Harley Street Glide FLHX Is a Pure Pavement Shredder

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Harley Street Glide

Sure, this Harley-Davidosn Street Glide is a real looker. But with the flick of a wrist, you can unleash 113 lb-ft of purely addictive torque.

In the world of motorcycles, Harleys are typically seen more as cruisers than all-out racers. And there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. But there’s also nothing wrong with having your cake and eating it too. So it’s no wonder why the vast majority of H-D owners attack performance right off the bat, adding on a slew of parts designed to make their hogs faster. But few go to the lengths that H-D Forums member Big Twi$t did with his 2009 Harley Street Glide, which is currently up for grabs in the Marketplace.

The goal here was to add as much pavement shredding torque as possible, and we’d say he accomplished that goal. It all starts with a 107-inch TMan Stage 3 kit, TR625 cam, and Elite ported heads. You’ll also find goodies like Wiseco pistons and an HPI 54mm throttle body. The built motor breathes easily thanks to a Fullsac X-Pipe 2-1-2 header and CFR slip-ons. Tune it all up, and you’ve got a Harley Street Glide capable of lighting up the dyno with 113 lb-ft of tire twisting torque.

Harley Street Glide

Of course, this classic FLHX isn’t just about lighting up the rear tire. Ohlins rear shocks and progressive fork springs help keep it on the road. And this Harley Street Glide is a real looker, thanks to 19-inch apes, staggered 21/18-inch Creation wheels, and floating chrome rotors. Stretched bags, a Mustang solo seat, and CVO rear fenders and fascia top it all off.

Harley Street Glide

Alpine stereo components add in some tunes, too. But that’s only if you get tired of the sounds coming from that aftermarket exhaust. And when you have loads of immediate twist just a wrist flick away, who can resist lighting ’em up on a regular basis?


Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts.

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