I'm a 35 year Jappa veteran that's been on a Breakout now for just over a year.
I was drawn to the FOB keyless ignition, fat tyre, drag bars, TBW, cruise control, easily customisable bike.
I'm not selling, but have had a good hands-on look at the new FXDR and I reckon it's shit hot!
I never buy anything with the first major motor development. Let the other 100,000 buyers work out the bugs LOL!
I like the LED headlight, inverted forks (although they really have no adjustments), preload adjust on rear suspension (actual dampening adjustments would be nice), alloy swingarm, and slightly lighter wheels. The plastic rear bodywork doesn't upset me.
I may put a couple hundred demo kilometres on one this weekend. If I do, I'll come back with some legit feedback.
If you've already demoed one, chime in and tell us what you thought.
I saw the obvious resemblance to the Daivel as well. I actually like that styling.
As for Power Cruiser, I also have a GenII V-max in the shed. No Harley will ever compare to the power of that thing, and yeah, it has looks that only a mother could love LOL
The one I might demo this weekend already has a cam in it, plus a Bassani 2-1 pipe and some can tune.
It should at least sound the part :)
Great input guys!
My test ride got washed out today. 10-20mm coming down :(
I'll have a go at it soon though and come back to you guys.
I know there are die-hards that reckon the V-rod is not a real Harley.
Hell, I know die-hards that reckon a softail aint a real Harley LOL!
I know the new '18 Breakouts caught absolute Hell, but I see blokes buyin and ridin them :)
I suspect the FXDR will be much the same. I'll wait 5 years till there's a bargain to be had somewhere, and the mods are all sorted :)
This dealer had me come install a HealTech quickshifter on their demo bike a week before they previewed to the public :)
They get my business LOL
They also know I'm making payments on two nearly new Breakouts :)
Everybody bags on HD dealers, but we're in regional QLD and the dealer here is tops - a real mates atmosphere at the shop, and they bring their arses out to the drag strip now and then as well. No funny business either if you bring something in for warranty work.