HARLEY-DAVIDSON Introduces The Powerful 2019 FXDR 114
This is the 10th motorcycle model built on the Softail® platform, which was unveiled in 2018.
Harley-Davidson has introduced its all-new power cruiser, 2019 FXDR 114 offering an uncompromising power and torque. Thanks to the Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine and lightweight materials, it offers adrenaline-pumping performance.
This is the 10th motorcycle model built on the Softail® platform, which was unveiled in 2018. The powerful machine will be a part of the 100 high-impact motorcycles the firm intends to present by 2027.
David Latz, Harley-Davidson Lead Product Manager said, “This motorcycle is really a blast to ride. The FXDR 114 surrounds the very capable Softail chassis with Milwaukee-Eight 114 power, premium front, and rear suspension and a host of new weight-saving components and materials. This is a power cruiser that delivers exceptional ride and handling characteristics.”
Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Styling and Design remarked, “The look of the 2019 FXDR 114 expresses its performance potential and highlights the technical features that set it apart from the rest of the Softail line-up. The drag-bike influence is strong with the raked and inverted front end, massive intake and exhaust, a proportional contrast between the wheels and the clipped tail section. But we made sure that purely technical elements like the aluminum swingarm, fully integrated digital instrumentation within the rider controls, and exposed external suspension adjuster are highlighted as well and help define this bike’s mission, which is pure performance – not just straight-line performance.”
Harley-Davidson has achieved the weight reduction by introducing the aluminum swingarm replacing the steel Softail swingarm. The weight is further reduced by including a lightweight 18-inch aluminum disc rear wheel. Additionally, the 19-inch forged aluminum Ace front wheel features extremely thin spokes. The seat and tail section are maintained through a subframe of welded aluminum tubing. Previously, Harley-Davidson was using steel subframe, steel rear mudguard, and aluminum mudguard. The lightweight materials will save around 3.17kg weight.