I have owned Sporty's and Softails and ridden the Ultra's over the last 20 years but I have owned a RKC since the start of '09 and it is hands down the best all around bike I have ever owned or ridden. I average 13-15K a year mileage wise, wife and I did a 14 day 6K mile trip in '09 and were not really tired till the last day.
I can go from having a solo seat and no windshield to full two up seat with a tour pak and wind shield in less than five minutes....................Doesn't get much more versatile than that.
I had a 2012 Flhrc for a short while, and from the get go, it was the best handling, best riding Harley I have ever owned. I ran out of things to put on it, and got a 2013 Street Glide to put a fortune into.
I feel the classic is the epitome of what a motorcycle should and does look like. Getcha one!
2013 Ember Red Street Glide
2012 Tequilla Sunrise Road King Classic
2005 Sunburst Yellow Screamin Eagle Electra Glide
2006 Cobalt Blue Street Glide
1998 Tangerine and birch Heritage Softail
and more Hondas than I can remember. 2
I personally think that a tastefully done RKC is the absolute incarnation of a drop dead georgeous classic motorcycle. I would love to have one, but I just can't justify two touring bikes. That being said... I don't think I'd trade my SG for one. I love the batwing and tunes. But if I was Jay Leno, I'd have a RKC in every color!