Headed down the Gulf Coast for work this past week.
I lucked out that the Earthquake rally happened to be going on over on Okaloosa Island. They had live bands, bikes, food, etc. The Harley Demo Truck was there and so I test rode a couple of bikes.
First up was the new Sportster Roadster.
Interesting bike. It is running USD front forks, decent rear suspension, good ABS brakes, and mid controls. Would be a nice bike to cruise around on.
The second bike was the Heritage Softail Classic. The first softail I have ever ridden. It was comfortable and I felt like I could have fallen asleep on it. No photo, but you all know what they look like since they have been around a long time. The new ones do have cruise control on them.
There were some custom bikes there also. I liked this military themed bike.
I was able to take an afternoon and evening and do a loop ride along the Gulf Coast towards Pensacola.
Since the Road Glide fairing is called a shark nose fairing, I thought this photo with the shark jaw was apropos.
I was changing hotels so I had the bike fully loaded, but I guess that shows it how it is being used.
At times, I was only 100 yards from the water, and had to deal with beach sand across the entire road.