I don't like the fact that Harley was too %$# cheap to put fly by wire on the standard Breakout. Other than that, it's a great bike to start out with (to customize it), and it handles very well once you take those stupid feelers off, or better yet get a replacement set of pegs so that you can lean it over correctly. Also, it benefits greatly from installing an air shock in the rear.I have been considering adding a breakout to the stable, any feedback on what you do/don't like about your breakout?
Did you expect it to handle exactly like every other bike? Look,... The first time I rode the Breakout it felt like the back tire was pushing it into understeer - I had to mentally adjust to it, but after a few miles it just becomes natural and you don't notice anymore. Everyone here that owns a Breakout experienced the same thing, and adjusted to it, just like any other bike would need small riding adjustments. After a short while on a Breakout you start to lean it over, and that's when the feelers get removed, and if you want more lean you get replacement pegs that don't have a drop-down offset. Don't be put off by a first ride feeling - the Breakout grows on you like a fungus (ok, maybe that was a bad analogy. ):thumbsupWell rode it and the rumors about handling are correct. I was really disappointed in how it handles, beyond poor, obviously the wide tire has an impact but much worse than expected.