Second H-D Trike Platform
Harley-Davidson will offer two models on its three-wheel Trike motorcycle platform for 2010, as the new Street Glide Trike joins the Tri Glide Ultra Classic. As its name implies, the Street Glide Trike brings the lean, stripped-down, hot-rod styling of the two-wheeled Street Glide model to the three-wheel category. With a smoked mini wind deflector and no Tour-Pak luggage carrier, the Street Glide Trike is lighter and more compact than the Tri Glide Ultra Classic.
With its Trike platform, Harley-Davidson brings original-equipment design, quality and service to the three-wheel motorcycle segment. Both Trike models utilize a frame and associated chassis structure and geometry engineered specifically to handle the loads generated by the steering forces and weight of a three-wheel vehicle. The rear-axle assembly utilizes an aluminum center section with steel axle tubes. Dual front disc brakes are complemented by a Hayes Brake dual-disc rear brake system with a lever-actuated, integrated parking brake.
Both the Street Glide Trike and the Tri Glide Ultra Classic models are powered by a rubber-mounted, Twin Cam 103 V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), rated at 101 ft. lbs. of torque. The 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission features a new helical-cut fifth gear. An optional electric reverse ($1,195) is integrated with the rear differential assembly and engaged with a handlebar-mounted control with LED indicator.
The molded-composite Trike bodywork is a perfect color match for the tank and front fender. Because the rear fenders are each a separate piece from the rest of the rear bodywork, they can be removed individually for repair, replacement or service. The trunk provides 4.3 cubic feet of storage space and 50-pound capacity. Matching black and machined split seven-spoke cast aluminum wheels provide an integrated, factory-built look.
Key Street Glide Trike Features
>> The signature Harley-Davidson “batwing” fork-mounted fairing has a smoked mini wind deflector. Mirrors are mounted to the fairing.
>> Streamliner footboards, brake pedal and passenger floorboards feature full chrome pans and three chrome bands inset in the rubber surface.
>> Chrome strips highlight the top surface of the trunk.
>> The deep FL front fender is free of trim.
>> The instrument display features silver-faced gauges.
>> Chrome, full-length fuel tank console tops a six-gallon fuel tank.
>> 40-watt Advanced Audio System by Harmon/Kardon powers two speakers.
>> C hrome 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers exits below the rear trunk.
>> Color Options: Vivid Black, Red Hot Sunglo
Key Tri Glide Ultra Classic Features
>> The signature Harley-Davidson “batwing” fork-mounted fairing with a full, clear windshield and adjustable fairing wind deflectors.
>> Clear-lens reflector-optics auxiliary lamps.
>> Fiberglass adjustable King Tour-Pak luggage component with passenger backrest and tail/stop light. The trunk and Tour-Pak have a combined capacity of 6.56 cubic feet and up to 80 pounds.
>> Engine guards and vented lower fairings with integrated storage compartments.
>> 80-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon.
>> 40-watt CB radio and intercom system.
>> Electronic cruise control.
>> Chrome 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers.
>> Color Options: Vivid Black, Flame Blue Pearl, Red Hot Sunglo, Two-Tone Flame Blue Pearl / Brilliant Silver Pearl
Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.