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I'm seriously considering trading the '09 Super Glide for a sport touring model. I've heard great things on the Road Glide. Is there anything besides the RG and Street Glide you would recommend?

I'm particularly interested in getting a bike that could be set up to ride single or add a detachable tourpak.

Just trying to do a bit of research at the moment. Once I've narrowed it down, I'll rent one of each before deciding. Thanks for the advice!
 

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If you ride by yourself, SG and RG are just a matter of taste. if you have a passenger, look at the Ultra Classic or the Road Kings. If you want to stick with the first two, Harley has seats, tour packs that you can fit. Might run up the cost unfortunately. I have the Ultra, detached the tour pack and put a back rest. For the 07, I had to purchase two docking kits, newer bikes only have one. Might get a solo seat later.
 

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I don't believe either the Street Glide or Road Glide are considered "Sport Touring" bikes. More like "Heavy Touring". :feedback:
 

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Oh hell! There goes the neighborhood, again!
 

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I forget the exact model, but HD makes a Dyna bagger. That should fit the sport tourer market. They are lighter than the FLH's and handle pretty darn good
 

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I'm seriously considering trading the '09 Super Glide for a sport touring model. I've heard great things on the Road Glide. Is there anything besides the RG and Street Glide you would recommend?

I'm particularly interested in getting a bike that could be set up to ride single or add a detachable tourpak.

Just trying to do a bit of research at the moment. Once I've narrowed it down, I'll rent one of each before deciding. Thanks for the advice!

I traded in my '11 Super Glide Custom In June for a 2014 Street Glide Special. After the Heavy Breather, 2-1 Rush Pipes and the Race Tuner was added it is plenty sporty and faster than my Super Glide ever was.
 

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Concourse Kaw. 1400 hands down the best sport tourer for the $$$
 

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I recommend the Limited if you are riding with a passenger.
 

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Harley doesn't really have what I'd call a true "Sport" Touring class bike .
 

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They used to (sort of). It was called the Ulysses XB12X.
 

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Have It Your Way---if PERFECTION matters

You might consider modifying the best handling prettiest forward control motorcycle that Harley ever made---the Deuce.

With proper forward controls (mine needed aftermarket to be perfect for my six foot frame) and a great seat, handlebars in the perfect spot for control AND comfort AND a windshield that works perfectly---
VOILA!

The good old Deuce can be THE Harley that does it ALL.

Looks, comfort, high speed stability(no rubber mounted motor!) plus in my case I installed cartridge-like upgrades to the forks, a lightweight aluminum alloy front wheel with better 19-inch rubber and (as Ron Popiel used to say)wait---there's MORE.

I upgraded the lighting to 100 watt halogen, 50 watt halogen rear, heated touring vest and heated gloves. Kuryakin Touring pack. A custom made "necessities" box for the rear top box. Anti-vibration touring pegs. Increased cornering clearance and extra stability at super high speed due to increased neck rake (three degree cups) and extended forks.

This year I buzzed up to Americade in Lake George. Travelling in a pack of super sport touring machines from Asia.

They really freaked out when the Deuce comfortably rode next to them all at around 90 once we were doing the last stretch on the North Way of the New York State Throughway.

The shield is a National Cycle F15 which has been trimmed to reveal the complete front end without ruining the good looks of the Deuce. Then it was painted INSIDE so it would look candy apple blue to match the bike.

In MY opinion ONLY a Harley would do to allow me the full range of perfecftion available through aftermarket customizing and its overall size.

The Deuce is lighter, quicker and better handling than any super large heavy full touring model currently available from Harley. It's only competition are the "Switchback" (looks like a cop bike) or the FXR based touring models from years ago OR the T-Sport which was OK but NOT forward controls for comfort.

I never ride with the old lady on the back or she would insist we get a big "Touring Model." And that would mean the bike would need a Barco-lounger on the back to keep her happy. And two hundred MORE pounds for the "chair" for her. AND then she would climb on and add her girlish weight to the whole mess. Thank goodness THAT has not been necessary!

Right now I am lucky it is just ME and the Deuce. Boy is she a terrific road bike. And really moves in those hills. Just ask my buddy with his Honda Valkyrie. He is still shaking from our last encounter.

The Deuce rules! ANY big Harley can be improved enough to make it a real Sport Tourer.

You just have to pick one that is worth it to YOU to do what is necessary to perfect the machine...

In my case I was very happy with the basic look of the chromed motor and sheet metal. All that was needed was some highway smarts about making it more comfortable and better handling for the long rides.

Ten hours in the seat is nothing. Ultra high speeds and great high speed manners are a snap. Cornering on a par with my Triumph Bonneville---which is the gold standard for easy to drive motorcycles...

It just takes imagination, money and some elbow grease to turn a Harley into a dream machine.

That's what Harleys are good for. The ultimate dream machine.
 

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I don't know.
I don't know how sporty you need it to be...
I think the newer bikes handle a lot better than the older ones and the comfort level is off the chart...
My Eg's or rk's don't feel heavy. They track light and handle corners well.
It doesn't take too many miles for me to be glad I am not riding one of my old sport bikes.
 

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My ex g/f had a Deuce. It's everything described above.
 

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I don't think Harley when i hear the words "sport Tourer". Is it a Harley the op was looking for or sport Tourer in general. When i think sport Tourer the Fjr or concoarse come to mind, even the ST1300 or goldwing but not a Harley.
 

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Come on guys. How does this not qualify as a sport touring bike?
 

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