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Harley-Davidson FLHXXX Street Glide Trike

Test Ride: 2010 FLHXXX Street Glide

By Arv Voss / 25 November 2010 / are Disabled

FLHXXX Street joins Harley’s Trike  

Not since the legendary Servicar, happened to be the longest-running production model (1932-1973) rolled off the line, had the Motor Company a factory-produced trike. In appearance, the new FLHXXX Street Glide looks like a Street from the front, back to the edge of the 103 cubic-inch motor – and it is, except for a few nuances such as the angle, front stabilization strut and braking set-up.

The Glide brings to the table, equipment design and service to the motorcycle segment. It is not a production but rather is based on a new chassis has been specifically designed for a application, while providing the classic styling and touring of Harley-Davidson’s Street Glide. It be sold and serviced by Harley-Davidson’s network, and covered by a two-year warranty.

In developing the Tri Glide Ultra for 2009 (the FLHTCUTG as a 2010 model), the H-D engineering set about creating a frame and chassis structure designed to handle the steering force and overall increased weight of a The rake was increased to 32.00 while the forks were by 1.775-inches, changing the front end and enhancing steering control by the steering effort by up to 25 percent.  a steering damper minimizes wobble and reduces bump and other road inputs negotiating turns.

A new rear-axle was designed for the Trike family, an aluminum center section steel axle tubes. and low-maintenance advantages of belt drive are retained, along the smooth operation of a rubber-cushioned, rear drive. The rear features dual air-adjustable shock absorbers.

Power for the Street GlideTrike from a Twin Cam 103 V-Twin with Electronic Sequential Fuel Injection. The motor is powder-coated with a chrome and delivers 101 pound feet of @ 3,500 rpm. It mates to the 6-speed Cruise Drive used on Harley’s other bikes.

Two-into-One-into-Two Dual with tapered end caps below the trunk. An optional reverse is available for an extra and is integrated with the rear assembly, which is engaged a handlebar-mounted reverse module. the Street Glide three-wheeler to a are dual front disc and a Hayes Brake dual-disc brake system with a integrated park brake.

control is electronic.

In terms of the new body componentry incorporates lines that blend with the existing two-wheeled bodywork, which includes the fork-mounted “bat-wing” fairing. The contains complete instrumentation and a  80-watt Advanced Audio with CB radio and passenger system. A low-profile chrome sits atop a six-gallon tank just ahead of the two-up Street Glide touring saddle.

Storage is courtesy of a molded rear locking storage that features 4.5 cubic of storage (50 pounds worth). The composite fenders are separate the rear body box, for easy removal for service and or replacement. A Tour Pak may be added, the total cargo capacity to cubic feet, increasing the allowance up to 80 pounds.

Standard is a antenna and cruise control. The Glide Trike is offered in two Vivid Black and Red Hot Sunglo

Harley-Davidson FLHXXX Street Glide Trike

A single key conveniently handles all locking functions, as well as the Brake, tail and turn are positioned on each rear The Street-Glide Trike rides on front and rear black and seven-double-spoke cast aluminum –  up front is a three-inch wide16-inch shod with a H-D Dunlop tire, while the 15-inch wheels are five inches and are fitted with P205/65R15 Signature tires.

My test FLHXXX Street Trike was provided courtesy of my Harley-Davidson dealer. It was finished in Red Hot metallicThe base price was set at (Vivid Black is $100. but my test unit also the optional electric reverse, Control and Smart Security which along with prep and handling bumped the total price to $30,554.

While I’m not a big fan of trikes, Harley-Davidson’s two represent a couple of the best motorcycles, since it was engineered the outset with its specific in mind, rather than an aftermarket modification that in a trike.

The Street Glide Trike exactly like what one expect a trike to look from Harley-Davidson. It provides stability over traditional transport – in other words, you have to put your feet when coming to a stop. also no counter-steering involved.

tend to feel considerably secure on a trike, since it doesn’t lean (unless the has done something wrong).

The 103-inch motor is a definite over the two-wheeled Street 96-incher, due to the significant weight The Street Glide tips the at 1,071 pounds dry rendering it stable and pleasurable when in a straight line, but it is a force to be with should one have to a sudden high speed turn.

In fact, turning under ordinary conditions more force or upper strength than a conventional and leaning won’t help to make you feel better). The Glide is essentially for the hot rod bike at heart.

In the bottom-line analysis, the Street Trike is an extraordinary three-wheeler if you or need a three-wheeler. The electric gear is a bit quirky and noisy in operation, but it certainly beats no at all when you’re pushing a rig over half a ton. It is to fill an important niche in the

Harley-Davidson FLHXXX Street Glide Trike
Harley-Davidson FLHXXX Street Glide Trike
Harley-Davidson FLHXXX Street Glide Trike

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