2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler from United States of America
TERRIBLE TO RIDE due to heat and rear suspension buck board ride
The bike is terrible to ride compared to the previous 15 Harleys I have owned. Two major design problems.
1. The heat coming off the right side makes the trike impossible to ride. Your leg becomes so hot at a traffic light you have to take your foot off the brake and place it far out to the side. I installed the seat deflectors, but the heat is terrible. The heat is radiating horizontally off the front jug and heater pipe, so that stopping is impossible. At speed it is far less of a problem. This is a design issue they should have solved before selling the bike.
2. The ride is terrible due to the solid axle on the rear. If you hit a bump with either tire, the bike will rock back and forth. Hold on, it is a bumpy ride. For the money Harley should have installed independent rear suspension; coil over shock half shaft suspension.
Knowing what I know today and because of health reasons, I would have found a set of training wheels for my FXSTC.
See above - 2 major design issues that were both preventable through engineering design.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th July, 2019