2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide | Preview
The Street Glide motorcycle, the original stripped-and-slammed bagger from Harley-Davidson, is updated for 2010 with a larger front wheel, slimmed-down exhaust, and a new tail light assembly.
Street Glide takes a classic Harley-Davidson Touring profile to a low, light and lean extreme, with minimal trim and chrome, a fork-mounted fairing with clipped windshield, solo headlamp and integrated mirrors, and black slotted aluminum wheels. Inspired by the street, but still ready for the long road, Street Glide is a bagger with hot-rod soul.
New on Street Glide for 2010
> An 18-inch Black Slotted Disc cast aluminum front wheel with machined highlights replaces the previous 17-inch front of the same style. Combined with a lower-profile, 130/70B18 tire, the new wheel updates the front-end styling.
> The 2-into-1 exhaust feeds a single, four-inch-diameter chrome muffler located below the right saddlebag.
> A fresh design for the tail light assembly joins a pair of red LED brake/tail/turn lamps with a sweeping chrome bracket that doubles as a visor over the low-mounted license plate. This design eliminates the separate tail/stop lamp. The 2010 Street Glide also retains the Tri-line LED lighting at the bottom edge of the rear fender.
> The 6-speed Cruise Drive® transmission is fitted with a new helical-cut fifth gear for smooth operation.
Key Street Glide Features
>> The rear suspension is lowered by one inch, so the Street Glide model appears to hug the highway, a look that is reinforced by the “ground effects” trim at the bottom edge of the rear fender.
>> The signature Harley-Davidson “batwing” fork-mounted fairing has a smoked mini wind deflector. Mirrors are mounted to the fairing.
>> The deep FL front fender is free of trim.
>> The custom bucket seat has a perforated insert in the rider position.
>> GTX nylon hard saddlebags have color-matched latches.
>> Streamliner footboards, brake pedal and passenger pegs feature full chrome pans and three chrome bands inset in the rubber surface.
>> Inserts fill the spaces between the saddlebags and the rear fender.
>> The instrument display features silver-faced gauges.
>> Equipped with the 40-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon.
Designed for the Low, Long Haul
The Street Glide bike is built on the innovative Touring chassis introduced by Harley-Davidson in 2009, based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and today’s more-powerful engines.
The cast aluminum wheels were created using finite element analysis for maximal stiffness with minimal weight. The 180/65-16 Dunlop D407 Multi-Tread rear tire designed specifically for the Harley-Davidson Touring chassis feature a harder center tread compound and softer shoulder compound to enhance handling and extend rear-tire tread life by 25 percent.
Air-adjustable rear shocks accommodate variable passenger and luggage loads. Chassis geometry and suspension calibration work with the dynamics of the frame to deliver a combination of comfort and handling from a touring motorcycle that’s equally at ease rolling down the Interstate or negotiating a tight parking situation.
The Twin Cam 96 V-Twin engine features Harley-Davidson Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) that delivers crisp response, easy starting cold or hot, and self-adjusts to changing elevation and atmospheric conditions.
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) unclutters the handlebar area and enables an easy upgrade to optional cruise control.
The engine is rubber-mounted in the chassis, and mated to a 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission with a tall top gear for quiet, economical highway cruising. The exhaust system is designed to minimize heat exposure to the rider and passenger.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company 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.