The Breakout is a modern expression of hard rock, strength bracelets, groaning metal and muscular ankles. Manly as well as slender, powerful in style, he immediately attracted strong sympathy. And it should take a new turn with this greatly revamped opus. Equipped with the latest Milwaukee 8 engine, the Breakout 1745 cm3 / 107 ci gains strength and toughness. The workouts paid off, and the biceps are protruding.
Harley could have been content to cram the new Big Twin and basta. Except that this "Gasser" loves cosmetics, winks at nightclubs and jawbones in day suits. As it evolves, the Breakout trades its headlight for a Daymaker LED model, puts its mirrors and triple trees in black, angles its rear fender supports, doubles the sticks of its rims … and grafts a digital display in instead of a traditional needle counter. Shock insured.
The tank has been remodeled, gaining in ilk and shedding a few liters in the process. Now, the exhausts no longer follow each other but overlap. Thus prepared, the Breakout 2 asserts a new face, discreetly suggesting much more than we see. And it’s the chassis that benefits.
The MoCo gives the Softail frame a hell of a makeover, arguably the most important since the creation of this family of machines. Always this Hardtail aspect with a total overhaul of the structure. Half the parts to build it, 22% less welds, and 65% more stiffness. Once all the peripherals are on it, the overall stiffness improvement is 34%. This should significantly limit the flexible moods of the chassis in serious conditions. Not to mention the benefit of weight, which reaches 5.89 kilos on this chassis. Harley is proud to announce that this custom has lost no less than 17 kilos. Sacred job !
A revamped framework is good. Adequate suspensions are even better. The Breakout borrows the double-acting valve fork that appeared on Touring models in 2017. Offering improved damping and more responsiveness, it is supported by a revised caster angle and stroke for more handling. Finally, a new single-shock absorber gives concrete form to a completely redesigned rear suspension that improves all the dynamics of the motorcycle. We appreciate the presence of a wheel easily accessible for adjusting the preload.
The high point of this evolution highlights the twin of 1745 cm3. Inaugurated on big tourers, it now comes to practice on Softail. Sporting the best of Harley, with increased displacement, 4 valves per cylinder, stumbling torque of almost 15 mkg and reduced vibrations, this block allows a gain of 10% on 0 to 100 km / h compared to the old one Twin Cam. And in use, it only offers enchantment.
The Breakout is forging stripes on its identity. Better suspended, more rigorous, better motorized, more vindictive, the machine exerts even more a certain magnetism. A marked step in the 21st century, with the taste of the great period of the 20th century. For a stronger dish in the mouth, we can offer the optional 114 ci motor..
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1690 SOFTAIL BREAKOUT FXSB 2017
Model marketed in
medium: 5.50 l
about 160 km / h
The technical aspect
2018 Harley-Davidson 1745 SOFTAIL BREAKOUT FXBR
- Tank: 13.2 liters
- Width: 950 mm
- Wheelbase: 1,695 mm
- Dry weight: 294 kg
- Operating weight: 305 kg
- Train before
- Secondary toothed belt transmission
- Rear axle
(100 x 111.1 mm)
at 5,020 rpm
at 3000 rpm