Say hello to the fastest kid in the family: the Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 is the Softail that’s inspired by dragbikes and fighter jets. The tenth model in the new generation Softail line shares the same chassis and Milwaukee-Eight power plant as its siblings, but throws in a pile of performance upgrades underneath a swoopy, jet-fighter-inspired aesthetic. And to cement its power cruiser purpose, the FXDR is the one Softail available with a 114 c.i. engine only.
Thanks to a stretched, 4.4-gallon fuel tank and a race-inspired chin fairing, the Harley Softail FXDR 114 may have a long and low look but in fact, this dragster has more cornering clearance than the other Softails. With signature features like a 240-section rear tire and a forward-facing air intake influenced by Harley’s own drag bikes, you might miss other, less noticeable up-spec components, like a new aluminum swingarm that cuts 10.2 pounds from the chassis, carbon fiber fenders, and a higher position for the Softail-spec, adjustable monoshock.
The Harley FXDR 114 also benefits from a 43mm inverted Showa fork with single-cartridge damping that brackets a lightweight, thin-spoked 19-inch aluminum wheel stopped by dual front brakes. As we mentioned earlier, the FXDR 114 comes with the fierce power of the burly Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, the biggest on any of the current Softail models. That 1868cc engine puts out an impressive claimed 90 hp and 119 lb-ft of peak torque, with gasses being exhausted by a massive, upswept pipe. Want big V-twin performance? Take a look at the FXDR 114.
Pros: True performance cred with a wickedly powerful Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, lighter weight and increased cornering clearance, with one-of-a kind styling.
Cons: Expensive; Forward controls feel counterintuitive on a bike that’s performance-oriented.
Harley Softail FXDR 114 Specs & Pricing
The long and low FXDR 114 not only looks all business, but delivers serious performance thanks to an M-8 114 engine, lighter weight and upgraded components.
|Displacement:||114ci / 1,868cc|
|Transmission:||6-speed Cruise Drive|
|Valve train:||Single-overhead cam; 4 valves/cylinder|
|Overall length:||95.1 in.|
|Seat height:||28.5 in.|
|Ground clearance:||5.3 in.|
|Front suspension:||Nonadjustable Showa Dual Bending Valve fork|
|Rear suspension:||Hydraulic-preload-adjustable monoshock|
|Wheel size, front:||19 in.|
|Wheel size, rear:||18 in.|
|Front brakes:||Dual discs w/ fixed 4-piston caliper|
|Rear brake:||Disc w/ floating 2-piston caliper|
|Fuel capacity:||4.4 gal.|
|Running weight:||668 lb.|
The 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 costs $21,349 in Vivid Black, making it the most expensive base Softail. To get a color, you’d need to pay $21,749. The H-D Factory Security System, keyless ignition, ABS and a USB charge port all come standard.
Softail FXDR 114 Parts & Accessories
Even though the Harley FXDR 114 is a pure power cruiser as is, there’s plenty of ways to make it even more powerful. The clearest path to more power comes from Harley itself, who can supply the optional Screamin’ Eagle Titanium Performance slip-on muffler, Screamin’ Eagle Air Cleaner Kit and the Screamin’ Eagle Pro Street Tuner. Stage I is the base for available Screamin’ Eagle Stage II, Stage III and Stage IV kits, too There are hundreds of other Softail FXDR 114 parts and accessories in the Harley-Davidson P&A line, or you can explore the dozens of aftermarket companies offering their own custom pieces.