Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Jersey Shore, NJ
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I guess I'm a prime example of what others have been saying. After not having a bike for many years, I finally realized I was living in denial and bought a new '09 Sportster 1200. Loved it. And prior to the Sportster my biggest bike had been a Honda 750F many years ago. But...., it wasn't long before I "needed" a bigger bike and I bought a new 2011 Fat Bob. Loved it. But...., because I was wanting to do some traveling/touring I again needed a bigger bike. Just picked up my 2013 Road Glide Custom not quite 2 weeks ago. Love it. Should have gotten this bike a long time ago. Took me a while and a lot of $$ but I think I have finally gotten to where I want to be and intend to wear this one out.
So, if I had any words of wisdom to offer you to help you with your decision, just remember that whatever you get that is perfect for you now, things, and needs, have a way of changing. Whatever you get do your best to enjoy the heck out of it. And if your needs change over time you may have to go through the decision making process all over again.
Ain't it a lot of fun?
I say go test ride everything that interests you, More than once, and really get a feel for each bike. The bike usually will pick you. I am partial to the Ultra line. Classic looks, highway couch, plenty of storage, great for long or short rides and with the new frame on the new touring bikes they are quite nimble in the twistys. Oh and Zelrick it will be one year I have my Ultra Limited in December and I wouldn't trade it for anything...