Friday, August 05, 2016

Harley-Davidson Road King - It's Wow! @DublinHarleyD #149

Yesterday I traded in my Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail for a Road King. This bike has a much bigger feel to it and certainly handles differently to my old bike. I have to gently break it in for the first few hundred miles.  It's black and sleek looking - so far I love it!

I took it for a spin up the M50 and got caught in a shower - dirty chrome already! Later I took it down the M11 when the sun was shining, much better fun. It has a 1690 cc engine with lots of power. I like the riding position, though I will probably quickly get a back rest as I had one on the previous bike. The sound from the exhaust pipes is very muffled. Previously I had Screaming Eagle exhaust pipes which were quite loud. As you can see in the photo below the Road King ones are quite long and big - I'm sure expensive to replace. These will do me for the time being anyway. There is cruise control and ABS brakes which I didn't have before.

A quick few words about the Dublin Harley-Davidson Dealership: very friendly, helpful, professional, and (I think anyway) good value. Absolutely no complaints and a pleasure to do business with. A big "shout out" to Derek who sold me the bike (that's him with me in the photo above) - you have a happy customer.

Ride safely!

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