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Harley-Davidson FLTRX Road Glide Custom

Harley-Davidson Road Glide FLTRX review

While the aren’t ape hangers, the riding is similar with the arms out from the shoulders.

Mark road tests and reviews the Road Glide Custom

This is grand touring, the two-wheel equivalent of a Chrysler

The new Harley-Davidson Road Glide is not only a pimped-up attention-getter but a handy machine for chewing up the kilometres.

It started life as a Glide in the US in 1996 and later the Road Glide, but this is the time it has been included in the line-up. Basically it’s a Street Glide with the attached to the chassis, not the forks.

Harley-Davidson salesman Adam admits they couldn’t get the for the price they wanted, but it loaded with gear at That is only $500 than the Road King yet it has an stereo system and massive fairing with twin

It also comes with control and wiring for accessories as spotlights. And don’t forget the lighter, although there is no ash

At its heart is the big 103cu (1690cc) engine which is now used all Touring, Softail and most models. In the Touring family, the also gets an oil cooler.

and basic audio controls are on the but some of the audio controls as station presets are on the console is a bit of a reach forward for the rider. is a nav button on the console, but sat nav is only on CVO models.

The sound system an auxiliary for an MP3 player, but only the CVOs iPod connectivity. A 12 volt to power an external audio is located under the left glovebox.

Styling is polarizing. may think the nose looks a bit too from the side angle but the headlights provide an appealing look like the old Holden

With a lot of surface area on the especially the fairing, it is a blank crying out for custom paintwork. are lashings of chrome in the engine, exhaust pipes and protection

At the rear are fixed, weather-proof and hard-plastic panniers. The rider a full floorboard, while the gets pegs.

The matte-black surface on the console is claimed to cracking in the summer heat and is a contrast to the six silver and chrome which includes an ambient gauge, still in Fahrenheit. the bars aren’t ape hangers, the position is similar with the out straight from the shoulders.

All except for the Sportsters, get ABS. It is a and effective system that a discreet magnet in the wheel rather than an ugly ring around the brake that would have the clean look of the five-spoke wheels. The brakes also powerful Brembo calipers from the V-Rod family.

The key to the Road Glide Custom’s characteristics is that the fairing is to the chassis, not the forks, like the Touring bikes. Advantages are the steering is lighter for low-speed and the bike is more stable at speed.

Harley-Davidson FLTRX Road Glide Custom

Wind blasts passing trucks also provoke any oscillation through the The short windscreen can be replaced a higher screen, but I prefer the screen with reduced A further advantage is the airflow the fairing that blows heat away from legs.

Like all Touring models it has an engine cut-out system to off the rear cylinder while in traffic so your legs sizzle. Riding position is although shorter people may the reach to the bars — the front console controls a little too far.

This makes a bold statement on the with its prominent nose and headlights. On the practical side, it is a way for two people to see a lot of Australia.

Harley-Davidson Glide Custom FLTRX

Price: $31,995

Warranty: unlimited km, roadside assist


Engine: air-cooled v-twin

Economy: 5.6L/100km

6-speed, belt drive

Harley-Davidson FLTRX Road Glide Custom
Harley-Davidson FLTRX Road Glide Custom
Harley-Davidson FLTRX Road Glide Custom
Harley-Davidson FLTRX Road Glide Custom
Harley-Davidson FLTRX Road Glide Custom


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