2018+ Softail Models Breakout

Heritage vs Ultra Limited

Old 06-13-2019, 11:37 PM
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Default Heritage vs Ultra Limited

Currently own a 2017 Ultra Limited. Decided the bike is too heavy and I could never pick it up if I drop it. Test drove a trike today and was not impressed - much rougher ride that my Limited. Thinking of moving to a Heritage Classic. I still want to take road trips so the Classic seems like a good compromise. Wondering if anyone has made that change and what the experience is like.

Thanks for any input.
Old 06-14-2019, 12:10 AM
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Test ride one for a day... if ya got a good dealer they will let you. If you have to rent one for a day.
I had a 2011 flhtc full bagger and a 2014 streetglide special. Now on a 2019 Heritage and love it.
Its lighter. More maneuverable. Handles 10x better (in my opinion). Rides awesome solo or 2 up.
Changing the settings on the shock makes a difference, not so much on the touring.
Long ride shields and fork fangs and all is good.
Very happy.
You lose your radio and gps. Storage is a joke compared to full size hard saddlebags. But you will still have saddlebags. The solid mount motor will give some vibrations in the handle bars and floorboards. Not to bad but each bike is different.
Coming off of years on a rubber mount motor this is the biggest negative point. But i feel more connected to the the bike. I would recommend the Heritage and i would buy one again.
6000 miles 2 up 80% of the time. Just love it.
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:48 AM
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'14 Road King to a 114 Heritage here. Loved the RK but the new Softail Heritage is so much easier to live with plus great handling and fantastic power.
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:55 AM
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I road all of the touring bikes and after riding the 2019 Heritage, I bought it.
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