The 2009 Harley Davidson Super Glide Custom Looks Cool, But Is it Worth the Cash?
Oh, beautiful for spacious skies, a long stretch of blacktop, and a 2009 Harley Davidson Super Glide Custom to ride it all with. Gentlemen, hide your daughters. The chrome practically drips from the 2009 Harley Davidson Super Glide Custom.
The Twin cam 96 mill seems dipped in the stuff. Truth be told, if you’ve been considering a Triumph Bonneville, the 2009 Harley Davidson Super Glide Custom sports the look, but is the more powerful of the two bikes. The 2009 Harley Davidson Super Glide Custom isn’t overwhelming, though, despite its heavyweight cruiser status.
The proportions seem just right when viewed in profile, with a raked (but not too raked,) and low (but not too low,) stance. The 2009 Harley Davidson Super Glide Custom is just one step up from the Dyna Super Glide, offering two-tone paint options, chrome spoked wheels, and a good bit more chrome trim and extras. Weighing in at just 645lbs, the 2009 Harley Davidson Super Glide Custom isn’t what the daily rider would call sporty, but it will carve up curves with gusto when the rider accustoms themselves with the feel.
The beating heart behind the 2009 Harley Davidson Super Glide Custom is Harley’s Air-cooled Twin Cam 96 engine that displaces 1,584 cubic centimeters. Fed with an Electronic sequential port fuel injection system, the 2009 Harley Davidson Super Glide Custom is capable of returning 53 miles per gallon fuel economy on the highway and 34 miles per gallon in the city.
This is also attributable to the addition of a six-speed transmission which allows the bike to work more effectively within its power band at highway speeds, unlike a five speed. The twin cam 96 produces 92 lb/ft of torque, plenty enough to slip you out of trouble if you need to, while still being tamable enough for riding the subdivisions without aggravating the neighbors too much.
The tank-mounted speedometer on the 2009 Harley Davidson Super Glide Custom is joined with an odometer, clock, dual trip meters, and fuel gauge with low fuel warning light and countdown feature, low oil pressure indicator light, engine diagnostics readout, and a transmission indicator light.
As with other Harleys, the 2009 Harley Davidson Super Glide Custom is available in several colors, each seemingly more tasty than the last. As usual, the base model is the Vivid Black paint job, good looking and priced to sell at $12,999. The other solid colors, Dark Blue Pearl and Red Hot Sunglo are priced at $13,344, and the pair of two-tone options, Vivid Black/Pewter Pearl and Flame Blue Pearl/Pewter Pearl top out the pricing at $13,654.
Options for the 2009 Harley Davidson Super Glide Custom are light, including a security system for an additional $345, and upgraded wheels for $450.
If you’re ready to step up from a Sportster, or are considering your first American bike, than the 2009 Harley Davidson Super Glide Custom is a good bike to consider, and one that will almost certainly garner appreciative looks wherever you ride.
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