Harley Davidson Fxr Upgraded
Quick Ride | Darwin Motorcycles Brawler GT3
Suspension-wise the bike rode great, but how could it not with an inverted 56mm Mean Street frontend and a set of custom-tuned Suspension Technologies shocks bolted to an FXR-style frame? Being right at 200 pounds, we would have liked to have seen the frontend preload amplified as well as the length of the fork increased due to the amount of travel-robbing sag our manly figure bestowed upon the bike. Other than that, we would say the Brawler was a great all-around bike. It was both sporty, yet comfortable and looked good while doing both. The Brawler GT3 is a very limited production bike of less than 25 units, so putting a call into the crew at Darwin Motorcycles should be done rather quickly if you are interested.
After riding the bike we would say the high points of the GT3 were its nimble handling and gobs of horsepower on tap. The low points were the lack of front suspension at high speeds and the as tested price just short of $40,000. Luckily both of these can be remedied. The first, by raising the fork at least an inch. The second, by raising our weekly pay.
|Primary Drive||Evil Engineering|
|Transmission||Baker FLT six-speed|
|Final Drive||Brass Balls by Wilwood|
|Front Brake||Brass Balls by Wilwood|
|Rear Brake||Brass Balls by Wilwood|
|Frame Rake/Stretch||30 degrees/1 inch|
|Fuel Tank Capacity, Gal||5 gallons|
|Seat Height||27 inches|
|MSRP STARTS AT||$29,995|
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