When it comes to motorcycles, each and every person will have their own tastes and preferences. But, if you're into cruisers and bobber-style bikes, I would seriously recommend checking out the Harley-Davidson Softail Street Bob (FXBB). It's got that classic dyna street bob (FXDB) Harley look, with all kinds of modern technology jam packed into it. Harley claims the Street Bob "gives you the two-fists-in-the-wind riding experience stripped down to the bare essence."
We're going to be checking out 3 test ride videos and see what other bikes out there think about the Street Bob. Let's check out these bikes in action!
3 Street Bob Test Rides
YouTuber The Infinit Ryda has an awesome video showing his first demo ride on the new Harley Street Bob. He's got the beautiful, vivid black paint job and breaks down how this bike is the perfect starting point is you're looking for a crazy cool bobber. He also talks about the aftermarket parts available to really create your perfect street bob.
After his test drive, he's definitely impressed with the motorcycle and gives it the ultimate seal of approval. He gets some good cornering in, too!
Blockhead is a well-known biker and YouTuber with plenty of years under his belt. In this video, he dives in to discuss the specs of the Street Bob in detail. He explains all the different bikes he's had, so it's a solid, unbiased opinion on the bike overall.
He also hows off the fantastic sounding exhaust as he cruises down the road. Not only does he talk about what makes the bike good, he also touches on aspects that could be negative for some people, so it's a real raw review to give you some important insight.
Finally, we have our third rider, a YouTuber known as Bronx Rider. This guy compares the Street Bob to his current bike and claims he's test riding it because he's looking for an upgrade. He's riding the brand-new 2020 model with the River Rock gray color. Good choice!
HE boasts about how comfortable the suspension is, and, I have to admit, he rides some pretty cool, twisty roads, and the bike looks to handle everything just perfectly. He was originally eyeing up the Fat Bob, because he didn't expect the Street Bob to be up to par with power, but he ends up extremely impressed with how it performed.
Harley-Davidson Street Bob Specs
Let's get into the details of what truly defines the Harley-Davidson Street Bob. The bike is a stripped-down, bobber style with a classic softail frame that comes with spoked wheels, mini-ape handlebars, chopped fenders, and a digital instrumentation that blends in perfectly and discretely on the bike. Of course, it's fitted with a smooth Milwaukee-eight 107 V-twin engine that will deliver 110 ft-lbs of torque, more than enough power. It also comes with an electronic sequential port fuel injection (ESPFI) fuel system.
The front suspension gives you the performance and feel of a racing fork, and the rear suspension consists of an adjustable mono-shock to keep a dynamic cornering ability. Mix that with the lightweight design, and this bike becomes extremely fun to get some lean angle around the curves. It even comes with equipment, such as keyless ignition, a security system, and a unique speedometer/tachometer right on the bars.
With a seat height right around 26 inches, it offers a size that can fit a wide variety of people. To grab a brand new one of these from the dealership, the MSRP is right around $14,500. Not too bad of a price considering everything you get.
There's a lot of people that will stand by this bike. It's a real quality-built bike from Harley, and to be honest, if I was looking at purchasing something new, I might even go check it out myself. There's only one way to really know if a bike is for you, and that's by riding it, but this Street Bob looks like an excellent bike to have in your garage.