Originally Posted by fxrshog
2013 Harley Ultra Classic. Rode one at Daytona bikeweek. The engine on the top end sound like a damn thrashing machine. The engine heat was ridiculous, enough to make you look for an open road. The rest of the bike seem to be okay, I wasn't interested in staying on it long enough to find out.
For $24,000.00 I would go with the Honda Goldwing or BMW K1600GTL in an absolute heartbeat.
Just spoke with a car and bike enthusiast who moved to south Florida and had the very same experience. Harleys are great for Fall day rides, but I bet they ended many a motorcyclist's enthusiasm, and their riding in general, after slow traffic rides on hot days. The guy I spoke to sold his immediately after such an experience despite owning them for years up in New York.