Where can I find reviews of the Yamaha Venture vs Harley classic electra glide?
I don't recall ever seeing a side by side comparison of these two, but it would make for an interesting test. FWIW, I've ridden a Venture and found it to be a nice riding bike with:
a) lots of torque - very nice acceleration in all gears, although I found the gap between 3rd and 4th to be a bit awkward
b) good suspension - a nice ride overall, a bit on the plush side but I didn't get a chance to play with the adjustments. It doesn't seem to like being thrown around tight, curvy roads though
c) good brakes - they haul it down from speed very quickly. Wish I had these on my Electra-Glide
The only real complaints I had were:
a) vague feedback from the steering - not sure what the cause was, but I'd push on the bar to countersteer into a corner and there would be a momentary delay before the bike would heel over. Soft rubber bushings in the handlebar risers perhaps? It also was hard to tell where the tires were and how much traction they had, it felt a lot like power steering on a car
b) limited space between rider and passenger floorboards - when putting my foot down at a stop it seemed there was very little room between the boards for my leg. I had a heck of a time dogpaddling it about in a parking lot because there just wasn't enough room to move the feet
c) a seating position that felt awkward - the seat seemed really comfy at first but after 20 minutes on the road I found there was no room to move around. But that just might be because I'm used to a different bike.
I'd give you my opinions on the Electra-Glide, but there's a couple of yahoos on here that would accuse me of being biased.