Team PBM @johneville_bastard gives his thoughts on his test ride on the new #fxdr114 from @harleydavidson. Got to demo the FXDR. Rode about 40miles. Twisties, straights, up down around you name it. The best thing about that bike - dead serious. Is the engine. The 114” has a little “lull” right out the gate, feels almost like the clutch is slipping, very well could be the TBW. However once it hits about 2500 rpms, it’ll put you in the seat and has a really nice power band. Intake, tune and pipe would most likely be very well deserved. I’m impressed with the M8, with that said, I’d still wish they’d have run the OHC motor in this bike. The motorcycle itself sucked dick. The best way to describe its feel is a snowmobile. You can literally feel that the ass end is way out back, and through the corners it “pushes” the front end. I’m gonna attribute that to the rake and the long rear and super stupid rear tire. It’s a bitch to navigate tight corners and so low I scraped every single time. That stupid intake sticks out so fucking it’s hard to navigate the rear brake pedal you need to angle your foot in to hit it. The suspension feels weak and soft up front. The back just blows. I tried setting 1/3/5? I believe. Three diff settings. The ergonomics are complete garbage. If you wear a full face helmet the back will be pushed straight into your spine. After a few miles I was already complaining to myself of the way your neck will be. The bars are crap - even if you can switch them out you’ll be needing some help again because of the rake in the front end. The bikes super awkward and actually a pain in the ass to ride. someone that’s not familiar with Harley and their past bikes though? Coming in just because of the hype, very well could be fooled into liking it. Imho, I’d rather a Vrod and there’d be ZERO chance of me trading in my outdated Dyna for this. Fit and finish is fine if body work, except tht stupid snorkel, it’s hollow NOTHING behind it. Just the smaller intake tube. All for looks and it looks shit.
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