Thinking of Harley for 2 up comfort

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cutler686, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. wario

    wario good bike cleaner...

    Feb 28, 2006
    Front Range Baby!!!
    There are some really nice looking, excellent handling and performing bikes that are super fun and comfortable for single and two up riding... You just need to look around a little.

    :evil (cough)goldwing(cough-cough)

  2. CloneBoy

    CloneBoy Future Adventurer

    Jun 26, 2011
    Midwest, USA

    phone rang in the middle of my thought process.

    I meant you cant ad them for the price difference, making the Ultra the better buy
  3. coneye

    coneye Adventurer

    Jun 25, 2013
    adelaide aust
    You WILL GET USED TO IT . I have a Triumph rocket tourer which i can only describe has , a Road King on steroids , its bigger , heavier , faster , but very comfortable the wife loves it .

    It took me a while to get used to the rt3 , it was easy to handle from day one until it came to the slow stuff , but its just took time , You have to be aware when fully loaded on these big bikes , But after riding that a road king feels small now .

    If your into scraping pegs , the cruisers are the wrong bike , but the rocket with higher clearance will be a good choice , the T bird is a very good handling bike easier to ride slow than the rocket or the road king , but my wife hated the one i owned so i got rid of it .

    To be honest , if i was in the states where they are relativly cheap compared to here in OZ i would'nt hesitate to pick a road king , there a good bike , handle fairly well and comfortable ,, The switchback could be a option but poor clearance is a problem .

    I personaly unless i change styles will always pick the rocket tourer over the road king , simply because here in Aust , a rocket with a backrest is 23 grand and rides extremly well right out of the box you don't need to touch it , the harley road king is 32 grand and you need pipes , tuner and air filter to get the thing running right , plus backrest , 35 grand all up big difference , when the triumph is a better bike ,.

    They (big cruisers )take a bit of getting used to if there new, but my wife jumps on the back and will do 500 mile day in day out , on the other hand she will not even sit on my v strom 650

    If your going that way a road king is the go . if you can afford it , most others are just replicas ,

    Myself i've just discovered the adventure bikes and am loving them . But come summer when i'm taking the missis out for day trips , and loading up the panniers with drinks clothes the kitchen sink to keep her happy , i will be glad of the big tourer , and if its a tight narrow road , , stuff it if i can't chuck the u turn , i'll go round the block , after all when your on a cruiser thats what its all about , cruising with no stress ,

    Believe me once your used to it there easy ,, its a lot harder for me to get used to dirt on the v strom