Time waits for no motorcycle: One day you're king of the class, the next you're just a lowly back-marker. So it is with this pair of baggers, the 2008 Harley-Davidson Road King and the 2008 Star Royal Star Tour Deluxe. When they last butted bags on these pages (Aug. '05), the Tour Deluxe won the crown. The testers cited it for a snappy engine, best bags, best comfort and nice wind protection. But they also dinged the Star for its long handlebars (unfriendly for tight turns), poor ground clearance and poor gas mileage (33.5 mpg). The Road King got positive marks for its quickly removable windscreen (a feature also found on the Star), gas mileage (37.7 mpg) and smooth fuel injection. The Harley, on the other hand, was chastised for its riding position (feet forward and too high), handlebar location (forward and too low) and less-than-impressive mill. Both were rapped for lackluster brakes.