Harley-Davidson Bringing Back the Sport Glide

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Harley-Davidson has filed trademark applications for “Sport Glide,” suggesting the return of a touring model last produced in 1993. The trademark applications were filed last week in both the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as Europe Union Intellectual Property Office for use on “motorcycles and structural parts therefor.”

The Harley-Davidson FXRT Sport Glide was introduced in 1983 as a Super Glide variant with a mid-sized frame-mounted fairing and saddlebags. The FXRT was discontinued in 1993.

A new Sport Glide will likely join Harley-Davidson’s Dyna family as a light bagger, perhaps similar to the FLD Switchback but with a new fairing.

As with most trademark filings, there is no timetable for when we may see a new Sport Glide. Stay with us on Motorcycle.com for more information as it emerges.

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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