Like the other members of what Harley calls its "touring family," the Road King gets the new 1450cc engine. Called the Twin Cam 88 by Harley (a.k.a. Fathead), the new engine brings an additional helping of horsepower, which is most welcome in Harley's touring-oriented bikes. The twin-cam configuration is less important than the revised design and manufacturing processes the engine introduced. Those aspects of the engine design promise greater reliability, speedier assembly (which should help Harley increase total production), easier maintenance and quieter running.