Rabid Hedgehog’s Review of the 2016 Harley Road King

Rabid Hedgehog's Review of the 2016 Harley Road King

Specs for the 2016 Harley Davidson Road King
MSRP ,749
Engine 103 CI (1690 CC) Twin Cam
78 HP 104.7 LB FT of Torque
6 Gallon Fuel Tank
42 Combined MPG
Lean Angle 32 Right and 32.1 Left
814 Pounds running order
28.2 Inch seat height

Bike provided by Iron Nation Harley Davidson


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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.


  1. I would like to hear your thoughts on a yamaha Stratoliner if you've ridden one. Seems to be the comparison bike to the Road king.

  2. Like both the HD Road King and Polaris Springfield.Pricing wise, one can get a Road King for under 20K with all the bells and whistles depending on the dealership you go to. I haven't heard of any Indian Dealership offering the Springfield for under 20K. When it comes to choosing one, I would probably go with the Harley considering the price, seating comfort (seat felt more ergonomic on the Harley than the Indian) and brand recognition.

  3. Forgot to say the Harley vibrates because touring models do not have a internal counterbalanced engine like the Indian and Harley Softail models. They use the engine that is on dynas and are not balanced but are mounted on rubber motor mounts. The Indian has weights on the crank that balances out the vibration. The only downside is at high speed and higher rpm the counterbalance engine will start buzzing the handlebars whereas the rubber mounted engine stays smooth. That's probably a reason Harley sticks with the rubber mounted engines in the touring models like the RK

  4. Good review man. I'm still riding my old carbureted 2002 Wide glide and have a NEW bike on my mind. I've always wanted to road king but to be honest Harley's feel small to me. I'm 6"2 and feel cramped on them accept for my WG which is why I keep it. Compared to other brands it seems Harley's are more compact. I've yet to try a Indian but I can tell by looking they are a stretched out larger bike. After owing a Harley for 13 years I may be switching 2 Indian

  5. After personally riding both the King and the Springfield, I can't see how anyone would choose the Road King…

  6. Another good review, it  seems the bike became a little shaky when you got up to 70 mph. like you had to work a little harder to maintain the bike. Enjoyed the review.Ride safe

  7. If you happen to get a chance, will you please do a review on the 2016 Switchback?  I currently have a 1200T and that is a potential upgrade for me.  :)

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