Harley-Davidson Road King (FLHR) (1998 - 2004) review

An excellent choice for a full-on tourer that still has the Harley street cred
Great looking and very, very comfortable
Lumpy fairing and it loses out to the Electra Glide

Capable retro tourer. We'd still rather have the Electra Glide, though. The fairing throws the looks out of kilter and gives it a front-heavy feel.

Capable retro tourer. We'd still rather have the Electra Glide, though. The fairing throws the looks out of kilter and gives it a front-heavy feel.

Capable retro tourer. We'd still rather have the Electra Glide, though. The fairing throws the looks out of kilter and gives it a front-heavy feel.

Length (mm)2380
Tank (litres)5
Dryweight (kg)328
Seats2
Seat Height (mm)749
Suspension FrontMild steel, rectangular tube section swing arm
Suspension Rear41.3mm telescopic
Wheels Front16 inch 9 spoke, cast aluminium alloy
Wheels Rear16 inch 9 spoke, cast aluminium alloy
Wheels Made OfAlloy
Brakes FrontFour piston 292.1mm discs
Brakes RearFour piston 292.1mm discs
Tank Capacity (litres)18.9
Wheelbase (mm)1612
Ground Clearance (mm)129
Trail (mm)157
ChassisMild steel, square section backbone with twin downtubes
Length (mm)2380
Tank (litres)5
Dryweight (kg)328
Seats2
Seat Height (mm)749
Suspension FrontMild steel, rectangular tube section swing arm
Suspension Rear41.3mm telescopic
Wheels Front16 inch 9 spoke, cast aluminium alloy
Wheels Rear16 inch 9 spoke, cast aluminium alloy
Wheels Made OfAlloy
Brakes FrontFour piston 292.1mm discs
Brakes RearFour piston 292.1mm discs
Tank Capacity (litres)18.9
Wheelbase (mm)1612
Ground Clearance (mm)129
Trail (mm)157
ChassisMild steel, square section backbone with twin downtubes
Cubic Capacity (cc)1450
Valves4
Max Power (bhp)68
Bore (mm)95.18
Stroke (mm)101.52
Valves Per Cylinder2
CoolingAir cooled
Fuel DeliveryCarburetion or electronic sequential port injectio
Stroke TypeFour Stroke
DriveBelt
Cubic Capacity (cc)1450
Valves4
Max Power (bhp)68
Bore (mm)95.18
Stroke (mm)101.52
Valves Per Cylinder2
CoolingAir cooled
Fuel DeliveryCarburetion or electronic sequential port injectio
Stroke TypeFour Stroke
DriveBelt

Great looking and very, very comfortable
Lumpy fairing and it loses out to the Electra Glide