2010 Harley-Davidson Road King® Classic
2010 Road King, not perfect but as far as I'm concerned my bike for lifeBy (I am an Owner) on Jun 14, 2011
After 30 years of riding metrics and talking down Harley's, I was finally convinced they had changed some important things and decided to give them a try as I was shopping for something my new wife (who actually likes riding with me) could be comfortable on. After looking at a lot of bikes and riding ... a few, I had it narrowed to a Road King Clasic or a Street Glide. I found a 2010 RKC that had been customized. Had some shoulder level apes and a Cam/intake and exhaust installed.
Well from what I have experienced along with what I test drove, this is what needs to happen to a RKC. I love this bike! I can roll almost to a stop without it starting to wobble. It is stable and comfortable for long rides and fun for short ones.
I can take off the windshield in 15 seconds and ride it like that around town and it looks like the Fat Boy's older brother. For the long rns I can put on the windshield and the Sissy bar and the extra rack and have a real Road Bike. With the engine upgrades it does whatever my wrist asks.
I have ridden this bike 10 hours in a day without feeling tired or sore or stiff. My wife probably needs a better seat for her but I am fine. I will probably also buy a Bat Wing Faring that clips on where the Windshield goes and put a sound system on that. Then I will have many versions of the bike setup for different rides.
I test rode a stock RKC 103CI and can completely see some of these comments. But if you do these few mods this bike is perfect! For me anyway!
I spent a lot more than I've ever spent on a bike, but I'm guessing it will also hold more of it's value.
Right now, I see it as the last bike I will ever have to buy. It get lots of looks and comments and compliments! For the first time in 30 years, the bike itself contributes to my motorcycle experience!
Great Ride.By (I am an Owner) on Mar 10, 2011
I've been on Harley since 1975.First on a 1000cc AMF Sportster.This almost turned me away from Harley.I rode Honda and Susuki until 2001 and bought a new Wide Glide.This was a new Harley the way Harley should be.What a bike,all the show stoping style and very reliable.Next 2004 Electra Glide.A really ... great motor cycle with alot of comfort and touring features.Next my wife got a new 2006 Sportster and loves it over her 2000 Yamaha V Star.Now I have a 2010 Road King which is different from the Electra Glide but what a improvement has been made in the performance and handeling.Had to change the handel bars out to make it comfortable.Not a good factory set up.You would have to be a gorilla to ride it.With that said I love it.
best bike...By (I am an Owner) on Oct 02, 2010
bought a 2010 road king classic. I live in brazil, and we have bad roads.. simply the best bike ever had.. great engine great suspension, and the most beaultiful piece of work man has ever made... symply love it
Worst Motorcycle I've Ever RiddenBy (I am an Enthusiast) on Aug 19, 2010
Without a doubt, and I've been riding for 30 years, the H-D Road King Classic is the worst motorcycle I have ever ridden. I rented one for two days and took it back after two hours. Why? The seating position--relationship between the seat, bars and foot boards--was Extremely uncomfortable. When I ... buy long sleeve shirts, I have to get the longer arm length. Even with my apelike arms, I had to reach so far to the bars that I thought I was riding a Ninja 600! At the same time, the floor boards were forward just enough to stretch out my legs and provide zero support for my lower body. Maybe you have a touch of alien DNA in your system and will actually like the seating on the Road King Classic, but I flat out hated it. Electra Glide--fine. Road King--terrible. Then there is the problem with the wimpy front springs that allowed the front end to dive 2" every time I eased on a bit of front brake. I can see why so many Harley riders use only the rear brake--you CAN'T use the front binders without making the Road King bounce around like a pogo stick! And finally, where the heck is neutral? The engineers at H-D have been making motorcycles since 1901. Do they really not know how to build a transmission that has a working neutral? Their stubborn refusal to acknowledge and improve the transmission is inexplicable, pitiful and embarrassing to me as an American. I would never, ever pay $18,000 for this thing when for the same money I could get a Vulcan Nomad, or a Triumph Rocket III Touring. If you just have to buy the Harley, save your pennies and get an Electra Glide.
Harley CopBy (I am an Owner) on Aug 15, 2010
I've been riding police motorcycles for over 25 years. Most of which have been Harley's. I just bought my first personally owned Harley which was the 2010 Road King Classic. I am very very impressed. The engine is so strong, the ride is comfortable, and the motorcycle handles like a dream. I highly ... recommend the new and "IMPROVED" Road King. This is a different "Road King". Expierence it!
Two Hondas and now a 2009 Road King in my garageBy (I am an Owner) on Jun 15, 2010
Always loved the Road King look but I was always somewhat disappointed after I rode one. As most of you know 2009 changed things at The Motor Co. WOW did it! I've been a metric rider for 30+ years. Now my 2003 Honda ST1300 and 2006 Goldwing sit in the garage with my 2009 Road King Classic. Not trying ... to brag about the bikes I own I just want everyone to appreciate the 180 degree turn around I've done. That's how good the new Harley Touring models are. I LOVE my Road King !! I still love my Wing but a Road King it ain't. Had to eat some crow, but damn it's worth it.
No excuses H-DBy (I am an Owner) on Mar 24, 2010
I've done a good deal of touring, most of it on BMW motorcycles. With the improvements in the 2009/10 touring models, I thought I'd give H-D a try. This is a superb bike that doesn't need to be placed in the framework of "tradition" to be loved.
MacDuff's 2010 Road King ClassicBy (I am an Owner) on Oct 14, 2009
If you're interested in the 2010 Road King Classic, and you popped in "2010 Road King Classic REVIEW" into Google (or yahoo if you love being served advertisements constantly), you ended up here.
You will notice there are no reviews for the 2010 FLHRC because - at present (10/2009) ... - it's too new.
The majority of hits are for webpages that duplicate the spec sheet for the bike: 1584cc, 6-speed transmission, etc. Not that helpful, is it?
If you want the shorthand review of the 2010 FLHRC, here it is: suspension is a dream, and the stock engine is a joke. It's a beautiful ride if you can wake her up.
I own a 2010 Road King Classic. I'm just a guy who happens to be keen on doing all my homework before making a purchase and after slogging through lots of 09 info and talking to lots of folks, I realized I ought to condense my information into a single 2010 FLHRC resource so that anyone who also decides to do their homework before driving one home can have an easier job of it.
That resource is my personal blog, which I set up just to detail my own experience with the 2010 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic. The site is roadkingclassic.wordpress.com and I hope to see you there.
(My thoughts are too voluminous to include in this website's review, plus I am reserving my right to make edits - my reviews are on my blog.)