Newsflash: I may have lampooned the idea in the past, but Harley-Davidson is now actually offering a non-V-Rod engine with liquid-cooled cylinder heads in its 2014 lineup. They call their water and oil system Twin-Cooling, but believe it or not, that's not the biggest news for '14-- which I can confirm because I just spent two days riding the new Harleys in Colorado.
More notable than Twin-Cooled engines is what the Motor Company is calling Project Rushmore, a movement that kicked up when the company was down on its luck in the thick of a nasty global recession in 2009.
So, what's it all about? It's got less to do with Presidential rock sculptures and more to do with how H-D is doing business differently these days. I've got details in this What is Harley-Davidson's Project Rushmore? article.
Check it out, and stay tuned for more details on Harley's liquid-cooled engine and, of course, reviews of the new bikes.
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