8. 2010 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide Review


Harley-Davidson’s 2010 model year returned the Dyna Wide Glide to its lineup. Showcasing a 34-degree raked-out, 49mm fork with widely spaced stanchions, the Wide Glide represented the upper end of the Dyna line. The 25.5 in. seat height added to the bike’s appeal – though it also reduced the WG’s cornering clearance.

Editor Duke found the Wide Glide’s looks seductive and stated that “For many, the gracefully sweeping lines of the attractive Wide Glide will be enough to sway them into joining the family of Harley faithful.” Even with the short suspension travel, Duke was still pleasantly surprised with how the WG handled. On the negative side, he also found there to be excessive engine heat from the rear cylinder and rated the single disc front brake as only adequate.

Read the full review: 2010 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide Review

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  • Old MOron

    Four out of the top ten were (gulp) cruisers?!
    No wonder JB isn’t allowed to call them StoooPid any more.

    • Shawn Poorman

      Haha given that Harley still controls more than half of the entire USA motorcycle market, I’m not at all surprised that their bikes and the cheaper alternatives made the list. The big surprise here to me was the popularity of the monster review. Interesting that everyone wanted to check it out but they’re still not a huge seller.

      Maybe it’s the relatively low (compared to Japanese alternatives) price/performance ratio and relatively high cost of ownership. Or maybe it just looks so good that people wanna check it out but they don’t buy because Americans insist on fairings.

      For me, I’m in love with it. But if Yamaha decides to bring us ABS on the fz 07, I think I would buy it over the monster. The new Honda cbr650f is nice as well, but a bit porky for my taste. Decisions, decisions.

  • Garrett Gerard

    How many views did this article garner? That wasn’t mentioned anywhere, and I’m just curious. I’ve been a fan since before the $11.94 subscription days, and was one of the few who actually paid the subscription. BTW, since that time you’ve really progressed nicely. The video production quality of late has been really outstanding (e.g. the Harley Livewire video). Keep up the good work.

    • Evans Brasfield

      I have the listing in order of ranking but not the raw numbers. What specific article were you asking about?