Harley-Davidson Freewheeler First Look Preview


Three’s a fast crowd sometimes. The 2023 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler.

Three’s a quick crowd typically. The 2023 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler. (Harley-Davidson/)

Motorcyclist doesn’t cowl trikes typically. The basic “one in entrance, two in again” trike is a small subsection of new motorbike purchases. However the success of “Roadster” fashions from Can-Am and the Polaris Slingshot however, conventional trikes have endurance. Some assume trikes aren’t “actual bikes.” Duly famous, thanks, subsequent. In America, for those who’ve received disposable revenue and time to journey in your golden years, you’re successful at life.

The 2023 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler will get a restyle and refresh for its ninth 12 months of official existence. Also called the FLRT, it debuted in 2015 as a leaner and meaner tackle the Tri Glide Extremely Traditional. It dispenses with fairings and baggage racks and focuses on the getaway a part of getting away.

The entrance finish, headlight “nacelle,” tank console, hand and foot controls, powertrain, and exhaust all get black finishes instead of earlier chrome. Rear 18-inch wheels substitute 15-inch wheels to present the Freewheeler a extra customized stance, together with gloss black-painted solid aluminum wheels. Mini-apehangers and bobtail rear fenders spherical out the redesign.

The oil-and-air-cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114ci mill returns for a fifth 12 months, together with an electrical reverse gear, slash-down exhaust suggestions, and a trunk able to holding 2 cubic ft. That’s 56.6 liters for readers throughout the pond. Rider aids embody (deep breath): Cornering Enhanced Digital Linked Braking, Cornering Enhanced Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Cornering Enhanced Traction Management System, and Cornering Enhanced Drag-Torque Slip Management System.

You gained’t discover the largest RTB (marketing-speak for “motive to imagine”) within the press launch. Aftermarket trike conversions are their very own cottage trade, however the Freewheeler comes straight from the manufacturing unit, with a guaranty, dealership help, and Milwaukee’s personal engineering. What does the press launch say? “Driving on three wheels has by no means been so superior.” There you’ve got it.

Nonetheless not bought on a trike? Take pleasure in observing open home windows and using a rocking chair. For the remainder of you, your blacked-out chariot awaits.

Out there in Vivid Black, White Sand Pearl (add $750), and Shiny Billiard Blue/Billiard Grey (add $1,500). MSRP begins at $29,999.

Gloss Black 18-inch rear wheels give the H-D Freewheeler a more custom stance.

Gloss Black 18-inch rear wheels give the H-D Freewheeler a extra customized stance. (Harley Davidson/)

Blacked-out 2-2 exhaust pipes, controls, and trim add to the “hot-rod attitude.”

Blacked-out 2-2 exhaust pipes, controls, and trim add to the “hot-rod perspective.” (Harley-Davidson/)

The Freewheeler’s 2 cubic feet of storage means light antiquing isn’t off the table.

The Freewheeler’s 2 cubic ft of storage means gentle antiquing isn’t off the desk. (Harley-Davidson/)

Not a bingo hall in sight—the Freewheeler makes life’s riding season a bit longer.

Not a bingo corridor in sight—the Freewheeler makes life’s using season a bit longer. (Harley-Davidson/)

2023 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Technical Specs and Worth

PRICE $29,999
ENGINE Milwaukee-Eight 114ci oil/liquid-cooled V-twin
BORE x STROKE 4.016 in. x 4.5 in. (102.0 x 114.3mm)
FUEL DELIVERY Digital Sequential Port Gasoline Injection, ride-by-wire
CLUTCH Moist, 10-plate; mechanically actuated slip-assisted
CLAIMED HORSEPOWER 90 hp @ 4,750 rpm
CLAIMED TORQUE 122 lb.-ft. @ 2,750 rpm
FRAME Metal tubular
FRONT SUSPENSION 49mm twin bending valve
REAR SUSPENSION Hand-adjustable emulsion rear suspension
FRONT BRAKE 32mm 4-piston fastened, twin floating rotors
REAR BRAKE Floating 36mm piston, fastened rotor, built-in parking brake
WHEELS, FRONT/REAR Forged aluminum
TIRES, FRONT/REAR Dunlop Harley-Davidson Collection, bias blackwall; 130/60B-19 / Radial blackwall rear; 215/45R-18
RAKE/TRAIL 26.0°/3.96 in.
WHEELBASE 65.7 in.
SEAT HEIGHT 26.2 in.
CONTACT harley-davidson.com


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