All the things they say about the FXR are true. Designed by Erik Buell to outperform the jap bikes the FXR was the best handling, most rigid, and lightest frame Harley ever made. The frame was very expensive to make and H-D decided to switch to a cheaper mass produced FXD/Dyna which is still used today. Many weekend bikers today do not even know what an fxr is until it passes them in a curve. As Harleys get more and more expensive they continue to use the Dyna frame. Profits are soaring because Harley sells really pretty yet poor handling bikes. The FXR represents the last of the "American Quality" that true old school bikers take great pride in.
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