Bill,Firefox said:Hello all,
I am toying with the idea of switching from my RK to a Fat Boy.
I've ridden both. The Fat Boy is a softail and for style. The Roadie's name says it all. If short cruise are your forte` then the FB might do it for you.I am toying with the idea of switching from my RK to a Fat Boy.
I agree the counterbalancers rob a little power but with differences in weight (60 pounds) and other factors....I am not so sure "outrun" is really accurate.Craven Morehead said:
If you take a stock RK vs a stock FB the RK will out run the FB. The FB loses a little with the counterbalancers. Out on the road...the twisties come to mind...the RK can put the FB out of sight due to it's steering geometry. Ride with some FBs or Heritages and I think you'll see what I mean.
The suspension on the RK is way out in fronf of the FB. As you know it's air adjustable. The RK is not as prone to dragging as the FB.
Furthermore I believe that with the right touch you can style up the RK quite nicely!
Just my .02 worth!
The reduced rake of the RK will allow the rider to negotiate through the turns with more ease. The RK with 26.0º / 6.2 in. rake and trail vs. the FB with 32.0º / 5.8 in. It's a no-brainer to see why the roadie will run away from the FB on a road with a lot of turns. Also, it is my opinion, there is less loss of power and torque from the touring and dyna chassis vs the softail. I think a lot of this is due to the transmission.What exactly is different about the road king steering and why is it better? I know the rake is about 6 deg. more upright but the trail is about the same.......different yes...better??