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2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout First Ride Photo Gallery
The 2013 Harley Breakout, the latest Softail from The Motor Company, combines the power of a Twin Cam 103B with a low slung chassis.
We take a spin on Harley's newest Softail model, the 2013 FXSB Breakout, during its international debut at Daytona Beach Bike Week.
No sooner did the 2013 Harley Breakout makes its debut at Bike Week at Mikey Luv's on Main Street than fans of The Motor Company were trying it on for size.
The 2013 Harley Breakout is offered in Vivid Black, Big Blue Pearl or our favorite, Ember Red Sunglo and lists for $17,899.
The Breakout is led by a wide 49mm fork, approximately 1.75-inches wider than previous Softails like the Rocker, paired to a 130mm wide, 21-inch tall wheel.
The 2013 Breakout has a gloss black drag bar sitting atop chrome risers with the speedo integrated smartly into the risers.
The five-gallon tank of the Breakout has glass-filled tank medallions and graphics you'll only find on this Softail.
The 2013 Harley Breakout is stable in the twisties but could benefit from a bit more lean angle.
The rigid-mounted Twin Cam 103B V-Twin puts out a claimed 95.5 lb-ft of torque @3000 rpm.
The 2013 FXSB Breakout is the first CVO model to be adapted as a production model.
The ribbed cast aluminum oil tank on the Breakout is a new twist.
Cruising down the boulevard on a bike with a menacing profile is what the Breakout is all about.
Blunt-cut mufflers with gloss black heat shields match the personality of the Breakout well.
Harley chopped down the rear fender and side-mounted the license plate so there's an unobstructed view of the 240mm wide backside.
Drag bars are positioned down at about 4 o'clock, foot controls are far forward and ergos are canted slightly forward on the Breakout's rider triangle.
Harley is hoping that making the production Breakout a little darker and edgier will appeal to a younger demographic than its dressier CVO version.
The 2013 Breakout styling direction was lead by young up-and-comer Harley designer Ben McGinley.
The Harley Breakout has wide drag bars that provide good leveraging in turns and sticky Dunlops that grip well.
The profile of the 2013 Harley Breakout is long, with a 67.3-inch wheelbase, and low, with a laden seat height of 24.7-inches, tall up front and wide out back.
We rode in ten strong to Daytona Beach Main Street to park the 2013 Breakouts in front of Mikey Luv's for its world debut.
The fender brace on the rear of the Breakout is the first forged and polished aluminum support without a cosmetic cover while wiring for the rear is concealed beneath the brace.
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