My initial thoughts after a short road trip on the new (to me) Road Glide Ultra.
So yesterday we made the plunge and traded the '07 Street Glide for the '11 Road Glide Ultra. I knew last Tuesday when I took it for a short test ride that I really liked the way the bike rode.
This afternoon I put about 100 miles on the bike.
The ride is MUCH smoother than the '07 Street Glide (IMO). I am no where near as fatigued after the ride as I would have been on the Street Glide (vibrations and helmet buffeting). I was able to see objects in the mirrors more clearly than on the Street Glide. The stock seat (with riders adjustable backrest) was comfortable.
The cruise control is a very cool and handy feature. I was able to operate it easily even though I had no previous experience with cruise control on a bike.
The radio, although seemingly distant when in the saddle, is not really that hard to reach if necessary.
The big shark nose is obviously much larger than the batwing on the Street Glide, but I got fairly comfortable with it. I'm sure I will still need to remain cautious.
The Klock Werks windshield is too short to suit me and the handlebars need to have more pullback to be more comfortable to me. I hope to change these out soon.
I'm very happy with the RGU overall. I am actually planning my first road trip, which was something I really did not seriously consider doing on the Street Glide.
I'm sure I will find other cool and positive features as time goes on, but, I'm sure I'm not telling too many folks here something they don't already know.