2012 Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide Review
With all-new style and long distance comfort, this stripped-down bike is made to eat miles
The Street Glide® is a bagger with street-wise soul, such as stripped down trim and chrome, low suspension, and blackened, cropped wind deflector. Inspired by the street, the Street Glide is ready to roar with attitude. The innovative Harley-Davidson® Touring chassis is based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and a stout swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and today’s powerful engines.
Designed by Chief Styling Officer Willie G. Davidson, the nimble, fork-mounted Bat-Wing fairing first appeared on the touring scene back in 1969. And it continues to evolve and symbolize the essence of Grand American Touring motorcycles more than forty years later. A lower profile, smoked windscreen with a unique contour adds to the distinctive look of the Street Glide® model.
These injection-molded hard bags have room for 2.26 cu. ft. volume of long-haul luxuries and a perfect surface for showing off some premium paint. Exclusively on the Street Glide® model, saddlebag latches and hardware are painted to match the bike’s color instead of a more chromed-out look. Even better, these saddlebags open from the top, so your gear won’t end up spilled all over the highway. They keep your fancy unmentionables dry, and the color-matched latches won’t corrode in bad weather.
And when you’re off the road, one common key starts the bike and gives you access to your saddlebags, keeping your pockets as uncluttered as your bike’s classic design.
CUSTOM REAR TAILLIGHT AND FASCIA
We keep the back end clean and no-nonsense with tri-line fender lights—a brilliant, unique taillight as the centerpiece—plus ground effects and a low mounted license plate with LED lighting for crisp visibility and style. This completes the custom, one-of-a-kind look.
LARGE 18-INCH FRONT WHEEL
If you crave long-haul agility on rides of all distances, then you’re going to love this. Starting on the 2010 Street Glide® model, we beefed things up a bit, adding a big, mighty wheel with a low aspect ratio. That means the bike maintains its legendary tight turning radius, balanced feel and superior low-speed maneuverability.
Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Clearcoat layering up to five mils deep. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects in the sunglo and pearl colors. Skimping simply is not in our vocabulary.
HAND FINISHED FUEL TANK
All Harley-Davidson® fuel tanks are finished by hand—that’s what makes them stand out from the competition. Their seamless design and unmatched style are unique among all motorcycles on the road. The tanks are one of the first and last things people notice when they lay their eyes on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle—so we make it worth their time.
CLASSIC FUEL TANK
Part of the unmistakable style of the Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® motorcycle is plenty of room for showing off your paint. This classically styled, bold 22.7 liter fuel tank doesn’t just give you a bigger canvas for premium or custom paint; it holds 22.7 liters of go so you can eat up a lot more road between pit stops. We know fuel economy is important—but so is style. Sharp, eye-catching colors and precision-crafted Harley-Davidson® tank medallions complete the unique look of this tough bagger.
This is an SDHD AS-IS Project bike that will need Service & Maintenance work too be in running order. Check it out and Make us an Offer !