Originally Posted by Piobaire @gnatty8
if you had to pick between a Road Glide and a Street Glide, which and why?
Oh man, that is a question I can't answer, since I have never ridden either and any advice I gave would be based on my riding style. I don't do long haul road trips with anything more than a backpack strapped to a sissy bar, so the RG/SG both have things that don't add value for me, but detract from what I like in a bike's aesthetics. My advice would be to ride both. If you plan on doing more long haul riding, I am fairly sure the RG will have better storage, and the faring will provide much better protection from wind buffeting than the SG, but of course, even the SG protects you better than nothing at all! I don't have windshields or shit on my bikes and believe me, riding more than 4 to 5 hours is an exercise in exhaustion!
Again, I'd ride both (most HD dealers have crazy flexible test ride policies and will usually let you take the bike on your own and ride it how you like.. hell, my local dealers know me so well, they have told me to just take a bike for the day to see how I like it) in the conditions you most expect to ride in. I am really sorry I can't be of more help. The good news is that this is actually one of the most asked and answered questions on the HD message boards, so if you have no plans Saturday afternoon, besides test riding a Street Glide for example, it's a great way to get introduced to the different models..
Good luck my friend..