I recently flew to Michigan to visit family, and while there rented a electra glide classic because I could not find and other dealer that would rent a bike . I put about 300 miles on it in 2 days of riding ( just wanted to see the sights on a bike, mostly around monroe).
The bikes comfort was similar to my 99 nomad ,suspension softened the bumps just as well ,the seat was also very nearly as comfortable as my kaw. The big top case was cool , but my friends all now me as the man who can never have enough storage space. On the other hand the radio in the dash was pretty much worthless couldnt hear anything but distortion over45mph ,although the hand protection form the fairing was nice.. But it does not come with lowers standard and I noticed the difference on the one cold morning ( 50% which was cold to this Az boy in sept.)
It seemed to have a little more acceleration from stop to 55 of course I was riding at sea level and My nomad is ridden here at 4600 ft so maybe someone else can speak to that for me. The Eg seemed to turn at slow to about 50 a little easier but was not as stable behind big trucks on the freeway as my nomad. I guess any 1 who has rode a Hd has felt the dance at idle,, man that bike bounces when your stopped. That might be why the mirrors had to be adj every now and than , I never have to adj my nomad mirrors after the first time. The FI was nice which is where the better acceleration prob came from. also it has a cool kickstand which once locked cannot be moved so the bike will not fall as well as not needing to bend over to turn the key since the ignition ( key) is on the tank. I do not like the HD turn signals very odd ,alot like bmw signals one signal on each side and shut off the same way although it does have auto cancel like my nomad.
All in all a good bike very comparable to my nomad ,, except no liquid cooling which to me is s deal breaker here in Az. try waiting in traffic in Tucson in100 degree heat with a air cooled bike. also the price difference is just not justfied. Not im my mind anyway.