Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Bonita Springs, FL
Well I don't know about that
I have a 2014 Road King CVO and a 2017 Bobber. No question that they are very different, BUT the Harley is not the horse and carriage that was described in my mind. I have been riding over 55 years, started on dirt and added street bikes when iI Was 16. I have owned a '74 Norton 850 Commando, 11 Harleys, Yamahas, Kawis, a Honda, even a Solex when I was 15 and I currently also have a 2012 Vespa 300. Each bike is different and has its own character, each a compromise. The RK and Bobber are so different and meant to be that a comparo is absurd. The more relevant comparo is with a new "18 Street Bob or Sportster Roadster. My Road King is a pleasure on the Road, the Brembo brakes are terrific, teh cruise control light years ahead of my Bobber, more stable on the highway and with crosswinds, and of course just more comfortable to rack up miles. My Bobber is a blast as a Pub runner and urban bike, I love them both. I also prefer my Vespa if I am running downtown and having to weave my way around without thinking having tons of fun.
In short comparing a Road King and a Bobber just makes no sense to me. But in the end all are better than a cage.