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Old 11-16-2012, 04:42 AM   #1
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Road Glide in Europe

What countries get it? In the UK they are only offering the CVO.

Evil plan to buy one, tart it up a bit, and flog it in Portugal. But, where can I find one? As rare as hen's teeth in the UK, and insanely expensive when one appears.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:10 AM   #2
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Arent you pretty loaded louis..

Have a glide's full gauges set and radio sent to me for a Purple color transition. there's a lot of play stuff on that bike!
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:42 AM   #3
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What countries get it? In the UK they are only offering the CVO.

Evil plan to buy one, tart it up a bit, and flog it in Portugal. But, where can I find one? As rare as hen's teeth in the UK, and insanely expensive when one appears.
They were last sold in the UK around 2002.
I'm not suprised , that's one pig ugly fairing.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:53 AM   #4
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They were last sold in the UK around 2002.
I'm not suprised , that's one pig ugly fairing.
I think it looks great. And it is the only frame mount fairing, no way would I have a bar mounted one.

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Old 11-16-2012, 07:51 AM   #5
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The RG is a dream to drive. It is great in head and cross winds, with no handlebar effect like a bat wing. HD stats even show that RG riders ride 15% or so more annually than any other bike. If you can find one, get it.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:07 AM   #6
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The RG is a dream to drive. It is great in head and cross winds, with no handlebar effect like a bat wing. HD stats even show that RG riders ride 15% or so more annually than any other bike. If you can find one, get it.
It's a small business I have accidentally started - buying modified bikes in the UK, where bikes are cheap (though not as cheap as the US!) and mods hit the price (people only trust stock), and importing them to Portugal, where the paperwork is daunting (but I know how to do it now), bikes are expensive, and good mods push up the value.

So once the Softail has won a few more shows it can be sold at (hopefully) a vast profit, and we can look at the next one. An RG would be great - rare, different, and pretty.

So, where have they been sold? 2009/2010 would be good. Pricey in the UK, only the CVO was imported. Anyone know if they were imported into Germany or anywhere like that? Spain? France?
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:17 AM   #7
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Go onto the road glide forums. Plenty of posters from europe. How hard it is to buy one and ship from here? Joe
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I have a street glide and have ridden in torrential downpours and wind over very long distances if you ask me the fear of fork mounted fairings is overated i have had no noticeable effect and i think the difference in weight between the two fairings is negligible....
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:30 PM   #9
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Louis, try looking over some guardrails in the Pyrenees or the Sierra de Gata. You might find a few that ended up worse for the wear after a rider got in over their head and went cactus surfing. If Spain and Portugal are anything like Mexico, no one retrieves the wrecks from the canyons, they just accumulate.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:32 PM   #10
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Go onto the road glide forums. Plenty of posters from europe. How hard it is to buy one and ship from here? Joe
US DoT lighting and exhausts don't meet EU or TUV standards, and vice versa.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:43 PM   #11
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The RG is a dream to drive. It is great in head and cross winds, with no handlebar effect like a bat wing. HD stats even show that RG riders ride 15% or so more annually than any other bike. If you can find one, get it.
Cars on European highways often travel at higher speeds than any RG can go. I have been on European freeways where the flow of traffic was 120 mph. The left lane traffic was moving much faster. I've been passed at 147 mph indicated by and old fart in a big Benz. Passed me on an Autobahn like I was standing still. Streets in some of their old cities are so narrow that cars have fold flat mirrors so they can pass each other. American made vehicles are impossibly large on narrow, twisty European roads. Something like a Ford Mustang on a French boulevard looks so huge!
Cars passing directly into oncoming traffic on a two lane road is standard procedure. Cars slide over and make room. They expect a bike to go to the fog line and accommodate the oncoming car. Traffic lights turn yellow before they turn green to tell drivers to depress the clutch and put their cars in gear (European drivers prefer manuals to automatics) and believe me they are slipping the clutch before the light turns green. Driving in Europe is nothing like the US, and it is a bit intimidating at first. Traffic is aggressive. There isn't much use for a RG in European riding conditions. Something big and slow like a RG becomes a rolling road block for faster traffic and will hold up a line of traffic on a mountain pass.
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Cars on European highways often travel at higher speeds than any RG can go. I have been on European freeways where the flow of traffic was 120 mph. The left lane traffic was moving much faster. I've been passed at 147 mph indicated by and old fart in a big Benz. Passed me on an Autobahn like I was standing still. Streets in some of their old cities are so narrow that cars have fold flat mirrors so they can pass each other. American made vehicles are impossibly large on narrow, twisty European roads. Something like a Ford Mustang on a French boulevard looks so huge!
Cars passing directly into oncoming traffic on a two lane road is standard procedure. Cars slide over and make room. They expect a bike to go to the fog line and accommodate the oncoming car. Traffic lights turn yellow before they turn green to tell drivers to depress the clutch and put their cars in gear (European drivers prefer manuals to automatics) and believe me they are slipping the clutch before the light turns green. Driving in Europe is nothing like the US, and it is a bit intimidating at first. Traffic is aggressive. There isn't much use for a RG in European riding conditions. Something big and slow like a RG becomes a rolling road block for faster traffic and will hold up a line of traffic on a mountain pass.
Happens all the time here too, especially if you get 3 or more of those slow bastards in front of you on a road up to Big Bear or Wrightwood. Few things more aggravating then this slobs. even trucks and other autos will move over when theres room to let you pass, these types of course feel they own the place. Luckily they need to shoe snacks and fried crap into their bloated carcasses and their equally athletic Ole Ladies all the time so they do eventually get out of the way.
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The RG is a dream to drive. It is great in head and cross winds, with no handlebar effect like a bat wing. HD stats even show that RG riders ride 15% or so more annually than any other bike. If you can find one, get it.
As was to be easily predicted, your post brought out the usual blow-hard suspects. What an unlikely pair ay?
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Go onto the road glide forums. Plenty of posters from europe. How hard it is to buy one and ship from here? Joe
Yes, a forum, of course! Thanks!

I think getting a US one past the Portuguese DGV would be a nightmare...
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I have a street glide and have ridden in torrential downpours and wind over very long distances if you ask me the fear of fork mounted fairings is overated i have had no noticeable effect and i think the difference in weight between the two fairings is negligible....
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