2010 Harley-Davidson FLHPI Road King (Police)

Summary:

Real motorcycle royalty

Faults:

This bike has run flawlessly, though there is a very, very slight oil leak/drip. It's a Harley after all!

General Comments:

Most comfortable motorcycle I have EVER owned in 40-plus years of riding. Stable, no wind gust issues - even at freeway speeds near trucks.

Offers smooth acceleration, good speed and roll-on for its weight class - though my marks were based on a comparison to other motorcycles, including my sportbikes.

Excellent fit and finish. Exceeds most other brands, rivals Honda, but Harley uses REAL metal, not chromed plastic! This is good. Clunky clutch is a bit tedious.

ABS brakes inspire confidence when riding in traffic or heavy weather. The Brembos bring the bike down to a quick, linear short with a two-finger pull on the lever. Very surprising and most excellent for an 815-pound wet bike.

Plenty of storage space in luggage. Easy off windshield turns this bike from tourer to cruiser in a heartbeat.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2011

19th Nov 2011, 11:51

Recently got my first Harley. FLHP Roadking. So far very happy. Handles great. Lots of speed. Never need more bike than this one.

2005 Harley-Davidson FLHPI Road King (Police)

Summary:

A wonderful piece of engineering with an engine

Faults:

The only thing so far is a new battery at 19,000 miles.

Replaced both tires at 28,000 miles.

Speedometer has gone nuts at 31,000 miles, but have not checked the problem yet.

Other that that, it has not given me any trouble.

General Comments:

This is my first big street bike and my first Harley. Been wanting one for twenty years. I was looking at a Wide Glide or Low Rider. But this one came along with a great price. I was nervous at first, but found that it handles great. It takes hairpin curves with ease.

The 88 has plenty of power with me and the wife in the Ozark mountains. I found that I can do maneuvers that my buddies on Ultra Classics can't.

I probably will never sell it, but will buy another Harley for the wife. What model? Not sure yet.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2010

4th May 2011, 21:14

Great bike! This is my second year with mine, 2005 Road King Police. It's my 7th bike (first Harley), I waited 31 years for it. I hope I can ride for another 30 years.

Zigy.

21st Jun 2013, 21:49

Ziggy,

Glad you like your R.K., and now that you've logged miles and smiles and unquestionably still have that grin on your face, try a 150lb heavier bike. The Road Glide. I'm 100% certain you'll be smiling ear to ear on that one too. Good luck and keep the rubber side down.

2009 Harley-Davidson FLHPI Road King (Police)

Summary:

This is the ultimate bike!

Faults:

Starter was replaced at purchase time; 7200 miles.

General Comments:

I have owned and/or ridden several bikes, but this one is unbelievable.

The handling and performance are awesome without compromising rider comfort.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2010

2009 Harley-Davidson FLHPI Road King (Police)

Summary:

Comfortable classic cruiser with modern technology that you can make your own

Faults:

Left fork seal was missing, so it leaked oil a bit. Dealer fixed while I waited, at no charge of course.

Front left spotlight was misaligned, dealer said it was installed wrong. Fixed at no charge while I waited.

General Comments:

The bike is comfortable once I installed extended floorboards (I am 6 foot 5).

It sounds great and just wants to be ridden all day.

It shakes like it is supposed to, but when you're moving it is very smooth.

I am getting about 45 MPG as I have the stage one installed. I went with slipons because I was interested in lowering temps over performance and I'm not into the loud bike thing.

Fit and finish are top notch!

It just runs great.

It just handles great (for a cruiser).

Easy to work on and install optional parts yourself.

Locking kick stand! Why other manufacturers don't do this is beyond me.

In one gauge on the dash is all the info you will need, simple but very functional design. Clock, A/B trip, odometer, distance to empty that is accurate. All the idiot lights, 6th gear light and even a rider selectable rear cylinder shut off at idle if it gets too hot.

Good storage space, and lockable!

Enough accessories to make you, and your bank account, crazy.

Overall a great bike that I will have for at least 10 years.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2009