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Harley-Davidson® Milwaukee-Eight™ Engine

05 September 2018

Harley-Davidson® Milwaukee-Eight™ Engine

Harley-Davidson® has just announced the biggest change to its motorcycle lineup in over a decade, and we’re pretty excited! The all new Milwaukee-Eight™ engine is here, and it’s rolling out on the 2017 line of Harley-Davidson® touring motorcycles! Featuring improved power and performance, this engine is a fitting match for the Project Rushmore touring motorcycles, and now the Milwaukee-Eight™ is going to serve up a touring experience like never before! Come in and see us at Abernathy Harley-Davidson®, or call and schedule a test ride on one of our Milwaukee-Eight™ equipped 2017 touring motorcycles. Abernathy Harley-Davidson® proudly serves the areas of Union City, Jackson, Paducah and Cape Girardeau, Tennessee! 

Harley-Davidson® Milwaukee-Eight™ Engine History

The Milwaukee-Eight™ may seem like a big leap forward, but this engine is just the next step in a long line of innovations for Harley-Davidson®. The Milwaukee-Eight™ has been inspired by over 100 years of history, going all the way back to the first Atmospheric V-Twins that Harley ever produced. The first production engine that Harley-Davidson® ever produced was the F-Head, which was quickly overshadowed by the Flathead design. In the late 1930’s Harley-Davidson® laid the groundwork for the next 70 years of air cooled V-twins in the form of the Knucklehead engine. 1966 saw touring turned on its head by the powerful Shovelhead engine design, which rolled onto the road on the first Electra-Glide® Motorcycles. At the turn of the century, Harley-Davidson® motorcycles got another update in the form of the Twin Cam engines which have served the touring family for the past 17 years, and now the next generation of Harley-Davidson® touring bikes is ready to roll, powered by the Milwaukee-Eight™.

Harley-Davidson® Milwaukee-Eight™ Engine Performance

The Milwaukee-Eight™ is a perfect fit for the next generation of touring motorcycles. Not only does this engine provide the outstanding power that riders need, but it delivers a host of great performance features that are sure provide a better ride. The Milwaukee-Eight™ has better heat displacement characteristics thanks to the precision cooling system, and it’s a difference that you can feel, especially when you’re idling in stop and go traffic. Speaking of idling, the Milwaukee-Eight™ delivers a smoother idle and ride, thanks to the pairing of rubber engine mounting, and an counterbalancer, so you can ride longer more comfortably. Finally, the eight valve design pairs with the precise engine mapping of the Milwaukee-Eight™ to create lower emissions, and improved fuel economy so you can get more power and milage out of every cent of fuel you put into your Milwaukee-Eight™ touring motorcycle.

Harley-Davidson® Milwaukee-Eight™ Engine Power

The improved performance of the Milwaukee-Eight™ goes hand in hand with a marked increase in engine power. At a weight comparable to the Twin Cam engine, the Milwaukee-Eight™ delivers a torque improvement of around 10%, giving the new engine a major power-to-weight ratio increase. The Milwaukee-Eight™ comes in several different displacements, depending on how much power you’re looking for. Stock 2017 touring motorcycles are outfitted with a 107 cubic inch Milwaukee-Eight™, while CVO™ touring motorcycles feature an improved 114 cu. in. version of this engine. If stock just isn’t enough for you, then check out the available Screamin’ Eagle® Stage III upgrade kit which can beef up the Milwaukee-Eight™ to a whopping 117 cubic inches of white knuckle power.

Harley-Davidson® 2017 Milwaukee-Eight™ Motorcycles for sale near Union City, TN

With the power and performance that will deliver the best touring ride you’ve ever experience, the Harley-Davidson® Milwaukee-Eight™ engine is ready for you, if you’re ready for it! Come in and see us at Abernathy Harley-Davidson® near Union City, Tennessee and we’ll schedule a test ride so you can get a feel for the new Milwaukee-Eight™ engine! Abernathy Harley-Davidson® is proud to serve the areas of Jackson, Paducah, and Cape Girardeau, Tennessee!