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Harley-Davidson unveils the 2019 FXDR 114 performance cruiser

Harley-Davidson unveils the 2019 FXDR 114 performance cruiser image

Jenna Genio / Harley-Davidson | September 03, 2018 12:22

Built with aluminum and lightweight composites

Harley-Davidson, after pummeling the world with ambitious announcements about its radical future, recently unveiled the 2019 FXDR 114, the most performance-oriented and weight-saving Softail yet. This American drag-inspired dragon is built around the Softail platform but adopts unapologetic modern styling, performance enhancements, and lightweight aluminum and composites. Harley-Davidson, now in its 115th year, built the 2019 FXDR as a big, proud power cruiser.

Harley-Davidson unveils the 2019 FXDR 114 performance cruiser

Harley-Davidson has been enjoying stripping down its iconic Softail range; from the touring-outfitted Sport Glide and Heritage Classic to the nostalgic Fat Boy, Low Rider, and more. The brand also offers the aggressive Fat Bob and the back-to-basics Street Bob. Its newest addition to the Softail lineup is the lightweight, sporting FXDR 114 for the most hawkish of hell-raisers.

Harley-Davidson unveils the 2019 FXDR 114 performance cruiser

The 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 is, of course, powered by the larger 1,870cc Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-twin which explodes with 161 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. It is built around the Softail chassis, but foregoes a lot of the steel, instead opting for an aluminum swingarm and a welded aluminum tube subframe. Its tail section and fenders are now made of lightweight composites. We imagine that adding a Screamin' Eagle titanium muffler and Pro Street Tuner kit to this bike would make it even crazier.

Harley-Davidson unveils the 2019 FXDR 114 performance cruiser

The FXDR 114 also gets premium suspension in the form of 43mm inverted forks and a preload-adjustable rear coilover. All the power is kept in check by dual 300 mm front discs with a 4-piston fixed caliper, a 2-piston floating rear unit with a single 292 mm rotor, and ABS. Michelin Scorcher rubber (120 mm in front and 240 mm out back) wraps the Ace cast aluminum wheels (19-inch, split 5-spoke front wheel with an 18-inch, solid disc rear wheel) finished in Gloss and Satin Black with orange graphics.

Harley-Davidson unveils the 2019 FXDR 114 performance cruiser

The rider sits on a deep solo saddle and grabs the aluminum handlebars to pilot the 2019 FXDR 114, which can achieve the greatest lean angle of all the Softails (32.6° left and 32.8° right). The motorcycle features all-around LED lighting, an LCD display, keyless ignition, an H-D Smart Security System, and a USB charging port. It has a fuel capacity of 16.7 L, a ground clearance of 134.6 mm, a wet weight of 303 kg, and a low laden seat height of 703.6 mm.

Harley-Davidson unveils the 2019 FXDR 114 performance cruiser

The 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 is available in six colors: Vivid Black, Black Denim, Industrial Gray Denim, Wicked Red Denim, Bonneville Salt Denim, and Rawhide Denim. MSRP starts at $21,349.