Originally Posted by btcn
Is the Sportster really that uncomfortable and bad handling? I am buying a Sportster 1200 this year, and want to know.
I know they aren't touring bike stock, so I plan on lots of upgrades, including a seat, highway pegs, bags, truck/other storage, windscreen, etc to make it a reasonable bike to tour on.
As for handling, I DO NOT expect good handling, just like any other Harley, just a "little" bit better. I don't care much as I plan on using it as a highway bike, but like the idea of it being a little bit more numble than your average Ultra Classic.
Do yourself a favor and go rent one for a weekend. You may well find that you DO NOT want to buy one.
Or, You might like the bloated feel, uninspiring power and that thing they do when accelerating out of a turn with the ill advised motor mounts.
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