Harley-Davidson Super Glide and Street Bob Customs : First Ride
Harley-Davidson - just the name evokes a sigh from many and in the metal they command attention like nothing else. The Wisconsin based firm has just brought in two brand new bikes which are sure to blow your mind with their custom allure
More than any other brand Harley-Davidson sells a lifestyle and its lineup of heavyweight cruisers, tourers and standards are some of motorcycling’s ultimate status symbols. While those with deep pockets and experience have their sights set on some of Harley’s most sought after bikes like the Fat Boy, the Wisconsin-based manufacturer has not forgotten the little guy (or gal). Harley-Davidson has made a concerted effort to lure new riders into the H-D fraternity by building motorcycles with low seat heights and affordable prices. And what we have here are prime examples of the same.
At the Auto Expo Harley-Davidson announced that they will be bringing in the Street Bob Custom and the Super Glide custom as CKD’s. Now the Super Low, Iron 883 and the 48 are CKD’s as well, but one look at these two big boys is enough to tell you that these are the real deal.
The spirit of the Super Glide lives on
Now the Super Glide might be a new name on Indian shores but the fact is that this name has been a part of Harley-Davidson’s vocabulary for as long as 41 years. For 2012 the Super Glide Custom continues the tradition of representing the core product from the Milwaukee company: a cruiser that sticks to classic Harley styling, has a low seat height matched with an easy-going ergonomic fit and is powered by a 45-degree, air-cooled, pushrod big-bore V-Twin. The Super Glide Custom, in many ways, is Harley-Davidson.
Chrome has always been a big draw when it comes to Harleys and the Super Glide has oodles of it. In fact there is enough to blind the rider and the traffic around it if ridden in bright sunlight. A typical Harley silhouette with the with the tear drop tank, flat wide handlebar and a the big protruding engine with those twin exhaust means the Super Glide looks stunning to say the least. However let me just mention that the bikes we got were “Customized” to quite an extent. The handle bar, the position of the foot-rests, the wheels and that nice shiny back rest that you see were all part of the bling additions.
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