OCC Customs Choppers
Road Glide 2016
Stylistically, the Road Glide isn't my thing. I'm not really sure about the design compared with the Street Glide. The bikes are essentially the same but there is that fairing. The bat wing Street Glide fairing looks almost evil. The Road King, it's retro. The Road Glide fairing, it looks space age which is probably the disconnect for me. I'm not really into space age designs.
When I see a design in which all of the parts fit visually, the disconnect diminishes and I feel the click.
Okay that aside, we really aren't talking about my preferences because when it comes to this bike from OCC Customs Choppers, we want to know if it is any good. Right?
It has been a long time since Lizzy and I had been riding. During our hiatus from the pixelated flat earth society called SL, we did miss riding. Funny how it all comes back pretty quickly. We explored a new track too (new to us), Storm Wolves Motorcycle Club's track. Knowing I wanted to review the new bike, I needed a scenic place to take pics to get the inspiration which is how I start writing reviews and how I come to know a vehicle...its in the visuals.
When we got to the top of the SWMC track, I decided that it was no time like the present to try out the OCC Customs Choppers Road Glide.
Looks Aren't Deceiving
Many of the OCC Customs Choppers bikes feature a matte or satin paint. With all of the gleaming iron out there, a matte look is unique enough to be attractive and it certainly draws you into the details of the motor, tank shape, oversized bags and that enormous front wheel. That's the part of this design I appreciate most. I've seen RL designs of the Road Glide featuring a larger than spec front wheel and I love the look. It takes the "space age" out of an already amazing bike and makes it special.
On the Ride
OCC Customs Choppers knows how to set up a bike and do so consistently. For the most part, the bikes are set without tall gears and with the KCP/ACS based menu, adding or modifying the gear settings is easy enough. What I notice from a perfectly set up bike is how well it handles the twists, how much correction I need, how sensitive the bike is, etc. All of this is to say, how fluid is the bike when I navigate a track.
From the laps (untimed because this track didn't have a timer I could find), this is one of the easiest rides I've been on in a long time. While I didn't adjust any settings or gear sets, the bike was plenty fast for how I was wanting to ride this evening. It is a capable and fun cruiser you'll have fun riding. That's the point isn't it, having fun?
If you want to set some timed records, this might not be your bike out of the box. If you want something that looks good and rides very well, I don't think you can go wrong with the OCC Customs Choppers Road Glide.
About OCC Customs Choppers
OCC Customs Choppers has a new location, check them out. I recommend you meet Indian Stargazer and his team. Getting to know a builder is a really cool deal. Not only can they help you get the bike of your dreams, they will often help you fit your avi to the bike and introduce you to custom options. OCC also has an active group which says positive things about this company. So join the group too! If you aren't the social type (I'm not always) you can visit OCC's marketplace and get access to the products.
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