2008 FLHX Street Glide

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Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide

*They never quote HP. I the *92.6 ft. lbs a stretch. That is more than likely at the If you put these bikes on a Dyno you not see any numbers like these at the wheel.

The numbers are from the Web site.

The New Year brings new changes. All Touring models now the new fly-by-wire hand throttle, a fuel tank, Brembo® and a new isolated drive system. they now have the option of an ABS for front and rear brakes.

throttle is linked directly to port fuel injection. of cables controlling the fuel an electronic sensor in the handlebars the injectors through a wire your throttle hand is With this feature, will be less vibration to the handlebars and you will get precise for the fuel injection system.

A new fuel tank, up from gallons in ‘07, will the range of all Touring models.

All models feature a new Isolated System that reduces and vibration to the rider for improved quality under acceleration, and cruising. It’s a bolt on that is attached to the real belt pulley.

Brembo® and optional ABS . A new Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) ($795.00) is available as a option, by the dealer, on all Touring and models, and is standard equipment on the Electra Glide Ultra 105th Anniversary Edition, CVO Eagle Electra Glide Classic, and CVO Screamin’ Eagle King.

The ABS system maintains separate of front and rear brakes. braided lines run from master cylinders to a controller located under the right panel. then back to the rotors. If the wheel sensors lockup, the control unit the brakes up to seven times per to prevent the wheels from up.

Looking at the motorcycle or the wheels there’s no way to tell if the motorcycle has the ABS system. To find a Touring with the ABS option for the test we had to pop off the right side panel of motorcycles to identify one.

One that sets the Street apart from the rest of the models at a glance is the short windshield on the fork mounted Bat fairing. Other features a 160 Watt 4-speaker; AM/FM/WB/CD/MP3 audio system by Harman/Kardon®; headlamp and bullet front and turn signals; low-profile, rear suspension; color saddlebag latches; rear ground effects with fender lights; fuel countdown indicator and cruise

Road test, A magic ride

The Street Glide™ is the sport model of the Touring I loved the short smoked windshield in the bat wing fairing. You can see over the shield and at the same have complete protection the wind.

Not sure what would in pouring down rain This model also with all the gauges including control and a stereo.

As with all of the models in the Touring line, rubber mounted engine real smooth until you Then that rubber engine thrashes around as if it is to come loose. But as soon as you the throttle and start moving the it resembles a magic carpet

The ride is very smooth and It handles great in traffic and the is acceptable in the lower gears.

The gear is great while on the The only problem is the lack of over 60 mph. You will yourself shifting to a lower to find an acceptable acceleration This engine was built to be

I am not sure how many stock are out there, but I highly recommend the horse power for better

As for the fly-by-wire, not sure I could any difference. According to several they all said that found the vibration on the handlebars to be less. My main ride is a so the Touring ride is so much to start with, that I may not be to tell the difference.

I did notice how much cleaner the is without any cables though. great!

I could tell the in the isolated drive system. wasn’t a loud clunk you shift. Then when you are in and go traffic the transition from down to accelerating and back was very smooth.


Now what I really wanted to was the new ABS brakes. I did notice that had separate systems for the front and brakes. So, of course, I wanted to the rear brakes first.

from the knowledge of the presence of the ABS you would never know were on the motorcycle. You cannot by walking up to the bike and looking it or by riding the bike and using the That is, until you create a that calls for its attention.

The thing I did was find a nice out of the way asphalt road. Then the fun The first thing I did was apply rear brake to simulate a And of course the ABS system took and pulsed the rear brake, not it lockup or skid. The peddle a little funny as it seems to go a little more and you can feel the in the peddle.

The bike came to a very stop.

Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide

It didn’t seem to very fast. Almost as it was not stopping fast enough for an stop. But I did notice, as I looked my shoulder, that there tire marks on the asphalt. I this several times and it was consistent and dependable. You can come to a controlled stop or you can let up at any time and normal operating conditions.

You can turn to avoid an object fear of losing directional It brought boring to a situation should call for sitting on the of your seat.

Now for the front test. Squeezing the front until lockup is so counter to anything that you normally to do. Curiosity overcame caution and I the front brake and squeezed it until I could just hear the tire squeal. It was that the ABS took over and the situation as far as braking goes.

I could feel the brakes from the ABS unit and the tire came close to breaking as you come to a controlled stop. I was to steer without any effort. But it did not seem to be stopping the motorcycle fast.

One last test before I to sand. I again sped up to 60 mph and then applied both and rear brakes to the max. thing happened.

The ABS took of the braking system, giving you control with the ability to the bike or change directions it being a hair raising

I feel much better the ABS system now. So I found a that had sand washed it from a recent heavy First I tried the rear then the front brake in the

Believe me; it is hard to apply the brake in sand that’s on the But I did and had total control at all times. I was able to make small while braking in the sand the brakes on max.

How scary is

My only concern about the ABS is on clean dry pavement. It just seem to stop fast I was told by several people should know, the ABS braking out stop the same motorcycle standard brakes. If ABS really that great, how can you not pick great option?

One thing I like to do in the future is test two side by side, one with and one the ABS braking. Anybody out there to volunteer?

Harley has done it again. ride with great and improvements. Make it a little for the highway and you should be good to go. more ground with the new six fuel tank and ride with the fly-by-wire throttle. I found the new isolated drive to be a very welcome addition.

I think it would make difference, but it did add to the smoothness of that carpet ride. I have no about the ABS braking system, for the big touring bikes. If you ever yourself on wet roads or come sand or dirt on the road and you to brake, this could be savior.

Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide
Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide
Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide
Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide

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