1982 Harley-Davidson FLT Tour Glide
The FLT Tour Glide was a whole new chapter, if not the ballgame, in the history of H-D. As seen in this 1982 example, the FLT was big and it came with full touring equipment: top box, saddlebags, full fairing, and floorboards. More important was the feature that couldn't be seen; the new frame that mounted the drivetrain in isolation from the frame and eliminated vibration as source of fatigue. This particular FLT was ridden cross-country as part of a H-D promotion of the oil-tightness of the Shovelhead. The FLT appeared with an 80-ci version of the Shovelhead V-Twin, and later introduced the V2 Evolution engine, but what mattered most was that the Tour Glide was a sales success just when sales were most needed.