Har­ley-David­son In­tro­duce the FXDR 114

Bike India - - IGNITION -

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.

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