FLHR Road King Test Ride
2 weeks with a new Roadie.
My cunning plan successfully convinced Harley-Davidson Australia to lend me
their Road King press bike - so I could put together an article for Kiwi
A 'where to ride guide for the motorcyclists among the 400 thousand New
Zealanders who visit the South-East Queensland region every year'.
So, for two weeks this beauty graced my garage while my KLR 650 was in
safely stowed in the shed at my local Harley shop -- Morgan and Wacker.
Over the course of my...errr...research I had great rides to the North of
our East Brisbane base. To the Sunshine Coast and the great riding in the
hinterland and South to the Gold Coast and its scenic hinterland.
As well as a ton of day rides around the city of Brisbane and the hills to
the west of the urban sprawl.
It was great to get re-acquainted with one of my favourite motorcycles.
A number of Road Kings have passed my way in the time I've been dribbling
on about bikes.
I've enjoyed riding them since my first encounter in 2002.
One consistent has been that every year the bikes have gotten just that
little bit better, more refined -- as you would expect over time.
And Harley have had quite a while to get it right.
The First Road Kings appeared in 1994 although Harley states the bike's
Heritage goes all the way back to the original 1965 Electra Glide.
At the heart of the vehicle is the now familiar 103 Cubic Inch Twin Cam
engine with integrated oil cooler, it runs push-rod operated valves and
self adjusting lifters. The engine is rubber mounted and the six speed
gearbox features Harley's Isolated Drive system for smooth power delivery.
Compared to how the engine behaves at idle, there is very little vibration
at operating speeds.
It has a bore and stroke of 98.4mm x 111.1mm and is fed by Sequential Port
fuel injection and the real please of the engine is it's maximum torque of
136nm at 3,5900 rpm. It makes for pretty relaxed touring, even with a load.
The standard touring inclusions include hard luggage with pretty good
carrying capacity, a saddle that is 'all day' good, a big screen, easily
removed or replaced depending on the ride, folding footboards for comfort
and easy to use electronic cruise control.
I really did fine it very east to spend all day in the saddle across all of
the types of riding I put the bike through.
Freeway cruising is a delight. Sit back in comfort and just roll away the
Back roads and twisties are just as pleasant. Cornering clearance is pretty
good for a unit with footboards. 76mm of travel is available from the air
adjustable rear suspension, so the ride is quite firm, particularly on
rough surfaces, but the bike tracks well and holds a line very nicely. The
way it torques out of the corners adds to the appeal.
One of the most significant improvements has been in the way the bikes
The Road King has been fitted with twin 4 pot Brembos up front and a single
at the rear. They are genuine 2-finger brakes now. Fitted with ABS in the
local market as standard. They pull up pretty well.
Pretty well. That's sums up how I went with the latest Road King.
Over time it has evolved into a compliant boulevard cruiser, an excellent
day rider and it's capable of handling a much longer adventure - If you
could do so -- it would happily chug along at 80mph all day.
It's great looking, beautifully finished and just made me feel good to be
I did over 1000km in the two weeks I had it and loved every minute of it.
On to my next cunning plan.
Harley Davidson Lowside Motorcycle Crash
Customized Harley Bagger crash near the Rock Store. Great recovery, used
momentum to land back on his feet then just walked away while bike was
still crashing. Very lucky, he was uninjured except just a quarter size
spot of road rash on his knee. AKA Harley Street Glide
2015 Harley Davidson Road Glide Review
When it comes to liking the cut of one’s jib, no motorcycle owns a
profile quite like the Road Glide’s. Not only is the Road Glide unique in
Harley-Davidson’s line-up, but also in the realm of cruiserdom. Others
emulate the fork-mounted, batwing fairing of Street Glides and Ultras, but
the Road Glide’s frame-mounted fairing and its distinctive styling sets
it apart from the crowd.
This striking fairing quality was what made the omission of the Road Glide
from Harley’s 2014 lineup so apparent. In an ends-justify-the-means
scenario, the yearlong vacation was well-deserved because the Road Glide
has returned, endowed with the benefits of Project Rushmore upgrades.
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2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide & Road Glide Special
Introducing the new, 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide and Road Glide
2015 Road Glide
Shaped by countless hours of wind tunnel testing, the new frame-mounted
Road Glide motorcycle fairing features a triple splitstream vent that
significantly reduces head buffeting while still providing comfortable
airflow around the rider. The brilliant white beams of the Dual Daymaker
Reflector LED headlamp blasts through the murkiest of nights. Centered in
the inner fairing is the color screen of a Boom! ™ Box 4.3 infotainment
system controlled by twin joysticks located on a new swept-back handlebar
that puts the rider in a commanding, comfortable position. A High Output
Twin Cam 103™ V-Twin engine burbles through two chrome mufflers, its
abundant torque always on tap with just a twist of the throttle. Touring
features include One-Touch hard saddlebags, cruise control, easy-to-read
gauges, adjustable air-ride rear suspension and new ergonomic hand controls
with intuitive design and improved tactile feel.
2015 Road Glide Special
Select premium features elevate the performance and style of the Road Glide
Special rom the base model. These enhancements include the premium Boom!
Box 6.5GT infotainment system with touch screen and GPS navigation,
Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS and hand-adjustable low-profile rear
suspension. An exclusive painted inner fairing and hand-applied pinstriping
move the styling up a notch.
2014 Harley-Davidson 48 [Forty-Eight] bike review
The Harley-Davidson 48 is a member of Harley's entry-level Sportster range
and has been inspired by the Bobber movement of the late 1950s. Its balloon
tyres, slammed aesthetic and wonderful air-cooled V-twin may celebrate a
brilliant past, but as Jon Quirk discovers, the 48 works pretty well as a
modern day town bike, too.
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2014 Road King Harley-Davidson FLHR Mysterious Red Sunglo
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the 2014 Road King Harley-Davidson FLHR dressed in Mysterious Red Sunglo.
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First Time on a Harley Davidson
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