- Apr 15, 2009
This is a friend of mine from the Norton club. The blue is stunning. Who wouldn't want this bike?
I've got a 2013 Road Glide Ultra. I've had several Road Glides, Tour Glides, Electra Glides, Super Glides and even a couple of Sportsters. The Road Glide is great on the hilly twisty roads around my home, great on the interstate if you're just going from point "A" to point "B" and even in a slow tight parking lot as long as the wheels are turning. If you ride it like a motorcycle and not like a Harley it performs a lot like a motorcycle. I do not like it in the garage though. That's when you realize how much it weighs. I've added heated seat and heated grips. No chrome gee-gaws or pretties, just whatever makes riding more enjoyable. I never add any "go fast" stuff either. You can dump a wheelbarrow full of money into a Harley to make it go fast and you might have a fast Harley, not a fast motorcycle. It'll do the ton but you can't set the cruise control over 100 mph. Nigel, you've already got a Monster, what more speed could you need. My Harleys have been trouble free bikes that you can use every day. I'm religious about keeping up with the maintenance, check the bike weekly and get 20,000 miles out of the Dunlop tires. Gas mileage varies with temperature, much more than riding style, as on any motorcycle. In hot weather the 6 gallon tank will take me 250 plus or minus miles, fill up to fill up. Cold weather can drop as low as 160 mile between fill ups. I had Harleys back when they were less than dependable, vibrated, leaked oil, started hard and had "character" just like a Norton. But today's Harleys are more trouble free than most anything you'll find.
The first important decision is sportster or big twin based, then you go from there. If you go big twin, i see an fxr frame & evo engine in your future.Ok, I know there’s several Harley owners / lovers on here... So, a quick question or two to y’all...
Which Harley do you have, and why?
Which of the current range do you like, and why?
Which do you particularly dislike, and why?
After looking at your fab build threads, i was thinking you'd build your own.Thanks for that, some good reading there!
Not sure about the Evo though, I fully get why they’re ‘a classic’ to the Harley fans, but the only one I ever rode was decidedly underwhelming performance wise! Whereas the 103s and 107s I’ve tried have been very impressive...
After looking at your fab build threads, i was thinking you'd build your own.