2018 Harley-Davidson Heritage 114 Test Ride

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  • Published on Jul 26, 2018
  • Today we take a test ride on one of my favorite softails of 2018. The 2018 Heritage Classic 114. I absolutely LOVE this bike!
    HUGE shout out to Alamo City Harley Davidson for allowing me the opportunity to ride this machine. Check them out at bit.ly/2maQWtR

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Comments • 58

  • Larry Skachenko
    Larry Skachenko 22 hours ago

    That bike is a twin of my 2018 Heritage. I love it!

  • Grey Hound
    Grey Hound Day ago

    Just looked at the same bike yesterday and I think it’s pretty bad ass, considering trading in or selling my 2005 v- rod. The one thing that I’ve heard people say is that you cannot fit a half helmet in the saddle bag. Nice review 👍🏻

  • Andrew Hoffman
    Andrew Hoffman 25 days ago +1

    Good handling and agility with out the weight of a full bagger. Experienced, mature age rider 5’8 suit me down to a T.

  • Arnaud Fortier
    Arnaud Fortier Month ago +2

    Thanks a lot for this perfect review ! Gave me motivation to test ride it.

  • D J
    D J 2 months ago

    I love the bike. I'll be buying one in 2 or 3 years once they're being traded in for 15 or 16k

  • Benjamin Meyers
    Benjamin Meyers 2 months ago +1

    Bought the 2018 Heritage with the 114. I love it. The colors are denim steel gray and denim black with red outlines. A very sharp looking bike and handles like a dream.

  • James Scoles
    James Scoles 4 months ago +2

    I've owned many Harleys over the years. My last bike was a 2007 road king classic. This new Heritage , which I thought I would never own, sold me. I bought one yesterday. Silver Flux and black Fuse colors. check it out. it was love at first sight. Plus the 114 engine, nice.

  • PMD_in_AZ
    PMD_in_AZ 4 months ago +1

    Revisited some reviews after picking up my 2019. I'm so happy I did. Coming from a 2015 Fat Bob, this bike is leaps and bounds better. Your review and comments are right on. It rides straight as an arrow, holds it's line like my 09 Speed Triple requiring very little input from the bars to initiate a turn and just sticks the line. Suspension really is that much better! It comes across as hype because you hear so many people talking about it, but it really performs on the Heritage.

  • kernowrock555
    kernowrock555 4 months ago +1

    This is by far,,the best review .Thanks ! really honest and thorough.

  • Gero Kron
    Gero Kron 5 months ago +1

    Very nice review. I´m going for a coast-to-coast-rental and that was extremely helpfull. Best regard from München/Germany!

  • Ticky Tocky
    Ticky Tocky 5 months ago

    looks like an Indian

  • D J
    D J 6 months ago

    Definitely a bike I'm considering in buying. Waiting a few years to see if the release a yellow paint scheme

  • Brian Mishler
    Brian Mishler 6 months ago

    Excellent review. Thank you for sharing

  • talking rock
    talking rock 7 months ago

    I like the looks but at 6ft. 1 " it cramp to me I ride a SGS

  • Robert Hodges
    Robert Hodges 8 months ago

    Ok so if you had to choose one all around bike including long trips which one do you like better Triumph Speed Triple or this Bike ?

  • Kim K
    Kim K 8 months ago +1

    What an awesome review! Great Job!

  • TheTripleDubya
    TheTripleDubya 8 months ago

    Great review, really do like the Heritage ended up getting a Road King for the twin front discs and the much loved cruise control (only on tourers in 2011) but yeah that Heritage is sweet.

  • Rupak Choudhury
    Rupak Choudhury 8 months ago

    Great Review. I really loved your explanation on "Who this bike is for". Thank you. Cheers!

  • PistolPete63
    PistolPete63 8 months ago +1

    Great review, that’s the Harley I’m most interested in test riding.

  • Kelly A
    Kelly A 8 months ago

    Love my 18 Heritage for all the reasons you stated. I still have my 09 Dyna Low Rider and I think the Heritage is less work to ride. She got a Stage 1 and new pipes after 2K miles and now thinking of a new seat. I would be all over a Bike Build series.😄🏍🏍

  • Jeff Malz
    Jeff Malz 8 months ago

    Sounds like a honda not a Harley

  • Robert Ortiz
    Robert Ortiz 8 months ago +1

    Great job on the review! I noticed something that does bug me from Harley in general! Their 20k+ bikes have the same grips and hand controls than my 2014 Sportster! I understand saving money but dang! If i was to bit a bike that coat more than my new car I would definitely like something not used on a 8-10k$ bike!

    • Bike N' Bird
      Bike N' Bird  8 months ago +1

      The touring bikes actually have different controls. They look VERY similar but definitely have a different feel to them.

  • tccoup355
    tccoup355 8 months ago +1

    Thanks for a great review! Love the Heritage for sure. Peace

  • 4-n
    4-n 8 months ago

    Nice bike. Just need a siren😎

    • Bike N' Bird
      Bike N' Bird  8 months ago

      Right?!?! I love the police bike look

  • David cox
    David cox 8 months ago

    bad ass bike but for be riding a bike i like a motor, tank,bars and two wheels.a windshield is for cars.i personally like the wind ,you get the wind..that's whats it about. but thats one nice motorcycle.. thanks for the review.

