Why an Ultra?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by larryjmiller, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. larryjmiller

    larryjmiller Junior Member

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    Just curious. I'm sure this has been covered before.

    Why would you buy an Ultra if you seldom (if ever) ride 2-up? I like the idea of the extra storage of the tour pak especially a place to lock up an expensive coconut saver, your jacket, gloves, etc.

    Is there a lot of ride difference between an ultra with the tour pak on versus say a RK, RG, or SG?

    Does the docking unit make it easy to remove the tour pak, rear seat and speakers?

    Seems like a lot of guys ride an Ultra and never have a passenger. What's the draw?
     
  2. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    For me, it's the whole package. The fairing, lower fairings etc. I use the back seat to hold my luggage and still have all the storage in the saddlebags and tour pak.
     
  3. kemo

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    Jaceddie is right, it is the whole package. Now a better package is the Ultra Limited. My bike was a standard E/G but a friend of mine gave me a radio and spreakers and fairing lowers.When I bought the bike it had the tour pak and quick detach docking so I basically have a Classic package.
    kemo
     
  4. glimmerman

    glimmerman Active Member

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    i have an rk w/ tour pak and lowers. just bought an ultra. built the rk up from a stripped down single police to 2 up w/ goodies. so now i have 2. why? ride a new ultra then an older rk. both excellent rides but completely different. will i dump the rk? no. plus i get the radio, cb, weather. if i want i can stick my ipod in the windshield pouch and use it through the radio. b4 it was ipod and earphones. not a good combo if the lady wanted to talk.
     
  5. Drumrguy

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    I mainly ride solo on mine, I wanted a bigger bike, I like the UC and its features, like lower fairings, I also wanted the rear speakers, and personally I just like the looks of it.
     
  6. alto

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    I remember being about 10 years old. My father's friend had a 'full dresser'. It' the motorcycle I wanted since then. It only took me 48 years to get one. At 5'7, I didn't think I could handle the bike. Somewhere, in the early 80's, I came within moments of saying 'write it up' at a dealer. Even with my riding boots on ( I went prepared), I could only tip-toe. I passed..resigned to the 'fact' that I was too short. Then , two years ago, I stopped at a Harley dealer and threw my short legs over a used 01 Ultra..I could Flat-Foot'. Not a wide stance but, I could flat-foot. Within a week, I owned an Ultra. It took me the rest of that season to 'unlearn' some things that I did with all other bikes I've ever owned. By last season, the big 'full-dresser' became 'my bike'. Sometimes, I feel like I'm a kid again. A lot of it is due to this great bike.
     
  7. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

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    Everytime I see this bike Rich I get jealous. Its like ok now that I see how it looks I want it on mine.
     
  8. bikemikewcr

    bikemikewcr Active Member

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    In the past I did alot of solo riding. I would fly to Vegas and meet up with a friend and I would usually rent a full dresser for the storage space. My buddy had a deuce so the extra storage space on the dresser was a plus. I became used to the size of the bike and creature comforts. My current UC has the 103 kit so it has the extra grunt I was looking for and now my wife likes to join me on the rides. I would like to pick up a V Rod, deuce or knight train for solo shorter trips and use the UC for the longer rides.
     
  9. robdv

    robdv New Member

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    It was easy for me. My wife picked it out so we can escape the kids and grand kids that moved back home.
     
  10. Animal

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    For years it was all about the speed and power, now it's about the tunes and comfort. You get older your priorities change.