Harley-Davidson Road King Custom (FLHRSI) review

The only trouble you may have is attaching your surf board as you cruise to the beach

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By Visordown on Sun, 1 Jan 2006 - 12:01

Details
Manufacturer:
Harley-Davidson
Category:
Custom
Price:
£ 13995
Overall
4
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Low-profile rear opens the Road King Custom to the masses
Will be picking flies from your teeth as there is no screen as standard

Not tested

Inspired by the California beach scene, the Road King Custom oozes retro chic. Long and low with smooth clean lines in the true CA custom mould.

The low profile rear suspension and deep bucket seat combine to give the lowest seat height of any touring Harley.

The bullet front and rear turn signals, streamlined rider footboards, passenger pegs, brake pedal and smooth chrome tank console add to the factory custom appeal of the Road King Custom.

Not tested

Inspired by the California beach scene, the Road King Custom oozes retro chic. Long and low with smooth clean lines in the true CA custom mould.

The low profile rear suspension and deep bucket seat combine to give the lowest seat height of any touring Harley.

The bullet front and rear turn signals, streamlined rider footboards, passenger pegs, brake pedal and smooth chrome tank console add to the factory custom appeal of the Road King Custom.

Not tested

Inspired by the California beach scene, the Road King Custom oozes retro chic. Long and low with smooth clean lines in the true CA custom mould.

The low profile rear suspension and deep bucket seat combine to give the lowest seat height of any touring Harley.

The bullet front and rear turn signals, streamlined rider footboards, passenger pegs, brake pedal and smooth chrome tank console add to the factory custom appeal of the Road King Custom.

Length (mm) 2440
Dryweight (kg) 332
Seats 2
Seat Height (mm) 663
Suspension Front 41.3mm forks
Suspension Rear Short air-assisted shocks
Adjustability Front None
Adjustability Rear Air-adjustment
Wheels Front 16" slotted cast
Wheels Rear 16" slotted cast
Tyres Dunlop
Tyres Front MT90B16 72H
Tyres Rear MU85B16 77H
Brakes Front Twin 292mm discs, four piston calipers
Brakes Rear Single 292mm disc, four piston caliper
Tank Capacity (litres) 19.1
Wheelbase (mm) 1592
Ground Clearance (mm) 119
Rake (degrees) 26
Trail (mm) 158
Chassis Mild steel, square-section backbone with twin downtubes
Length (mm) 2440
Dryweight (kg) 332
Seats 2
Seat Height (mm) 663
Suspension Front 41.3mm forks
Suspension Rear Short air-assisted shocks
Adjustability Front None
Adjustability Rear Air-adjustment
Wheels Front 16" slotted cast
Wheels Rear 16" slotted cast
Tyres Dunlop
Tyres Front MT90B16 72H
Tyres Rear MU85B16 77H
Brakes Front Twin 292mm discs, four piston calipers
Brakes Rear Single 292mm disc, four piston caliper
Tank Capacity (litres) 19.1
Wheelbase (mm) 1592
Ground Clearance (mm) 119
Rake (degrees) 26
Trail (mm) 158
Chassis Mild steel, square-section backbone with twin downtubes
Cubic Capacity (cc) 1449
Torque (ft/lb) 80
Torque Peak (rpm) 3400
Bore (mm) 95.3
Stroke (mm) 101.6
Compression Ratio 8.9:1
Cooling Air cooled
Fuel Delivery Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Stroke Type Four Stroke
Drive Belt
Cubic Capacity (cc) 1449
Torque (ft/lb) 80
Torque Peak (rpm) 3400
Bore (mm) 95.3
Stroke (mm) 101.6
Compression Ratio 8.9:1
Cooling Air cooled
Fuel Delivery Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Stroke Type Four Stroke
Drive Belt

Score Breakdown
Overall
4
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