Originally Posted by skysailor
Okay, I may cross over to the dark side. I've owned a couple of H-D's, and really liked them. Want to do a little more touring, and I'm old enough for some comfort.
These bikes are pretty close in price.
My usual mission (other than to Starbucks) would include 5-600 kilometre days. Usually, I'm lightly loaded (the bike, not the rider) and one up.
Or, should I just save 8K and throw a windshield and bags on a Super Glide Custom?
For local rides and short 300 - 360 mile days lightly loaded and solo, heck yes just throw the windshield on the Super Glide Custom. You'll also need bags, a comfy seat, and little else. It's wont eat up the miles as effortlessly as the touring frame, but it is very competent for how you'll use it. And it has the same relaxing engine as the touring Harley's with 200 fewer pounds of weight.