HARLEY-DAVIDSON PRESENTS THE NEW POWER CRUISER FXDR 114 FOR 2019
With its confident, drag strip-inspired design, the new FXDR 114 underlines its power and dynamic demands.
The new Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 is designed in the decisive look of dragster bikes and offers everything you need for dynamic locomotion.
With this machine, Harley-Davidson adds an aggressive power cruiser to the Softail portfolio that combines the punch of the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine with weight savings through composite components and the increased use of lightweight alloys to achieve even better performance.
The FXDR 114 is the tenth Harley-Davidson built on the new Softail platform introduced in 2018, and the latest model among the 100 distinctive machines that the company plans to introduce from 2017 to 2027.
The power cruiser with the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine
David Latz, Harley-Davidson Lead Product Manager: motorcycle is incredibly fun to ride. For the FXDR 114, we embedded the powerful Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine in the stable Softail frame, used new premium components for the front and rear suspension and used several new components and materials that save weight. The result is a power cruiser with truly exceptional ride and handling characteristics.”
Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Styling and Design: “The look of the FXDR 114 expresses its performance potential and emphasizes the technical features that set it apart from other Softail models.
The influence of dragsters can be seen in the flat upside-down fork, the massive air filter unit and the massive exhaust, the proportional contrast between the front and rear wheels and the new, short rear.
Lightness and performance underline the character of the FXDR 114
We didn’t hide technical elements such as the alloy swing arm, the digital display instrument and the spring preload adjuster at the rear to emphasize that this machine is about performance – and not just about performance on the straight.”
The FXDR 114's new alloy swingarm weighs 6.25kg - a weight reduction of 4.62kg (43%) compared to a conventional steel Softail swingarm for 240 rear tires.
The new 18-inch light alloy rear wheel is also particularly lightweight, so that the unsprung masses at the rear have been significantly reduced.
The engineers designed the 19-inch “Ace” front wheel made of forged aluminum with delicate spokes, which is guided by an upside-down fork, to be no less lightweight.
The seat and rear of the FXDR 114 are supported by a subframe made of welded light metal tube, the rear itself is made of composite material.
Compared to the combination of steel frame, steel fenders and aluminum struts on the other Softail models, this saves around 3.17 kg in weight.
In addition, both fenders of the FXDR 114 are made of lightweight composite material.
More information about the new Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 can be found at Harley-Davidson.com .