This text was initially revealed within the October 2002 difficulty of Bike Cruiser.
I used to be truly hoping for a Highway King after I requested Harley if I might borrow a motorbike for our Reader’s Trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Might. Nevertheless, because the date approached, Harley requested if I might take a Highway Glide as a substitute. I agreed, although after I’d ridden a Highway Glide briefly a couple of years in the past, it hadn’t impressed me a lot someway. I didn’t just like the seems of its frame-mounted dual-headlight fairing, so I used to be disenchanted on the time. However after per week and a bit over 2000 miles, my opinion modified. Aside from some distinction within the wind safety from the bigger fairing and the welcome AM/FM/climate band/cassette stereo system, I didn’t anticipate there to be a noticeable distinction within the two bikes.
The ’Glide shocked me. It appears to have extra cornering clearance than the ’King, giving it stunning lean angles. It persistently turned in higher gasoline mileage than Highway Kings I’ve ridden too, maybe as a consequence of higher aerodynamics. It at all times received over 50 mpg, offering higher than 200 miles on a fill-up. The low windshield by no means interfered with my view forward. The addition of a tachometer is welcome too. The one potential shortcoming was the saddle, which appears softer than the ’King’s. However I’d change both one if I owned the bike.
In any other case, the bike was about what I anticipated: clean, pleasantly highly effective, ample brakes, and a snug journey. It pitched round only a bit on the suspension throughout exhausting cornering however by no means did something thrilling. The closely stuffed saddlebags stored their contents dry when the Nice Deluge struck, and it didn’t give me any surprises or issues to complain about. In reality, I’ve a brand new favourite Harley touring bike.