Electraglide or roadglide

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by quiticokid, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. quiticokid

    quiticokid Member

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    I like both of these bikes and actually have driven each one at my stares HOG rally. I take a few 3,000 mile trips a year and a quite a few other shorter trips. Any reasoning behind choosing one or the other. I currently drive my 2005 electraglide standard and want to up grade to a 2011-2014 bike.
     
  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    For longer trips the Electra Glide might be a better choice but that's a hard one. Good luck.
     
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I'm in the RG corner. The frame mounted faring is it's selling point. Same frame as the EG so it comes down to what you find appealing.
     
  4. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    You are going to get varied opinions on this one. I like the Electraglide .
     
  5. jamesearl

    jamesearl Senior Member Contributor

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    I don't think the roadglide has saddlebag fairing,but I think the electra does,I usually drop my bike at least once.
     
  6. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    You have been riding the Electra for awhile so why not go for the Roadie.
    I have a EG since 2008 and have had a opportunity to ride a RG and I would like a RG Ultra for the next steed...
     
  7. quiticokid

    quiticokid Member

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    I like the idea of having a RG also for a change. I will have to give it some thought
     
  8. Hobbit

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    electra for me every time , i sat on the Road Glide and i hate to say this the fairing reminded me of the Wing i sat on , it just didnt feel right, felt much bigger than it actually was, ended up with the batwing as i like the fact it moves with the bars, i can see the benefits of the fixed fairing and so on but i just cant get used to them - not that we have many in the UK that ive seen
     
  9. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    I would not trade up. Have considered it several times and test ridden 2010 models up and just can't bring myself to part with my '02 FLHT, it would be a trade down for me. JMHO. But if I ever did make the leap, it would be to the Glide,
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  10. Mongo1958

    Mongo1958 Junior Member

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    It's just my opinion but....

    I like the looks of the FLHTCUI better than the FLTRX :D