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FLTRX Road Glide Custom (2010)

- Among Harley’s nine all new 2010 models, we find the Road Glide Custom a much more aggressive approach towards the shark-nose Harley-Davidson classic style. Not only the bike is now lowered, but also features a big 18-inch front wheel, a 2-into-1 exhaust, and a smooth tail light assembly, all worthy of a machine that has the ‘custom’ word in its name. While the chassis is based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and a stout swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and today’s more-powerful engines, we’re happy to hear that the 96ci V-Twin behind this model is capable of 125.55 Nm at 3500 rpm, which makes the Road Glide Custom even a bigger temptation -

FLTRX Road Glide Custom (2010)
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The new Road Glide Custom motorcycle is a tougher, younger vision of the shark-nose Harley-Davidson classic. Here’s a bagger with a frame-mounted fairing that offers a lean, hot-rod look. Road Glide Custom leads with a big 18-inch front wheel draped with a clean FL fender, follows with a 2-into-1 exhaust feeding a long chrome muffler, and exits with a smooth new tail light assembly. Hugging the pavement on a slammed rear suspension, the Road Glide Custom rolls with a cool swagger.

But cool can still tour. That aerodynamic fairing offers outstanding weather and wind protection and holds a cockpit-style array of instruments. Hardshell saddlebags and the 40-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon are standard equipment on the new Road Glide Custom model.

The Road Glide Custom model is built on the innovative Touring chassis introduced by Harley-Davidson in 2009, based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and today’s more-powerful engines. The cast aluminum wheels were created using finite element analysis for maximal stiffness with minimal weight. The 180/65-16 Dunlop® D407 Multi-Tread rear tire designed specifically for the Harley-Davidson Touring chassis feature a harder center tread compound and softer shoulder compound to enhance handling and extend rear-tire tread life by 25 percent.

Air-adjustable rear shocks accommodate variable passenger and luggage loads. Chassis geometry and suspension calibration work with the dynamics of the frame to deliver a combination of comfort and handling from a touring motorcycle that’s equally at ease rolling down the Interstate or negotiating a tight parking situation.

The Twin Cam 96™ V-Twin engine features Harley-Davidson Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) that delivers crisp response, easy starting cold or hot, and self-adjusts to changing elevation and atmospheric conditions. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) unclutters the handlebar area and enables an easy upgrade to optional cruise control. The engine is rubber-mounted in the chassis, and mated to a 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission with a tall top gear for quiet, economical highway cruising. The exhaust system is designed to minimize heat exposure to the rider and passenger.

General information

Engine and Transmission
Engine: Air-cooled, Twin Cam 96™
Valves: Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 3.75 in. x 4.38 in. (95.25 mm x 111.25 mm)
Displacement: 96 cu. in. (1584 cc)
Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner: Fiberglass, washable
Lubrication System: Pressurized, dry-sump
Primary Drive: Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive: Belt, 32/68 ratio
Clutch: Multi-plate, wet
Transmission: 6-Speed Cruise Drive®
Gear Ratios (overall): U.S.
• 1st 9.593
• 2nd 6.650
• 3rd 4.938
• 4th 4.000
• 5th 3.407
• 6th 2.875

Engine Torque (per SAE J1349):
• North America: 92.60 ft. lbs. @ 3500 rpm (125.55 Nm @ 3500 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168):
• Right: 32°
• Left: 29°
Fuel Economy (EPA urban/highway test): 35/54 mpg (6.72/4.36 L/100 km)

