Harley-Davidson FLTRI Road Glide Reviews from United States of America

2001 Harley-Davidson FLTRI Road Glide

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance163500 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard

Summary:

I have owned 5 bikes in my life, and this is my favorite

Faults:

Nothing so far!

General Comments:

This is my third Harley. I have had a 2002 Electra Glide Standard and a 1999 Sportster 1200c. This is by far my favorite.

Being over 6 feet tall, I feel like I can stretch out a bit more with the fairing mounted out further. It rides smoother than my Electra Glide and was definitely a big step up from the 1200c.

I think my next bike will be a newer Road Glide with the touring package!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2009

2006 Harley-Davidson FLTRI Road Glide

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Distance when acquired32 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson Sportster XL 1200R

Summary:

My third HD is the best HD

Faults:

Radio failed after dealer washed the dash with high pressure hose. No fault of the radio, just a reflection on the dealer. They replaced the unit the next day.

General Comments:

The '06 Road Glide was the base for my personal bike. Many touches were stock, and I could focus on fitting it to my riding style and personal view of what a RG could be.

With all the options for seats, mufflers, windshields, lights, handle bars and tires, there is no need to ride an uncomfortable or unsafe machine. Never sacrifice style for safety.

The upgrade to a six speed transmission with a true overdrive, the stage one kit and aftermarket mufflers transformed the RG into an asphalt eating bike.

The proof came in a coast to coast run in five days. Kennedy Space Center to the Golden Gate bridge.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2008

2006 Harley-Davidson FLTRI Road Glide

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired11 miles
Most recent distance200 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha V-Star Classic 650

Summary:

Much more solidly built than the imports

Faults:

Headlights just went out today.

Cigarette lighter fell out, maybe my fault though.

General Comments:

This is my second bike, and I love it. Far more comfortable than my Yamaha, and has a much broader torque curve (bigger engine helps to). Love the fairing and it comes with a CD player (XM, MP3 ready) cruise control, and cig. lighter. Love the hard bags and was a major reason for the purchase. Also has 2 glove boxes on fairing that come in real handy.

Windshield does an OK job, but once up to speed on freeway, the wind hits your head/helmet big time and can become disorientating.

I'll update when I have more miles on it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th November, 2006

25th Apr 2007, 14:22

You are comparing this with a V-Star 650? You have got to be kidding me. The Yamaha Road Star has been making Harley Davidson crap their pants since it came out in 99, and there are 1600 reasons why...

All the parts stay on the R* and they don't need a tool box and trailer or pick-up to get them from point A to point B.

It's a real shame that people buy unreliable, inferior made, and technologically archaic motorcycles that have changed very little in over 100 years.

Cheers.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews