New Harley Davidson 2015 : Andrew Motoblog

New Harley Davidson 2015

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Written by Ken Stansbury

I’ve been riding motorcycles for more than 20 years, and until this year I have always owned a Japanese manufactured sports bike. As recently as last year I owned and rode a Suzuki Hayabusa, one of the fastest production sports bikes ever made. I used to love riding my bike, pushing it to the limit. If you have ever had the opportunity to ride an unrestricted, slightly modified Busa on a back road, then you know that when you open the throttle in 6th gear, the bike just keeps going faster and faster never showing any signs of reaching its limit! Notice I said I used to love riding my bike, but in the last couple of years the enjoyment started to fade. I didn’t have any bad experience that changed my mind about riding; I just slowly started to lose interest in riding my bike… so I sold it. Several months without a bike, I started looking at the new Harley Davidson 2015 Road Glides; I didn’t really miss riding as much as I missed the convenience of owning a bike and being able to go for a ride. So as more of an investment I bought the 2015 HD Road Glide (RG). My thinking was that since HD’s didn’t lose their value like other bikes, and I always thought about buying a Harley, and I wasn’t missing the speed; now was the perfect time to make that purchase. Because HD did not produce a 2014 RG, and they took a year off to redesign the distinctive, frame mounted, shark-nosed cruiser, I figured that would also contribute to its value. The newly designed 2015 Road Glide Special returned with HD’s Project Rushmore upgrades which include: High Output Twin Cam 103 (1690cc) air-cooled v-twin engine, dual Daymaker LED headlights, completely redesigned triple splitstream fairing vents, swept back handlebars, cruise control, adjustable air-ride suspension, linked Brembo brakes with ABS, full-color infotainment system (USB Port with IPod/IPhone control, Voice Recognition, Bluetooth, 6.5 inch Touch Screen Display, GPS, & Joystick handlebar controls).

After a week of owning my bike, my investment turned into enjoyment with no regrets. I now have a renewed love for riding, the 103 engines does more than enough to satisfy my need for speed, and the vented fairing makes controlling the beast through the canyons an easy task. Riding my Harley is a calming, relaxing experience, whereas riding my Busa was more like a hurried, stressed venture. After some modifications, which I’ll discuss in a future article, I have a much more comfortable riding experience than I was having on my Busa – I actually look forward to getting on my bike and going for long enjoyable rides. Off the line acceleration is sharp, passing power is adequate, and there’s minimal vibration (compared to much older models, so I’m told). Engine heat is much higher compared to my crotch rockets (Air-Cooled vs Water-Cooled), but nothing that’s unbearable.

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