Harley-Davidson Introduce the FXDR 114
HARLEY-DAVIDSON RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THEIR PLANS FOR THE future with a whole new line-up, and the American marque isn’t done yet. The company has now announced the FXDR 114, an allnew model that will sit at the top of the Softail line. Based on the existing Softail chassis and powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-twin, the FXDR 114 is expected to be one of the most performanceoriented cruisers to come from the Harley-Davidson stable.
The 1,868-cc, liquid-cooled V-twin churns out an impressive 161 Nm of twist at a lowly 3,500 rpm, while the chassis is supported by an inverted 43-mm fork at the front and monoshock at the rear. The rear monoshock gets a remote preload adjuster, thus allowing the rider to dial it based on the load and riding conditions, and is mounted on an aluminium swing-arm.
The FXDR 114 has been built for spirited riding and its upswept exhaust helps with cornering clearance; the bike can lean to a smidge over 32 degrees, further than any other Softail model. The solo seat and aluminium clip-on bars endow the bike with an aggressive riding position, with the rider positioned over the tank.
There is no word as yet about when we may expect the FXDR 114 to appear in the Indian market, but, given the fan following H-D have in the sub-continent, it is sure to be a hit.