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MCN overall verdict rating is 3

The Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide is the Harley motorcycle for the real Easy Rider/Chopper fans. Basic Hog architecture (big twin mill, twin shock ‘Dyna’ rear end) gets the full-on ‘bro’ treatment with raked out, widely-splayed  (hence the Wide moniker) forks, 21-inch wire front wheels, pull-back Ape-hangers, ‘bobtail’ rear fender and forward-mounted ‘highway’ pegs. As a motorcycle, ponderous. As a style statement, the Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide is incomparable.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

The Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide is exactly the same as every other current big twin Harley which, in turn, is virtually the same as ever big twin Harley since 1984. There’s a certain insanity to that, but also a charm, heritage and trust that no-one else can match. The Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide thuds along OK, too, for a big lump of iron.

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

The Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide is plush, yes. Plush like a draylon Parker Knoll recliner… one that’s a teetering three inches thick. With deep chopped seat and highway pegs this is a lounger of a bike, but being a two-wheeler it’s a bit wobbly too. The Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide handles OK for what it is. Just don’t go chasing sports bikes…

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

Style triumphs over substance with the Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide. So if you want toys and luxuries head over to the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide and its kin instead. Here, if it don’t look good, it doesn’t go on. Lots of nice chrome, though…

Harley-Davidson FXDWGI Dyna Wide Glide (1995-2009)

Detail Value
New price £11,745
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Engine size 1580 cc
Power 67 bhp
Top speed 115 mph
Insurance group 15 of 17
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Overall rating is 3 rating is 0
Engine rating is 3 rating is 0
Ride & Handling rating is 3 rating is 0
Equipment rating is 3 rating is 0
Quality & Reliability rating is 4 rating is 0
Value rating is 2 rating is 0

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

Again, the Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide is a modern Harley, so paint, build quality, robustness etc are a given to be amongst the best anywhere. Reliability is a pretty much beyond question, too, after all the Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide is a big, massively refined yet understressed motorcycle ridden very little and serviced often by wealthy people. So go figure…

Value

MCN rating rating is 2
Owners' rating rating is 0

At the thick end of £12K when new, the Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide is one of the more expensive of Harley style statements, so it’s pretty much for the committed only. In our view a Harley-Davidson Softail Standard (at £1000 less), Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Custom (at £2000 less) or, particularly the Harley-Davidson Dyna Street Bob (at £3600 less) offer far better value. But, for some, only the Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide will do. Find a Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide for sale.

Insurance

Insurance group: 15 of 17

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Model History

1992: Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide introduced.
1995: New switchgear, new frame with lowered seat height.
1998: New nine-plate clutch.
1999: Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide gets new 1450cc engine.
2000: New front forks.
2001: New style seat and security system.
2002: Alarm and immobiliser now standard, new bullet indicators.
2004: Now with fuel injection.
2006: New 6-speed gearbox.
2007: Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide gets new 1580cc engine.

Other Versions

None.

Specifications

Top speed 115 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 13.5 secs
Max power 67 bhp
Max torque 81 ft-lb
Weight 295 kg
Seat height 660 mm
Fuel capacity 19 litres
Average fuel consumption 43 mpg
Tank range 135 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 15 of 17
Engine size 1580 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 90/90 x 21
Rear tyre size 160/90 x 16

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