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Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom

2012 Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide Custom FXDC test

Think Harley and a plethora of thoughts come to – big, flashy motorcycles, of chrome, burly bikers in jackets with tattooed rock bands and a lot more. -Davidson has never been about the motorcycles. It has been the whole experience of riding a and enjoying your time on the Unlike most other you do not discuss a Harley’s 0-100kmph top speeds or lap times.

You talk how different your Harley is your peers’, or where you to ride it next, and hope to the countryside at a leisurely pace.

why, each time I a Harley, I am never revving the off it, accelerating hard to reach the or setting another time-speed-distance (that’s the usual me). I always get transformed into calm, peace-loving biker who cruising along, listening to the drill from the V-twin sitting between my legs.

without saying then, when we got to straddle the Harley-Davidson Glide Custom that H-D launched at the Auto Expo as a CKD model. I took a day off, and set out on a that allowed me to soak in the of riding a Harley, once

One look at the Super Glide and you know this is the real I don’t think Harleys get authentic than this. more than four ago, the Super Glide has been a perfect representation of the brand with its classic and low seating. Harleys are best for being huge, imposing and this is one of the several reasons why enjoy a cult status the over.

There are much bigger but it is indeed much larger most motorcycles, or even of its own siblings. I must admit that I am a fan of the classic styling of the Glide Custom – the bike has its own with its chrome-laden front large, 19-inch wheel wide fuel tank and riding position.

Harley-Davidson is the only manufacturer in the world, who to give every single sold from its showrooms a identity with its custom The Harley-Davidson customization catalogue is endless, and you cannot really if you buy a Harley. And Harley-Davidson India is trying to enlighten its existing and prospective buyers about as well.

As a result the Super Custom shown at the Auto sported loads of custom from end to end, and we got the very bike for our road test. the Super Glide Custom you see on pages is not what the stock looks like. This is the up version, and it did get me the stares wherever I the motorcycle.

The bike wore nice shiny, chrome alloy at both ends (the Super Glide gets wheels), a flatter, more looking handlebar as compared to the handlebar, which is more the Fat Boy’s handlebar. The tank skull-shaped fuel tank on both sides, though the one on the right side can be opened for The left side skull a set of six LEDs in blue that as a fuel gauge.

The palm footpegs and levers were all bits too, and so were the covers. The bike was even with a tall sissy bar for the but I think I was happier riding the alone. Everything on the motorcycle rock solid, virtually

Each part of the motorcycle has a to last feel.

Now to the bike’s The Super Glide Custom Harley-Davidson ‘s air-cooled, Twin Cam 96 that displaces 1585cc. The at Milwaukee feel Harleys are all torque – which the Super Custom has loads of, all through its rev Maximum torque produced at 124Nm, produced at an unbelievably low

The engine feels rock too, and the moment you thumb the it is quick to come to life, and the thump ensures heads around each time you do In fact, when riding the it is really hard to keep the in a fixed position – the sound is so to the ear that you cannot help but modulating the throttle to vary the note!

The engine visually seems to be like there’s no tomorrow, but the through the footpegs and the handlebar is In fact, as they say, it is of the Harley experience’. A slick gearbox does duty on the Glide, and each shift with a massive clunk – as if gearshift were trying to say I arrived.

Gear changes are smoothly, even though the does demand some The speedometer pod on the fuel tank a nice looking 6′ that in bright green each you slot into sixth, and is eye

Power delivery and throttle are quick, and with humongous of torque available right the word go, the Super Glide is not shy of its rear wheel if launched For numbers, the Super Glide achieved the 0-100kmph feat in 5.9 Okay, it isn’t exactly a but consider this – the Super kerb weight is 313kg – for the figure is impressive.

On the top speed I managed to record 162kmph on the (speedo reading at the time was before I backed off. may not be the Fat Boy, but I guess in order to max out the Glide Custom you do need to be Mr The performance tests were the only time I rode the with the throttle pinned, of the time I was happier cruising, and so was the

Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom
Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom

In fact, the Super Glide is when cruising between Go any faster, and you are not enjoying the ride. its mass, the Super Glide is not easy to tip into corners, and some effort to be leaned.

there, it really doesn’t to come up, but feels very and confident.

The feel of leaning a corner on such a large is satisfying to say the least, and yes, on a Harley is super fun! The Glide comes shod Michelin Scorcher rubber at ends that offer levels of grip, with the end wearing 100/90 section, the rear end gets a 160/70 tyre.

However, the footpegs and low set do limit the bike’s lean greatly, and on most occasions I myself scraping the footpeg on the and the underside of the exhaust on the right This isn’t scary at all other motorcycles but does you by surprise the first few times. quality is on the stiffer side, and I for a fact that Harley-Davidsons bad roads.

I learnt that almost two ago on the Harley-Davidson media ride in but I must admit that in Mumbai are far worse. As a result, over crawling speeds on a bad was torture on the Super Glide. are meant for super-smooth asphalt, and where they are enjoyed I did have my share of fun though, I rode the bike to Pune, and had a of a time on the old NH4, which, to the Mumbai-Pune Expressway is devoid of

However, rear suspension has travel, and if you hit an undulation while fast, there’s a fair of it bottoming out.

However, the that had given the Super the unique feel it had, and it stand out wherever I parked it, into a bane after a few in the saddle. With the custom and handlebar the riding position was apt for well over six feet in I am an inch less than six and still had trouble keeping my on the footpegs, managing to just feel comfortable holding the at the same time.

Hence rides weren’t a problem, but I set out for the longer ride, I was starting to Reaching out to the gear lever cumbersome after a couple of and same was the case with the brake pedal. For that the single disc brake seemed to fade after a time. So I had to reach out to use the rear which offered a lot more But just like Shumi. it came to returning the Glide I was in two minds.

I was totally in love with the but the customization on it had played spoil However, I am certain that a Super Glide will be a lot comfortable. If not, you can always what suits you from endless catalogue.

So I guess time I get myself a Harley-Davidson jacket, if not a tattoo, to make my rendezvous with a Harley more memorable and complete the

Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom
Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom
Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom
Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom
Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom
Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom
Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom
Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom
Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom
Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom

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