When the original FXS Low Rider hit showroom floors back in ’77, it was immediately popular and dominated Harley-Davidson sales. Based on the FX Super Glide, which was essentially a mishmash of parts from the big-frame FL and smaller XL (Sportster) models, the FXS was the first attempt by the factory (under the blighted AMF banner) to emulate the look of the home-job customs that were popular at the time.
Since then, the FXS changed from the original, hard-mount frame to the rubber-mount, FXR frame in the early eighties, and has been built on the new, hybrid Dyna frame (FXDL) since ’91. Fast forward to 2017, and you can see The Motor Company hard at it to further improve and refine the Low Rider, and these latest versions are certainly the best yet. Read on to find out why.
Continue reading for my review of the Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider and Low Rider S.
Introduced in 2006, the Dyna Street Bob (FXDB) was the first "Dark Custom" designed for Harley-Davidson’s Dyna family. The Street Bob originally came with an 88.5 cubic-inch (1,450 cc) engine and graduated to 96.7 cubes (1,584 cc) in 2007. After the release of the Twin Cam 103 in the 2012, Harley dropped it into the Street Bob starting in 2014.
In the modern bobber style, the 2017 Street Bob is minimal: solo seat, no windshield, cut-down fenders, mid-mount controls and retro-style air cleaner cover. Minimal doesn’t mean lack of comfort, though. The Street Bob is very comfortable — comfortable enough for all-day riding. With bags and a windshield, it would make a nice casual tourer — better than a Softail would.
Minimal also doesn’t mean lack of quality. The Street Bob holds to the same standard of quality that Harley is known for and pledges that to you in a cast 3-D fuel tank medallion, not some econo graphic sticker.
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Black-out is the name of the game with Harley-Davidson’s Fat Bob — a member in good standing of the Dark Custom series. While the Fat Bob only saw a new paint color for 2015, for 2016 Harley slapped that High Output Twin Cam 103™ engine in it for some extra sexiness. With fat tires, an extreme riding position, and hot-rod styling, the Fat Bob looks like a beast and yeah, it talks the talk, but it also walks the walks when it comes to performance.
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Harley Davidson revealed the 2013 version of its popular Dyna Fat Bob model. The bike is propelled by a strong air-cooled Twin Cam 103B Harley engine which is mated on a 6 speed cruise drive transmission.
As far as styling goes, the 2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob FXDF features a drag-style handlebar combined with an aggressive front end, coil over rear chrome shocks and a dual chrome headlamp. You also get a premium paint job which further enhances the custom look.
To offer a smooth ride the motorcycle is equipped with adjustable suspension which suits a wide range of riding styles. The company’s engineers have also spent a lot of time to reward the Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob’s rider with top notch ergonomics. Thereby you are treated with forward-mounted controls, engine idle temperature management strategy and a comfortable saddle.
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Harley Davidson revealed its 2014 lineup. All models received their set of small upgrades and the Dyna Street Bob makes no exception.
In terms of style the motorcycle comes with fuel tank medallions, mini ape-hanger handlebars, black out accents and personalized paint options.
Power comes from an air-cooled, Twin Cam 103 engine that delivers a maximum torque of 98.8 ft-lb at 3,000 rpm. As far as efficiency is concerned, the engine delivers an average fuel consumption of 43 mpg. The engine was carefully designed to work together with a modern Six-Speed Cruise Drive transmission that is perfectly suited for long journeys.
For enhanced comfort the Harley Davidson Dyna Stret Bob is equipped with a set of preload adjustable front suspensions and a slammed low rear suspension.
The 2014 Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bob is offered with a base price of $13,349.
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Meet the all-new 2014 Harley Davidson Dyna Low Rider which draws inspiration from the iconic Low Rider that dominated the American streets back in the 70’s.
The bike has been built with agility in mind, so it comes with a relatively low weight (292 kg) and compact dimensions, two features that help you maneuver it without too much fuss.
Power comes from an air-cooled Twin Cam 103 injected v-twin lump engine with a displacement of 1690cc. The unit cranks out a maximum power of 75 hp at 5010 rpm and 126 Nm of torque at 3,500 and is paired with a 2-into-1 exhaust.
The stopping power is handled by dual 4-piston fixed calipers in the front and a 2-pot floating caliper at the rear. There is also available an optional ABS system. The ABS version of the Harley Davidson Dyna Low Rider can be yours for $14,199 (€10,245).
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Harley Davidson has revealed the 2014 Dyna Switchback. Unfortunately, there aren’t major upgrades for the new model year, but there are a few small modifications that are welcomed.
The bike continues to be powered by the same twin cam 103 engine. The engine features a lightweight piston design which improves the power delivery and the makes it more refined. The engine cranks out a peak torque of 98.8 ft-lb at 3,500 rpm and is mated on a six speed Cruise Drive transmission.
