Breaking News From Daytona. World-Debut Of New Harley-Davidson Breakout Model.

Breakout1Breakout2013_FXSB_RThis Friday morning March 8, 2013 in Daytona, Harley-Davidson debuted its new Breakout model. For all those present in Daytona, the bike will be displayed at 415 Main Street tonight from 5 to 8 pm in the parking area next to Mikey Luv’s Bar & Grill To learn all about the new motorcycle company executives will be available.

2Breakout2013_FXSB_RHarley-Davidson describes it as “an urban prowler, a bike ready for a midnight ramble to the roadhouse or a rib joint rendezvous with the crew. Green light? Crack the throttle to deliver a muscular dose of American V-Twin torque and etch the asphalt with a fat rear tire.”

The Breakout is presented as a premium model in its segment with distinctive finishes and specific components not available on other Harley-Davidson bikes. Long and low-slung, the Breakout features a 240mm rear tire visually balanced with thick forks and chopped fenders, while a shaved tank console and a drag handlebar keep the profile low. A Twin Cam 103B™ powertrain and other components are trimmed in gleaming chrome and gloss-black paint.
Like the acclaimed 2013 Custom Vehicle.

“With Breakout we got down to motorcycle essentials, which means emphasizing the powertrain and the wheels,” says Harley-Davidson Styling Manager Kirk Rasmussen. “The black and chrome engine visually pops out of the center the bike, and then to maximize the impact of the tires, the fenders are chopped. We wanted a lot of rubber showing to give the Breakout a tough, muscular look.”
3Breakout2013_FXSB_RThe Gasser wheels are new and specific to the Breakout, according to Rasmussen. “We’ve always loved the gasser-style drag racing wheels from the 1960s and ‘70s,” says Rasmussen. “Our wheels are loosely inspired by those classics. Each wheel has 10 half-round spokes. The gloss-black powdercoat is machined away on alternating spokes and the rim edge to expose the aluminum under the paint.” A gloss-black finish is also applied to the new cast aluminum oil tank, as well as fork lowers, brake rotors, muffler shields and the handlebar.

“To lower Breakout’s overall profile, we placed the speedometer on the handlebar riser,” says Rasmussen, “and topped the fuel tank with a black leather strip that covers the seam, and a chrome-plated pod that’s just high enough to conceal necessary wiring and vent lines. The handlebar is a new curved drag bend that which I think feels aggressive when you ride.”

The Softail® chassis mimics the clean lines of a vintage hardtail frame, but utilizes rear suspension control provided by coil-over shock absorbers mounted horizontally and out of sight within the frame rails. The Breakout is available with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and the Harley-Davidson security system as a factory-installed option.

4Breakout2013_FXSB_RMain Key Breakout Features:

• The Twin Cam 103B™ engine with 103-cid (1690cc), counter-balanced and rigid-mounted within the frame, is rated at 95.5 ft. lbs. of torque at 3000 rpm. The engine is equipped with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), and Automatic Compression Release (ACR), and is mated to a 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission.
• The powertrain is finished in black powdercoat with chrome covers and gloss-black shields over chrome dual-staggered mufflers.
• Gasser-style 10-spoke cast aluminum wheels are finished in gloss-black powdercoat with machined highlights; 8 by 18-inch rear and 3.5 by 21-inch front.
• Floating front and rear brake rotors have gloss-black carriers.
• Front and rear fenders are chopped. The front fender location and bracket are specific to the Breakout. The rear fender is shaped and positioned to fit close to the 240mm tire. One-piece forged aluminum rear fender supports are highly polished.
• The front end spreads 49mm forks approximately 1.75-inches wider than previous FX Softail models to allow fitment of a 130mm front tire. The fork lowers and headlight bucket are finished in gloss black.
• New Single-Rib Cast Aluminum Oil Tank is finished in gloss black.
• A five-gallon fuel tank is topped with a black molded-leather strip and a low-profile chrome cover.
• The two-piece seat features a passenger pillion that may be removed without tools for solo riding and to fully expose the rear fender. Laden seat height is 24.7 inches.
• An all-new wide drag-style handlebar is finished in gloss black. The speedometer is mounted on the chrome pull-back handlebar riser.
• The side-mounted license plate and combination stop/turn/tail lights leave the wide rear fender uncluttered.
• The glass-filled fuel tank medallions and graphics are exclusive to the Breakout.
•  The Breakout MSRP is $17,899 in Vivid Black, and $18,299 in either Big Blue Pearl or Ember Red Sunglo.


41 Responses to “Breaking News From Daytona. World-Debut Of New Harley-Davidson Breakout Model.”

  1. 1 Matt Mar 8th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Hate to say it but… Meh. Looks like a Harley. Sorry.

