Originally Posted by theseacherman
As I am looking at both, and can't ride both. Can somebody tell me what is the pro's and con's of each? I know they are different frames, but going down the highway, which does it best and why? Assume both has a windshield and bags.
The softail was designed for a "look." It was supposed to look like the old hard-tails while still having a rear suspension. Both are good looking bikes, but the Road King has a much superior rear suspension and is in my humble opinion a much better machine for longer rides.
Correct me if I'm wrong guys, but I think that the Road King and the Electra Glide both use the same frame, or that is what my salesman at the Harley dealership told me.
If you are just headed twenty miles or so to your favorite bar or bistro, then either bike would do the job. If you want to put 300+ miles on a the bike in a day, the Road King is definitely the machine to have.