Rented a 2014 Goldwing to ride the PCH in May 2017. Weather started out a little chilly the first day, but warmed up nicely after that. I stayed in a Hostel on Hollywood Blvd. and the next morning ride south to San Diego for 1 nite. To save time going down I used the Interstate, which the Goldwing was well suited for except for lane splitting which I had to try a few times, just to say I did it! A little nervy the first couple of times, but was surprised at almost every bike passing me was doing quite well at it. Locals I’m sure! I rode south the next morning to a town which seemed about 90% Hispanic, and very Mexican like. Stopped in the local grocery and picked a number of treats you don’t find, even in Fla. Around 1:00 I decided to head back to L A, using the coastal route. I little tricky following the route through some of these small towns, but a beautiful ride nonetheless! Oceanside was the at the top of the list of coastal towns. Small and quaint, with a charm all it’s own. I stopped at a waterfront Marina/Restaurant, that proved to be a treasure. Had a deliscious bowl of clam chowder and sandwich from a rooftop view of the Ocean and Lighthouse! Following the coast I rode in and out of small towns, until I came up on Santa Monica Pier! Had to stop as it was jam packed and I had to be in the middle of it. Great thing about being on a bike, parking is a cinch. Had a great time and a corn dog there, and left to head back to the Hostel, which was a bargain at $33/nite right in the middle of Hollywood Blvd. After parking the bike, I learned Johnny Depp was there promoting his latest Pirates of the Carribean movie right on H’wood Blvd. practically in front of the Hostel, but I was 30 min. too late! The next day I headed north to the PCH, hoping to make it to Big Sur, only to learn that due to mudslides, the Highway was closed indefinitely. I traveled along the coast to Oxnard, had lunch and rode back for a stop at Malibu Beach. They were having a Guitar Festival, so it was quite crowded, and reduced my chances of a celeb sighting, so after a brief stop there I headed back to H’wood! Next day was spent on Rodeo Dr., and Beverly Hills, where they were having an Art & Wine Fest., so I had to stop and imbibe! After some walking & sipping I rode up to an address I found for Jay Leno in a nearby Canyon of homes. To my surprise I found it, but of course it was well gated, so back to H’wood for a little souvenir shopping on my last night. Transportation to and from Eaglerider was convenient by bus, and Eaglerider reimburses you for cab/Uber fare from the airport to their shop. The rental process was easy & painless, and very professional, and they will hold you luggage at the shop while you ride! Also stopped at San Diego Eaglerider, who were very friendly and professional, and gave me a nice length of rope to secure my luggage. Kudos to both L A & San Diego Eaglerider for a most enjoyable ride! Jerry H.
I rent the 2015 Sreer Glide from Palm Springs on a regular basis and love it!! Rides have been shower and multiple day trips. Don't forget this is s motorcycle so to expect lots of storage is silly. If you need more storage do as I did and buy luggage made to go on the sissy bar. I regularly camp off this bike and have no issues with storage. If I need more storage I'll just rent something with more storage. As for the ride, I like it, very comfortable for long distances. If you are over 6 ft though you will get some head buffeting because the windshield is only the 4 1/2 inch. Overall I recommend this bike and the service you will get renting it..
Took this Street Glide from San Francisco to Yosemite using I 140 to the park, totally a wonderful cozy ride with tunes & style all the way, plus a 200 mile gas tank. Love this bike .........
My ride of choice. Like the low seat height and room to stretch my legs Not as comfortable as a Ultra for passenger comfort. Bags are big enough to pack for a weekend cruise out of town. For me its the perfect bike..
for around town i ride a street bob but for longer trips to the beach or even across country i prefer the ride of a street glide. its a nimble and very good handling bike.
While the Street Glide doesn't have the storage capacity offered by the Electra Glide, I find the seat, controls, and riding posture to be much more comfortable than the EG. I can ride for hours and hours, effortlessly enjoying every moment.