Longtime readers of this Blog might be surprised to see a for-sale advertisement here. Especially one for a Harley Davidson. Hey – I’ve never said I don’t have a ton of respect for their riders and dealerships. And, a full dress Harley is a thing of beauty. My good friend Garrett B is selling this absolutely flawless Road King. If you visit Cycle Trader or other online motorcycle selling platforms you will see that Garrett’s price is squarely in line with the market. What you won’t know from those bikes is the actual condition. This bike is, in my opinion flawless and significantly better than new. Biased review? Hell yeah! But I’ve put eyes on the beauty and think the price is right.
Upgrades include a PowerCommander, Chassis Stabilizer, upgraded saddle, a Garmin Zumo GPS, a windscreen leather pouch with a HD Classic logo and custom designed handlebar grips. Internal Saddle Bag luggage is included as well as the HD Tour Pack.
The Road King Classic has 58,000 miles and has been kept in a special temperature controlled environment when not in use hooked up to a battery tender. Regular oil and all fluid changes. There was also a new cruise control mechanism installed. Want to buy it? Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The bike is located in the NY/CT area.
|Harley-Davidson’s profilation of this bike|
|Get in the saddle of a Road King® and instantly you declare there is no horizon too distant. The bold profile hits you first. FL forks. Full fenders. Big chrome headlight and nacelle. Everything here is fit for a royal journey. Like an air-adjustable suspension and refined chassis. Detachable windshield.|
|Model:||Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King|
|Category:||Custom / cruiser|
|Price as new (MSRP):||US$ 21,000. Prices depend on country, taxes, accessories, etc.|
|Engine and transmission|
|Displacement:||1442.15 ccm (88.00 cubic inches)|
|Engine type:||V2, four-stroke|
|Torque:||116.61 Nm (11.9 kgf-m or 86.0 ft.lbs) @ 3500 RPM|
|Bore x stroke:||95.3 x 101.6 mm (3.8 x 4.0 inches)|
|Valves per cylinder:||2|
|Fuel system:||Carburettor. 40mm constant velocity carburetor with enrichener and accelerator pump|
|Clutch:||Multi-plate clutch with diaphragm spring in oil bath|
|Fuel consumption:||5.34 litres/100 km (18.7 km/l or 44.05 mpg)|
|Greenhouse gases:||123.9 CO2 g/km. (CO2 – Carbon dioxide emission)|
|Exhaust system:||Chrome, cross-over duals|
|Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels|
|Rake (fork angle):||26.0°|
|Trail:||157 mm (6.2 inches)|
|Front brakes:||Double disc|
|Rear brakes:||Single disc|
|Physical measures and capacities|
|Dry weight:||327.9 kg (723.0 pounds)|
|Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:||342.0 kg (754.0 pounds)|
|Seat height:||704 mm (27.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.|
|Alternate seat height:||744 mm (29.3 inches) If adjustable, highest setting.|
|Overall length:||2,380 mm (93.7 inches)|
|Ground clearance:||130 mm (5.1 inches)|
|Wheelbase:||1,613 mm (63.5 inches)|
|Fuel capacity:||18.92 litres (5.00 gallons)|
|Color options:||Vivid black, black cherry, black pearl, fire red pearl, deep cobalt; glacier white pearl, two-tone rich sunglo blue and chopper blue, two-tone chopper blue and brilliant silver, two-tone black cherry and black pearl, two-tone fire red pearl and vivid blac|
Aprilia generated big news at EICMA. First, the Tuono V4 1000 evolves into the Tuono V4 1100 to increase “drivability” and quality of throttle response, making the engine more flexible and pleasant in everyday use on the road.
The extra cubes come from enlarging cylinder bore from the original 78mm to 81. In this number, there is an extra meaning: This is the maximum bore allowed for four-cylinder 1000cc MotoGP engines, and next year Aprilia will be racing in that series with a bike powered by a dedicated version of the 65-degree V-4 sporting an 81mm bore to take full advantage of the rules.
A byproduct of the R&D work that the Romano Albesiano-led technical team has been doing to develop the MotoGP engine, the updated V-4 makes a claimed 175 peak horsepower and 88.5 pound-feet of torque, numbers that should result in the strongest naked bike in production. (READ THE REST HERE)
We knew it was coming. There were rumors and patents coming out of Kawasaki over the last three years. Simply amazing! Supercharged, 300 HP, a carbon fiber dream machine! By the way, those “wings” aren’t for downforce. Rather, they direct air into the cooling and intake systems. I can’t wait to demo this monster. MSRP is rumored to be around $30 grand for the track version.
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Late May, 2009 – Lillian, Alabama
I got an early start that morning. I slept fantastically but woke up at 6:00 am and had a hankering to get moving. I wanted to visit the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola but did not want to hang around until they opened several hours later. In retrospect, I wish I had. But, these were early days in my long distance motorcycle wanderings and I was always in a hurry to get somewhere.
Gear packed, I rolled out of the KOA and rolled onto 10 East towards Tallahassee. Somewhere near the interstate I found a Waffle house, staggered inside and ordered a huge breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, hash browns, bacon and toast, and enough Iced Tea to make the 1775 British empire jealous. I needed good eating before hitting the road.
As you can see from the map below, this route was serious brain fart as the map shows a more interesting chance to ride along the coast through Gulf Breeze, Fort Walton, Panama City, Port St. Joe, etc.
Oh well, live and learn (I did). My journal on this ride is less than a paragraph. Basically it says “I rode and rode some more, and watched the Preakness race at a bar in a non descript Gainesville mall”
I rolled into Gainesville late that afternoon. It had been a completely boring ride – all slab interstate and crazed truck drivers. I checked into a La Quinta or Best Western and crashed. I know, I know, this is not the best travel writing or record keeping. Stick with me, It gets better as I got more experience.
UP NEXT – Gainesville, FL to Pompano Beach, FL and the Florida Keys!
Turns out that my favorite Bourbon (Rowan’s Creek) is made by Willett. As I’ve been trying different cigars lately, I decided to start branching out with Bourbon’s as well. Johnny Drum is pretty good stuff. Priced at $29.00 it’s an excellent value. One interesting thing is that it is exceptional on ice (assuming that’s possible).
Double Gold Medal, 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Three Stars/Recommended, F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal
90.5 Rating, Jim Murray’s 2012 Whisky Bible