Driving report Harley-Davidson Breakout

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Driving report Harley-Davidson Breakout

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Driving report Harley-Davidson Breakout

Harley-Davidson Breakout in the driving report
Breakout, adventure, rebellion

Harley-Davidson Breakout – the term alone sounds like adventure and rebellion. The expectations of a motorcycle with this designation are therefore accordingly. Read here in the test whether they are fulfilled.

Rolf Henniges

04/11/2013

The exclusive Harley-Davidson CVO Breakout was a huge success last year. A few days after the first photos of the 29,050 euro machine went around the world, it was sold out. The chrome-laden motorcycle, limited to 1500 copies worldwide, was bursting with beautifully crafted details and offered almost everything that customizers would ask for a fortune. With the construction of the Breakout, Harley’s in-house custom department CVO (Custom Vehicles Operations) should not only set up a special model for the company’s 110th birthday, but also check whether there is a market for heavy drag style bikes of this type.

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Breakout version for the people from 20 895 euros

Obviously there is. Reason enough for the guys from Milwaukee to reach for the parts shelf again and design a breakout version for the people. But it’s not really cheap either. Before one of the 650 breakouts available in Germany rolls into the home garage from May, at least 20,895 euros must be paid for, depending on the color. But in Marseille, where the Harley Boys presented their latest coup, one thing quickly became clear: Despite its price, the Harley-Davidson Breakout has what it takes to be a box-office hit.

One day before the start of the official presentation, which took place at the local Harley dealer, the latter had invited his customers to introduce the Harley-Davidson Breakout to a small group; and supposedly he sold twelve machines that evening. Just because of the optics, nobody drove that day.

That is reserved for the crowd of journalists who are allowed to saddle up. First impression when you take a seat on the Harley-Davidson Breakout: comfortable, cozy, cool. But nothing for novice drivers. The seat height is quite low at just 660 millimeters, but 322 kilograms and a powerful wide tire require experienced hands. Incidentally, the 240 Dunlop D 407 spans a beautifully designed eight-inch rim with ten spokes in Gasser style from the 1970s.

And the hands should not only be experienced, they should also bring strength. In single file you poke through the rush hour of the southern French metropolis and train the forearm muscles on both sides. Not only is it difficult to operate the clutch, the front single-disc brake also demands courageous gripping. The Harley-Davidson Breakout helps “give me five” to a whole new meaning. Nothing works here with just one or two fingers. All manual strength is required for coupling and braking. The allegedly identical brake system works better in the Dyna Street Bob (article on page 3): there, the deceleration is more effective, the pressure point crisper. Does not matter. Despite ABS, one more reason to drive with foresight.

Stately, ostentatious, self-confident

Stately, ostentatious, self-confident, that’s how you can describe the seating position, which, by the way, is comfortable for both big and small. The feet rest on notches mounted in front of the engine, the hands grip a drag bar that is almost straight. The upper body is stretched slightly forward. In the long run, this is not as uncomfortable as it reads. The comfort is okay. The Harley-Davidson Breakout is part of the company’s Softail range. The powerfully wide rocker arm with a rigid frame look bounces over two spring struts located under the engine. And they do their job pretty well. The very flat fork with its mighty 49er stanchions also responds well, works comfortably and is torsion-resistant.

If you take a closer look, you will see that parts such as the oil expansion tank or swing arm are almost identical to those that were also used in the rocker model. This is where Harley’s modular system pays off. Thankfully, the guided tour not only takes you along endless straights and through traffic jams in Marseille, but also along winding little roads in the hinterland, which winter has struck its claws. To cut a long story short: Of course, the rear tire has a strong pitching moment, the steering geometry is anything but corner-friendly and the lean angle is severely limited, but an experienced pilot will have fun. The Harley-Davidson Breakout can be moved more dynamically than you might think.

First smoking break. Common sneaking around the bike, which is offered in three colors: red, blue and black. Although it reads differently at Harley, of course. It says under colors “Ember Red Sunglo, Big Blue Pearl and Vivid Black”. But it’s not the colors that make the Harley-Davidson Breakout unique, but the style. The mighty tire is brought into focus by the shortened, subtly curved fender, and the minimalist round instrument mounted behind the handlebars and the flat steering head angle ensure a particularly compact appearance. Enough gawked, enough smoked. Here we go! Enter the corridor, open fire!

