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The one thing I have not heard much about the new 18's, is the new redesigned front and rear suspension. Is it significantly better, or will people still want to upgrade it?
 

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The MOCO can install the best of the best and folks will still always want more. :)
 
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if you're referring to the roadglide suspension, it isn't redesigned for 2018. it's the same as the 2017, which was improved over the 2016.

now, if you're referring to the new 'softails', I have no idea. don't know anyone who has even ridden them yet.
 

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if you're referring to the roadglide suspension, it isn't redesigned for 2018. it's the same as the 2017, which was improved over the 2016.

now, if you're referring to the new 'softails', I have no idea. don't know anyone who has even ridden them yet.
I was referring to the 2018 roadglide and the rest of the new touring lineup. In a email I received from the MOCO, they were talking up the suspension in the new models, I just assumed there was a upgrade from last year's model. Sorry to hear that's not the case, thanks for the info.
 

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The suspension on the 2017/18 touring bikes is light years better than years prior, especially 13 and prior.

I traded in my 13 FLTRU and I was amazed at the difference. Better shocks in the rear and the new fork internals make a huge difference.

I might have considered aftermarket shocks in the rear, and while I'm sure you could do better, I have to think that the margin of difference is now much smaller. I'm completely happy with how this bike rides, and will be spending my mod money elsewhere.
 

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18's have the same suspension as the 17's (except softails) - they updated the 17, I liked what they did - however the rears on the RGS were still 12" - nice shock but simply not enough travel - I went with the 14" SuperShox - they have worked out very well for me......
 

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I have a new Set with 800 miles on them off 18 RGS. Went with Ohlins for more adjustable. Up forsale if interested. Ping me.
 

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Mine sucks, on 2018 CVO. Maybe I just don't have the knob adjusted correctly, but it rides way worse than my CVO V-Rod.
 
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