Harley Davidson Road King

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Harley Davidson Road King - Hot Bike Magazine

Just the Facts
Engine 96ci Twin Cam
Trans Six-speed
Front/Rear Tire 18-inch Dunlop/18-inch Dunlop
Wheelbase 63.5
Dry Weight 773 pounds
MSRP (with ABS and Cruise options) $18,489
Price as Shown $31,737.75

Harley-Davidson Road King
Obviously baggers are big business as of late. It seems the younger guys have figured out what the grey beards knew all along; riding the E-Glides, R-Glides, and S-Glides means more comfort, wind protection, and generally more real estate to customize. But what if you don’t want or need a full fairing or docked in tunes. What if you want a bagger chassis with a more pared down lookwith the option to add a fairing down the road if you so desire? The answer is simple, the Road King.

The Road King has been a favorite amongst Harley enthusiasts since the FLHR was introduced as a new model in 1994a younger cousin of the unfaired FLHS Electra Glide Sport. Most likely the draw to the Road King is its versatility; it can go from a stripped down classic look to a more long-haul creature-comfort-oriented motorcycle with the addition of a few simple components and a windscreen or aftermarket full fairing. With one bike, the owner could make it over into several different styles and still reap the benefits of a bagger. Recently while thumbing through the 2011 H-D P&A catalog, we came across the MoCo’s version of a Hot Rod Hauler based on the Road King platform and solely outfitted with H-D P&A. We thought this bike really stood out as a great example of how flexible the Road King is and wanted to point out some of the new key components H-D used to create this catalog showcase.