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New Model Preview: The 2010 H-D Trike

 

Blame it on anything you want--Chuck Norris's TotalGym, The Atkins Diet, Viagra or all of the above--but America's obsession with fitness and vitality has created a boom market for Boomer bikers. Willie G. didn't have to consult Nostradamus to see this one coming, and his team was quick to bring the perfect easy rider for septugenarian outlaws to Motor Company showrooms.

 

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The Harley-Davidson Street Glide® Trike for 2010 is the first factory three-wheeler from the shield and bar in over a generation. This chariot of the codgers boasts features gramps will love, including Harley's venerable 103-cubic-inch Twin Cam engine, rugged alloy wheels on three corners, 4.3 cubic feet of enclosed storage beneath the slim Road Glide® style two-up seat, and full-length chrome-plated tank console with matching Harley Trike air cleaner badging. A $1,195 reverse transmission option makes backing between Buicks at the VFW clubhouse easier, and 4.7 inches of ground clearance ensures smooth sailing over the 5 mph speed bumps at the Shady Acres nursing home.

 

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The base price of a Street Glide Trike excluding tax, title and other fees is $26,999. For this amount Uncle Willy can have his Harley 3-wheeler in any color he wants, as long as it's black. "Red Hot Sunglo" costs another eight Benjamins. Fortunately, Harley's target buyer is very familiar with the face on the 100-dollar bill--some of them went to high school with the man.

 

For more information on this and other new models in Harley's 2010 Cavalcade of Chrome™, please visit the Motor Company's website, or your local Harley-Davidson dealer. While you're there, ask for your free set of "Dark Customs" copers and tail bones for your skateboard. Seriously--ask them.


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Commented on 8-9-2009 At 11:38 am
 

I don't get this thing!!! In 1986 the US government outlawed the ATC 3 wheelers deeming them unsafe. Here we are 20 something years later and the Motor Company offers the same thing only bigger and heavier. In the past few years the local "Authorized" dealer had one of these barges on the floor at all times. I would watch the graying buying public ooh and ahh over these abominations thinking they are safer For my money I would purchase a open hot rod if I am afraid to ride anymore at least they will not tip over and can get out of their own way.

Tim

Commented on 8-9-2009 At 12:00 pm
 

'two wheels good. three wheels bad'

with apologies to mssr. orwell

Commented on 8-9-2009 At 12:34 pm
 

i'll take 2 of them.

Commented on 8-9-2009 At 02:07 pm
 

fuck thats gay.

Commented on 8-9-2009 At 02:57 pm
 

I see a lot of hate for the factory, but I say that anything the MoCo can do to stay in business is OK with me. As much as I dislike the marketing ploys, I want HD around for a long time to come.

There was a period where I could not afford a bike (or a car for that matter) and HD was going through some tough times, talking about closing down. The RUBs kept it alive until I got back on my feet.

Sure, I hate the posers and the whole uber-chrome celebrity chopper scene as much as anyone, but that craze meant that when I was ready to buy a bike, there was still an HD there to sell me one.

Go ahead, flame away.

Commented on 8-9-2009 At 03:08 pm
 

to each their own i guess. there's a lot more stuff out there i hate more than this. can am spyder for one.

Commented on 8-9-2009 At 03:40 pm
 

GET A CAR!!

Commented on 8-9-2009 At 04:04 pm
 

I dub this the Midwest Mazda Miata

Commented on 8-9-2009 At 04:27 pm
 

No one commented on the article? Very cleverly written and hilarious!

Commented on 8-9-2009 At 05:15 pm
 

I guess when the ol knees finally blow out , I can still ride something. I couldn't do the to my chop. I just couldn't.

Commented on 8-9-2009 At 05:36 pm
 

I don't think bashing Moco was this guy's main point. What I get is this- if your so old you need a trike find another life style. Plenty of other ways to be free. Midwest Miata--funny as hell

Commented on 8-9-2009 At 06:39 pm
 

For old rich dudes tryin to hang on to their youth - bad.
For the veteran who lost his legs in service of our country - good.

Commented on 8-9-2009 At 07:13 pm
 

wow. I dont even know what to say.

Commented on 8-9-2009 At 07:21 pm
 

That's funny I was just talking to my Ol' Man and he brought these up and how stupid they are. He's 62 and he's been riding bikes since he was 15. He can spot a douche bag from a mile away and of course they're sitting on some fuggly bike like this. I wish he had interwebs but he's too ol' school for this shit!

Commented on 8-9-2009 At 08:44 pm
 

Well written article, very funny! Preacher made a good point. While I would never own one of these rolling abortions, I am for it keeping the Moco afloat, especially in these times. Trikes are appropriate for certain riders. My bro-inlaw has a close friend who lost his life in the service, and the soldier's father rides a trike to Rolling Thunder every year. The old man has a heart condition and limited mobility, so the trike is perfect for him. Doesn't change the fact that it looks like a rolling shit barge, but good devil's advocacy.

Commented on 8-9-2009 At 10:17 pm
 

i guess the back half would make a good beer cooler. Pretty soon, all the moco will be sellng is these and sportsters.

Commented on 8-9-2009 At 10:48 pm
 

It cost as much as a decent new car. Hell I bought my 05 mustang gt brand new for that much! Lets be honest we ALL know disabled vets aren't the market here, it just worked out for a few of em. "Midwest Miata"...dude you win. I am going to spread that nickname for em all over the east coast...

