Why buy the Street Glide ?
Suzuki Love

Los Angeles, CA

#44 Oct 27, 2011
I would never buy a Harley davison. They are made in india. Punjab bikes are goofy. My S-83 is cool. I like suzuki. no fake here. real american made steel!
HD X

Mesa, AZ

#45 Oct 27, 2011
We Harley owners appreciate the fact that you do not own a Harley.
FLHX2012

Palm Springs, CA

#46 Dec 27, 2011
You buy a bike because its what YOU want, not what you think others want for you or because what people are going to ask you when you get a new bike. I recently went from a sportster to a street glide and every one was giving me shit about it saying that now I have an old man's bike. Fuck em. I ride what I ride because I like it and because I want to. None of them pay for my bike. Let them kick rocks.

A street glide is a very good bike. One big difference between road glide and street glide is the fixed fairing vs non fixed fairing. Thats why I went with the street glide.
warrior

AOL

#47 Jan 14, 2012
Discerner wrote:
Why should one buy the Street Glide and pay more for a bike that has basically been stripped of the basics that you pay for on Harley Touring bikes ?
With the Street Glide you lose front lights and the fender pieces "on the bottom" and the rear "crash bars" along with inferior passenger foot pegs etc..
I realize it is lowered so the ride will be less comfortable "especially with a passenger" and the difference is next to nothing in ground clearance.
Okay, you get a cool bat fairing and tunes but is it worth it when compared to a Road King that goes for 2,000 less ?
I like the Street Glide and the Road King but I can't seem to get past the feeling that the bike has been stripped down and for this I would have to pay more. I also realize that the Street Glide has more chrome but it also lacks a lot of what makes a Harley a Harley at least in my eyes.
then get the the road king.if iits a matter of money, then get what you can afford. i own a street glide and im extremely happy with it. also, ive thrown it into some pretty twisty curves at high speed and it takes it. the road clearance is ionly as dangerous as your skills. if your a vetran rider like me, you know what your able to do. always get to kow your bike and its handleing first. i like the road king and was going to get it, but when they came out with the street glide i changed my mind. i like the dressers but didnt want all the other stuff that came on it. i like the sportier street glide with its street fighter looks. the handleing is terrific and the ride is no different than any other dresser. also, i like the hstripped down look because i can dress it to what i want it to look like and not like everybody elses bike. i have alot of plans for mine, and have done alot already. but then again, thats me. im keeping mine, so i have time to dress it up a littlel at a time instead of buying one already with goodies. mine has to look like mine. as far as inferior rear pegs, ive never had a complaint oon any discomfort. besides, if you have rear floor boards, you have to fold them when moving your bike backwards or forwards, or get used to the fact you have to be careful when your on the bike moving it around. they ubstruck your legs some.
juice

United States

#48 Jan 18, 2012
If everyone had the same opinion then the moco would only make one bike. Make mine a streetglide with a procharger supercharger in red. Oh, wait, I already did!
Bo I

United States

#49 Mar 2, 2012
am the proud owner of a street glide and feel as though I am not old enough for paw-paw ride. I say this,"it is like a sports bike not a sport tourning bike"I as well as many of my riding buddies love it. Why is it they strip down bikes to look like Street glides. Just saying......
Discerner wrote:
Why should one buy the Street Glide and pay more for a bike that has basically been stripped of the basics that you pay for on Harley Touring bikes ?
With the Street Glide you lose front lights and the fender pieces "on the bottom" and the rear "crash bars" along with inferior passenger foot pegs etc..
I realize it is lowered so the ride will be less comfortable "especially with a passenger" and the difference is next to nothing in ground clearance.
Okay, you get a cool bat fairing and tunes but is it worth it when compared to a Road King that goes for 2,000 less ?
I like the Street Glide and the Road King but I can't seem to get past the feeling that the bike has been stripped down and for this I would have to pay more. I also realize that the Street Glide has more chrome but it also lacks a lot of what makes a Harley a Harley at least in my eyes.
TonyStreet

Lake Dallas, TX

#50 Mar 3, 2012
I have a 2007 SG and love it. Traded a Dyna Low rider for the SG best think I've done.
09 raider

Harrisburg, PA

#51 Mar 13, 2012
Been looking at the sg for a while now. Trading my 09 raider in to get one. To me it is the best looking JR out. Love the ride when I took it out. Loved my raider for the past 3 years, but the sg won me over. Can't wait until it gets here.
HD X

Mesa, AZ

#52 Mar 14, 2012
You made an excellent choice!
BIG HOMIE

United States

#53 Apr 4, 2012
First and foremost, doesn't matter like hd x said, code says " it ain't where ur from its how u come" . In other words if u want a big wheels with a hd engine, u like it, then buy it. I'm heading to hd this weekend to purchase mine, just wanted to see what the hell everyone was talkin about. Big homie quote" live for u and no body else" ride hard fellas, when u see me, duces
07Mytrain

United States

#54 Apr 4, 2012
I love my Night Train! I will be getting a 103'' Street Glide in time. Then I will have the best of both worlds! If money were no object would'nt we all have more than one?

Shop Smart! Shop as Smart!
watts

Greensboro, NC

#55 Apr 30, 2012
i bought the streetglide and i love it. im a big man over 300 lbs and when i get on that thang i feel young and small its all about the power and the way i can make it move almost sounds like a woman i used to know. harley streetglide it even sounds good when you say it.
HD X

Mesa, AZ

#56 Apr 30, 2012
Can be.
BLUESG

San Leandro, CA

#57 Aug 14, 2012
I've got a '06 and that thing is the best at what it's meant for. I've had nothing but thumbs up from people with larger and smaller bikes.
Ken M

Leesburg, FL

#58 Sep 28, 2012
I have a 2012 street glide and I love it...It handles great, plenty of power with the 103, tunes, cruise control and wind protection...It fits me perfect and I can turn it into a long haul touring bike or back to a street cruser in minutes...Whats not to like
HD X

Mesa, AZ

#59 Oct 2, 2012
Ken M wrote:
I have a 2012 street glide and I love it...It handles great, plenty of power with the 103, tunes, cruise control and wind protection...It fits me perfect and I can turn it into a long haul touring bike or back to a street cruser in minutes...Whats not to like
I rode two up to Sturgis this year with one 12 hour stretch from Sturgis to Grand Junction, CO. Still haven't found a reason to change to any other HD model.
Cargohauler

Fairborn, OH

#60 Oct 14, 2012
Let's not forget where HArly got the idea for he Streeglide. Owners were removing all that tacky chrome thats like 100 years old and removing the Toupack at Sturgis. So too anyone hating or recommending the FLHX, its their opnion. I had a '08 and now have a '12 with the 103" motor. I work a extra ob just to pay for all the chrome.
greg

Tucson, AZ

#61 Oct 31, 2012
OMG my fatboy is lowered clean and beautiful, but my new street glide is awsome what a difference in bikes I can ride all weekend no problems.....what a great bike... old pueblo riders
Phil

Sudan

#62 Nov 4, 2012
First time HD owner. 51 years old but no geezer! Lol. My first bike, a 2012 Tequila Sunrise Street Glide. Still learning to ride. Did I make the right choice? I am a BIG guy at 250 pounds plus. Your opinion?
Dennis

Lagrange, OH

#63 Nov 22, 2012
I test rode a street glide, ended up having her out for over 30 miles. The salesman said he was beginning to wonder if I were coming back. I then rode a road king; turned the king around after only 5 miles. I'm buying the glide! Phil; you made the right choice, in my opinion.

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