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2014 Low Rider

 
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I took a Lowrider for a test run yesterday. That was a stupid thing to do because now I want one. Pab3rd, did you try the standard foot position before going to forwards? How do you like the forward controls and how tall are you? Where did you get the battery bag? Thanks.
I took one out for a test ride whilst my Iron 883 was in having $1800 worth of servicing and upgrades, and after a 1 1/2 hour ride I left the dealer with a much lighter wallet having ordered a new Low Rider. It's currently on it's way to the UK having left the US on 22 May. Hopefully have it home by the end of June. Already spent extra on smoked direction lights, smoked rear light cluster, chrome surround lean back tag holder.
 

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Already spent extra on smoked direction lights, smoked rear light cluster, chrome surround lean back tag holder.
Ah-ha! Good on ya! So it's going to look a bit like this.....

 
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Bike looks good modular!
 
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Ah-ha! Good on ya! So it's going to look a bit like this.....

Something similar - the lean back tag holder is so much better than standard - however UK law requires a much larger plate, 9"x7", so I may get a pull for the size of it

Nice looking bike - 4 weeks to wait for mine
 
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"Who cares..." petefwa.

I do, that is why I asked.

Is there something wrong with knowing basic performance data?
 
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Went to another Demo Days event this weekend. Wanted to drive the Lowrider again. It is the right bike for me for sure. Took this pic just before going out on a ride:

 
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Before you pull the trigger on the lowrider, you should maybe go for a ride on a Fat Bob and perhaps a Street Bob as well. Not that the Low Rider isn't a great bike itself.

The Fatty has the dual disks as the low rider does (which to me was a very important thing). The Streeter doesn't but it's cool looking bike anyway and was my choice until I rode the Fat Bob.

I also like the colour choices on the Fat Bob better than the Low Rider. Still - you can paint your bike any colour you want over the winter!

Both bikes are pretty low. Not sure how much lower the LowRider is, but I am only 5' 8" and have both feet firmly on the floor with room to spare on the Fat Bob.
 
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Before you pull the trigger on the lowrider, you should maybe go for a ride on a Fat Bob and perhaps a Street Bob as well. Not that the Low Rider isn't a great bike itself.

The Fatty has the dual disks as the low rider does (which to me was a very important thing). The Streeter doesn't but it's cool looking bike anyway and was my choice until I rode the Fat Bob.

I also like the colour choices on the Fat Bob better than the Low Rider. Still - you can paint your bike any colour you want over the winter!

Both bikes are pretty low. Not sure how much lower the LowRider is, but I am only 5' 8" and have both feet firmly on the floor with room to spare on the Fat Bob.
While you make a good point that different Dynas fit different people, so its worth checking others out to at least get an idea of which seat, pegs, boards, or handlebars will provide different people optimal comfort. The LR is in a league of its own if you long for a traditional Harley:



Go to sleep for 40 years then wake up to find:

2014 Harley Low Rider

 

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Thanks for the advice, adm. The dual discs are huge for me as well. As is the tach. I got have a tach. Been riding for 35 years and all my street bikes have had tachs.

The adjustable bars are also big in my book. The position of the foot controls on the Lowrider fit me perfectly. It would be a stretch for me to reach those forward controls so common on other models.

I also love that seat insert that puts me up a little farther.

There is also the issue of weight. The Lowrider comes in at 666 lbs wet and the Fat Bob comes in at 706 lbs wet. 40 extra pounds is too much extra weight for me. I wish the Lowrider was more around 600 lbs. The 666 lbs of the Lowrider is as heavy as I care to go.

I do not want to go anymore than the already heavy 666 lbs of the Lowrider. I am coming from a sportsbike backround:

1991 Honda CBR 600 F2
1993 Honda CBR 900 RR
1997 Honda CBR 1100 XX
2003 Kawasaki ZZR 1200
2011 Suzuki GSXR 600

Of these bikes, the CBR1100XX and ZZR1200 came in at 550 pounds wet. My current bike, weighs under 400 lbs thanks to some mods I made.
 

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Old 05-31-2014, 10:13 PM
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Thanks for posting those two pics, saddlebags. What is old is new again. I see that HD is offering the same silver paint scheme on the new bike as the old. I took these pics today at the dealership:





 

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