  2. 2 BrotherT Mar 8th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    It reminds me of something between a Softail and VRod Muscle. I really like it, and I’m kind of “meh” to the Softail.

  3. 3 Rodent Mar 8th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Nice looking ride

  4. 4 JohnJ. TEXAS Mar 8th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Solid… but why not put a dual disk on that thing!!! on a different note… I sure would like to see them bring back the FXRP… and what’s up with the MoCo doing away with certain touring models for 2014…? TGIF baby…

  5. 5 Sean Mar 8th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Awesome! Another Softail with different fenders bars and tank. Creative

  6. 6 Icrashalot Mar 8th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Looks a lot like a Victory Jackpot to me…… except the Vic seat matches the tank a lot better where they meet.

  7. 7 VanityPrintz Mar 8th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Looks to me like someone has been watching the ‘STAR’ boys………..Hummmm

  8. 8 fxr Mar 8th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    bring back all the fxr’s….FXRT!

  9. 9 steve The Producer Johann Mar 8th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    To be really stand out – paint the frame red then it would pop.

  10. 10 Scott R Mar 8th, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Eh its a raked out Deuce. Bring back the FXR!

  11. 11 domino Mar 8th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Gonna have to do better… Gonna keep my FXR I bought new in ’91…

  12. 12 Woody Mar 8th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Not bad. Not like we should have expected a third cylinder or gas tank under the seat 😉 I like it. Choices are always a good thing and there’s just enough different details from other models to make it appealing to some folks. Not for me, but I don’t see anything negative here.

  13. 13 fuji Mar 8th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Paint it “camo ” then you wont have to look at it. Done

  14. 14 fuji Mar 8th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    And park it in the trees

  15. 15 roscoe Mar 8th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Looks like a Star “Raider”.

  16. 16 nicker Mar 8th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Nice scooter.
    A stance that many emulated in the mid & later 60s
    (6 to 8 over legs and a kicked neck to make it sit down flat again)


  17. 17 MDSPHOTO Mar 9th, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Wow, this really looks like one of the Yamaha cruiser models.

  18. 18 highrpm Mar 9th, 2013 at 8:27 am


  19. 19 calif phil Mar 9th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I like it. I am glad to see HD do something different.

  20. 20 Dragon Bob Mar 9th, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Victory did this with the jackpot and the hammer years ago and did it better , They have better paint better styling and a 106 engine

  21. 21 SIGFREED Mar 9th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Suddenly the Wide Glide is looking like a very attractive proposition – particularly with the 103ci motor.

    I took a spin on the CVO Breakout – the bike looks brilliant on the showroom floor (the black and silver one is almost intoxicatingly gorgeous) and the 110ci motor pulls just right from low rpm (ie ‘Goldilocks’ – not too little and not too much) – I have only one gripe with the Breakout though..,

    At 6′ 2″ it feels as if I sat on top of the bike crouched downwards to the handlebar, the CVO is fitted with the higher bars, the base model Breakout looks as if may be worse in this regard (not that you can’t make a plan – it is after all an HD, you can actually get after-market goodies, unlike a certain American Metric…).

    On the Wide Glide I sat nicely inside the bike (the dealer said the Breakout was supposed to have a lower seat – to me it just felt weird versus the WG that was perfect) – the problem with the WG (the Dyna in fact) – anything > 103 ci simply distorts the Dyna frame beyond reason (eg the 110ci Dyna CVO’s were simply an accident waiting to happen – and many did..!). And I want that 110ci and I want to ride the f***er hard…

    IMHO – it is now time for the Motor Co to contract a European- and/or Japanese motorcycle structural engineer to help them to upgrade the Dyna frame – something that can cope with 150 lb.ft and the structural rigidity required to corner at relatively high speeds (at least to scrape the pegs). Again in my opinion, if the US had requirements similar to the EU’s TUV, it would probably not be able to fit a 110ci to anything but the latest touring models.


    Dragon Bob – two things Victory will never have: (1) a soul – that comes from being in the business for a 100 years longer (2) an HD badge – GO FIGURE…

  22. 22 fredp Mar 9th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I still find it a darn shame that the 2008 recession did not save Custom manufacturers. It is also a shame most of those ideas are slowly filtering to H-D. Bailout money for H-D back in 2008 and none to smaller competition left us with little choices any longer. It’s like watching the airline industry slowly transforming into 4 major airlines and locking in non competitive pricing or selections.
    What’s left of the custom builders, have no flooring, financing from banks or leverage. So we are left with Polaris, H-D as our major choices, who feed upon our heroes such as Arlen Ness, and others to try and satisfy those who think they are buying customs.
    I admire the builders that are still out there, but servicing and parts will always be a concern for me to buy in that direction.
    Big Dog, probably had the largest distribution of dealers and services than any of the past competitors and were dropped like a hot rock for bailouts in saving some strong competition. Tho’ I worked at Titan, i believe Big Dog was most likely to investors to take the chance on saving.
    So, here we are today, seeing H-D and others of choice going to India, sourcing parts overseas, and choking any of our USA vendors into competing against those pricings.
    Will H-D customers want to buy a bike that says Made In India on it in a few years? What you don’t have a choice??? Imagine that!

