Originally Posted by skysailor
While we're at it. The Road King? Comments? Tourability vs. the other two?
Just traded in my 09 Road King with 62k miles for the Electra Glide Ultra Limited, the RK was a great bike and I had zero complaints when touring. I loved the looks of the RK, it's versatility being able to take the windshield off or on, I had a Tour-Pak and other goodies it was what I though the most comfortable bike I ever owned. Well the EG is more comfortable and offers better protection from the elements (no wind buffeting), radio, cb, intercom, trunk; it's also heavier and not as versatile. The RK might be the best tourer that HD makes, but you'll have to put money into it to get the comfort of the EG. With the RK you can add a Batwing fairing, radio, Tour-Pak and make it all quick release and you have a great around town bike. I wouldn't have traded mine in but after 62k miles I wanted trade it in while it still had some value.
Most of the difference in weight is up high and you can feel the difference. If I had to ride on dirt or gravel roads often I'd prefer the Road King,. also noticed that headwinds and crosswinds are more noticeable on the EG, none of these characteristics are a problem just pointing out what I feel are different between the two.