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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-16-2019, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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I'm Mike. Currently riding a 15 SGS w/ 103HO and entertaining the idea of upgrading to the 19 RGS w/ 114. Any input on personal opinion about the Rushmore vs M8 engines? More specifically going from the 103 to the 114? Also, how about any differences between the SGS and RGS as far as rider comfort? the wife loves to ride with me, so both my comfort and hers is very important.

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Can't help with the first part, but it terms of the rider comfort, the RG has a distinct edge because of it's frame mounted fairing vs fork mounted on the SG. Handling and ride in windy conditions or when passing/being passed by trucks on the highway is significantly better w/ the RG. Also, many find the additional distance between the rider and the fairing on RGs is much more comfortable than the SG. We have many, many members here who used to ride SGs until they had a chance to ride an RG. Once they trade their SGs for RGs they typically (with very few exceptions) never go back. Hope this helps a little.
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Hello and welcome from the thawing frozen tundra.

as far as your question. Can't say much about the newer engines, I am still old school (i.e. poor)

But Like others have said, usually people who come from a SG to a RG do not go back. Especially riders who are taller in stature, just not so crammed up against the fairing and such. To each their own. My OL rides with me all the time, and she has "napped" behind me for many miles, so I think she will say she is pretty comfortable.

But we JUST might have a bit of bias... Best thing is to take one for a spin and see how it feels to you. I will agree on the better wind control on the RG though. Been through some windy miles and am amazed how well it holds it line.
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Went from RK with shield to RG, great improvement. M8 stock has more torque and power than TC. Smoother too.
You will want taller shield than stock. I went with HD wind splitter. Standard height worked until we got cushier (more padded) seat, do got the taller wind splitter.

More room for rider and passenger that SG.
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I went from a 14 SGS to a 17 RGS. The M8 is quieter and smoother, which is something you'll need to get used to. I definitely like the ride and look of the RGS over the SGS. But like someone said, we're a little biased on this forum.
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