Harley Davidson FXRS 1340 Low Rider Sport-Harley Davidson

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Harley-Davidson FXRS 1340 Low Rider
Harley-Davidson FXRS 1340 Low Rider

SCYTHING THROUGH TRAFFIC on a whole new meaning on a Harley. engulfed a marled up M25. The left front wing, ind tyre were write-offs. But the after T-Doning the lane-jumping square-on at 25mph, was virtually

No bent forks, no buckled and not even a puncture. Hasta la baby,

I smiled to myself my Texaco wraparound shades and Harley neckerchief. These are tough.

And the soon-to-be superceded Low Convertible remains (while last) one of the most rugged, yet of them all. Even if was a girly purple.

Harley-D the Convertible as the versatile, functional of the Low Rider series. With a deep seat, leather-trimmed and detachable (hence the Convertible plexi-glass screen, this is the cosetted, well-equipped and long-distance Harley there is short of an

Like all Low Riders, the short-assed, seat and supplementary highway up front give you two ways to Around town it’s on the stock pegs for gearchange and brake, a straight back, knees and the slight feeling something’s not quite right. But back out on the open road, your legs stretched out up it’s time to relaaaax and this, like any big bore comes into its own.

the floppy, heavy lever fifth and it’s like a record player down 45rpm to 33. Everything goes a soft, lazy slow and you enter your own little world: Northamptonshire’s desolate transform into North the A605 becomes the Adirondack and blazing summer sun is an absolutely ingredient. It all sounds a little bit but as surely as my cat craps on the carpet, it

And, being a Convertible, on Harley it happens all day long.

conditions permitting, three and 200 miles in the saddle are downright on the Convertible. The deep seat is a the riding position a roomy and sun-lounger and all the vitals for that with The Boyz stow in the plastic-backed, leather-fronted panniers they won’t quite a full-face lid. maybe doesn’t realise they’ve invented yet).

For six-footers, the screen is just the right for choosing between either over or sheltering behind. bods, however, don’t get the choice, and quite a few would preferred to lob the thing straight in a simply for looking so ungainly. But as a and wind beater, it works After 150miles of 85mph I didn’t have an ache or worthy of the name. Not ‘normal’ behaviour maybe.

But it makes the Convertible a true tool.

There’s also no that like most the Convertible exudes an inimitable class. (I say ‘most’ because the and ‘Glides in particular, can look shoddy in some areas.) The and chrome is superb; the gleaming, carved-from-solid metalwork is virtually (as a certain Rover driver Wellingborough will testify) and the plastic switchgear, seat and panniers have a well-made, feel to them.

Harley-Davidson FXRS 1340 Low Rider

And that, essentially, is what you get a Convertible. Style, legendary and a few comforting frills. Performance, of isn’t relevent because has never tried to deliver it.

you get softly thundering, off the throttle but just 90-odd mph; brakes that’d be slated on made by anyone else and trolley handling.

All of these are not, of course, what a is all about and probably never be. If you find yourself asking the Harley mystique, warts and is worth what they you to pay, it’s unlikely ever end up buying one. In terms, there 10,000

Erm, yes, well. is nothing the Convertible delivers a Moto Guzzi California at over 3000 less.

that is, for kudos. A Harley is a It remains a unique proposition, if you one, that’s what it

And the Convertible remains, for my money, the versatile Harley there is no other Hog on which I’d happily done 200 miles yet had the style and pose to impress.

obviously think so too as the ’94 due in February will get the smoother-still chassis, sharper steering and travel suspension with damping. The Dyna Low Rider will still, in all likelihood, like a shopping trolley and still be an extremely desireable the Harley that’s as comfortable and as it is stylish. Now isn’t THAT an proposition? —

Harley-Davidson FXRS 1340 Low Rider
Harley-Davidson FXRS 1340 Low Rider
Harley-Davidson FXRS 1340 Low Rider
Harley-Davidson FXRS 1340 Low Rider
Harley-Davidson FXRS 1340 Low Rider

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