reduce the engine heat felt by riders, especially under the higher loads a trike conversion can create.
The HDT model shown here includes more traditional Harley-Davidson styling cues, including turn signals and taillights from the original motorcycle. It offers a spacious trunk and is typically paired with the original Harley-Davidson Tour Pak for additional storage capacity.
As the oldest trike company in the business, Roadsmith claims several motorcycle trike design “firsts” such as independent rear suspension, longer wheelbases and a quiet electric reverse system. Pricing for HDT conversions begin at $8,999.