Styling and power come together in the 2020 Harley-Davidson Breakout 114. When it comes to the Breakout, Harley-Davidson is pulling no punches. It is powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 114 motor, and that means a gut-wrenching 119 ft-lbs of torque at just 3000 rpm.There is always plenty of acceleration at your beck-and-call. A massive low-profile 240mm rear Michelin Scorcher 11 puts that torque to the ground. In the front, style and attitude take over. You get a 21-inch front wheel with a tire just 130mm in diameter. That means a single 300mm disc in the front, as any more would overpower the skinny tire.
The seating position is committed to profiling over performance. Your fists and feet are unapologetically forward. The ride isn’t bad, with the latest Softail chassis and generous suspension travel—over five inches in the front and 3.4 inches in the rear.Canyon riding? Don’t ask! The wheelbase is stretched, the fork angle sits at an imposing 36 degrees, and not much in the way of cornering clearance.The 2020 Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 is an eye-catching motorcycle for the rider who wants to be noticed, and also intends to sprint away in style at a moment’s notice. 2020 Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 SpecsENGINE
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!