Introduced 43 years ago, and a hit in its first year of production as part of the FX family, the 2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider continues well into the 21st century as a Softail.No doubt about it, there have been vast improvements along the way, and the current Low Rider is a comfortable and capable cruiser.
Powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 107 motor installed in the latest Softail frame, the 2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider is an excellent urban beast. If you have the urge to visit your friends in the canyons, the reasonable 30 degrees of rake and nearly 30 degrees of lean angle mean you don’t have to tiptoe around corners.There are dual front discs to slow you down, and the 107 powerplant will propel you at impressive speeds. Good looks and riding practicality come together on the Harley-Davidson Low Rider.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!