2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 launched – RM87,964

MY19 FXDRS FXDR 114. Softail.

It appears iconic American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson (H-D), is serious in its bid to bring its catalogue into the modern age, with the launch of the 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114, with pricing starting from USD 21,439 (RM87,964) for the basic black model. Choosing a colour option for the FXDR 114 bumps the price up to USD 21,749 (RM89,290).

Notable updates to the FXDR 114 “power cruiser” in H-D’s Softail range is ABS as standard and the use of composite materials to save weight. According to H-D, the FXDR 114 weighs in at 303 kg, ready to go, with a seat height of 720 mm.

Carrying the Milwaukee-Eight 114 four-valve per cylinder V-twin mill, displacing 1,868 cc, the FXDR has 160 Nm of torque on tap at 3,500 rpm. As is usual, H-D does not provide horsepower figures for the FXDR 114, but going from previous experience, some 90-odd ponies would sound about right.

2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 launched – RM87,964


More weight reduction is realised in the aluminium swingarm, losing 4.62 kg from the steel Softail swingarm, from 10.88 kg to 6.25 kg. This is 43% in percentage terms and is combined with a welded aluminium tubing sub-frame clad with a composite material tail section, saving a further 3.2 kg in the process.

The FXDR 114 rolls on a 19-inch wheel in front, a forged aluminum Ace unit that is a lightweight design with thin spokes. The rear end is propped up by a 240 section 18-inch wheel, in line with H-D’s current styling of fat rear wheels for its Softail range.

Inverted 43 mm diameter front forks are used, with twin four-piston callipers clamping 300 mm fixed discs. The rear end has a monoshock with a single two-piston calliper brake grabbing a floating disc.

2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 launched – RM87,964

Updating the electrics, H-D has fitted the FXDR with LED lighting all round, with a 5.4 cm LCD display showing all the necessary information. Fuel is carried in the stretched 16.7 litre tank and H-D claims the FXDR has some 32 degrees of lean angle on either side of the bike.

Other riding conveniences on the FXDR 114 include keyless ignition, a H-D Smart Security System and a USB charging port. The 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 comes in six colour choices – Vivid Black, Black Denim, Industrial Gray Denim, Wicked Red Denim, Bonneville Salt Denim, and Rawhide Denim.