Do you want to know which is better: wide glide or street bob? Read on as this article gives information about two very popular motorcycles produced by Harley-Davidson. It compares the specifications of both and tells their utility.

Wide Glide

The Harley-Davidson Wide Glide was a motorcycle produced between 1980 and 1986. It was a custom/cruiser motorcycle which is also called a wide glide because of its four inches wider wheelbase than other bikes.

Street Bob

The Harley-Davidson Street Bob was a motorcycle produced between 2006 and 2019. It was also a cruiser motorcycle. These bikes were manufactured as a throwback to bobber bikes which were very popular after World War II.


Wide GlideStreet Bob
The engine was an air-cooled v2 four-stroke engine. The compression ratio of the engine was 8:5:1.It also has an air-cooled v2 four-stroke engine. The engine featured a compression ratio of 10:0:1.
Overhead valves were used to supply the fuel.Fuel was supplied through a double overhead twin cam.
It has a 4-speed transmission.It has a 6-speed transmission.
Power moderated via the wet. The wet served as the clutch.It has a multiple-plate clutch with diaphragm spring in an oil bath.
For stopping it, a single disc was used in the front and a single disc in the rear as brakes.Brakes were single disc. optional abs. 4-piston in the front and a single disc. optional abs. 2-piston on the backside.
It had a 5.02 gallons fuel tank.It had a 3.49 gallons fuel tank.
It weighed 572 pounds.Its weight was nearly 630 pounds.
It had a 65 inches long wheelbase.The wheelbase was 64.17 inches long.
Horsepower of 67.50 HP at 5000 rpm.Horsepower of 84.22 HP at 5020 rpm.
It came with a carburetor fuel system.It had an injection method fuel system.
Torque of 111.2 Nm at 3600 rpm.Torque of 145 Nm at 3000 rpm.
Its fuel consumption was 17.9 km/liter.18.2 km/liter fuel consumption.


1. What is the difference between Wide Glide and Street Bob?

The main difference between Wide Glide and Street Bob is due to the engine, brakes, and clutch. The fuel systems and the transmission speeds are also very different.

2. What is the difference between a Street Glide and a Wide Glide?

The Street Glide has a lower seat height and weighs much lighter than Wide Glide. This gives the Street Glide more acceleration. When it comes to long tours, Wide Glide is the better option.

3. Is a Dyna Wide Glide good for tall riders?

Although the Dyna Wide Glide’s seat is higher still it is good for tall riders because the forward foot controls give plenty of room to stretch out.

4. What replaced the Wide Glide?

The Dyna Low Rider replaced the Wide Glide. It has wider tires and feet-forward controls. Its length is also relatively shorter.


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