The XR1200 is a fla- tracker that was initially made for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East but it was eventually reunited with the US. Taking a look at the body, it’s evident that Harley doesn’t normally design bikes of this scope; it’s ugly and doesn’t even come close to many of its competitors. In fact, based on style, you’d never guess that this bike was made from 2008-13. Despite the fact that it’s a flat-tracker, the bike is very bulky and heavy. It’s fairly reliable and handles okay, but it’s nothing to rave about.
16. FXDR 114 (EMBARRASSING)
There’s nothing inherently wrong with the FXDR 114 except that it’s incredibly plain and handles horrendously. The ‘fancy’ extended forks only hinder your ability to turn by making the bike stiffer and the fat tires don’t help much. Packed with specifications that nearly mirror the Fat Bob, but at a significantly higher price (the most out of all of Harley’s Softails) and with a less tasteful design, it’s a hard sell for knowing bikers. Plus, the FXDR 114 has the cursed Milwaukee-Eight engine that has accrued quite a few recalls in the past couple of years. It’s not a terribly unreliable bike, it just seems like it’s outmatched by its own sibling rivals.
15. 2006 VRSCSE2 SCREAMIN’ EAGLE V-ROD (WORTH IT)
Now, the 2006 Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod may not suit everyone’s tastes, especially if you enjoy executing your own mods to get that unique look. But it’s hard to deny the beauty of this bike. It’s fully loaded with all of the bells and whistles and leaves little need for performance upgrades. Brembo brake calipers, an elegant paint job, and a highly comfortable seat are just a few of the luxuries that owners experience.