It’s about living the American dream, and what is it? Is it just one or many? What we know for sure is rolling down on an open wide highway on your favourite set of wheels without a worry in the world is definitely one of them.
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Harley Davidson, one of the oldest and longest running motorcycle manufacturers in the world, is quintessentially American. The Milwaukee based company has been a symbol of freedom in the United States of America from the time it became mainstream. And that is a long time back. Barring few exceptions, each Harley Davidson motorcycle has been promoted as the ultimate tool to take on a highway.
Their motorcycles, or more specifically cruisers, have been synonymous with the idea of freedom that motorcycling brings and what better place to express it than covering miles after miles on something like the Route 66.
King of the Highway
Well, the Road King might make the Americans feel patriotic, but to the rest of us, it is just supposed to be a good motorcycle and do what it’s supposed to do.
King of the highway – this is what Harley likes to call the Road King. One of the motorcycles in their touring lineup, the Road King is meant to take you places in the abundance of comfort and some laziness. And by no means have we meant it in a negative sense, because here, we are inferring laziness as being carefree. It is a motorcycle where the sense of speed doesn’t matter or that it doesn’t exist. You want to ride something like this when you intend to take the ambience in your stride, when you want to notice every beautiful tree, farm field, plateau and mountains on the way to your destination. It is like taking a stroll in a park, you just want to enjoy the atmosphere and feel good about the life.
This is what this motorcycle is all about – feeling good and at ease. Numbers do not matter and if you talk to someone who loves this kind of a motorcycle, he will tell you that numbers don’t make sense. They are there just to state some facts about what the engine is capable of doing, like the 138 NM of torque which is available at just 3,500 RPM from the 1,690cc V-twin engine. It is enough to allow this 371 kg heavy metal of a motorcycle to cruiser comfortably at triple digit speeds all day long and has more than enough power in reserve to make overtakes on lardy vehicles on highways.
We sincerely thank Eagle Riders for letting us ride their motorcycle.
There’s the big windshield to ease high-speed riding and it is removable as well. The hard bags at the back on either side of the motorcycle can carry lots of luggage, at least for a single rider, and help keep the looks of the motorcycle clean. But the single piece rider and the pillion seat is a good place for a two-up riding, and on a motorcycle like this, it is good to have a companion every now and then. I mean, what’s the point of enjoying the scenery alone? You are not on a rocket ship where your primary purpose is to enjoy the acceleration of the motorcycle and on which you’re a bit too concerned about the weight distribution.
In India, it retails at 25 Lakhs ex-showroom Delhi, not cheap by any means. But of course, a platform like OLX is always there where one can find an expensive motorcycle like the Road King within their budget. So give it a try.
At the end of it, we would say that this one really doesn’t belong in the city and it should be bought when you actually intend to ride to far off places. Just make sure that the route is filled with good tarmac!