2009 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Review —

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Harley-Davidson FXRT Sport Glide

A Harley touring bike for who aren’t tourists

Photos by Brissette, Alfonse Palaima

It me more than usual riding this 2009 Street Glide just how a Harley-Davidson is to the image of motorcycling.

any one of the songs from the iconic rock band, The Eagles, played from the in-faring player as I rumbled up California’s Hwy 1, a exemplifies something uniquely Not only is an image of America to a Harley, the idea of Freedom, the freedom found only on a is inexorably linked to the image of a cruiser.

I can’t recount how many I’ve ridden any other of cruiser and been asked by “That thing a Harley?” The of motorcycles or motorcycling is largely, and forever, tied to Harley-Davidson.

“So put me on highway And show me a sign…”

It was for me to get my piece of the American motorcycling (albeit a short dream), and so I set off for a weekender on the Street Glide.

Harley-Davidson FXRT Sport Glide
Harley-Davidson FXRT Sport Glide

a new-for-‘09 model, we now know as a touring model the Street along with the other machines in the FL line, gets the improved chassis, new two-into-one and new wheels that carry a new (rear only) Dunlop — developed exclusively for H-D sleds.

No longer just a collection of steel tubes, the new two-piece is now robotically-welded and made from investment cast, forged and pieces. Total parts for the new frame numbers 40 pieces; a big from the 90 pieces that up the previous frame. Also, the is slightly wider and more

What I experienced during my ride time at the new model for these bikes in mid-summer was reinforced by my extended ride on Glide. This new chassis is stable compared to the previous no more vagueness or flexi It instills confidence in the rider the bike will continue to through a turn or stay in a straight line at wacky-fast

Though the engine is unchanged for I was still impressed with how linear power, especially 4, 000 rpm, the 1,584cc Twin Cam 96 produces. Even in sixth the bike pulls with strength all the way to 90 mph and beyond. Impressive, claimed peak torque of ft-lbs comes in at 3,500

Cruising down the interstate or a back road at well legal speeds is child’s for this minimalist bagger. was flawless, and response very from the throttle-by-wire system.

Harley-Davidson FXRT Sport Glide
Harley-Davidson FXRT Sport Glide
Harley-Davidson FXRT Sport Glide
Harley-Davidson FXRT Sport Glide

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