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MCN overall verdict rating is 3

Another Harley staple aimed at riders with traditional tastes who are looking for a machine that’s both comfortable and easy to handle. The Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider combines a low seat, mid-mounted foot controls and pull back bars for easy comfort. Like all 2007 Hogs it also benefits from the new 1558 engine, too.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 4

Like all big Harleys the latest Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider is powered by the new (for 2007) 1584cc version of the classic aircooled Milwaukee V-twin. Expect  lumpy, charismatic predictability and durability and car-style performance. Just don’t expect thrills a minute from a Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider.

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 4

The Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider is virtually identical, again, to the Super Glide. So what you get is a pared-down, straight-forward steel twin loop cradle with twin shock (hence the Dyna bit) rear end. Suspension and tyre sizes have been beefed up on very recent models but its still basic, old school motorcycling. The Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider is a predicatable, pleasant roadster motorcycle with reasonable round town comfort. No more, no less.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 2
Owners' rating rating is 3

Again the Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider is slightly glitzier than the pared-to-the-bone Dyna Super Glide – but only just.
Extra chrome adds to the appeal and since 2006 there’s a twin clock, handlebar-mounted instrument cluster. But there’s nothing more in the way of rider aids or luxuries – what you see, is exactly what you get with a Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider.

Harley-Davidson FXDLI Dyna Low Rider (1991-current)

Detail Value
New price £10,995
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Engine size 1584 cc
Power 67 bhp
Top speed 115 mph
Insurance group 15 of 17
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 3 rating is 4
Engine rating is 3 rating is 4
Ride & Handling rating is 3 rating is 4
Equipment rating is 2 rating is 3
Quality & Reliability rating is 4 rating is 4
Value rating is 2 rating is 3

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

Again, the Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider is a modern Harley, so paint, build quality, robustness etc are a given to be amongst the best anywhere. Reliability is pretty much beyond question, too, after all the  Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider is a big, massively refined yet understressed motorcycle ridden very little and serviced often by wealthy people. So go figure…

 

Value

MCN rating rating is 2
Owners' rating rating is 3

The Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider can’t match the Super Glide or Street Bob for value – it’s over £2000 more than the minimalist (but sassy) Street Bob, for example, and it’s hard to see what extra you get for your money. But it’s still a solid Harley performer. Find a Harley-Davidson Low Rider for sale.

Insurance

Insurance group: 15 of 17

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Model History

1991: Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider introduced.
1994: Power improved.
1995: New switchgear plus new frame with lowered seat height.
1997: New battery box.
1998: New 9-plate clutch.
1999: Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider gets new 1450cc engine.
2001: Now with lowered susp;ension and new security system.
2002: Now with immobiliser as standard and new bullet indicators.
2004: Now with fuel injection.
2006: Now with 49mm forks.
2007: Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider get new 1558cc engine.

Other Versions

Harley-Davidson FXDLC Dyna Low Rider Convertible: ‘Touring’ version complete with plexiglass screen and leather panniers as standard.

Specifications

Top speed 115 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 13.5 secs
Max power 67 bhp
Max torque 81 ft-lb
Weight 278 kg
Seat height 655 mm
Fuel capacity 19 litres
Average fuel consumption 43 mpg
Tank range 135 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 15 of 17
Engine size 1584 cc
Engine specification 4v air-cooled V-twin, 5 gears
Frame Steel twin double cradle
Front suspension adjustment None
Rear suspension adjustment Preload
Front brakes Single 300mm disc
Rear brake Single 292mm disc
Front tyre size 100/90 x 19
Rear tyre size 130/90 x 16

Owners' Overall Rating rating is 3.5(3 reviews)

  • Confidence inspiring

    linniebird

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    Love this bike to bits. Put over 1500 miles on the clock in three months. This Dyna is what Harleys are all about. Forget about pose value for a minute, (though it accomplishes this without even trying), it's a great, solid, user-friendly performer, and forgives all but the most outrageous abuses. Motorways are no problem for this mile-muncher, and because Harleys are known for being somewhat weighty, you don't get blown about on exposed stretches of road. Don't be put off by the weight though. The big Harleys, and especially the Dyna, have a low centre of gravity, so actually feel very light and manoeuvrable at speed. Frequently described as 'a Sportster on steroids', (they're not kidding!), a twist of the throttle sees this thing taking off at a fast rate of knots. I haven't even begun to scratch the surface of its abilities, but will have a great deal of fun finding out. Obviously it's not a sports bike, or anything like it, but that's not why you buy a Harley. Owned a Sportster before that which I loved but the 2006 FXDLI Dyna Low Rider is much more comfy for the long haul, especially for my bony behind! If you're in the market for a cruiser you're guaranteed all day comfort, and with a parts and accessories catalogue the size of a phone book, you're spoilt for choice in the personalising stakes. The downside is that you'll need a bottomless wallet. Spoken to people who have changed from a Dyna to one of the Softails who say the Dyna is the better, more easy to ride bike. Low saddle height makes this an obvious choice for the vertically-challenged, making it easy to get boots on tarmac. I'm a lady rider with a bit of a mad streak and the Dyna has got me out of trouble on more than one occasion. Love that Harley rumble!

    17 August 2009

  • New Dyna

    wilsaholeshot

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    I've just ridden the new 07 Dyna and wow what a difference!! The new engine and gearbox make it a much better bike.

    17 May 2007

  • Low Rider

    flyingdragons9999

    Average rating rating is 2

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    Low Rider = Low specification. Nothing to yell about this bike during biker's gathering. Personal recommendation, go for other H-D with more charisma factor!

    28 April 2007

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I have the 1340 FXDL 1996, although now modified slightly, I find it to be a great bike, Wide Glide front end gives more stability on fast cornering, completely upgraded braking system, it even does stoppies! full stage 1 kit and drag pipes makes it loud sporty and in yer face!!!!! Anyone thinking of getting one, GET IT, I reckon they are value for money!!!

01 May 2007 11:42

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