In 1999 Harley-Davidson introduced the FXDX Superglide Sport. This bike was equipped with 39mm front forks, dual disc front brakes, external dual rear shocks, raised front and rear frame height to improve handling and a simple cap and gauge fuel tank console. These bikes also featured a great “tune on the fly” front and rear suspension that allowed the rider to adjust dampening during any pit stop.
This suspension allowed the bike to be custom tailored to the rider’s style as well as the road being ridden similar to the Sportster Sport of the same era. These features made these bikes incredibly fun to ride. I dare say in my experience the FXDX even out handles the FXR.
As I looked over the bike pictured here, I remembered how poorly these models sold and thought about how popular they are now. Fifteen years ago people thought they were “nerdy” looking and too sporty. In reality, the FXDX was a bike ahead of its time.
These bikes came stock with the styling, suspension, and ride-ability people are trying to pull off on 2016 Dyna’s today. This is even more apparent when you look at the Superglide T-Sport (FXDXT). The “touring” version of the FXDX came from the factory with the mini-fairing now seen on Dyna’s and FXR’s the world over.
A Few Facts About the FXDX
- It was produced from 1999-2005. It was offered with the option of Fuel Injection in 2004-2005
- The FXDXT Touring Sport Model was offered from 2001-2003, replacing the Dyna-Convertible.
- The FXDX was replaced with the Dyna Streetbob in 2006 when the Dyna line was restyled and equipped with Six-Speed Transmissions.