With a weight of around 430 pounds, the 2011 Saxon Motorcycle Reaper is a very good option for a hot rod to take out for a few hours of adventure. It is great to ride on the highway and on city roads too thanks to its nimbleness and the ease with which it handles. The base engine is a 1573-cc, 96-inch, S&S engine that delivers a reliable performance. Throttle response is excellent at every gear, and the bike has a VOES for adjusting the ignition timing. This makes it easier to lower the idle and keep the engine’s heat down, which is a boon when driving through bumper-to-bumper traffic. The transmission, which is a Rivero-Primo six-speed manual gearbox, shifts very nicely and smoothly through gears. At its highest gear, the 2011 Saxon Motorcycle Reaper comfortably cruises at 75 miles per hour at 2500 rpm and 80-85 miles per hour at 3000 rpm. A single gauge contains the speed, tachometer, and other indicators, but it is expectedly difficult to read under direct sunlight.
The frame geometry of the 2011 Saxon Motorcycle Reaper’s chassis is perfect for easy control and handling. The total length is 95 inches and the wheelbase is 68 inches. Hot rods are not exactly known for their soft suspension, so it comes as no surprise to see that the 2011 Saxon Motorcycle Reaper only has a DNA springer in front and a sprung solo seat. The springer is great on smooth roads and makes turning a lot easier. On rougher roads, however, the bike tends to get bouncy because of the rigidity of the suspension. The seat itself is comfortable, and the springs underneath it are very helpful in absorbing some of the bumps on the road. The seating arrangement is comfortable for people with average or short legs, but tall drivers may find it a little uncomfortable. The Brembo disc brakes are a little soft at first, but they work great over time. The front wheel has a four-piston caliper while the rear wheel has a two-piston caliper.
The 2011 Saxon Motorcycle Reaper is fitted with a rather unique set of 80-spoke wheels wrapped by Metzeler tires in the front and rear. They look great on the bike, adding to its overall appeal along with the black pain with silver panels. It is quite clear that Saxon Motorcycles have put a lot of thought into this bike. The oil in the 3.5-quart tank can be checked easily without having to open the seat. The handgrips are quite comfortable, and the H-D type hand controls are easy to operate and familiar to most people. The front and rear fenders are well-designed, and so is the rear chain guard, which is welded right to the frame. The key switch is located on the lower left side of the motorcycle, which is a natUral position for the hand. Moreover, the 2011 Saxon Motorcycle Reaper is quite customizable. Running gear like front and rear turn signals, mirrors, and front fender can be easily removed and wires tucked away from sight. Removing all the DOT-required running gear gives the bike a cleaner look that should appeal to a lot of hot rod riders. All in all, the 2011 Saxon Motorcycle Reaper is a great option for a vintage style hot rod that is comfortable to drive and well-designed.