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2002 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King Classic
Launched in the 1994 model year Harley-Davidson Road King is the direct descendant, and the replacement of, the Electra-Glide Sport. Like the Electra-Glide Sport that it replaced, the Road King had hard saddlebags and a windshield but no fairing. One defining feature of the Road King was its hefty, retro headlight and shrouded upper forks, reminiscent of the Big Twins of the 1960s.
The 2002 Road King Classic engine is an injected 1450cc Twin Cam 88B 45° V-twin delivering 67hp. The 88B ignition system employs dual coils unlike its Evolution predecessor's single coil wasted spark system (both plugs fire at the same time).
The '02 Classic delivers power to the road by means of a hydraulically operated 9-plate wet clutch, a 5-speed transmission and belt final drive.
An upgrade from the '01 model comprising a new swingarm and uprated rear suspension improved the '02 Road King's ride comfort and handling.
The Road King Classic can be differentiated from the base model by a slightly more retro, rounded styling complete with leather-look, buckled saddlebags, whitewall tyres and wire wheels.
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