[/QUOTE]I have a 2000 softail standard and as far as motor performance goes nothing holds back my softie;-). Softtail standard has the ass of a real chopper, the dyna has the ass of a sportster sporting a bobbed tail rear fender.[/QUOTE]
Assuming both bikes are 2000 models. They both have the same engine, 1450. The wide Glide has more torque, has a better power to weight ratio and weighs about 30 lbs lighter.
Other than the Wide Glide having the characteristics previously stated, the other major difference would be the swing arm. If you want the eye sore of the A frame swing arm on the standard staring at you every time you look at it then go for the standard. If you would rather have the sleek look of the wide glide swing arm, not to mention better engine specs then by all means go with wide glide.
The bob tail fender is what sets the wide glide apart, which the standard did also.
As far as the wide glide looking like a sporty with a bob tail fender I really don't understand how you would have that opinion unless you have spent too much time following one and you are just saying that because you can't keep up with it. I am betting it would be a distant fading view.
I am not bashing the standard but, the wide glide looking like a sportster comment kinda grated on me. I mean you are sporting a 130 on the back and all. Which is BTW, is the same size as the sportster rear tire.