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2023 Harley-Davidson® Tri Glide® Ultra vs. Road Glide® 3 | Branford, CT

Are you looking for a new trike that’s built with top-tier comfort, classic power, and plenty of modern technology? See whether the fully loaded touring design of the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Tri Glide® Ultra or hot rod personality of the 2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide® 3 is a fit for you. To start your research process, the team at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson created the following comparison which looks at the key specs, dimensions, technology, safety, and pricing differences between these two trikes. For more information, see our Tri Glide Ultra review.

Visit our Harley-Davidson dealership in Branford, CT, and test ride the Tri Glide Ultra and Road Glide 3 from our new inventory to get a feel for their differences.

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2023 Harley-Davidson® Tri Glide Ultra vs. Road Glide 3

2023 Tri Glide Ultra vs. Road Glide 3 Engine Specs & Powertrain

Enjoy the serious power and soul-stirring sound of a big twin engine on the 2023 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra and 2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide 3. Both trikes are built with a Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine, but the Twin Cooled™ engine on the Tri Glide Ultra makes slightly higher power numbers and makes its peak torque at fewer revolutions per minute (RPM). With 120 pound-feet of torque from the Tri Glide Ultra and 119 pound-feet of torque for the Road Glide 3, both have the grunt to get up and go when you roll on the throttle.

Spend more time riding thanks to the 42 combined MPG rating for the Tri Glide Ultra and 43 combined MPG rating for the Road Glide 3. Both trikes include a 6-gallon fuel tank.

See the engine specs for both trims in the following chart.

Model Tri Glide Ultra Road Glide 3
Engine Twin Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114 Milwaukee-Eight 114
Engine Bore 4.016 in. 4.016 in.
Displacement 114 cu.-in. 114 cu.-in.
Horsepower 93 HP 90 HP
Torque 120 lb.-ft. 119 lb.-ft.
Torque RPM 2,500 RPM 2,750 RPM
Combined Fuel Economy 42 MPG 43 MPG
2023 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra riding in desert

2023 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra

2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide 3 riding in town

2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide 3

2023 Tri Glide Ultra vs. Road Glide 3 Safety & Technology

Ride with confidence on the 2023 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra and 2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide 3. You get excellent visibility on both trikes, as the Road Glide 3 includes dual Daymaker® LED headlamps inside its sharknose fairing, while the Tri Glide Ultra features a single LED headlamp flanked by LED fog lamps along the bottom edge of its batwing fairing. Dual front brakes with a standard anti-lock brake system and electronic linked braking provide the stopping power you’re looking for.

Other standard rider safety enhancements on both trikes include:

  • Electronic linked braking
  • Traction control system
  • Drag-torque slip control system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Cornering enhanced anti-lock brake system
  • Cornering enhanced electronic linked braking
  • Cornering enhanced traction control system

Enjoy the Boom®!™ Box GTS infotainment system with a 6.5-inch screen on both trikes, with two speakers for Road Glide 3 and four speakers for Tri Glide Ultra. Analog gauges sit above the touchscreen inside the Tri Glide Ultra fairing, and below and to either side of the touchscreen on the Road Glide 3. Other standard tech on both trikes includes the AM, FM, and weather band radio and Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity. The Tri Glide Ultra also includes standard rider and passenger intercom support.

2023 Tri Glide Ultra vs. Road Glide 3 Dimensions

Overall, the 2023 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra is a slightly longer and heavier bike than the 2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide 3. You can invite a back warmer along for the ride on either trike, and the Tri Glide Ultra boosts their comfort with a cushioned backrest.

If you plan to use your new Harley-Davidson trike for long cross-country rides, the Tri Glide Ultra includes more overall cargo space. While both trikes have a trunk situated between the rear two wheels, the Tri Glide Ultra supplements its cargo space with a King Tour-Pak® luggage carrier that adds 2.4 cubic feet of luggage capacity. In total, you get 6.8 cubic feet of covered storage on the Tri Glide Ultra versus 2 cubic feet on the Road Glide 3.

Model Tri Glide Ultra Road Glide 3
Length 105.1 in. 103 in.
Wheelbase 65.7 in. 65.7 in.
Rake 26 deg. 26 deg.
Trail 3.94 in. 3.96 in.
Laden Seat Height 27.1 in. 26.5 in.
Ground Clearance 4.9 in. 5.6 in.
Weight (as shipped / running order) 1,199 / 1,237 lbs. 1,124 / 1,163 lbs.
Luggage Capacity 6.8 cu.-ft. 2 cu.-ft.
2023 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra at a ranch

2023 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra

2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide 3 parked at night

2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide 3

2023 Tri Glide Ultra vs. Road Glide 3 Pricing

The 2023 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra starts at $36,499 MSRP*, while the 2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide 3 starts at $32,999 MSRP*. The starting price is for both motorcycles in Vivid Black; other colors and options add to the MSRP.

*Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, surcharges (attributable to raw materials costs in the product supply chain), added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.

2023 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra with a horse

2023 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra

2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide 3 front wheel detail

2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide 3

2023 Tri Glide Ultra vs. Road Glide 3 Visit Freedom Road Harley-Davidson for a Test Ride

Freedom Road Harley-Davidson is the place to find your new Tri Glide Ultra or Road Glide 3 for sale in Branford, CT. View our available inventory to find your favorite trike, then schedule a time to ride. See our map and directions page for more information. Have a question about a specific trike? Send us a message online or call or text us at (203) 315-4759 and we’ll help you find the information you need.

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