2008 Harley Davidson FXSTB Night Train Review —

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Harley-Davidson FXSTB Night Train

Classic Harley with Styling

On a recent road to Quebec City from with Harley-Davidson, I got serious time on some truly bikes. While there a traditional tourer in the group, we had reign of a number of cruisers some of which were some not so much. Under skies we set forth on our journey me on the Fat Boy on the first leg.

After for lunch, gassing up the bikes and some bladders, we set out with truly aboard the Night

Based on the Softail chassis, but lower and more raked the Night Train is one of many models that offer the and distinction of a pseudo custom with no assembly required. out-of-the-box customs — also include the Rocker, Bones, Fat Bob and Street Bob to name a provide riders with the characteristics of a custom in a reliable, package.

They also provide the and peace of mind that from buying a mass-produced from an established manufacturer – not garage. Instead of buying a someone else has tinkered or choosing parts and accessories, them yourself and hoping fit and look good, you can buy the ‘custom’ you want off a showroom floor providing this setup is the one you of course.

Harley has expanded of its lines to include classic-looking alongside traditional mainstays. Sportster fans can now opt for the Nightser and riders the Fat or Street Bobs, enthusiasts can still choose time-honored models like the Softail Classic and Softail or if they wish to push the of convention, they can go for such as the Rocker, Cross Bones or Train. Doing so adds style and distinction without as you get the 96B V-Twin powerplant with the albeit modified Softail configuration.

Finished in Black Denim my tester looked about as as they come. Not only the and bobbed fenders, but also such as engine covers, air oil tank, rear fender drive-belt sprocket and fuel console were all powder-coated or in a ‘wrinkle-black’ finish in various and textures of ebony I am told. Who there were so many of the color black?

Adding to the factor is the drag-style handlebar on the bullet headlamp, 21-inch wheel at the end of a raked-out fork, and a front fender. The combination of the drag bar and forward controls for a pretty aggressive riding Unfortunately the riding position it creates is about as uncomfortable as it is

Depending on whether your lie with attitude or ergonomics, you likely love or hate how the stretches out the rider.

The drag-style handlebar looks and feels good initially but an ideal setup for tight in combination with the 32-degree particularly at slow speeds. in a position that doesn’t proper balance or posture, it what I would call Cruising backroads was easily but riding slowly around brought on its fair share of

After running wide on a stretch of highway between and Trenton known as the Highway of for about an hour, I wanted to my destination to a good masseuse. I no doubts that some will enjoy the intended position, I just don’t to be one of them.

‘Finished in Black paint, my tester looked as sinister as they come’

position aside, the Night represents everything Harley is for. The electronically fuel rigid-mounted 96B V-Twin rumbles and while it plays a beautiful for the ears. At 656 lbs, the Night is anything but slight, but the 1584cc Cam V-Twin offers up 86 ft-lbs of at as low as 3,200 rpm, allowing the all kinds of fun with their hand at various speeds.

Harley-Davidson FXSTB Night Train

The traditional 45-degree Harley may not be the most efficient or performance-oriented in its league, but that’s not to say it has nothing to

Firing up the 96B is akin to waking up a powerhouse of a farmer from a slumber – it may take a few moments to get but just try and stop it once it has As with the new Fatboy, the Night now boasts a much needed gear. Highway cruising can now be at a lower rpm, saving gas and your eardrums.

While the sixth gear drop the rpm, there is plenty of pop left for passing in the top

The ride feels supple the Badlander seat, which is and comfortable. The ride is soft but not to the extent as an Electra Glide; it has of a Buick feel than a A 200mm rear tire below the bobtail fender looks pretty badass and do much to impair performance the riding stance, and the bike aren’t exactly conducive to cornering.

Despite my gripes the riding position, the one highlight of stance is that it has you leaning which saves your and gluteus maximus during a ride, which I made in from Toronto to Quebec

Harley-Davidson’s new mantra of building customs is allowing them to to a much wider audience. The engine quality and reliability come a long way, more people consider out the extra cash for a Hog. of what your cruiser or riding style, they have a bike to suit

The Night Train may be that or it may not — the choice is ultimately up to

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