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    I'm not worried at all guys and it was a general consensus not just what folks said on here about its handeling.
    Anyway suns out and I'm off to waken the neighbors with my big radius pipes😂😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by big mikeS View Post
    I'm not worried at all guys and it was a general consensus not just what folks said on here about its handeling.
    Anyway suns out and I'm off to waken the neighbors with my big radius pipes😂😂
    Sounds like a plan, enjoy.
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    I was really worried about the handling comments before I test rode one. Yes, it isn't linear, y
    Yes, right handers require a little more lean and an arm full. I purchased mine for the looks and torque, and just love it!
    Find it comfy compared to my 48, the foot position is especially nicer. The torque is fantastic and gives me a stupid grin on every fist full. Being a counterbalanced engine and hard mounted I don't get off with that tingle in my bones, which is nice. More impotantly I'm not having to fill up at every petrol station which adds extra time to a day out. My biggest advise to anyone looking at a Breakout would be to get off the road and brush up on the slow speed cornering on an empty car park, did me the world of good.
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    Good post Adam. Glad you like it and coming off a 48 the same as you a post I fully concur with.

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    As we all know, everyone has an opinion. I fell in love with the Breakout as soon as I saw it. I read 5 reviews that came out top on Google and based on them Harley marketing department would probably crap themselves. While I found the 48 fun I suffer with my lower back and after an hour my leg would go to sleep. One of the motorcycling journalis said, 'it was the worst bike he'd ridden' for comfort. I don't know what to say but, I feel great compared to the 48, which by the way is a great bike! The biggest thing that I found was the 2 up situation 2 reviews said it was uncomfortable for the pillion. As we've just established we're all build very different, so the first time the wife got on the back for an hour of A roads and motorways she loved it. She'd only been used to a Honda CB1000 and a GSXR1000 so coming off a postage stamp for a seat this was positively luxury. All I need to do now is work out what upgrade next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyadam View Post
    As we all know, everyone has an opinion. I fell in love with the Breakout as soon as I saw it. I read 5 reviews that came out top on Google and based on them Harley marketing department would probably crap themselves. While I found the 48 fun I suffer with my lower back and after an hour my leg would go to sleep. One of the motorcycling journalis said, 'it was the worst bike he'd ridden' for comfort. I don't know what to say but, I feel great compared to the 48, which by the way is a great bike! The biggest thing that I found was the 2 up situation 2 reviews said it was uncomfortable for the pillion. As we've just established we're all build very different, so the first time the wife got on the back for an hour of A roads and motorways she loved it. She'd only been used to a Honda CB1000 and a GSXR1000 so coming off a postage stamp for a seat this was positively luxury. All I need to do now is work out what upgrade next.

    Adam
    Opinions are like arseholes, everyone's got one. Enjoy the bike. I'm a complete sportster nut, I get stick for it, but it do t matter as it's my bike and its everything I need from it. Hope you get the same enjoyment from yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyadam View Post
    As we all know, everyone has an opinion. I fell in love with the Breakout as soon as I saw it. I read 5 reviews that came out top on Google and based on them Harley marketing department would probably crap themselves. While I found the 48 fun I suffer with my lower back and after an hour my leg would go to sleep. One of the motorcycling journalis said, 'it was the worst bike he'd ridden' for comfort. I don't know what to say but, I feel great compared to the 48, which by the way is a great bike! The biggest thing that I found was the 2 up situation 2 reviews said it was uncomfortable for the pillion. As we've just established we're all build very different, so the first time the wife got on the back for an hour of A roads and motorways she loved it. She'd only been used to a Honda CB1000 and a GSXR1000 so coming off a postage stamp for a seat this was positively luxury. All I need to do now is work out what upgrade next.

    Adam
    Good to see Adam, they are an acquired ride but awesome grin factor

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    Small update,
    Breakout has been great but just never gelled with the handelling, right hand corners for dome reason,
    Still think it's the nicest looking Harley especially in the hot rod red but onwards and upwards

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    The handling does take a while to get to grips with. Ironically I am left handed and love right hand bends, it's the left handed ones I'm not so keen on! It took me 7 months and nearly 5,500 miles to really discover both mine and the bike's limitations. Took me longer than any other bike I have owned. I couldn't part with mine as nothing currently looks as badass in the line-up. Sod the handling they're all crappy really in the overall perspective of what's available. I did a recent longer haul trip and nothing else has ever come close for comfort. Also I am nearing the end of an ongoing ballpark £4k plus customisation programme on it. Will it go any faster? NO! Will it handle any better? Probably NOT! But that's Harley for you! I did however lash out on another run about to scratch the itches the Harley couldn't quite reach. Won't expand as it upsets the purists! I am a profound Harley fan but realise as many do that they currently have their shortcomings. Those I can live with to ride something with the heritage, following and element of lifestyle that comes with it.

    Exciting times ahead for what is coming methinks? Even I may eventually have something that will catch my eye and persuade me to move 'onwards and upwards' as you so eloquently put it. What's next for you then?



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    Quote Originally Posted by big mikeS View Post
    Small update,
    Breakout has been great but just never gelled with the handelling, right hand corners for dome reason,
    Still think it's the nicest looking Harley especially in the hot rod red but onwards and upwards

    Hello Mike,

    My guess is that you're right handed, we right handed ones prefer left bends, I take right bends with caution as they don't seem natural to me. Another thing that is done for right handed people is driving on the left hand side of the road in the UK, this practice goes way back to when knights used to joust and they held the lance with they're right hand. Another thing that is for right handed motorcyclist is having the side stand on the left side of the machine, it's easier for a right handed person to pull a motorcycle upright from the left rather than the right. Try mounting your bike from the right hand side, it feels really odd.

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