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Best Touring Motorcycle

Updated: Jul 21, 2023

Riding over 100K miles on a Harley-Davidson Road Glide; I definitely have my own opinion of the "mile eating" machine.

Here are the points that I want to make as for WHY the Harley-Davidson Road Glide is the best touring motorcycle:

  1. The biggest difference and one difference that a lot of people can’t get over is the fixed fairing and there lies what makes this the right tool for the job. Traveling across the country; the fixed fairing will cut and help you manage the wind, also giving you the stable ability while helping with your riding endurance & improve your riding skills.

  2. The Road Glide also has a lower seat height, with added room between you and the handle bars. Which for me; really plays out well in the comfort and handling of the ride.

  3. The Road Glide is the heavier of the motorcycles, which in my opinion helps with the ability to cut the wind, holds better and handles better in the corners.

Let me add this... all of these miles were have rode 2UP with my wife! 2UP simply means that there are 2 riders on the motorcycle. We ride "Hard Fast & Heavy"

Harley Davidson Touring Motorcycle

If you are looking for the ultimate American touring motorcycle, I believe the Road Glide should be at the top of your list! We are currently on our 3rd HD Road Glide but have ridden & spent time on different brands & models of motorcycles.

  1. 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide (Twin Cam)

  2. 2019 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special (M8)

  3. 2022 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Limited (M8)

Harley Davidson Touring Motorcycle
2015 FLTRX

Harley Davidson Touring Motorcycle

Harley Davidson Touring Motorcycle
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Howard Howland
Howard Howland
Jun 26, 2023

I have not spent much time on a Road Glide. I did test ride a CVO Road Glide Limited. I thought the 117 was much better than the 114. I recently saw a Road Glide at the dealer it was Atlas Silver Metallic. It was the best looking bike at the dealership in my opinion.