Craig Ballantyne

I love anything to do with Harley Davidson and have two beautiful children and a beautiful partner. In my spare time i like building websites and love anything to do with the internet.

9 thoughts on “2016 Harley Davidson Road King: Review

  • December 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm
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    I have one of the new Road King's. I really liked your 2016 review.  I hope you can do a similar test ride of the 2017 Road king.  Thanks Again.

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  • December 22, 2016 at 1:59 pm
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    You ride a Dyna…. the road king is a major ride upgrade. Sounds like you needed a seat that you put you further back riding. The rode king is the best of all worlds for a HD rider.

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  • December 22, 2016 at 2:26 pm
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    I have been riding since 1966. I have owned 14 motorcycles. My 2015 FLHP Road King Police has the best brakes that I have ever experienced! One or two fingers for the front break and I can bring my tires up to the point of lock up at any speed including above 65 mph. The breaks impress me with every ride, they are tremendously powerful, and still completely controllable.
    I always use both breaks, I'm old school at 66 years old. But you have more rubber doing the stopping when you use both breaks. True H-D now has a linked breaking system between front and rear as well as ABS. Only H-D has the feature that at 10 mph and below the linked system disengages, allowing you to use only the rear break to trim the bike at parking lot speed's, a great feature!
    I am very satisfied in my choice of the Road King Police, especially because it has the Police solo saddle that has it's own spring suspension in addition to the bikes suspension. I understand that Policemen use their motorcycle as their office and spend 7+ hours every day seated upon their Police motorcycle. That's what made be select the Police version. Very comfortable suspension and the seat is huge and very comfortable. I have never, not even once had a sore, tired bum front riding my Road King Police. I got the right bike for me.

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  • December 22, 2016 at 2:58 pm
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    This isn't about the bike. I like watching these videos to see different places to check out, what state / dealership was this at? Thanks

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  • December 22, 2016 at 3:06 pm
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    Agree totally. I thought I wanted a Road King. A demo ride changed that.

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  • December 22, 2016 at 4:04 pm
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    Few things I noticed in the video. First I've not seen a 2016 without a heel shiftier. Maybe the dealership took it off for some reason? As for the suspension it is air adjustable. For dual riders it's important to add a little air pressure to the shocks. It's kind of a pain to have to adjust air pressure all the time but on the bright side it only takes a few moments to do it. I too feel a little cramped on the 2016 Road King. At 6 foot tall I found that highway pegs became a necessity for most riding situations. I should probably test ride a couple different seat styles to see if I can correct that a little. It might even help to adjust the handlebars. Most of the rest of your review was spot on and match very well with my own experience as a 2016 Road Kind owner.

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  • December 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm
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    If you put a tall boy seat on the RK, the problems you mention go away! Rsmf. Freedom Rider out.

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  • December 22, 2016 at 4:17 pm
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    Strange…2016 RK should have a heel shifter…I test rode one solo…no trouble getting it to lean over. I didn't feel cramped either, but I am used to mid controls. Btw, it's 814 lbs wet.

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  • December 22, 2016 at 4:56 pm
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    Strange…2016 RK should have a heel shifter…I test rode one solo…no trouble getting it to lean over. I didn't feel cramped either, but I am used to mid controls. Btw, it's 814 lbs wet.

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