Harley-Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback Ash On Bikes

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Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback

Harley-Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback

If after a Harley-Davidson for all-rounder your best bet is to start the Dyna range.

Sportsters are level, the tourers are big and heavy the Softails tend to be more than function. The new 2012 Switchback, available now, has its in the original Dyna Convertible, and as it`s one of the most versatile

Harley touts specifically the to remove the Switchback`s screen and in a matter of seconds, which some perspective: I can remove and replace the panniers of my Tiger in the time it takes only to the Harley`s, and while the Triumph`s is ugly and Harley`s barely other bikes like the have even better mounting systems. Removing a panniers is no slower than the either.

As for the screen, the ability to this quickly is unique to and therefore more worthy of rights, although unlike the you`re not the only one who could do I`m not sure quite what a would do with a Switchback though if you see them popping up on I`d suspect they`ve been plucked from unattended as you can`t lock them in

With screen and panniers in the Switchback is a decent solo bike. The riding position is compact, although I was still comfortable on board, upright on the foam seat with the set for a high but relaxed and natural The screen does a good job up to 70mph (110kph) at which the vibrating buffeting which is at when you`re riding starts to be noticed.

Take the up to 90mph (145kph) and this tiring and intrusive, if no different to other bar-mounted screens of type. At a more typical though it`s not a major and lets you maintain motorway for as long as you like.

Remove it and you see what a good job it was doing, as cruising speed becomes a maximum. You feel more on the Switchback than before and the even starts to feel agile and wieldy, especially town, although this is the in reality to a small degree the panniers are gone too — fairly heavy and stuck out at the back in a very non-mass-centralised

The panniers are one reason the bike is suited to solo than touring as they`re not especially although my experience of this of Harley pannier is that are solid and waterproof. But the standard seat too isn`t ideal for distances as it`s too small. of course can sell you a larger but it won`t be cheap.

So if touring large in your riding and mostly two-up, it`ll be considering a Road King

Note too that the passenger are mounted directly on the swingarm, and pillions might find it that their feet are up and down with the rear As this is at the front end of the swingarm the is reduced, but it`s still

The fuel tank though do with being bigger. At 3.9 (17.8 litres, 4.7 gallons US) be empty at just over 160 if you`re getting just a enthusiastic with the throttle, and you`ll achieve 42mpg 6.7l/100km, 35.0mpg US). A tourer or even sports needs to be capable of more, if the miles remaining counter you take the bike closer to than usual.

The Switchback is a sharper handling than Harley`s tourers and amenable to being bowled curving backroads, although no sports bike in the conventional Ground clearance is the main as the running boards scrape the chassis is given a proper out, but it`s a lazy bike and fuelled up weighs a of a ton, so it`s certainly not But like many Harleys it in a very easy, intuitive way and has balance, and once you`ve in to the feel and cornering limits still an enjoyable machine to along.

On the whole the ride is good, as Harley has made big with its suspension in recent but the Switchback still struggles the considerable unsprung mass of its wheel and mudguard on rougher as you feel a lot of harshness coming up the bars and a sensation that the is starting to float over the rather than staying connected with the road.

I had no issues with the front though, despite there just the one disc to retard hefty machine. There`s not a deal of feel but sufficient for the way the bike will be ridden, and the is much more effective on most other bikes.

The is the real key to a Harley`s character, and the is powered by Harley`s latest Cam 103 motor, 1691cc of languid delivery. There`s no balance in this motor, as fitted to the versions of this engine, and it seem a touch more for that. The Dyna has two of its three mounts in rubber where a engine is mounted solidly and what you feel is shaking and at lower revs but a surprising from more annoying the rest of the time.

It responds crisply and faithfully to the and sounds mellow but muscular in distinctive Harley way, and you try revving it hard never like it`s lacking in Harley`s Twin Cam engines always set the standard for cruisers and the 103 is no not simply because of the quantities of and torque nor even its low revving but less quantifiably because of the way it and feels, which is very indeed.

As on an increasing number of you can use a switch on the left bar to scroll information in a small LCD display the speedo, including gear and which constantly surprises its very low numbers, like over 2,000rpm at 60mph But other details can still like the left-for-left, right-for-right system which can self just before you press to off, meaning you`ve them on again instead. The footrests look like from a 70s commuter bike and of the exhaust shield fixings are but the detailing does seem to be these days.

Overall though this is a which hangs together well, helped by the easy and screen conversion from cruiser to medium tourer. It good and it goes very


Model tested: FLD Dyna Switchback

Price £13,499

Price US: $15,999


Engine: 45-degree V-twin, air twin cam pushrod 4v, 1691cc

Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback
Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback
Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback
Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback
Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback
Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback


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