The Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114 is the answer for those looking for a big bore bobber. Check out what we thought of the 2021 model! Review: Jeff Ware Photography: Heather Ware
We recently spent two weeks testing the new Milwaukee-Eight 114 powered Harley-Davidson Street Bob. With mini ape handlebars, mid-mount ‘pegs and narrow spoked rims the Street Bob is a great looking, fast and sweet handling ride, as we found out.
Tech Talk 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114
Harley-Davidson say the Softail chassis offers the look of a classic hardtail frame, but is underpinned by modern suspension for a smooth ride and outstanding handling. A single coil-over shock located between the frame and swingarm is out of view below the seat.
The chassis design is optimised to reduce weight without sacrificing stiffness. The rigid-mounted Milwaukee-Eight V-Twin engine further stiffens the entire chassis and contributes to a platform that delivers strong acceleration and responsive handling and braking performance.
The Milwaukee-Eight V-Twin engine design with 45-degree cylinder angle maintains classic Harley-Davidson look-sound-feel. Because it is rigid mounted in the frame, the engine is equipped with dual counter-balancers to cancel primary vibration at idle for improved rider and passenger comfort.
Four-valve cylinder heads (two exhaust and two intake valves per head, eight total) promote airflow through the engine and contribute to power output, and dual spark plugs ensure more complete combustion to maximise power and efficiency. Advanced cylinder head design, dual knock sensors, and precision cooling allow a 10.0:1 compression ratio for strong torque output and acceleration, while a single camshaft helps reduce mechanical noise so a richer exhaust tone can predominate.
Harley say the Street Bob 114 model is a tough-looking bike that was intended to be ridden hard. The lightest-weight Softail model equipped with a Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, the Street Bob 114 motorcycle is a quick-and-nimble ride with power to spare – 9 percent quicker 0-to-60 mph and 13 percent quicker 60-to-80 mph in fifth gear than the previous Street Bob model with Milwaukee-Eight 107 power.
2021 Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114 Specifications
Price: From $23,995 (Vivid Black tested) $24,340 (other colours)
Colours: Vivid Black, Stone Washed White Pearl, Baja Orange, and Deadwood Green
Warranty: Two-years unlimited km
Claimed Fuel Consumption: 5L/100km (approx 350km range)
Claimed Power: N/A
Claimed Torque: 161Nm[119lbs-ft]@3000rpm
Curb Weight: 298kg
Fuel capacity: 13.2L
Engine: Air-cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin, 1868cc (114 cu. in.), 102 x 114mm bore x stroke, 10.0:1 compression ratio, two-into-one-into-two exhaust
Gearbox: Primary drive: 34/46. Six-speed ratios – 1st: 9.311, 6.454, 4.793, 3.882, 3.307 6th: 2.79 Final Belt 34/46 Clutch: Wet multi-plate, cable actuation
Chassis:Mild steeltubular frame, rectangular section backbone, stamped – cast and forged junctions, MiG welded, alloy fender supports.
Rake: 30° Trail: 157mm
Suspension: Non-adjustable Showa Dual Bending Valve fork, 129mm travel, Spring-preload adjustable shock, 86mm travel.
Brakes: 300mm rotor, Four-piston fixed calipers (f), 300mm rotor, two-piston floating caliper (r), ABS
Wheels & Tyres: Wire-spoke steel, 110/90 – 19in (f), 150/80 – 16in (r), Dunlop
Seat height: 681mm
Ground clearance: 124mm
Overall Length: 2319mm
Lean Angle: 28.5°
Instruments: 2.14 inch viewable area LCD display with speedometer, gear, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip, range and tachometer indication.
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