Key Features 2006 HARLEY- DAVIDSON FLHX STREET GLIDE
|Model||2006 HARLEY- DAVIDSON FLHX STREET GLIDE||Engine||1450|
I like Harley's Touring machines. They are comfortable, have good range, and handle more responsively than the average dresser when the road begins to undulate. The audio quality on those that have radios and CD or tape players was substandard, but I have always believed that the ride road always makes it own music. Of course, I hadn't paid extra to get those audio features. The latest Touring family member, the FLHXI Street Glide, sounded to me like a step in the wrong direction, though with some nice features. In my mind, touring bikes are first of all functional. The Street Glide includes some traditional Harley touring features the batwing fairing, an audio system (more about that below), hard saddlebags, air-adjustable rear suspension, covered fork tubes, full fenders, engine and saddlebag guards, extensive instrumentation, and rider floorboards. But then it gives away some cornering clearance with low-profile suspension, which drops the custom bucket seat to just 27.3 inches off the street (or 26.3 inches with the rider aboard). A short, tinted wind deflector replaces the full windshield. There are a number of unique cosmetic features on the FLHX. The spotlights and front fender trim are gone. Fairing-mount mirrors are used instead of the usual stalked items mounted on the handlebar. Rear fender "ground effects" fill the space between the saddlebags and fender and add LED lighting to the bottom edge of the fender. Slotted black cast wheels and "slash-down" mufflers reinforce the down-low profile. Custom-style details include a stretched chrome tank console, smoked-chrome tank emblem, a perforated insert on the seat, streamliner floorboards, passenger pegs and brake pedal, a low-hung license plate mount with hidden lighting, and color-matched latches on the saddlebags. That latter touch makes a surprising difference in the bike's appearance. The Street Glide also gets all the upgrades fitted to the entire touring line. They include a New low-effort clutch system and a 50-amp/650-watt charging system. For 2006, Harley has introduced a completely new 40-watt-per-channel (double previous models) audio system by Harman/Kardon. The AM/FM/XM/WB/CD-MP3 system provides improved sound quality and speaker fidelity and will integrate new and future electronic accessories.