The development team spoke highly of the ride and chassis dynamics of the the bike, and with a name like Sport Glide, it will have to be a capable cruiser. The 30-degree rake is sort of the middle ground for the 2018 Softail and the same as that used on the Heritage. The sporty Fat Bob runs 28, while the Fat Boy has 32 and the Breakout is 36. Given Sport Glide's intent, the steeper rake was tried during development, but there were issues with fitting the desired 18-inch front wheel. “As we were playing around with different fork angles in the early development of the project we found that with the front wheel size for Sport Glide we had some clearance issues using the 28-degree rake and 30 was actually a really nice balance," Latz said. "It also benefited us with a linearity in handling.” Testers who rode all the bikes during development at Illinois' Blackhawk Farms Raceway rated the Fat Bob and the Sport Glide consistently as the most fun to ride. Available lean angle is about 28 degrees using a testing standard that requires the the measurement to be taken with suspension compressed 75 percent of its travel. This is slightly less than the Road King, for example, which has 32 degrees, measured by the same standard.