Top 5 Favorite Things About the 2018 Harley-Davidson Breakout Softail
After spending a couple months on the 2017 Harley Breakout last year we were eager to see how the 2018 model with the redesigned Softail suspension stacked up. If for some reason you’ve been living in a cave and aren’t familiar with the new frame, race-style cartridge fork and rear mono-shock arrangement by now you can read all about it in our 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Motorcycles Revamped & Combined with Dyna Line article.
There’s plenty to like about the changes to the 2018 Harley Breakout. Even though it still sports a 240mm wide rear tire, kudos to Harley engineers because as a whole the motorcycle runs much smoother now, from the way it flows easier through turns to the amount of feel from the road the suspension provides. Harley also shaved 35 pounds off the 2018 Breakout and equipped it with the Milwaukee-Eight, offering it with either the 107 or 114 configuration. For our test we lucked out and scored one with the arm-stretching 114. H-D also shaved down the tank from 5 gallons to 3.5 gallons. The new tank is a beaut, but we definitely noticed we were stopping for gas much more frequently. Luckily, we averaged 48.146 mpg, so even with the big 114 the new Milwaukee-Eight is both efficient and powerful. While the full first ride review will run in a future issue of American Iron Magazine, here’s our 5 Favorite Things About the 2018 Harley Breakout Softail to tide you over until then.
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