In a rare move, Harley-Davidson has unveiled a base version of its Breakout months after first launching the exclusive Custom Vehicle Operations version. Presented at the 2013 Daytona Bike Week, the 2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout offers a similar low and muscular profile as the CVO version but at prices starting at $17,899 compared to the premium model’s $26,999 price point.
Tom Roderick reviewed the 2013 Harley-Davidson CVO Breakout last August, saying it “continues the tradition of exclusivity, performance and style customers have come to expect from Harley-Davidson’s Custom Vehicle Operations.” But take away the premium CVO features and what do you have? We’ll find out soon after our resident Hipster-baiter Jon Langston completes his upcoming review.
In the meantime, here’s what we do know. The Breakout is powered by Harley-Davidson‘s Twin Cam 103B engine rather than the CVO model’s larger Twin Cam 110B engine. As with the CVO, a slender 130mm wide cast aluminum spoked wheel leads the way while the rear sports a thick 240mm tire. A chopped front fender contrasts against the Breakout’s thick fork while the drag-style handlebar and shaved fuel tank console help provide a low profile. Continue Reading »