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Anybody try the new FXDR 114? I rode one yesterday and was left well under-inspired. The forward controls really ruin this bike in my opinion. It has plenty of actual power, but carving the turns is not an option. It goes in a straight line pretty good tho...


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Anybody try the new FXDR 114? I rode one yesterday and was left well under-inspired. The forward controls really ruin this bike in my opinion. It has plenty of actual power, but carving the turns is not an option. It goes in a straight line pretty good tho...


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No rides, but that jackknife riding position isn’t for me.
I liked the seat and bars on the Low Rider S, but the mid pegs were impossible.

The test riders in videos were whipping around the track pretty good and a review I read indicated handling was pretty good.

What didn’t you like besides the forward controls?
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well...i really got hung up on the forwards. the fit and finish were superb and respect to the engineering. I was told a conversion to make the bike ride-able wasn't available. i do like that the MoCo is going off on tangents. I rode the bike because I wanted to like it...honest.
When I took the Low Rider S for a ride, I came back to the dealership in less than 5 minutes. The sales lady wanted to know what was wrong. I told her I didn't even get the bike out of third gear and that I had to have it. Now i admit, I ended up putting a 117" kit on the bike and for me it will be hard to find another bike to compare. I'll stick to the LRS for sure.
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Congrats on the new bike!!!

As for the FXDR, unless the exhaust blocks the mounts for mid pegs I'd think you would be able to put them on unless they do something crazy like not taping the holes for them.
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Anybody try the new FXDR 114? I rode one yesterday and was left well under-inspired. The forward controls really ruin this bike in my opinion. It has plenty of actual power, but carving the turns is not an option. It goes in a straight line pretty good tho...


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interesting and muscular bike

- forwards and also the exaggerated rake ruined the bike

i think about her more like a bar hopper than a sport cruiser
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Congrats on the new bike!!!

As for the FXDR, unless the exhaust blocks the mounts for mid pegs I'd think you would be able to put them on unless they do something crazy like not taping the holes for them.
my guess is they are taped like on the fat bob
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well...i really got hung up on the forwards. the fit and finish were superb and respect to the engineering. I was told a conversion to make the bike ride-able wasn't available. i do like that the MoCo is going off on tangents. I rode the bike because I wanted to like it...honest.
When I took the Low Rider S for a ride, I came back to the dealership in less than 5 minutes. The sales lady wanted to know what was wrong. I told her I didn't even get the bike out of third gear and that I had to have it. Now i admit, I ended up putting a 117" kit on the bike and for me it will be hard to find another bike to compare. I'll stick to the LRS for sure.
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my guess is they are taped like on the fat bob
still she will have an huge, not needed, rake


I looked underneath and found no mounting holes


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Sorry the FXDR doesn't do it for me. Apart from the half shut knife riding position and huge cost I just don't llike the looks.I had a short test of a Heritage Classic last week and loved the armchair comfort & the wind protection from the screen. Don't think I'll be having one at £20000 UK price! Down for a Lowrider S test when they show up here
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Sorry the FXDR doesn't do it for me. Apart from the half shut knife riding position and huge cost I just don't llike the looks.I had a short test of a Heritage Classic last week and loved the armchair comfort & the wind protection from the screen. Don't think I'll be having one at £20000 UK price! Down for a Lowrider S test when they show up here
I’m 6’ 3”, seating position on the S was good with my feet on the ground. On the mid pegs, it felt like my knees were up at my shoulders. The salesman said “you make the bike look small”.
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