2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Breakout (FXBR)│Full Review and Test Ride

All the details on the 2018 Softail Breakout Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Get a walk-around description and riding footage of this chopper styled factory Harley-Davidson. Review performed by Matt Laidlaw in Baldwin Park, Ca

Test Ride Starts at: 18:47

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Anthony Sparapani says:

i wouldn’t buy this bike. its essentially a downgraded vrod muscle without the amazing revolution engine and on a softail frame. F this. less power, less stopping ability, etc. Fail

Kevin Voeks says:

Hard seat and small gas tank. No thanks I’ll pass

Islandsoundzz says:

I’d like to know how this bike compares to the Honda Fury in the “chopper” style category.

Ron L says:

The gloves you’re wearing on the ride. What are they??

CONOR says:

21:45 Ran a red light lol


Bike would look great if Harley could properly fit a rear fender on them.  They’re not dirt bikes so there’s no need for a 10″ gap between tire and fender

Cornelius X says:

Please go over the recommended maintenance schedule for these bikes and others. I am forecasting the annual maintenance cost based on riding about 15,000 per year. Thanks.

saddlebag says:

Just noticed that in addition to the “torque at the rear wheel” being wrong, the HP cam makes less power than the HT. And the HT makes less torque than the HP. And that’s not just on this chart either. It’s that way on the CVO Streetglide chart too.
They should fix that stuff. Not impressive.

bak j says:

Excuse me sir
I need your clothes your boots and your motorcycle sir

ken Krouse says:

Hey, was the dyno sheet showing HP and torque with a stage 4 kit, did it have performance exhaust??? If not how much hP would it have with performance exhaust? Such as thunderheader???

brian hegedus says:

I currently ride a Ducati monster 796 and really love the look of this bike. I’m only 5’6” though so I’m thinking this may not be a great fit for me. Plus I’m apprehensive about going to forward controls to start. I love the more standard positioning of the 796. Do they sell a kit to shorten the forward controls? I know the Ducati xdiavel does now.

body cream says:

Dang this is the one I want can’t wait to have one of my own!

rahorin says:

Ew side mounted plate killed it for me.

The Jersey J says:

Long and boring ? No way ! These are the best videos on the most beautiful bikes ever. Really, the motor company has outdone itself for ’18. I love to just sit back with a nice cup of cafe and just let the autoplay do its thing. Wow, the paint… Oh !!!

henry tluangh says:

It’s look like more beautiful 2017

euozdil says:

looks a bit like the night-train from 20 years ago.. that was gorgeous too…..

busa busa1 says:

Where is the other front brake must be the best break in the world to stop that heavy motorcycle with just one

Stevo McSteve says:

Nice bike to look at but not to ride. For the yuppie crowd. All show and no go…

mike watts says:

I would not buy a new Harley without watching your review first.Just bought the 48 and your review was a big factor.Already thinking about the breakout.At least I will get another gallon of fuel.The breakout definitely has my attention.With the trade in of my new 48 it should be doable.

Dennis Sutton says:

Harley’s, short, fat, squat…poorly redesigned.

Blacktop Bandit says:

I just got the anniversary edition in the denim blue and I love this bike hands down its a beast.

Graeme Williams says:

100 % different ? Still has a 1920’s V twin engine ? I like it a lot but it’s too expensive for me. The government just dropped company tax down to 20%, can’t Harley Davidson pass that on to make their product more affordable to working class people ?

MrLunchHour2 says:

Older models look so much better

johan van hullebusch says:

iam 5.5, 152 pounds, i have gsxr and harley street 750, butt i like the breakout kwa looks, is it possible for me to reach thoose, foward controls?. is it possible to change them to middle rangecontrols

Frank Quinby says:

Think you could make a video that’s about 10 minuets or less

jeepmudslut25 says:

3 gallon tank… that sucks

Mike Ferguson says:

Very nice looking bike. One of my favorite models from Harley. Wish they didn’t cost so much though. Guess I’ll continue to ride my ole 95 Springer Softail until I get really lucky and win the lottery lol. Great review

Harley Breakout Guy says:

My wife always complain about the seat after 30 minutes.

GearinSuper says:

2006 softail standard looks better, older softail has that chopper look more than the newer softtails

J95 says:

Whatever happened to the live wire? I was excited about that thing

KCStewart says:

Matt, I just purchased a 2018 breakout with 114 engine vivid black and my dealer in Michigan told me any slip on not EPA compliant would void my warranty and they told me I had to have it tuned for any slip on .

Ringo Gingo says:

That don’t look like a chopper, gggg

Pedro Braga says:

Harley Backhurts

Peter McCoy says:

You Always do a great thorough review, keep up the good work.

Patrick B says:

I’m older than much of the target audience, so I like this bike looks wise, but that baby gas tank..it’s not so good. Being the curmudgeon I am, not many new Harley’s appeal to me, but I like keeping up with new designs. You make great vids on these bikes for potential buyers, so keep up the excellent work Matt.

Ashis debbarma says:

I love you his harley bro plzz tell me the price of it in indian currency its lovely bro

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