Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Low Profile Cool Cruiser Full of Features

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Low Profile Cool Cruiser Full of Features

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HARLEYaS new Softail Breakout started life as a Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) model.

While that models cost $42,990 (plus on-road costs), the astandarda model comes in at a realistic $28,990.

The best news is you can accessorise the standard model up to a CVO level, except, of course for the 110 engine.

The standard Breakout is powered by a black powdercoat and chrome 103 Twin Cam with a six-speed Cush Drive transmission and low-maintenance belt drive.

Itas a grunty, ambling drivetrain combination with minimal mechanical noise.

Gears are tall, but you can slip quickly through the cogs and ride the glorious 129Nm wave of torque, downshifting on the highway from the overdriven sixth only for passing duties.

Apart from the 103 engine, the differences between the OEM and CVO are mainly cosmetic. Riding position is leisurely with a relaxed reach to the fat rubber pegs and a slight reach to the bars which bend to a comfortable angle for my wrists. …

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