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MCN overall verdict rating is 3

Basically the Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Sport is as per the stock Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide but with a touch more hard edged sporting attitude courtesy of flat bars, a different seat, twin disc brakes and a touch more mean and moody matt black paint.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 4

For 2007 the Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Sport's characteristic big old aircooled Milwaukee V-twin has been boosted to 1584cc but it’s also long been familiar in first 1340cc (1985-1998) then 1450cc (1998 to 1996) guises. It’s a thudding, flexible, heavyweight unit that reminds more of a dump truck than a motorcycle, but for many, that’s the appeal of the Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Sport.

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 3

The Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Sport is virtually identical, again, to the Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide. So what you get is a pared-down, straight-forward steel twin loop cradle with twin shock (hence the Dyna bit) rear end. Suspension and tyre sizes have been beefed up on very recent Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Sport models but it’s still basic, old school motorcycling. A straightforward roadster motorcycle that’s more than willing to hustle a bit every now and then. No more, no less.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 3

Again, the Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Sport is slightlier glitzier and meaner than the pared-to-the-bone Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide – but only just. Twin clocks include a tacho. The extra brakes and firmed up suspension are welcome, too but there’s nothing else in the way of rider aids or luxuries – what you see, is exactly what you get with a Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Sport.

Harley-Davidson FXDX Dyna Super Glide Sport (1998-2005)

Detail Value
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Engine size 1450 cc
Power 65 bhp
Top speed 115 mph
Insurance group 15 of 17
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 3 rating is 4
Engine rating is 3 rating is 4
Ride & Handling rating is 3 rating is 3
Equipment rating is 3 rating is 3
Quality & Reliability rating is 4 rating is 4
Value rating is 3 rating is 3

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

Modern Harley-Davidson motorcycles have a reputation for being so solid it’s as if they’re made out of cast iron and with super-thick paint and metal finished – and it’s well deserved. Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Sports last forever, don’t go wrong, don’t become obsolete or depreciate, don’t go out of fashion and, with the Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Sport, there’s even less that can go wrong in the first place…

Value

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 3

Harleys are never cheap, but the Super Glide range is far better value, in our book, than most. This sporting version of the cheapest Big Twins offers a touch of verve and aggression you rarely see on a Hog and, if that appeals, you won’t go wrong with a Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Sport. Find a Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide for sale.

Insurance

Insurance group: 15 of 17

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Model History

1998: Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Sport launched.
2000: New rear shock and cartridge style forks, new cast alloy wheels and seat.
2001: New security system, bullet style indicators, longer side stand.
2002: Alarm and immobiliser now standard.
2004: Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Sport gets new 1450cc engine.
2005: Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Sport discontinued.

Other Versions

FXDXT Dyna Super Glide T-Sport: Introduced 2000. As Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Sport but with headlamp fairing and leather saddle bags as standard. Discontinued 2002

Specifications

Top speed 115 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 13.5 secs
Max power 65 bhp
Max torque 81 ft-lb
Weight 291 kg
Seat height 689 mm
Fuel capacity 18 litres
Average fuel consumption 43 mpg
Tank range 135 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 15 of 17
Engine size 1450 cc
Engine specification 4v air-cooled V-twin, 5 gears
Frame Steel twin double cradle
Front suspension adjustment None
Rear suspension adjustment Preload
Front brakes Single 300mm disc
Rear brake Single 292mm disc
Front tyre size 100/90 x 19
Rear tyre size 160/70 x 17

Owners' Overall Rating rating is 3.5(1 review)

  • mean, black..and skittish

    barnvelder

    Average rating rating is 3.5

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    Have had one of these for a couple of years now and enjoy its back-to-basics style and the sheer presence of the bike. It is very black and has very little chrome! Rides well two up and tours at a steady 70 on Mways. However, front end can be very lively and doesnt always corner well. Still, great fun ( as long as you're awake! ) and lots of style. So far seems very solid and reliable....

    16 January 2008

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