2008 Harley-Davidson FXCW Softail Rocker test

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Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker Classic

2008 Harley-Davidson Softail launch NYC-I’m a Rocker!

I’m a I’m a roller-I’m a right out of controller Scott-1976)! Harley-Davidson has pulled out all the to create a highly customised Softail model. Meet the

Words: Tor Sagen/Photography: Paul

How do you take the range of Softail further Harley-Davidson asked? In a of increasingly cruiser custom the Rocker frankly stands out as special.

The rear fender is as as any rear fender can be and Harley-Davidson has some new solutions to accommodate design. Such as a built in pillion seat under the seat. It works more as a seat as it’s very with minimal padding to space. But the operation of installing it and it away is very easy. clever engineering work into the rear fender too to make sure it almost the rear wheel for a unsurpassed look.

At the press conference in NYC Winson told us that the regularly has to withstand 10G’s due to the directly on the new swinging arm. stuff to design the very after custom look. And we Harley has achieved this in a than satisfactory way.

Then you have the raked out with stretched handlebars out of two bolt on handlebars to enable customisation should you wish to. The Rocker comes in a matted that is a lot more understated the C for Custom model.

For such a nothing less than a New City launch was good From the sky terrace at the chic hotel I am writing this. the Rocker through the hustling and Manhattan broadways felt less intimidating than one have thought. I enjoyed the from the moment we rolled out of Park and all the way downtown to the Brooklyn

No effort was needed to cruise past yellow cabs and the busses past famous such as Times Square and the state building As you might I am really enjoying myself in the of the Rocker C on my first two-wheel in NYC. Both London and are more stressful to ride and the pace is much more than I had expected from busiest of cities.

But the fun stops when we enter traffic through the city that leads to Ground Here I am on board an American riding past the site more than 3000 met their involuntarily and horrific It gives me the chills passing the reminding me of the TV reports from NYC

From the top of another skyscraper I a break writing glancing at the Empire state building there in all its grace.

After a 20 minutes in a glowing hot fuming I can breathe fresh air again, if you can Manhattan air fresh that is. The 96 inch Twin Cam has heated my leg uncomfortably for a while and I’m now more happy to let it stretch out a bit in higher on the New Jersey side. Then we Ellis Island for a typical New packed lunch where and ham portions are as generous as the Fat Bob’s tyre.

The air is a bit hazy after rain night, but in the distance I spot the of Liberty on Liberty Island and put my arm in the air mimicking the French goddess. I free as a Rocker riding the but the ride is rather civilised the name a bit. The rear rocks gently up and down a slow motion rebound that leaves me with no whatsoever what bike I’m on.

The rides differently than any Harley and following another it just looks as badass as designer Doug Clarkson it to be.

Later in the afternoon the weather was between torrential showers and sunshine. Even though I got I dried up quickly in the following The Rocker is no bike to enjoy it rains, but it did behave as I carefully the front wheel through the on the way to Princeton in Pennsylvania. The Rocker of the 1584cc Twin Cam V-twin is for low down torque response and I got a push out of each bend.

Revving the air-cooled big twin is a bit and here it differs quite from the other brand new this year, the Fat Bob. I preferred the raw acceleration of the Fat Bob, but to the engine sound I can see what has been aiming at. Hardly any of the Rocker will leave the and exhaust untouched and there are sounds and crackles that are for some freedom of speech.

A never had problems speaking his straight from the heart, or bollocks sometimes too. a wicked woman stealer, I’m a I’m a cruiser-I’m a rockin’ rollin’ man Scott-1976). I am your main man if looking for trouble-She just at me and rolled them big eyes and “Ooh, I’d do anything for you ‘cause a rocker!” (Phil Lynnot-1975) I’m a I thought to myself whilst up and giving the photographer some

Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker Classic
Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker Classic

Looking at the Rocker it doesn’t like something that handle bends as the first However, the Rocker rocks the bends much easier I first thought. Despite the out fork the feedback from the and traction is surprisingly good.

The position is leaned back hanging off the stretched handlebars. The from the seat reminds me a bit of a V-rod, but that’s where the ends.

Rocker C is just the as the standard Rocker, but with a seat, a lot more chrome and paint job.


late front man Bon Scott I’m a right out of controller on the Rocker in The case is quite different for the Rocker. Everything stays in and the rider is always in control. I did perhaps feel a little bit stealing a woman and head off the sunset on the Rocker.

The Ikea’ish seat works great without instructions and the last you do is to pull the safety pin designed the ones you’d find on a grenade! The ignition key box is also to look like a hand So I guess my final word be that the Rocker simply

Rockin’ style that

Integrated tuck away seat (on C. )

The Twin Cam 96 is always a

Ergonomics will make you like Bon Scott after a few miles

Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker Classic
Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker Classic
Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker Classic
Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker Classic
Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker Classic
Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker Classic
Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker Classic

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