This is kinda long so bear with me....
My pops has a roadking classic, a springer, an ultraclassic electraglide, and a Vrod (really not his, its my stepmoms.)
I have ridden all but the electraglide(he just got it).....
My question is, and this especially applies to the springer......What is the appeal?
I feel like the bike is generally sluggish in manuverability, and extremely under braked. The riding position may be more comfortable, but I am so tense riding them I cant enjoy the "comfort".
I feel "unsafe" due to the bikes charateristics. If you have riden a springer, and had to lay into that front brake like you do even in slow to moderate riding you have got to relate.
I am NOT I repeat AM NOT bashing Harleys, just wondering what the dual riders thoughts are on this.
On a side note, with all the recent talk on the board regarding riders not wearing gear, you shoulda seen the looks I got in sturgis last year riding around on a customized springer (lowered,chromed out,screamin eagle)
with my Suzuki Gsxr jacket and helmet.......PRICELESS!