Chug through the area at 2000 rpm

Which means nothing more than giving 75 horses their exercise. A maximum of 75 mind you. Harley specifies the torque for the Harley-Davidson Breakout 130 Newton meters at a friendly 3000 rpm. In practice, the Big Twin can be moved quite lazily. You often find yourself chugging through the area at just 2000 rpm. Turn up? At most for quick overtaking. Otherwise a calm heartbeat is the order of the day. The circuit could be better. Gear changes are sometimes quite harsh. But somehow that’s part of it. You would probably be appalled by the silent, precise locking and short distances.


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Looks like it has been sawn off the yard: the almost straight dragbar handlebar.

Shifting, like so much else on a Harley, is an emotional experience. Also, the drive does not pull the sausage off the plate if you load properly. The Twin Cam 103B engine pounds in the Harley-Davidson Breakout. For all Harley newbies: It is an air-cooled 45-degree V2 with 1690 cubic meters and two balance shafts that largely eliminate annoying vibrations. Unlike its twin brother without balancer shafts, it is rigidly bolted to the frame. But even with the comparatively modest vigor, one can make satisfactory progress. Because a Harley engine is alive. And ultimately, it’s not about how fast you live, but how well and for how long.

Hand on heart: does the machine really deserve its name? Is she really better suited than others to break out of everyday life? Clear yes! Similar to the puristic Bobber Forty-Eight, the Harley-Davidson Breakout creates an extremely cool driving feeling through its drag styling. And we’re not just talking about seating position and design here. But about inviolability and zeitgeist. Objectively speaking, the Breakout does not brake well. Their handling is not great, and the steering precision leaves a lot to be desired. But does anyone really want to know? On the Harley-Davidson Breakout you feel completely and really free. What could be nicer than pushing open a door at the push of a button in the prison of daily obligations and simply being able to break out?

Technical specifications


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Stylishly scaled: speedometer with all kinds of digital information.

engine
Air-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke 45 degree V engine, transverse crankshaft, two balance shafts, two chain-driven camshafts below, two valves per cylinder, hydraulic valve lifters, bumpers, rocker arms, dry sump lubrication, injection, Ø 46 mm, regulated catalytic converter, 489 W alternator , Battery 12 V / 19 Ah, mechanically operated multi-disc oil bath clutch, six-speed gearbox, toothed belt, secondary ratio 2.063.
Bore x stroke 98.4 x 111.1 mm
Cubic capacity 1690 cm³
Compression ratio 9.6: 1

rated capacity
55.0 kW (75 PS) at 5010 rpm
Max. Torque
130 Nm at 3000 rpm

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Double loop frame made of steel, telescopic fork, Ø 49 mm, triangular swing arm made of steel, two spring legs, adjustable spring base, front disc brake,
Ø 292 mm, four-piston fixed calliper, rear disc brake,
Ø 292 mm, double-piston floating caliper, ABS.

Cast aluminum wheels 3.50 x 21; 8.00 x 18
Tire 130/60 B 21; 240/40 R 18

Dimensions + weights
Wheelbase 1710 mm, steering head angle 55.0 degrees, caster 146 mm, spring travel f / r 117/79 mm, empty weight 322 kg, seat height 660 mm, tank capacity / reserve 18.9 / 3.8 liters.
Warranty two years
Colors black, red, blue
Price from 20 895 euros

Street Bob Special Edition


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Already sold out: the anniversary version of the Street Bob, which is limited to 70 units in Germany.

Happy Birthday, Harley! To mark the company’s 110th birthday, 500 copies of this special Harley-Davidson Breakout Street Bob are available worldwide. In this case, it is only limited to the European market including the markets in the Middle East and Africa, because in Australia or the USA, for example, this bike is not even offered. Only 70 copies of the Special Edition come to Germany and are already sold out.

In contrast to the standard version of the Harley-Davidson Breakout Street Bob, the larger-capacity 103 Twin Cam is booming here, the machine rolls on red anodized rims, and it has ABS as standard and a special paintwork in a two-tone scallop look. The price of 14,895 euros is almost a bargain considering the exclusivity. Because for the standard version of the Street Bob in two-tone paintwork and ABS, you have to leaf out 14,985 euros on the table. And then it has neither the large engine nor red anodized rims.

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