Once you jump on the back of the 2014 Harley Davidson Dyna Switchback you’ll be welcomed by a spacious seat, mini “ape hanger” handlebars and a modern console with a five inch speedo. You also get full-length rider footboards, and detachable windshield and saddlebags.
The 2014 Harley Davidson Dyna Switchback is offered with a base price of $ 16,999.
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The 2014 Harley Davidson Dyna Fat Bob was revealed. The motorcycle comes with a set of tasty style features that help it compete with success against any other motorcycle in its class. Among them you’ll find blacked out finishes, new graphics, blunt cut mufflers and a trimmed rear fender.
For 2014 the Harley Davidson Dyna Fat Bob has also received a new two up seat which is a bit more comfortable than the previous model.
At the heart of this beauty lies Harley-Davidson’s Twin Cam 103 engine with black powder-coated heads and cylinders are highlighted by machined cooling fin tips and chrome rocker covers. Fire up the engine and it will reward you with a peak torque of 98.8 ft-lb at 3,500 rpm. The engine is fed by a 5 gallons fuel tank and its power is kept in leash by a six-speed cruise drive transmission.
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What’s wide up front, low in the back and round at both ends? That’s right, its the FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide, Harley-Davidson’s factory-custom cruiser that carries classic and custom design elements with none of the old-time nostalgia of some of their more retro-looking creations. In other words, less “grandpa” and more “club garage,” if you know what I mean.
Not exactly priced as an entry-level model, the DWG nonetheless serves as a viable “first upgrade” for folks looking to get off their trainer bike, and trade up to something with a little more fortitude. These rides are almost unchanged from 2014 through 2017 with the exception of paint and a few minor bits with an engine upgrade halfway through the range.
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Featuring a classic appearance and equipped with the latest technologies in the business, the new 2013 Harley-Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback is ready to rock.
Like its predecessors, 2013 Harley-Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback is a fairly versatile motorcycle, being able to transform from a cruising bike into a touring one without any problems.
As far as ergonomics are concerned, the motorcycle comes with full length foorboards, a spacious seat that can accommodate two persons, a detachable windscreen and a modern handlebar.
Unlike the international model that is equipped with the old engine, the USA version comes with a fresh rubber-mounted twin Cam 103B, 1690cc unit with electronic sequential port and fuel Injection (ESPFI). In terms of power the engine delivers a maximum torque of 100 ft. lbs. at 3500 RPM and offers a combined fuel consumption of 42 mpg (5.6 L/100 km).
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Re-introduced in 2010, the Dyna Wide Glide motorcycle is all about attitude. Its tough, dark styling and retro feel, along with a retro price tag, give riders the confidence to sit low and stretch out. The Wide Glide is raw and true to its roots with a chopped rear fender, black rims on 40-spoke laced wheels, a black tank console, “Tommy Gun” exhaust, beefy, raked-out forks and a swept back sissy bar. Throw in the old-school flame paint scheme and heads are sure to turn. The lowered suspension, internally-wired handlebar with 4-inch riser and forward foot controls offer an awesome ride and the sticker price provides amazing value.
The motorcycle is equipped with a new air-cooled, Twin Cam 103 engine that produces up to 100 ft lbs. peak torque, an increase of approximately 6 percent over the Twin Cam 96 engine it replaces. The engine is paired with a six speed Cruise Drive transmission and delivers an average fuel economy of 42 mpg.
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If you are searching for a new bobber motorcycle which is able to combine modern performances with classic lines, then you should take a closer look at the Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bob. New for 2013, the Dyna Street Bob FXDB comes with optional Hard Candy Custom, a large metal flake paint finish that recalls the iconic styling of ’70s custom bikes.
The motorcycle is offered with an ergonomic slammed solo bobber seat. This seat not only adds to the style of the bike, but also keeps you comfortable.
As far as styling goes, you’ll especially like the post war style stainless steel mini ape hanger handlebar, the stripped down Dyna fender, and the 1940s sausage taillight. The classic look continues with the Harley Street Bob FXDB’s black laced steel 19-inch Harley wheels. And the blacked out rims, match the blacked out style of the Twin Cam 96 engine.
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For 2013, the Dyna FXDC comes in a limited, serialized 110th Anniversary Special Edition, featuring exclusive commemorative anniversary styling elements and premium features.
The 2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Custom features a lot of chrome and you’ll especially like the machined cooling fin tips and chrome rocker covers of the engine. More chrome you’ll find on the tank-mounted gauges, while the stainless steel pullback handlebars add the finishing touch to the polished look of the bike.
The 110th Anniversary Edition’s Smoothie Laced wheels come with extruded aluminum rims further improving the custom look of the motorcycle.
Each Anniversary Edition Harley-Davidson is offered with an optional Anniversary medallion forged of solid bronze and plated with black nickel. Other optional finishes include saddle inserts medallions for the engine element covers and two-tone color combinations (Rich Vintage Bronze and Antique Vintage Black).
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