Why? It just feels better balanced to me, your opinion may differ. I've owned a 06 RK, 06 Electra Classic and 07 Ultra. My wife owns a 07 SG. The SG is the best balance of the bunch.......in my opinion.Chart said:Why is it that you think it handles better?
I don't have an openion on this, nor a dog in this fight. I own a softail now, but am thinking of moving to a touring Harley. So, my questions are not to challenge you, but to actually figure out what causes your SOP feel, when both models should be the same (not counting seats, shocks, heigts). Just looking at it, it seems the weight of the faring and weight of the trunk should offset each other.roofeditor said:Why? It just feels better balanced to me, your opinion may differ. I've owned a 06 RK, 06 Electra Classic and 07 Ultra. My wife owns a 07 SG. The SG is the best balance of the bunch.......in my opinion.
I agree!! I ride a RK and was seriously considering an Ultra for it's cargo capacity and most of all the radio. After sitting on one, I was not comfortable and what you mention about the batwing sitting in your lap is correct. I've been eying a Road Glide for the past month and seriously considering it. It handles better and contrary to popular opinion anbout the ugliness of the dual headlights...I like it! The Street Glide is beautiful form the side and back view but is uneventful from the front. The Road Glide in my humble opinion is classy looking and looks great from the front. The Ultra cramps me up a little where the Road King and Road Glide allow me to stretch out and relax. My lil' lady would love the Ultra but as I tell her..."You don't have to operate it...I do!" Case closed!!Eddy G said:If its comfort you want try a Road Glide.
The feel of the RG is closer to the King then the Ultra. The fairing sits out further in front of you and less confining.
The Ultra rear end is heavier then the other two due to the big king size tour pack.
Putting a chopped tour pack on the Road Glide makes up for the storage room if you need it and takes away little from balance, ride, comfort, or flow of lines.
Die hard Ultra guys will tell you the tour pac isn't a big deal and they use to sitting with the bat wing in their laps, to each his own.
But going to an open front end to a fairing can be constricting.
I've had all three styles. Open, bat wing, and shark nose. For me its the Road Glide.
Running down the road in the rain (It happens) you will remain 90% dry with no rain gear. Put your feet up on the highway pegs (get them) lean back against the back rest (get that too) engage the cruise control, fire up some Bruce (Born to run) on the CD and you will wonder why you ever considered anything else.killerbob said:Been on the fence for an Ultra and have finally made a decision:.
I have ordered a 08 Anniversary Ultra - Hope I won't regret !