Based in Merritt Island, Florida, Phil Monkress serves as chief executive officer of All Points Logistics, LLC. When not at his office, Phil Monkress devotes time to riding and learning about the newest vehicles from Harley-Davidson Motorcycles.
Throughout 2013, Harley-Davidson unveiled its latest touring bikes. Presented under the name Project Rushmore, these vehicles represent the latest in motorcycle technology, with improvements made to brakes, ergonomics, and power. Some models feature voice recognition software and cast aluminum wheels. Eight Harley-Davidson lines benefited from Project Rushmore, including the Road King, the Electra Glide Ultra Limited, and the CVO Road King.
One of the most remarkable achievements to come out of Project Rushmore is the Twin-Cooled High Output Twin Cam 103. This V-Twin engine is cooled by air and liquid and handles difficult situations with ease. Its liquid coolant is routed through the cylinder heads’ exhaust areas by an electric pump prior to reaching ducted heat exchangers. With 10.7 percent greater peak torque than the traditional Twin Cam engine, it allows the driver to feel more comfortable in stop-and-go traffic. Moreover, Harley-Davidson introduced a new hydraulic clutch system with stronger clutch springs that will remain constant throughout the bike’s life.