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Behind the scenes -- Harley-Davidson® Ultra Limited PDF Print E-mail
Written by charlesmaisto   
Friday, 03 January 2014 01:12

Here's how our new Electra Glide® Ultra Limited went from the real thing to a 1:12 die-cast model.


Hundreds of photos of the actual bike are taken from above, below and on all sides. Here are a few of them. Yours truly can be seen on a ladder reflected in the gas cap.


Measurements and photos are followed by master model makers to make a tooling model that is 1.5 times larger than the finished model will be. This shows all of the shapes and how the parts fit together. Clear, plated, vinyl and other materials are all shown as solid shapes hand made of resin. When it is finished, we send it to Harley-Davidson for review. It then goes back to the tool department to have the steel molds made for all of the parts.


Here's the pre-production sample. It is submitted to Harley-Davidson to be sure that everything is correct.


This close-up view shows the detail in the dashboard. You can read the tiny lettering.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 22:10
 

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0 #8 Pete 2014-02-14 19:15
What stores will the ultra limited be distributed to? Will I be able to order online? What a great job with the detail! I have the RK Classic and want to add this one.
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0 #7 Alan 2014-02-06 02:36
Looks great, will there be any other HD models available? A 1:12 V-Rod would be greatly appreciated.
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0 #6 Alex 2014-02-04 18:53
When 2014 catalog will appear?
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0 #5 Arbie 2014-01-22 17:14
Would also like to see in vivid black
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0 #4 Charles Hepperle 2014-01-22 00:34
Quoting Pete:
:-) where can I purchase an ultra limited diecast model? Preferrably in vivid black.


Sorry, they won't be available in black this year but the color shown above should be in stores by April 2014.
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0 #3 Charles Hepperle 2014-01-22 00:33
Quoting Max:
When will this cherry and merlot ultra limited be available for purchase?


Thanks for asking! They should be in stores by April 2014.
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0 #2 Max 2014-01-21 03:31
When will this cherry and merlot ultra limited be available for purchase?
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0 #1 Pete 2014-01-15 02:28
:-) where can I purchase an ultra limited diecast model? Preferrably in vivid black.
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