The 2019 Harley Davidson Road King.

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    Thats always been a Harley fault.
    Underpowered like a mofo unless you spent gobs of money for an already over priced bike.
     
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    To tell you the truth, doing all the stuff I did to the engine only ran me around 1500 bucks. Oh..................and the other thing you gotta do to a Harley if it's stock is get rid of the Harley carb and replace it with an S and S. Not only are they cheaper for parts if you need them, but they are also much easier to maintain and tune.

    And that teardrop shape looks really cool on the side of the bike.
     
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    With 102 cubic inches it would beat every Harley I encountered.
     
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    Im not big a motorcycle guy, but thats one of the coolest bikes ive seen. Its not overdone; its perfect.
     
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    Thats all well and good but my stock Warrior would smoke any Harley other than the V-rod.
    After a few mods it made the V-rod look weak.....

    And if I remember correctly I paid around $14 for the Warrior brand new.
     
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    Thats what caught my eye. That and it was a cross between a cruiser and a crotch rocket,it was very fast for a twin and handled damn good on the twisties.
    And the mods are endless.
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    What the hell are you talking about?
     
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    I have owned and ridden a lot of different bikes, and rented several Ultra's on vacation, but for my money and for my purposes, there is nothing that compares with an 1800 Goldwing.

    When people talk about Harley's being "fast" it is ALL relative. None of them is actually fast for a motorcycle. A nice 600 crotch rocket will leave any Harley in the dust, including the late, great V-Rod.

    My Goldwing is ultra-comfortable, smooth, powerful, and has a laundry list of accessories as standard equipment. When I first got my 1800 (I had a 1500 a few years ago), I thought it was geared too low (and lacking a 6th gear). But riding it on the highway reveals why they geared it the way they did; at 70 mph you are right in the middle of the torque curve. When you want to pass someone, all you have to do is think it, and you are gone. I can only imagine that adding a trike kit wouldn't be any strain on anything.

    Not wanting to spend a lot of money on my last bike (i'm 70 years old), I bought a high-miles GW for $5,000. As expected, it still runs like new, and the only sign of its age (2004) is some peeling on the chrome.

    Why would anyone spend $20g+ on a Road King? To sound good? Seriously?
     
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    Thing is it's still slow as hell compared to a Japanese sports bike which costs half of what a Harley does.
    Harley's are all about image. The only people who ride them are biker types and wanna be biker types who are accountants and bankers by day.
    Just not an image I wish to portray.
     
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    How to make a Sportster fast. Drop in a cam kit, get rid of the stock carb and replace it with an S and S. The comment about the teardrop shape was because of the way the filter cover is shaped.
     

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