The toughest question to address when shopping for a Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide would be: which one do I want? For the 2005 sales year, Harley-Davidson released five models based on the classic cruising looks of the Dyna Glide chassis: the Super Glide, Super Glide Sport, Super Glide Custom, Super Glide Low Rider, and the ever-popular Wide Glide. The 2005 Dyna Super Glide continues to serve as the flagship of the Dyna line, and for 2005, it came with a serious lure to enthusiasts and desiring Harley-Davidson owners. This base Super Glide came in at the lowest price of all the Big V-Twins.
The 2005 Dyna Glide lineup is built off the a classic, air-cooled 88 cubic inch, Harley-Davidson V-Twin, with push rod operated valves, and a sound and feel that is truly unequaled in the realm of motorcycles. With Harley-Davidson's transition to the world of fuel injection, the 2005 models can be found with carbureted and fuel injected delivery. The differences are negligible in the grand scheme of mechanics, though the fuel injected models will equate to less maintenance over time.
The Dyna Glide models remained easily recognizable in 2005. One quick glance, and its looks give it away as a Dyna family member. The Super Glide serves as the definitive V-Twin cruiser that has often been imitated by Japanese, European, and American competitors, while Harley-Davidson simply continues to build and improve upon its existing, unmatched popularity.
Aesthetically, admirers can observe the 2005 Dyna Glide Super Glide in profile, and see the classic lines that have remained consistent and true throughout three decades. The front and rear wheels of the 2005 Dyna Glide Super Glide are thirteen spoke aluminum alloy rims, allowing for strength, stability, and lightweight performance. The fenders wrap the tires perfectly, allowing for full view of the nimble 100 tire crowning the front wheel. The set-up, as in years past, allows for an easily maneuverable machine, regardless of the fact that it weighs in at over 620 lbs.
Flat bars offer a comfortable, yet cool riding position on the 2005 Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide. The long, classic tank design drops nicely to the two-up seat, where both operator and passenger will find comfort delivered in the form of the stock saddle. The rear fender matches the front in styling; it is chopped just below the taillight assembly. The simplicity of this bike serves as its strongest asset. The aesthetic line of the V-Twin is on full display, and the staggered exhaust possesses a look that is uniquely Dyna. That stock exhaust is also the first thing many Dyna Glide owners remove for customization, something that can be done at moderate expense.
For the individual who has experience riding powerful two wheelers, and desires simplistic, yet stylish, head-turning design aesthetics in a cruiser, the Dyna Glide lineup has no equal. It will continue to be imitated, yet its classic lines are unique and original to the motorcycling world. People may enjoy riding handsome imitators of the Dynas, yet Harley-Davidson will forever be king of the road.