Another Week Another exciting Throttled episode!!
Of course we lead off with our riding adventures or misadventures of the week.
Kevin was a guest on the Motorcycle Podcaster Roundtable hosted by the WheelNerds!!
Larry got a change to ride a few Harleys and gives his thought on the bikes.
- Exudes chrome, steel, and quality
- Engine is smooth, powerful, with plenty of torque. Pulled strong in 6th from 50 mph
- Shocks front and rear pretty good. Firm, but not jarring. Short wheelbase, milder rake, means more front to rear jiggles.
- Did I say the engine was smooth and powerful.
- Nice, somewhat subdued, exhaust tone.
- Strong brakes
- Feels quick and maneuverable
- Analog tach
- Mid position pegs not that uncomfortable as seat height is higher than usual sportster 30″
- Usual Harley self-cancelling turn signals
Fun to ride.
- Uncomfortable seat-hard
- Wide pegs interfere with otherwise great lean angle
- Wide pegs interfere with putting leg straight down
- Small gas tank-3.3 gallons. Bigger than on some other sportsters, but not as big as the low or custom (4.5)
- Somewhat forward lean for seating, but not too bad
2016 (Rushmore mods) and 2017 street glide (Milwaukee 7)
2016 street glide
- Surprisingly maneuverable even at slow speed. Weight was not an issue for me-except when trying to back it on a very slight incline
- Smooth powerful engine.
- Comfortable seat and ride
- Slight amount of wind buffeting
- Maneuverable at speed as well
- Plenty of torque and pick up at speed
- Powerful brakes
- Subdued exhaust tone
- Somewhat mushy front forks
The two things that stood out was the smoother, even more tractable engine with a nicer exhaust tone, especially at idle and
- Firmer suspension, especially in front, to the point where I could almost characterize it as a bit harsh. However I do not know what the rear suspension was set at on the particular bike.
Email from Gary Turner!
Yamaha reveals the T7 concept (Thanks to Tom Austin)