Harley-Davidson has launched its new engine range – the Milwaukee Eight, which is the most powerful production engines in the company’s history along with the 2017 model line-up.
The Milwaukee-Eight range engine delivers more power and torque, thanks to the increase in capacity and a higher compression ratio. Speaking about the improvement in performance, Harley-Davidson, true to the traditional approach, says that the 2017 models are ‘two to three bike lengths faster from 0-100kmph than older models’.
Of the three iterations of the engine, two displace 1745cc while the most powerful of the lot displaces 1870cc. The base Milwaukee-Eight 107 will be used in the Street Glide Special, Road Glide Special, Road King and the Road King Classic. The Milwaukee-Eight 107 twin-cooled gets liquid-cooling for the cylinder-heads and will be used in the Ultra Limited Low and the Road Glide Ultra. The Milwaukee-Eight 114 is the top of the line engine and is used in the CVO Limited and the CVO Street Glide.
The Milwaukee-Eight derives its name from two sources, Milwaukee, a city which has always had a sentimental attachment to the American brand, and Eight – the number of valves. The decision to provide four valves per cylinder on the Milwaukee-Eight was taken to make the engine meet Euro IV emission norms. Over the past century, Harley-Davidson has been through only eight generations of engines, with the Milwaukee-Eight being the ninth.
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