Harley’s top-of-the-heap, non-CVO tourer didn’t get any really sexy updates for 2019, but that doesn’t make it any less capable. There’s no funky 21-inch front wheel, super-swank finishes or burly 117-inch powerplant (like some 2019 CVOs got), but the Ultra Limited did get an engine upgrade, and you just can’t ignore H-D’s new Boom! Box GTS system, also included for 2019.
When it made its big heavily revised Rushmore appearance five years ago, the FLHTK was billed as Harley’s premium luxury tourer, and the 2019 model-year version of the mile-munching rig still occupies the upper strata of the touring category, though it’s changed a bit over the years. Although the 2019 Harley-Davidson Limited doesn’t see the beefy 117 Milwaukee-Eight mill, it does get the up-spec Milwaukee-Eight 114-inch engine, which isn’t too shabby as a standard-issue powerplant.
We hadn't ridden a full-dress tourer in a while, but we spent six days and 850 miles on the big ol' girl tooling around the back roads of Wisconsin and Minnesota, dodging storms and floodwaters from Minneapolis to Milwaukee to the Harley-Davidson 115th anniversary jam. We rediscovered some pretty good stuff about the Limited along the way. Here are eight highlights.