Commented on 8-10-2009 At 12:47 am
 

"For old rich dudes tryin to hang on to their youth - bad.
For the veteran who lost his legs in service of our country - good"

100% theres a dude near me that modified his trike to accomodate his wheelchair. Purely for reasons like that, I hope 3 wheels stick around.

The rest of the world that rides em are a bunch of douchebags.

Commented on 8-10-2009 At 01:29 am
 

If HD really wants to save themselves, maybe they should build bikes for the working class person and not these abominations. The days of the high dollar chrome bikes are over and they are going to have to come to drips with it.

Commented on 8-10-2009 At 01:29 am
 

That should have been "grips with it" hahahahahaha

Commented on 8-10-2009 At 01:49 am
 

I'm with NHMike - bikes like the Rocker, and the trike above don't seem to be the answer to keeping HD in business... I wish they would start making bikes the average person could afford.

Commented on 8-10-2009 At 02:54 am
 

How about making bikes that actually look good.

Commented on 8-10-2009 At 03:10 am
 

When does the Darrrk Kustom Trike come out? Will it have my favorite spider web and tribal tattoo art?

Commented on 8-10-2009 At 03:41 am
 

"Harley's target buyer is very familiar with the face on the 100-dollar bill--some of them went to high school with the man."

gawdamn!

Commented on 8-10-2009 At 08:52 am
 

in america you guys have a different view of trikes than the rest of the world - over here they are cool fun things, mobile party machines you can haul a load of gear, BEER and bbq to a camp / run and party like idiots. not an old guys machine at all. hell im building mine at the minute and im only 31.

Commented on 8-10-2009 At 01:59 pm
 

well put preacher.

Commented on 8-10-2009 At 03:18 pm
 

What the retirees, doctors, dentist, etc.., buy for 35k today will sold for half that price with under 5000 miles on it when they sell it to fit that new 'vette/RV/Lil' Rascal in the garage. These are the Chops or Tomorrow...

As far is the trike goes...i wouldn't buy one...But if Gramps left the keys in and took a nap,...I'd ride the wheels of that bastard (but I'll ride anything). Besides,..think of the the Ice Creams you could sell out the trunk of the that thing. It practically pays for itself. LOL

Commented on 8-10-2009 At 03:54 pm
 

SWEET midget hurse!!

Commented on 8-10-2009 At 04:20 pm
 

It's ALWAYS gonna be a love/hate thing with the MoCo. I personally thing they should have just made a better shovelhead!

Commented on 8-10-2009 At 09:04 pm
 

I'd ride it to piss off those who wouldn't ride it to piss people off.

Commented on 8-11-2009 At 03:47 am
 

There were a few comments about "the mo-co should make bikes that we can afford." or something to that degree. anyway......they are! I think they're dumping a lot of time and $$ into their sporty line up. The nightsters and irons are selling well. I'm not a fan of the trikes at all, but could definitley see myself on a bagger some day......with only two wheels.

Commented on 8-11-2009 At 04:32 am
 

It looks like the shit I saw up and down the black hills of sturgis this year a fucking disappointment to bike riding and bikers!!!

Commented on 8-11-2009 At 05:10 am
 

+1 on that flatblack. The Iron is now the cheapest new Harley on the market, and in my opinion with just a few tweaks it is a great looking bike.

Commented on 8-11-2009 At 06:21 am
 

Damn Damn Damn... TOOO Funny

Commented on 8-11-2009 At 12:41 pm
 

Yes,like NHMike said workin´people bikes will be better than 3 wheel SHI...
Sportsters with carburators at lower prices,but the CHROMY bar and shield riders dont like the sporsters type guys,well,its easy,create a Sportster division like the black customs!!!and we keep hating the shield fans!!!

Commented on 8-11-2009 At 05:24 pm
 

Seriously? Copers?

Commented on 8-11-2009 At 09:07 pm
 

Get a hack if you NEED 3 wheels, that way someone can ride your motorcycle like it should be ridden when you sell it to get a boat.

Commented on 8-12-2009 At 09:41 am
 

anything with a reverse gear don't qualify as a motorbike in my book.

Commented on 8-12-2009 At 11:45 pm
 

My buddies and I dubbed this "The Gezzer Glide"

Commented on 8-13-2009 At 07:19 pm
 

Perfect for bar hoppin with your 700lb old lady.

Commented on 8-14-2009 At 01:59 pm
 

I say that if Grandpa needs a third wheel to keep riding, who are we to bash him for it. I've always liked trikes.

Commented on 8-15-2009 At 05:14 am
 

whatever if you need three wheels you need three wheels. God forbid I ever need three wheels, but I am thinking that I'd go with a shovelhead and a voyager kit

Commented on 10-25-2009 At 10:52 am
 

Logi- you are right on the money. I was thinking the same thing!

Commented on 2-16-2010 At 02:27 am
 

Yea I agree with Logi HDMC should give a discount (a good one) to the disabled vets so they can enjoy the freedom they paid for!

Commented on 9-17-2011 At 12:25 pm
 

Do they come with a bimini top for the old lady? That'd be hot... especially with the chrome poles and MoCo logo...

Commented on 3-25-2013 At 06:12 pm
 

all these comments had me shopping cycle trader for a street glide trike...

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