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.