Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Sport (FXDX) review

Decent looking, decent performing, decent all-round, without ever really being much more than that
Details
Manufacturer:
Harley-Davidson
Category:
Custom
Price:
£ 10495
Overall
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Looks, price, handling
Clutch, performance

One of the un-sung heroes of the Harley range, the Dyna Super Glide Sport is a good-value Hog (if there is such a thing!)

Compared to the 883 and 1200 Sportsters this is the ‘real-deal’, having a big 1449cc air-cooled push-rod lump. OK so it’s only providing 68bhp and it’s hauling 281 kilos around, but its big plus point is the handling.

For a Hog this hustles rather well and it also has a fair amount of ground clearance compared to many other cruisers. One negative on this machine is that the examples we’ve ridden have suffered a little with an over-heavy clutch.
One of the un-sung heroes of the Harley range, the Dyna Super Glide Sport is a good-value Hog (if there is such a thing!)

Compared to the 883 and 1200 Sportsters this is the ‘real-deal’, having a big 1449cc air-cooled push-rod lump. OK so it’s only providing 68bhp and it’s hauling 281 kilos around, but its big plus point is the handling.

For a Hog this hustles rather well and it also has a fair amount of ground clearance compared to many other cruisers. One negative on this machine is that the examples we’ve ridden have suffered a little with an over-heavy clutch.

Length (mm)2321
Tank (litres)4.8
Dryweight (kg)287
Seats2
Seat Height (mm)711
Suspension Front39mm polished aluminium fork triple clamp and dual rate springs
Suspension RearMild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions, MIG welded swinging arm
Wheels Front13 spoke black/silver cast aluminium alloy
Wheels Rear13 spoke black/silver cast aluminium alloy
Brakes FrontFour piston caliper, 292.1mm disc
Brakes RearFour piston caliper, 292.1mm disc
Tank Capacity (litres)18
Wheelbase (mm)1605
Ground Clearance (mm)150
Trail (mm)104
ChassisMild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions, MIG welded swinging arm
Cubic Capacity (cc)1450
Valves4
Max Power (bhp)68
Bore (mm)95.18
Stroke (mm)101.52
Valves Per Cylinder2
CoolingAir cooled
Fuel DeliveryCarburetion or electronic sequential port injectio
Stroke TypeFour Stroke
DriveBelt
Looks, price, handling
Clutch, performance