Tampa Bay Harley-Davidson® - 2023 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® and 2023 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® touring options near Lakeland FL
The 2023 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® and 2023 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® are now available at Tampa Bay Harley-Davidson® near Lakeland. The Road Glide® is among the most popular touring motorcycles in the world and considered by many the benchmark by which all other tourers are measured. The Street Glide® is nearly as popular and is essentially the same motorcycle with one significant difference: it has the batwing or fork-mounted fairing whereas the Road Glide® has the shark-nose or frame-mounted fairing.
There’s no simple answer to which fairing is best for you when comparing the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® vs 2023 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide®. It all comes down to preference. Many riders prefer the frame-mounted fairing for long-distance rides because they find it more comfortable and like the way it cuts through the wind. Others like the batwing because they find it easier to handle, prefer how it slices through the wind, and like how they can tuck themselves behind it when it rains.
If you’re still unsure, what we recommend is scheduling a test ride. During your appointment, you can ride both of these motorcycles and see how they feel. The classic advice is that frame mounted is better for beginners because fork mounted can be a bit more difficult to control, but that doesn’t apply to everyone. Scheduling a test ride with us will also give you an opportunity to talk in person with our experts who can share their own opinions and experiences with you. Also serving Bradenton and Brandon Florida.