2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Makes Once-Great how to get rid of ants in the house Dyna Irrelevant Hot Bike

Once assembled on the racetrack, we were assigned our first bikes in the testing rotation. I was assigned the fat bob, the bike that had caught a lot of my attention how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar and created some type of special, funny feelings within me when it was unveiled to us how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar a few hours earlier.

The fat bob is unlike any V-twin to come before it. Part streetfighter, part ADV bike, part muscle bike, and with a few other testosterone-based traits, it looks bred to conquer the zombie apocalypse, the daily commute, and everything in between.

The milwaukee-eight 107 packs some serious torque. I was unprepared for this because, at idle, the 107 has nearly nonexistent vibration and seems very well-mannered. As I ran through the gears, the vibration was still minimal but acceleration through the gears how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar was nothing like I have ever experienced on a stock how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar V-twin.

The 2018 fat bob carved through the turn better than how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar any other V-twin bike I have previously ridden— ever. I was blown away. Its responsive handling was more akin to a supermoto bike how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar half its weight. The all-new chassis does a good job of carrying its weight how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar low and providing a low center of gravity, which helps the bike feel very agile.

Getting heavy on the throttle out of turns made me how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar shake my head even more. The new chassis felt a ton more torsionally stiffer than how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar that of the dyna. To me, the dyna frame and swingarm always kind of felt like how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar they were fighting each other and going in different directions how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar under hard acceleration and fast riding.

The 2018 fat bob softail setup provided more traction, stability, and much-improved rear suspension. As much as the fat bob was adept at slicing how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar turns, it was stable as an arrow—no twitchiness at all. The only headshake was from the one attached to my how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar shoulders as I was in disbelief over the handling improvements.

Up front, the new inverted dual-bending-valve fork worked in perfect unison with the monoshock. No brake dive whatsoever. I hit a few of the curbs on the track how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar on purpose to test out the damping characteristics. Great stuff, I barely even felt the curbs as the fork gobbled how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar up the impacts smoothly and effortlessly.

The fat bob comes with forward foot controls, but trust me when I say they felt perfect on how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar the bike and didn’t feel weird or take away from the bike’s handling prowess. The design team and engineers definitely did it right in how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar this department.

As I ripped off a few more laps around the how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar track, the bike seemingly getting better and better, I quickly came to a conclusion: the 2018 fat bob was one of the most fun how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar motorcycles I have ever ridden. Period. That is a pretty bold statement from me as much how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar as the fat bob is a pretty bold statement from how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar harley-davidson. Regardless of bike category, engine type, or size, the fat bob is like rediscovering motorcycle riding. It’s that fun.

As much as I wanted to ride the fat bob how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar until the fuel tank was empty, I was waved off the track onto pit road where how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar a few H-D engineers eagerly awaited my first words on what I how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar thought of the revolutionary V-twin platform they had worked on for years. I slid my helmet off with a cheshire-cat-like grin and excitedly proclaimed, “forget the dyna!”

There was quite a pause, but then they let out a few triumphant whoops and how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar gave me some fist bumps. They immediately interpreted what I meant, as it was exactly the reaction for which they had how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar been aiming, performance-wise. The new softail chassis is on a completely different level how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar than the dyna platform it replaces.

The fat boy has been in H-D’s lineup since 1990 and is one of the brand’s more iconic models. Muscular, contemporary styling has always been part of the fat boy’s personality. The famous terminator 2 movie scene from 1991 in which how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar arnold schwarzenegger jumps into a drainage ditch put the fat how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar boy in the public’s eye and definitely didn’t hurt it from becoming one of H-D’s best-selling models.

The 2018 model gets the all-new chassis and milwaukee-eight drivetrain added to some updated styling to make for how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar the best fat boy to date. The latest fat boy is everything fat boy owners love how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar about the model but just better and smoother. As with the rest of the softail models, handling is fantastic for a motorcycle of this nature. It’s not quite as responsive as the fat bob, but it doesn’t need to be because it’s a different animal. The fat boy’s handling is spot-on for everything a rider can throw its way.

I was digging on the new lakester wheels, signature LED lighting inside the redesigned nacelle, and eye-catching parts finished in satin chrome. After a short stint behind the bars of the fat how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar boy, I was ready for a terminator-esque jump. Not sure the H-D staff on hand would have appreciated that, but I was confident the fat boy could handle it.

The breakout first made its appearance in the harley-davidson lineup in 2013. The youngest variant of the softail line oozes with plenty how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar of dragbike attitude. Long, lean, muscular lines give it a personality entirely different from that how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar of the other softail models. Yet it, too, benefits from the new softail chassis and milwaukee-eight drivetrain. While steering is the most raked out of the bunch, feel is much improved over the somewhat vague response of how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar the 2017 model. Increased rider feedback makes for a much better handling experience.

The 2017 breakout with a screamin’ eagle 110 was fast and furious and just about rattled how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar all the fillings in my teeth loose. I also encountered some blurred vision when hard on the how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar throttle under acceleration. True story. That bike was a pure brute.

In comparison, the 2018 model with the 114 was amazingly silky smooth how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar under full throttle. It was quicker too. How the hell did the engineers do that? Those dual counterbalancers at the crank worked pure magic. No blurred vision either. The brute had been civilized but still retains enough of how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar its testosterone-fueled demeanor to be a total blast. The breakout also received a 35-pound weight reduction, doing wonders for its low-speed agility.

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