I've put 23K on my 03 Electra Glide Classic. Am 5 feet 7 inches with a slender frame and absolutely love my Electra Glide and the way it handles. When not touring (2 - 3 times a year) I remove the tour pack and the tour seat and replace with a HD Bandlander Solo seat. It then rides and handles like a Street Glide.

When it's time to replace her, it'll definitely be another Electra Glide but not necessarily the Ultra, unless presented with a deal "too good to pass up."

Teri Speer
Lakewood, CO
Monday, May 26, 2008
I love my '07 Ultra Classic. 'Nuf said.

Pam Northrup
Washington, IL
Monday, May 5, 2008
I'd like to say for any women interested in the Ultra Classic (from a woman who is a shade under 5 feet 5 inches, weighs 130 pounds, and tours) take a look at the H-D FLHX Street Glide. I love my 2007 Street Glide and have added cruise control, XM radio, a CB, and lower fairings. I swapped the seat for a Screaming Eagle seat, which was a bit narrower and gave me a bit more leg. I have put nearly 10,000 miles on this bike since I bought it last July.

The Ultra is a nice bike, my husband had a nice 07 of which he wrecked, and now an 08. I could upright the 07 Ultra but for some reason the 08 Ultra is different and and I cannot get it upright. All of this to say, if you want an Ultra but it is too big, you can outfit the Street Glide, right down to the tour pack (which I haven't done yet) and have basically the same bike. It just sits a little lower and is easier to handle for those of us who are smaller.



Kristi Givens
Abilene, TX
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Editor Response
I second that notion because, I, too just purchased a 2008 Street Glide for the same reasons as you. I found the Ultra a tad too hefty and cumbersome all around for someone of my size.
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
I have ridden Ultra Classics for the last four years. 6,000 miles including The Iron Butt Sore Saddle (1,000 miles in under 24 hours). 2005 Ultra 12K; 2006 Ultra 19K; 2007 Ultra 15K. 2008 Ultra being built for me now.

What a wonderful road machine and comfortable nimble ride. Thank you Harley Davidson Motor Company for 105 years of great bikes.
Iron Butt #25908

Fred Ellenberger
Illinois
Wednesday, February 20, 2008