2014 Harley-Davidson Low Rider First Ride Review

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2014 Harley-Davidson Low Rider | Ride Review

2014 Low Rider

2014 Harley-Davidson Low

2014 Harley-Davidson Low Rider

Harley-Davidson Low Rider

2014 Low Rider

2014 Harley-Davidson Low

2014 Harley-Davidson Low Rider

Harley-Davidson Low Rider

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2014 First Ride Test

Two are simply synonymous with Bike Week – the Harley-Davidson and sunshine. But only one of these was for the launch of Harley’s newest the 2014 Low Rider. And of course the wasn’t missing…

So under clouds and a few rain clouds Florida’s mostly curveless we spent a full day testing the new Low along with the another new launched – the SuperLow 1200T .

The Low Rider returns to Harley’s following a five-year hiatus, and a machine built for the rugged – the one who wants an agile chassis with comfort and muscle for no-B.S. cruising. And though I barely feel my fingers the over 150-mile test was the Low Rider delivered just

The Dyna-based Low Rider first in 1977 as an FXS built on the legendary Glide chassis. One look at the and the original Low Rider pleased it outsold all other Harley-Davidson in its first year of production.

all other models in Harley’s Dyna lineup, the Low Rider with the Twin Cam 103 that a claimed 98.8 ft.-lb. of at 3500 rpm. The 103 ci engine, became standard on all touring in 2011, has always pleased us due to its power output across the RPM And this is just what it did on the (wet) Low Rider.

The noise emanating from the Low also pleased; the chrome exhaust sounds unbelievable, and we don’t know why any rider replace it. The exhaust – built the original 1977′s – has a throaty and sounds beautiful once you building RPMs – especially 2500.

Downshifts from the 6-Speed Cruise Drive were not needed when at speeds nearing 80 mph, and the big from the Twin allows the to drop the RPMs low without in urban situations. Also, were no issues with neutral.

Like the engine, the Harley Low Rider immediately us with its comfort and handling. says it built the Low Rider its new “perfect fit” ergonomics which utilizes three – a two-position adjustable seat, handlebar risers, and the footpegs on the mid that are relocated two inches

The Low Rider’s rider triangle was to cater to  those from to 6’1″ – an entire 12 inches of The Low Rider fit my just over body perfectly. And in a few minutes, any armed with an Hex-head can change the position of the handlebars a 2.4″ range; the bars can be forward and rearward through on the risers just above the clamp, and the bars themselves can be forward and reward in the risers.

Harley also incorporates a bolster that when moves the rider 1.5″ This will definitely shorter riders get closer to the but I was most comfortable without the Inserting the bolster is easy; remove the seat and it replaces the chrome Harley-Davidson badge.

The Low also adheres to its name its 25.4″ seat height. And sitting low creates a muscular the fat styling of the 4.7 gallon tank the new blank-crinkle finished console. console holds an analog and a tachometer stacked vertically a streetlight.

Though Florida has some roads, there were a few where bumps were The 49mm front forks and rear shocks – arriving black – combined with the 64.2-inch wheelbases provided a ride across all surface

The Low Rider dons Michelin tires, which provided than enough grip in wet conditions. And the tires are wrapped some stylish five-spoke finished in crinkle black diamond-cut highlights that shine like buffed steel. Just as eye-catching as the is the chrome battery box featuring the Low Rider logo.

Thankfully, the Low arrives with dual discs up front squeezed by calipers and a single 292mm out back squeezed by a two-piston The front brakes didn’t the strongest initial bit, but optimal power for quick or loading the front suspension of a corner. Take note, the levers are not adjustable, and this may some issues for shorter-fingered

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The rear brake had gobs of power, though we had to make adjustments because I was forced to take my foot off the right peg to use the on the first part of the ride. adjusted, interaction was easier.

Our bikes arrived with the ABS, which adds to the base prices of $14,199 for black, and $14,929 for two-tone Silver/Vivid Black and two-tone Whiskey/Vivid Black. The ABS is worth the cash; it provides security braking in any condition, though should familiarize themselves pedal/lever modulation under braking in emergency situations.

the Low Rider delivers the styling of the 1977 model, but offers the and power of a modern-era machine. combination taps directly a rider’s soul…especially that rider who wants to leave all the of the world behind and simply

This is what the 2014 Low did for us during a long day in cloudy and conditions. Bring out the sunshine, and bike would have to many more emotions.

Look for our full review in the issue of Ultimate MotorCycling To read a preview, click .

Riding Style:

Helmet: Custom 500

Jacket: Roland Design Ronin

Jeans: Drift

Boots: Icon 4

Gloves: Harley-Davidson Lone Full Finger Gloves

by Riles Nelson

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