Originally Posted by THE ROAD
Which is the lightest of the Softail Harley's & which is the lightest of the Dyna series ?
In completely stock form which of the above is the quickest/fastest?
Also which has the most hop-up capabilities ?
Which bike handles the best on curvy mountain roads ?
My reason for inquiring is , I'm torn between keeping my Dyna Glide & buying a Softy .
"Lightest" of softails is likely the Standard. Not sure there's much difference in weight between a Superglide and a Streetglide. Especially if one has alloy wheels (lighter) vs steel spokes. (Heavier)
Both have the same engine/trans, so "fastest" is between rider skills.
Same with modding capabilities. Same drivetrain, although softails have the B-engine, with the counter balance shaft due to non-rubber mounted engine.
Dyna Superglide handles better then any other bike, in the Big Twin class. Light, powerful and a 28* rake VS 34* and up for the other models. Less rake means quicker and easier steering response in cornering.
Softail will let you stretch out more, unlike stock Dyna controls, unless you spring for forward controls.
Softail will give you a more plush ride, but limit your weight carrying capabilities. If you're 180lbs and your gal is 120 lbs, then it's great. If you're 250 and she's 180, then it can be an issue.
Both are great bikes. It's personal choice time.