It's got an engorged headlamp. I think that means it's happy to see you?
I have to agree it would actually be a tough pick.. Having test rode the roadliner, I was pretty darn sold on their 1900 bikes. It was a hard sell for the High-Ball choice as the Raider (raked out version of this bike) was winning the 'my next bike' choice award easily. 113" single-pin engine, plus the handling that comes with that alluminum frame.
Tubeless tires in sizes that give you more choices in quality tires...
113" engine... Dual discs up front... Decent aftermarket since it's been around a while... Lowest price in the test... The handlebars and seat suck on all three bikes, so you'll replace both.
Better take it for a ride. I have and can tell you that you'd be stepping way back on that move.Threw a leg over the Boardwalk at Scottsdale Victory last month that had pullbacks instead of beach cruiser bars. It was near enough perfect. Now if I could get 'em to put an X-bike seat on it, we'd be set.
I agree 100% about riding it first. It just felt pretty comfortable for me, just sitting on it. But yeah, that's no way to judge if it rides worth a damn. I think they're pretty sharp looking bikes on the whole, but I liked the Kingpin better...still not sure why it got modeled over into the Boardwalk.Better take it for a ride. I have and can tell you that you'd be stepping way back on that move.
The one I rode had a windscreen so I missed the human sail experience of the nude version, but the screen still produced a lot of turbulent air buffeting me around a lot over ~50 mph or so...but that's the good part.
One of the shop salesmen rode behind me on a nude Boardwalk. I ground the **** out of the right side of the machine just making a low speed turn onto a side street as part of a demo parade. He said the pipes were grinding.
The suspension is kinda stiff, but works ok given how slow you'd have to ride it. The scooped seat and appendage rests forming me into a clam didn't help make it any more comfortable.
One surprising thing was the steering. I had demo'd a Judge which is essentially the same thing, a year or so ago. That thing steered like a truck. I figured it was either the narrow bars providing too little leverage or they used Superglue as the lubricant for the steering head bearings. Well, I now think it's the latter as even with the Boardwalk's cartoonishly wide handlebars, it's steering is still surprisingly heavy.
At the end of the ride I asked the salesman what he thought. He told me he thought he'd stick with the Vic touring line. I just nodded.
Looks very coolHave done a bit of customization on my Boardwalk, some is bolt on OEM others are not made or intended to fit a Boardwalk.
Currently working on installing a custom made luggage rack and back rest for my BW.
Here's how it looked last year.
I have replace the windshield with a shorter one, replace stock pipes with aftermarket, lowered the front signal lights to under the fork brace, replaced OEM mirrors with aftermarket ones, un seen is the sound system