Since I am travelling with my wife and there is almost more than 250 km one side we planned for renting motorcycle with back rest. So the obvious choice was to go for Softail Heritage Classic as it comes with side bags, back rest and wind shield in the package.
Of course Motorcycle comes in luxury segment in Germany. So rental rate was high when compared with renting cars :( .
So I took Softail Heritage Classic on Friday .. planning to start Saturday morning . The motorcycle is heavy as it weights around 335 Kg.
Pre-start condition and thoughts
Ride : I have ridden long rides in India in many bikes including Enflield, Street 750 and Street Bob. I always felt more comfortable riding in India rather than in Germany. In India we are always alert . We don't trust anyone to obey rules. But its different in Germany . People follow rules, trust other drivers that they follow the rules. So this in turn means we have to be well versed with following the rules and to trust other drivers. I know It will be a challenge for me :) . But lets see :)
(Please note this view is only for 30 zone driving in Germany. Other road conditions are pure bliss to drive)
Autobahn - Ya I was looking forward to ride in world famous German Autobahn (unlimited speed) .
Fatigue : I am used to ride long distance in India , but I was not sure how it will be while travelling with my wife.
Motorcycle : I have ridden Harley bikes before. I have ridden upto dyna family . Softail Herritage Classic comes under Softail category so I am not sure about the handling the bike, its weight etc.
Rain & Luggage: Climate looks good even though there was some cloudy expected near Füsen. Softail Herritage Classic comes with side bags so burden of carrying luggage is not there.
Hotel: We booked hotel near to Fusen. The Gasthof Bräustüberl was ok and had a nice parking lot.