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.
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.
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.