1979 was a watershed year for the factory custom. In short order, Suzuki released the “Low Slinger,” or L-models, based on its existing four-cylinder bikes, and Honda followed suit with the CX500 Custom, a rather odd bike built around its staid transverse 500 twins. Not to be outdone, Triumph, by then the sole surviving British manufacturer, released the T140D-Special, a tarted-up Bonneville that was little more than the standard model fitted with a two-into-one exhaust system and mag wheels. The D was followed by the TSX in 1982, a bike closer to what we now recognize as a cruiser. Unfortunately, neither version sold well enough to stave off the inevitable. H-D, the factory that started it all, had several customs in the lineup; three versions of the Super Glide, two Wide Glide Customs and the XLS Sportster Roadster.