2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Breakout | Cycle World

2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Breakout

  • 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Breakout



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Seat Height (in)


Wet Weight (lbs)


Brash. Brazen. Breakout. They’re all on the same page of the dictionary—for good reason.

The most radical of all Softails, the Breakout looks like it’s ready for a run down the dragstrip or across the Bonneville Salt Flats. The kicked-out front end has a huge 34 degrees of rake and a long 5.7 inches of steering trail, which means, quite simply, it’s built for stability at speed. The big 21-inch front and fat 18-inch rear Gasser II cast-aluminum wheels have 20 slender spokes apiece, further adding to the Breakout’s lithe, fast appearance. And the wide, flat handlebar, giant airbox, cut-off rear fender, and black muffler cans have “speed shop” written all over them. (Not literally, of course.)

Packed tighter than a Packard in a phone booth (neither of which exist anymore, lol), the standard Milwaukee-Eight 107 and optional Milwaukee-Eight 114 engines use a combo of chromed, polished, and black finishes to make the Breakout stand out. The premium 114ci motor is bored and stroked to produce 9.2 percent more torque than the base V-twin, so much the better for whatever burnouts, blastoffs, breakups—or breakouts—you have in mind. Just don’t blame us.

Likes: Speedometer, gear indicator, and fuel gauge cleverly integrated into the handlebar riser.

Dislikes: Why does every cool Harley demand riders adopt a La-Z-Boy recliner posture?

Verdict: Like collectibles? You’re looking at one.

Cycle World has specs and reviews on the 2018 Softail Breakout. This new 2018 Harley-Davidson is made in USA with an MSRP of $18,999. It has a 6 speed manual transmission and a fuel injected v twin 2 cylinder engine.



  • Bore (MM)100.1
  • Compression Ratio10:1
  • CoolingOil
  • Displacement in CC1753.4
  • Displacement in CI107
  • Engine TypeV Twin
  • StarterElectric
  • Stroke111
  • Valve ConfigurationOHV - Pushrod


  • Numer Of Speeds6
  • Primary DriveChain
  • Transmission TypeManual


  • Front Tire130/60 R21 63H
  • Rear Tire240/40 R18 79V


  • Front Brake TypeHydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake TypeHydraulic Disc

Suspension & Steering

  • Air AdjustableYes
  • Front Suspension TypeInverted Fork
  • Rear Adjustable Rebound DampingYes
  • Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-LoadYes
  • Rear Suspension TypeTwin Sided Swing Arm
  • Seat Height (in)26.2


  • Fuel Capacity (gal)3.5
  • Manufacturer CountryUSA
  • Manufacturer TypeSoftail®
  • Wet Weight (lbs)672
  • Dry Weight (lbs)648
  • Wheelbase (in)66.7

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