  23. 23 Bigalyts Mar 9th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Looks like what everyone has said, well almost everyone. It looks like it should be called the “Hodge Podge” or the HP model. It is exactly like several of the models mainly the disontinued Models.The Bike has the stance of the Duece for that comparrison. “SIGFRIED” the Soul comes the individual feeling of the way the bike Rides and Handle and performs, nothing else! and the Badge will become and can become another Choice”. Like Polo and LaCoste or Lexus and Mercedes or Mandarin or japenese………that is determened by the way a Few Leaders or Movie Stars or Athletes Choose. Hey we are all talking Victory because a couple Legends are involved (Ness Family). Van you imagine if some real actors like Leno and Pittt are seen Riding Victory’s wellwho knows HD cold be DH ????

  24. 24 Cris Sommer Simmons Mar 9th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Wow… love the drag bars! About time they came back… love this bike. Would love to test ride one!

  25. 25 Matt Mar 9th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    The Raider looked very cool in pictures but was a giant hunk of ugly plastic and faux chrome in real life. Super disappointing. I’m sure this will look and feel as great as it looks in pictures. The Motor Company certainly knows that is doing when it puts these bikes together.

    Doesn’t knock me off my Street Bob though, love that bike.

  26. 26 Matt W. Mar 10th, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Hmmm, Have to agree with the others. It looks like the Rocker and the Raider had a baby.

  27. 27 paolo Mar 10th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Wow HD is in a tough spot! They bring out a model that doesn’tl ook that much different than existing or previous models and people get on them for not being different enough. When Harley Davidson does do something radically different, people get on them about the bikes, Witness the Vrod and the XR1200. For that matter, HD haven’t really done anything radically different since Godknows when have they? How different is a ’58 FL from a new FLHTC really? Not much.right?

    The motor Company is handcuffed by its marketing and by it’s customer base. They can’t be different from what they’ve always been. The masses will reject it outright.

  28. 28 Highrider Mar 10th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Saw them today in Daytona, the black bike was verfy snappy, I own a 2011 Jackpot and these bikes ARE very different.

    Nice Bike

  29. 29 MDKUDER Mar 10th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Great job looks just like all the others…. Maybe someday they get serious about new models and start from scratch.

  30. 30 Tobby Mar 11th, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Rode both the Breakout CVO (twice) and the new Breakout OE at the Speedway. The OE only had 29 miles on it. The Breakout is just a Rocker C with a fixed fender. OE version with the 103 was a lot smoother than the 110. The paint on the CVO though is gorgeous. I agree that the drag bars on the OE are uncomfortable. The CVO version has what looks like regular Fatboy bars and was much more comfortable.

  31. 31 Scotty Mac Mar 11th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    A direct rip off of the Raider/Stryker!

  32. 32 patty Mar 11th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    i agreed with brother T between softailv rod muscle !i really love it .can i have it

  33. 33 MICHAEL HENIG Mar 11th, 2013 at 4:14 pm


  34. 34 DJ Mar 11th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    That is what happens when Willie G. Steps away… Just look at that crap rear fender that they keep doing

  35. 35 STEVO Mar 11th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    The frame needs to be painted whatever color the tank and fenders are to me….. it would look a lot better, there is too much black on it as it sits.

  36. 36 Garvis Edwards Mar 11th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Looks Japanese for sure. That being said I have nothing against and love all scooters. I would not want one of these but we are all not the same. Will keep my softail and v star…….

  37. 37 Mike Mar 11th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Looks a little like a Japanese bike influence the design.

  38. 38 doug e Mar 11th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    i think it looks like an old sturgis model (rims,rake,ect.)

  39. 39 Jenny Toso Mar 11th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Its very pretty and looks like my Intruder 1400 (a blueblack and deep red japper) But then Im a girl and pretty is important LOL. Torque is great but how much do you need unless you can afford the burnouts? What’s the horsepower then, thats where the rubber really meets the road. At $18K theres a lot of alernative bike out there with way better features, specs and power at less the price – but Im just a girl, what would I know.

  40. 40 kkjackson Mar 12th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Looks a lot like my 1982 FXRS Super Gulide II,The mags are the same as mine ,the only difference is that mine are 30 years old…

  41. 41 Hungouver Mar 16th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Must have found another bin of parts to cobble together a “new” model back in a warehouse somewhere.

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