While previous Ultras were somewhat minimal on features, the 300X adopts the electronic-throttle capabilities found on competitors like Yamaha’s FX SHO. Both no-wake and cruise-control modes are handy and controlled via handlebar buttons. Cruise can be adjusted almost throughout the entire power band. A new “eco” mode reduces fuel consumption by up to 15 percent, but unlike other eco-minded solutions, it maintained a surprisingly strong power delivery in my test. Design improvements include a redesigned reverse lever, which offers better control in tight quarters, and a new information display with large mode buttons that are easily manipulated with a gloved finger. For more luxury, opt for the Ultra 300LX, which features a more bolstered, supportive seat and a GPS socket for handheld navigators — all that and a more spiffy chrome scheme too.