A few weeks ago we told you about the new and revolutionary harley davidson , and we told you about a sports custom . Well it seems that this is the harley davidson fxdr 114 what do you think?
Let’s go by parts. For example, speaking of the swingarm, now 4.62 kilos compared to a normal Softail … In other words, steel . Specifically, it goes from 6.25 to 10,880 kilos, and since I am giving you these data, they demonstrate how the philosophy of Harley Davidson is changing , which until now was fleeing to analyze and give these detailed data on lightness, performance or anything that did not have to do with the aesthetics and spirit of Milwaukee. In total, the savings is 43%, certainly very considerable.
The wheels are aluminum , the rear 18 and the front 19, very “gasser” style, which also have a very light design . Especially you notice it in the front with very thin sticks, and behind it equips a gigantic wheel (although usual in the Milwaukee brand) of 240 mm. Wide.
Also, the subframe is made of welded pieces of this material compared to conventional steel in Softails, with composite fenders. According to Harley, the weight savings are 3,170 kilos. Again, everything very detailed … As would be the press dossier of a sports bike. Don’t miss this video of the FXDR rolling on the track!
The base of the engine is the Milwaukee-Eight V2 114 that we already know with mixed air-water cooling, of which, yes, the power is not declared, and it is not announced whether this model will be powered in any way. This is possible because it incorporates aesthetic details (or something else) such as the external air filter so common in classic races.