Chassis and Dimensions
Frame: Mild steel; tubular frame; two-piece stamped and welded backbone; cast and forged junctions; twin downtubes; bolt-on rear frame with forged fender supports; MIG welded
Swingarm: Mild steel; two-piece drawn and welded section; forged juctions; MIG welded
Front Forks: 41.3 mm telescopic, triple circuit damping
Rear Shocks: Air-adjustable
Wheels: Black, Slotted Disc Cast Aluminum
• Front: 18 in. x 3.5 in. (457.20 mm x 88.90 mm)
• Rear: 16 in. x 5 in. (406.40 mm x 127.0 mm)
• Caliper Type: 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear
• Rotor Type: Patented, fixed rotors
(diameter x width):
• Front (dual): 11.81 in. x .20 in. (299.97 mm x 5.08 mm)
• Rear: 11.81 in. x .28 in. (299.97 mm x 7.11 mm)
• Anti-Lock Braking System (option): Available
Suspension Travel:
• Front Wheel: 4.60 in. (116.84 mm)
• Rear Wheel: 3 in. (76.20 mm)
Engineered for Sidecar Use: Available
Length: 95.0 in. (2413.0 mm)
Overall Width: 35.8 in. (909.32 mm)
Overall Height: 50.0 in. (1270.0 mm)
Seat Height:
• Laden: 26.30 in. (668.02 mm)
• Unladen: 29.50 in. (749.30 mm)
Ground Clearance: 5.10 in. (129.54 mm)
Rake (steering head): 26°
Fork Angle: 29.2°
Trail: 6.69 in. (169.93 mm)
Wheelbase: 63.50 in. (1612.90 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front and rear):
• Front – D408F: BW 130/80B18 63H
• Rear – D407: BW 180/65B16 81H
Fuel Capacity: 6 gal. (22.71 L)
(warning light at approximately 1 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter): 4 qts. (3.78 L)
Transmission Capacity: 1 qts. (0.95 L)
Primary Chain
Case Capacity: 1.40 qts. (1.32 L)
• As Shipped: 769 lbs. (348.82 kg)
• In Running Order: 805 lbs. (365.19 kg)
• Gross Vehicle Weight: 1360 lbs. (616.90 kg)
• Gross Axle Weight
• Front: 500 lbs. (226.80 kg)
• Rear: 927 lbs. (420.49 kg)

Battery (per Battery Council International Rating): Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 28-amp/hour, 370 cca
Charging: Three-phase, 50-amp system (585W @ 13V, 2000 rpm, 650W max power @ 13V)
Starting: 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
• Headlamp (quartz halogen): 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
• Tail/Stop Lights: 8W/28W (5W/21W)
• Turn Signal Lights: 28W (21W) self-canceling
• Indicator Lamps: High beam, running lights, directional light bar, neutral, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, turn signals, security system (optional), 6-speed, low fuel warning, cruise control (optional), ABS (optional)

Motorcycle Insurance Informations

Who will provide physical damage insurance coverage for custom built motorcycles?

Nationwide - Custom parts and equipment coverage (up to $30,000), Custom and limited edition bikes and trikes coverage (up to $50,000), Kit and vintage bike coverage (up to $30,000)

GEICO - Motorcycle insurance is available for most types of motorcycles including: sport bikes, cruisers, tour bikes, enduros, scooters, dirt bikes, trikes and some custom bikes.

Safeco insures a full spectrum of motorcycles from street cycles, Harley Davidsons, cruisers and touring bikes to dirt bikes and ATVs. If you select custom parts coverage, you will receive up to $3,000 in coverage without any additional cost to you. Coverage is available for up to $10,000 in custom parts and equipment. (safeco.com/personal/motorcycle/coverage-options)

Progressive - Motorcycle coverage - when you purchase Comprehensive or Collision coverage, at least $1,000 of Custom Parts and Equipment (CPE)/Accessory coverage - Custom paint, custom plating or custom exhaust is included in most states. Additional CPE coverage can be purchased to cover equipment, up to $30,000 in value.


1 Response to "HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLTRX Road Glide Custom"

  1. You could absolutely use a car muffler. I chose a motorcycle muffler because 1) it looked kinda cool, 2) it's aluminum, 3) it actually works really well. This is an OEM/Stock muffler from a Honda 600 sport bike. It's not a Harley "muffler". It actually does a really good job. As I've said numerous times, the engine noise is louder than the exhaust noise now. But, do whatever you like! The right car muffler would work great for quieting your generator down. Custom Made Performance Exhaust Systems