Harley’s are great. They are a staple of open-road freedom and come with a prodigiousness of pedigree that is rarely equaled (and never surpassed). V-Twin power, American steel, and that sound -- ohhhh that glorious sound! That being said, there is always room for improvement and customization. Over the years, Harley has embraced this and there is a vast landscape of aftermarket options that can be called upon to provide the ride and/or aesthetic that you are looking for. One of the largest areas where this can be seen is with regard to shocks & suspension for Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Look, it’s no secret that with the OEM shocks and suspension on Harley’s, it can, well -- for lack of a better expression -- seem like you are riding a jackhammer down a street made of solid iron. For that reason, the high-quality products coming from innovative companies such as Progressive Suspension are extremely popular. When augmenting your suspension, you have the opportunity to get the motorcycle to perform better, for longer, which translates into a more enjoyable time in the saddle for you. At the same time, a few tweaks to the suspension can allow for an aesthetic change, such as “slamming” it with shorter shocks, or making it more aggressive with longer shocks that allow for a greater variance in travel.