Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classica vs. Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager…

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Harley-Davidson FLT Tour Glide
Harley-Davidson FLT Tour Glide

Pairing Up This Year’s Two Traveling Companions

I always being married to a celebrity. in the early ’90s when he was hot. When I met Perry he played Cody Allen on Riptide. He was all mustache and muscles.

I take him anywhere without a helmet.

For years we’ve had silly idea to recreate the weekend ride of our romance apexing at the famous Shell steakhouse, F. McLintocks, where we got We’d drag Hannah to store away a complete remembrance of her family’s existence.

on the all-new Vulcan 1700 which uses a liquid-cooled, 52-degree V-twin, the Voyager is the of Kawasaki’s new heavyweight-cruiser line. The big Vulcan Classic 2000 on, and we can only speculate that the decided against using platform because of its sheer Though the new Voyager chassis also carries Classic, LT and Nomad kits) is lighter and than the existing 1600cc it makes for a hefty arrangement you add standard touring amenities as matching hard bags and and a fork-mounted fairing.

Harley-Davidson’s newly refined skeleton, with 50 percent parts and 60 percent fewer completely transforms America’s old-school land yacht. sometimes cantankerous chassis are gone for good, replaced by response and well-tuned compliance. for being underpowered, the Classic is a in the chaps to ride, with cornering clearance to please burly hooligans.

Harley upgraded the suspension to the chassis’ newfound road-worthiness, and we the bike, when fully and toting our 130-pound spawn, best with the air-adjustable set at 15 psi.

The Voyager rides on a new as well, though it doesn’t as refined as the Harley’s. For a hefty it’s easy enough to but it loses points for vague feel at parking-lots speeds and a rear suspension over irregularities, especially in fast It’s more nuisance menace, despite the fact you can’t calm things by pumping up the air shocks or adding damping.

Unhappily, the Voyager doesn’t the stellar cornering clearance of the either, scraping floorboards so it becomes part of the riding

A new 28-spoke, 17-inch front wears 130/80 Dunlop rubber for more solid feedback.

Harley-Davidson FLT Tour Glide

A new 28-spoke, 17-inch wheel wears 130/80 D407 rubber for more steerin

Brakes on both are adequate, though we preferred the precise, traditional feel of the independent system to the Kawasaki’s new linked setup. The K-ACT at parking-lot speeds, making and other low-speed maneuvers Both top-end tourers ABS: an $1100 option on the and $800 on the Harley.

We had no problems with the ABS in practice though the Kawasaki system in too easily in the rear, and the pulsing the pedal is annoying.

But form function for retro-tourer fans, of whom love the Harley’s simply because it hasn’t in 20 years. How do you beat that fairing? Kawasaki tried, and the fairing is nice, complete ’60s musclecar gauges in the Still, the nouveau-retro vibe blend seamlessly with high-tech data-display screen in the of the dash.

There’s a whiff of cheesiness in shiny plastic speaker as well. Audiophile-quality stereo require helmet speakers on bikes, but an in-the-wind comparison to the Kawasaki. The Harley’s controls are intuitive, probably because haven’t changed in decades, and more complicated system with a steep learning

The Electra Glide Classic we didn’t have the lowers find on the $23,000 Ultra We missed their protection and storage pockets. In addition to pockets, the Voyager’s lowers huge air vents that and close mechanically, and make a difference on a hot day or cool night, opening or closing them moving is inadvisable.

Harley-Davidson FLT Tour Glide
Harley-Davidson FLT Tour Glide
Harley-Davidson FLT Tour Glide

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