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Old 12-28-2018, 07:59 PM
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As mentioned by deadhawg, rent both for the day. Even an hour and a half at a time should give you the answer to which one YOU will like best.
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:07 PM
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I have owned bikes with both types of fairings. I think the frame mount handles buffeting a bit better, but I like the looks of the batwing fairing a lot more than the shark nose. For me the difference in handling isn't worth the tradeoff for the look I wanted. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Old 12-28-2018, 09:09 PM
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Neither is better than the other. Strictly personal preference for everyone. I like both. Each had something I liked. I have an Ultra Limited. I'd also like to have a Road Glide Ultra if I could afford to have both. Ride both & decide.
Old 12-28-2018, 09:47 PM
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It will be a personal choice. I love the look and wind protection of the shark nose. I used to say it was not the "Me Too" bike the Street Glide is, but there are a lot of Road Glides showing up on the road.
Old 12-28-2018, 10:04 PM
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I like both... I was lucky and test rode both two up on a windy day.

Road Glide hands down handles better in bad weather, also easier to maneuver two up at parking lot speeds.

The Road Glide is no doubt a great looking bike but seriously of all the Glides nothing is as sweet looking as a Street Glide.

I'm getting older and more concerned with comfort so I would sacrifice the stunning looks of the SG and go with the RG and rack up some miles.

With all that said I went with a King because the wind shield keeps the front end light and I can strip the bike down in a couple minutes and have a nice clean looking bagger.
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Originally Posted by Softailman04 View Post
.... a Street Glide and Road Glide. Please provide opinions on which bike is better and why.
......... not this **** again

Old 12-29-2018, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by talkingrock View Post
Ride them both opinions will vary here
Old 12-29-2018, 07:39 AM
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best advice I've ever seen....
"if the opinion of others is important to you...get a Street Glide"
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Old 12-29-2018, 07:46 AM
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I thought RGs looked weird and liked looks of SG. Had RK for 14 yrs. Test rode M8, had to trade up. Realized “everybody and their brother” had a SG, so I knew I would not get that. So it was RG or RK. Never had fairing before, so got RG and loving it. Now, to me, skarks look great and bats look dumb... go figure.
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