With what went down as the biggest shift in the company’s corporate stance, Harley Davidson has gone on record showcasing its future plans over the next five years in great detail. As part of its brand new “More Roads to Harley-Davidson” growth plan through 2022, HD has showcased multiple concepts under electric motorcycles, adventure-tourers, streetfighter, and Customs being the prominent ones.
But Harley has definitely taken care not to forget about its past nor the present. After releasing nine new Softails earlier this year, the Milwaukee brand has unleashed a brand new one, and this time, it gets the biggest of the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engines with 1868cc. It’s the FXDR 114, and it comes built around the new platform with 240-section rear tire and lightweight aluminum swingarm.
The FXDR 114 combines the unrelenting power of the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, the biggest put out on any of the current Softail models. The 1868cc DOHC motor pulls out a commendable 90 hp and 119 lb-ft peak torque to lug around 668 lbs.
That strong torque output is courtesy the 10.0:1 compression ratio that is achieved by the advanced four-valve cylinder head design, dual knock sensors, and precision oil cooling. World Champion Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag bikes inspire the forward-facing air intakes and allow enhanced airflow into the engine. The exposed air filter utilizes a new synthetic media that does not require oiling.