Made for Each Other - My 2008 Limited Edition Harley Davidson Street Glide
(Mississippi Gulf Coast)
My 2008 Limited Edition Harley Davidson Street Glide
I was visiting my favorite HD dealership to ask for door prizes when I saw this bike sitting on the showroom floor in January 2009. It was love at first site. It called to me from across the room. And, it didn't help that my 2 friends with me were saying, "That bike is made for you! You have to have it!". I'd never bought a brand new motorcycle, but really was attracted to the idea of a warranty. I had just purchased a used Road King in December of 2008 and wasn't ready to make a change. BUT...the sales person insisted I take the bike for a spin after hearing me make a comment of "I can't ride a bike like this, I"m too short -- a little over 5'2".
After my demo ride, I tried to think rationally so I went home on my Road King and tried to enjoy the fact that I had a small payment on the RK and a clear title to the Soft Tail Deuce sitting in my garage. (This Street Glide had a pretty heft price tag, which, even trading in two bikes for it, would still put a major dent in my monthly budget) The reason for this price tag was the paint. This is one of Harley's limited edition radical paint sets of 2008. This one is called Frost Bite. My paint set is #55 out of a possible 200 that will ever be made.
Unfortunately, that little demo ride did me in. The Street Glide has an amazing ride -- not to mention a stereo :) I do a lot of long -day rides and I knew this bike would be comfortable enough to spend 12 + hours in the saddle. I couldn't think of anything else except a street glide for 2 solid months. Since this particular bike had such a high price tag, I searched around for another Street Glide. But, this was the bike that haunted my dreams.
In March 2009, I finally realized that I couldn't ride two bikes at once and was ready to make the commitment to trade them in on a Street Glide. But still determined not to spend that extra money, I looked for a standard model. I got up early on a Saturday, trailering two bikes, drove to a dealership almost 5 hours away to make a deal on a solid colored Street Glide. Once I got there, I realized I would never be completely happy without this 2008, limited edition. So, I called the dealership where I saw the bike and asked if they still had it. They said it was still sitting there, "waiting on me". I left quickly and headed back south for this bike.
I'm glad I made the decision to buy this one. As most women can do for something we really want, I found a way to work it out in my budget. The dealership was really good to me on my trade-ins. I love this bike! My friends were right...we were made for each other.