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I'm only 3 days and 600kms in and I'm still hardly at 2nd base with this date. For context, I traded in an KTM 890 Adventure R and an Aprilia Tuono V4 RR, both with full tanks of gas....

"If KTM and BWM had a love baby delivered by Willie G" poetic comment from Harley fellow.

Things I love

1) It crawls along at slow speed so nicely. Traffic jams are just boring not painful. Gives you time to play with the settings.
2) Clean air. It stays clean right up through 140kph...breezy but clean. I'm 6' 4"
3) Automatic trick suspension is freaking amazing and for me a life saver because of f'd up hip.
4) Automatic suspension is completely natural feeling. This is really weird because you expect to feel it but it just does its thing around town.
5) Ride mode adjustability...just starting to play with this but I'm liking it so far.
6) Motor...motor...motor I love this motor. I mean really...they did an awesome job with this motor.
7) It color matches with my Harley Revival
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2021 Deadwood (OD) Green PanAm, 2007 Pearl Yellow RK Custom
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Start by saying what I love/like about bike not worship as I try my best to only worship my Lord, Jesus.
Agree, the ARH is amazing for me as I'm little short in the inseam.
The overall weight of the bike is great, couple times should of been down but was able to keep her up.
Throttle response/acceleration is freaking crazy.
Yeah price a tad high but not crazy expensive.
More seat time more and more I'm loving it and smiles keep coming.
Also, love the color, it matches quite a bit of my wardrobe.
That's a couple things off top my head and I'm an average everyday schmoe comparing to my 07 road king.

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2022 RA1250S
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Why do I love thee...........
1. way lighter than my FLHX
2. Lighter than my Multistrada.
3. Better riding position than both other bikes.
4. Love the handling, especially at slow speeds. Tight maneuvers and parking lot woes with a fully loaded down tour bike is a breeze.
5. The suspension / engine performance choices are way better than the Multistrada. More choices, more personal customization.
6. I ordered the ARH only because I figured If I did not like the bike, at least I could sell it with all the bells and whistles for resale. Turns out, I love it. Never did I think that small amount of lowering would make a difference. It does.
7. The motor. I recall the original V-rod motor back in the day as their first attempt at a liquid cooled power plant. While it performed well in the V-rod, it was so heavy and poorly balanced. R-Max motor in this is far superior. The power band is wider than any bike I've ridden.
8. Heated grips. Yup, I like the creature comforts these days.

In short, if this one were lost in a flood, fire, carried away by a gang of thieves, or crushed by a meth crazy garbage truck driver........I'd go buy another one. (after I sorted out the stupid insurance paperwork)

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22 PAS, 13 Dyna Wideglide, 2001 Honda XR650R, 2007 KDX 220, 1994 ATK 604 E
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Well, with all the other bikes I have, I just feel dirty after riding them, slightly ashamed. You know the kinda bikes Im talking about. Cant take them home to mom. Cant show dad (he will just want to ride them too). And that DYNA!! Shes so abusive, but I just have to through my leg over her.
Then! Then I met my PAS and all the others just wernt as fun anymore!
No more bone shake from the Dyna, no more disappointing engine failures from the M8 Roadglide, no more kicking the XR650, and the KDX220, well, shes still a pretty fun little ride
But the PAS does everything all those bike do and better!
( well, i still love my Dyna )
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1) ARH proves an inch or two makes a difference. Adds confidence and stability
2) Hydraulic values are another game changer in this segment. Coming from KTM, BMW and Ducati where adjustments are expensive and time consuming
3) the ride feel- The balance, the handling, wind management, riding position and stability along with nimbleness. HD nailed the landing I think.
4) the motor and transmission feels so Smooth and almost electric in how it builds power. I’ve had more powerful motors but as smooth as a Triumph triple and that’s saying something
5) the understated branding with unique and aggressive looks.
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