2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114

A new power cruiser born from The Motor Company’s redesigned Softail platform

2019 Harley-Davidson Softail FXDR 114
2019 Harley-Davidson Softail FXDR 114CRS

Harley-Davidson says the FXDR 114 “moves you in ways you’ve never been moved before.” Marketing hyperbole? Maybe so, but there is truth in that statement. Case in point: The FXDR 114 is the 10th model built on The Motor Company’s latest Softail platform, upgraded with a new aluminum swingarm and a 240mm-wide rear tire wrapped around an 18-inch cast aluminum disc wheel. Dramatic dragstrip-influenced styling is propelled by the most powerful Milwaukee-Eight offered in a Softail chassis. Claimed torque output from the 114ci V-twin breathing through an FXDR-specific 2-into-1 exhaust system? A whopping 119 pound-feet at a mere 3,500 rpm.

There is more to the FXDR 114 than great looks and straight-line grunt. Yes, the FXDR has the long and low appearance prefered by many cruiser riders, but the bike also has more cornering clearance than any other current Softail; Harley claims 32.6 degrees on the left and 32.8 degrees to the right, respectively. The leading edge of the muffler is angled to support that level of lean, and the forward foot controls are mounted out of the way as well.

Likes: Rises above traditional expectations for a feet-forward cruiser

Dislikes: MSRP exceeds $21K, and that's just the Vivid Black base model

Verdict: Monster motor backed by dragstrip looks and road-course handling

2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 Reviews And Comparisons

Don’t think of the FXDR 114 as a replacement for the discontinued V-Rod. Rather, it is a new type of power cruiser from The Motor Company, one designed for riders who want a more extreme look and stance with performance and handling not frequently found in a feet-forward cruiser.

2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 Competition

The FXDR 114 is the latest addition to Harley-Davidson’s Softail-platform line. This beefy brawler has some spicy competition, including Harley’s own Fat Bob, plus the Ducati XDiavel S and the Yamaha VMax. Then there’s the even-pricier Arch Motorcycle KRGT-1, which comes equipped with a range of high-end aftermarket components.

2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 Specifications And Pricing

Part dragbike, part custom cruiser, part corner carver, the Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 comes standard with ABS and a 240mm rear tire encasing a mammoth 18 x 8-inch wheel. The FXDR is powered by the biggest-available, non-CVO Milwaukee-Eight engine and a Cruise Drive transmission for buttery-smooth delivery.

Manufacturer Claimed Specifications

Price $21,349 to $21,749
Engine Air-cooled, OHV, V-twin
Displacement 1,868cc
Bore x Stroke 102.0mm x 114.0mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque 119.0 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Belt
Seat Height 28.5 in.
Rake 34.0°
Trail 4.7 in.
Front Suspension 43mm; 5.1-in. travel
Rear Suspension Preload adjustment; 3.4-in. travel
Front Tire 120/70ZR-19
Rear Tire 240/40R-18
Fuel Capacity 4.4 gal.
Wheelbase 68.4 in.
Claimed Dry Weight 668 lb.

Cycle World Tested Specifications

Seat Height 28.7 in.
Wet Weight 666 lb.
Rear-Wheel Horsepower 78.7 hp @ 4,600 rpm
Rear-Wheel Torque 108.2 lb.-ft. @ 2,000 rpm
0–60 mph N/A
1/4-mile N/A
Braking 30–0 mph N/A
Braking 60–0 mph N/A