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Old 06-24-2018, 01:11 AM   #1
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So I up and stopped by the Harley dealer on my way to breakfast with my son and checked out the new street glides. Now Iím contemplating if itís worth it or should I find another touring bike. I want the fairings and speakers for music since Iím old and wanna annoy the public with my taste of music any input or recommendations is appreciated
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You said it yourself my friend, "Find another touring bike"
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Everyone finds value in different places. Modern H-D touring rigs have a lot to offer in 2018 if a Touring Cruiser/Bagger is what you really want. They aren't for everyone and that's fine.

Are you licensed? If so you should come by the shop and demo some machines... no obligations.
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Everyone finds value in different places. Modern H-D touring rigs have a lot to offer in 2018 if a Touring Cruiser/Bagger is what you really want. They aren't for everyone and that's fine.

Are you licensed? If so you should come by the shop and demo some machines... no obligations.
Yes Iím licensed for motorcycles and itís valid . Where this shop at for a test ride ? Iíve got plenty of riding experience so thatís not a worry if test ride one
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Iím checking my options bro, no more back breaking riding position. I want comfort over everything
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So I up and stopped by the Harley dealer on my way to breakfast with my son and checked out the new street glides. Now Iím contemplating if itís worth it or should I find another touring bike. I want the fairings and speakers for music since Iím old and wanna annoy the public with my taste of music any input or recommendations is appreciated
dude while the street glide is probably one of the best harley(fixed fairing right? ) it is not the best touring bike. Get yourself a Goldwing. It has more power, it turns better (you can keep up or pass mid intermediate and slower sportbike riders), better brakes, ALOT better stereo( I have had popos pull me over for disturbing the peace I tell them it's not like a can roll up my windows sir), more functional bags, reverse, adjustable windshield and ride height,...I could go on but I am tired typing.

Simply put the Goldwing KILLS harleys there is no comparison. Only reason harely is still in business with their antiquated designs is buecause of their stupid customer base with thinking like "I would rather push my harley than ride a Honda" I mean that is full bore right there. Buecause I have pushed them dang things and they are freak'n heavy. Harley are alot of noise with no go.
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At the end of the day you need to ride a bike that moves the soul. If that's the rumble of a Harley or the mechanical precision of the Honda it all comes down to the smile it puts on your face. I would never have a Goldwing. That's me though. I don't ride a motorcycle because its practical, , my car isn't really that practical either. Just my 2 cents.
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Harley comes with the highest price tag no doubt , I’m still researching what’s out there and will try to test ride the few I can to make a decision
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I have had two choppers, 6 harleys, and 3 sportbikes. My goldwing is my favorite bike period. I thought the same as you when I saw the wing the first time. Dang that thing has everything on it might as well be a car. But that is the thing it does have everything on it but it still has two wheels. And it's powerful. The street glide horsepower is what 78 or something?
The goldwing is 118hp. The new model that just came out shed 90 lbs.

I thought I would never buy a goldwing until I rented one for a week and rode hwy 1 north of San Francisco. It was awesome and comfortable. No way i could have rode as far and as hard on a sportbike over 7 days as i did that wing. And I was jamm'n to really loud clear music the whole time.

Look, you don't know me but let me give you this advice rent a wing for a weekend on some twisty roads and you will see why it is one of the best motorcycles ever built. Harleys are made for people that like to look bad but are usually really crappy riders.
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At the end of the day you need to ride a bike that moves the soul. If that's the rumble of a Harley or the mechanical precision of the Honda it all comes down to the smile it puts on your face. I would never have a Goldwing. That's me though. I don't ride a motorcycle because its practical, , my car isn't really that practical either. Just my 2 cents.
I don't ride it because it's practical I ride one because they are bad . Have you ever rode one?
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I have ridden an older goldwing and was uninspired. It was smooth and predictable but I wouldn't say it was a powerhouse. I'm sure they are great bikes but not something I would ever care to own. I'm just saying the OP should get something they want to ride and are makes them happy to own. Right now I only have a little Z125 for the kart tracks and a couple of scooters. I doubt that you would even wave to me if we passed on the street.
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I have had two choppers, 6 harleys, and 3 sportbikes. My goldwing is my favorite bike period. I thought the same as you when I saw the wing the first time. Dang that thing has everything on it might as well be a car. But that is the thing it does have everything on it but it still has two wheels. And it's powerful. The street glide horsepower is what 78 or something?
The goldwing is 118hp. The new model that just came out shed 90 lbs.

I thought I would never buy a goldwing until I rented one for a week and rode hwy 1 north of San Francisco. It was awesome and comfortable. No way i could have rode as far and as hard on a sportbike over 7 days as i did that wing. And I was jamm'n to really loud clear music the whole time.

Look, you don't know me but let me give you this advice rent a wing for a weekend on some twisty roads and you will see why it is one of the best motorcycles ever built. Harleys are made for people that like to look bad but are usually really crappy riders.
The new model is even better. I just picked one up and that 90lb weight drop made a huge difference. My only complaint is the new suspension is way too soft, it bottoms out very easy if you weigh over 100 lbs. Honda is certainly proud of this new model and the price reflects it. I got the tour model and it was 28,609 OTD, but that's because I added a CB and 5 year extended warranty. So one could probably get one for 25ish with no addons.

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