Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Road Review- Blackline FXS First Ride

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Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline

Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline – First An old-style bobber with a flair.

If you’re …-set on a custom-styled Harley-Davidson but the patriot in you that it contain only H-D components, you have to decide how to Do you want to “roll” your own by in Harley’s Parts Accessories or just “roll” one out the door of local dealership? The latter is easily possible, since The Company offers nine customs (four CVO models, Dark Customs and two other Big that take the work out of a Harley that looks one you bolted together yourself.

Oops! Make that 10 The fourth and newest addition to Dark Custom series is the FXS a $15,499 ($15,998 in two-tone) cast in a clean, uncluttered theme. The fenders are short, the is low (26.0 inches, the lowest-ever H-D saddle) and the rear tire is (only 144mm wide).

is but a single pod nestled between the Drag” handlebars, and the 5.0-gallon gas is trimmed only with the name in small type.

Despite having been with classic coolness as a the Blackline is a capable road The counterbalanced, Twin Cam 96B engine along smoothly and—for a air-cooled V-Twin—quietly; and though its output (63.7 hp at 5000 rpm and ft.-lb. at 3100) means the (dry) never cuts with eyeball-squashing acceleration, the leaves four-wheel traffic in its and jets up steep hills, in the tallest of its six gears, without CPR along the way.

That make the FXS a pleasant road whether chugging around or cruising the open highway. The is supportive and the seating position with a lengthy but manageable to the grips. The 21-in. front and 5.6 in. of fork travel absorb nicely while the 16-in. and 3.6 in. out back provide a taut but ride.

Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline

At speed, the Blackline is as stable as a bus, the result of its long in.) wheelbase, 33.5-degree angle (30 deg. in the steering with the fork kicked out 3.5 deg.) and 4.8 in. of trail. With geometry, the steering is a tad floppy at speeds, and a hint of that remains when turning corners, but it goes away 20 or 25 mph. Otherwise, the FXS manages trawling with expert-level aided by a light clutch and smooth shifting.

Even on meandering country the Blackline handles lightly and Turn-in only calls for an touch on the grips, and the bike through corners without for constant correction. Just try to do it with a lot of lean: The FXS is low-slung, and its footpegs stick out quite so there’s very limited clearance.

You can drag the peg feelers on simple like when leaving and rounding city street and any form of backroad hustling is out of the question.

For riders drawn to cruisers, that shouldn’t be a They’ll instead be enamored the Blackline’s superb build its flawless paint, its lustrous and its ease of operation—not to mention its as a custom that’s a Harley and through.

Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline
Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline
Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline

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