  • John Maxwell
    John Maxwell 8 months ago +18

    What a bad ass bike. If you had told me 2 years ago my favorite bike would be a heritage, I probably would’ve cried laughing. Now I just plain want one. Very solid review buddy!

    • CreedX360
      CreedX360 Month ago +1

      It looks pretty gangster without a shield and bags... Especially in vivid black. I think this may be my next bike

    • G.E. Solis
      G.E. Solis 6 months ago

      I had the old 96 cubic inch heritage and I can just imagine how nice the new one is.

    • Silverbulletzx3
      Silverbulletzx3 6 months ago

      I agree 100%, I still am working on getting my first bike for the street. And want a HD. Rode dirt bikes for years with the occasional rides on friends bikes on the road. My style has always been lightweight, no fairing/windshield, not a rolling couch basically. I rode one of these recently...I needs it!

    • Ryan's V-Twin Vlogs
      Ryan's V-Twin Vlogs 8 months ago

      I agree with John. Never been too interested in the Heritage but your summation about it being a “mini-tourer” is spot on. Little less multi-state, ultra high distance tourer but still capable while feeling much lighter and flickable in the twisties. Being able to pull off the windshield and (locking) saddlebags is also a huge plus. Great review!!

    • Bike N' Bird
      Bike N' Bird  8 months ago +1

      I have to agree with you 110%. Thanks man!

  • Mike Hough
    Mike Hough 8 months ago

    Its a pretty bike. Hey man, why bike “and birds”? Just curious.

  • Ian Campbell
    Ian Campbell 8 months ago +4

    You can also kick off the cruise by rolling the throttle forward.... that way you don’t have to touch the brakes. Great review !!

    • Alan Briggs
      Alan Briggs 6 months ago

      I came from a BMW GS, which also had cruise control. This is one area where the Harley does it better. The roll-off to cancel cruise is so much smoother than the BMW's.

    • Ryan's V-Twin Vlogs
      Ryan's V-Twin Vlogs 8 months ago

      Yea. Easy to cancel with the clutch lever, front brake lever, rear brake pedal, throttle grip and main cruise control switch. I’ve got the same cruise control on my 2015 FLHTK and I love it.

  • Austin Wilson
    Austin Wilson 8 months ago

    One thing I never thought I needed on my fxdls is cruise control. Turns out it's one of my favorite features on the bike now.

  • Bill Nauroth
    Bill Nauroth 8 months ago +1

    Cant wait for the Fat Boy review!!

  • Qwahzi IRL
    Qwahzi IRL 8 months ago

    Great test ride and review! You've got the voice and video quality for it, so congrats in advance on 1 million subscribers :)

  • Christopher Habib
    Christopher Habib 8 months ago

    "I don't know why Harley thinks people like this shape"... "A lot of people like them, I don't". Sort of answered your own question there.

  • Len Frame
    Len Frame 8 months ago

    Nice review. If you roll off the throttle it will disengage the cruise control as well.

  • EZ Hades
    EZ Hades 8 months ago +3

    Traded my Street Bob off for a 2018 Low Rider and I love it. The only thing I need to get changed fast is the bars. Harley has definitely upped the game with these new bikes.

    • Dustin Wheelen
      Dustin Wheelen 8 months ago +1

      EZ VP Punishers LEMC Indiana Crossroads I got an FXLR too and I changed the bars myself. With the throttle by wire, it's sort of a bitch so if you don't feel like fuckin' with the electric system, take her to the shop. Aside from that, very in love with my ride!

  • onemeaningsome
    onemeaningsome 8 months ago +1

    Nicely done, Bird. You've got the smooth-voiceover-announcer down well, and you go over most things people might ask. The "3 Things I Would Change" should be a rundown on each of your test rides, that would probably help pinpoint those small, few things that a vast majority would also, likely change. Keep up the great work.
    Only have one thought - maybe go over a few more of a bike's features or a short walkaround before riding away, for example - bags! Would have been nice to see, but I get that you're getting right into the ride -which is good.

  • Trav Gebhardt
    Trav Gebhardt 8 months ago +1

    I thought it was kinda an old guys bike till this video. I could totally ride that in the mountain twisties here in Colorado. Great job.

  • Motorcycle Men
    Motorcycle Men 8 months ago

    Hey Justin!! I've been on a Heritage Classic since 2014. Mine is an 2003 Anniversary model and I love it. Super comfortable, responsive, torque-ee and most of all, smooth. I've ridden the 2018 but didn't get to ride it as much as you did. My test ride was hampered by other slow novice test riders, poor pot hole roadways and traffic. I was in 3rd gear most of the ride and only got it into 5th for about 10 seconds entering a highway before the traffic returned. I can tell you this though, the 2018 is waaaaaay lighter than my 2003 and has a boat load more power than my 88 Twin Cam.
    The Heritage is a really great bike and I could see you on one and be very very very happy with it. I've thought about upgrading, but finances don't allow a new monthly payment.... maybe in a couple of years.

  • ron davis
    ron davis 8 months ago

    have a 12 Heritage with the 103, this new one rides a lot better, almost feels like a metric to me.

  • Dan Bailey
    Dan Bailey 8 months ago +3

    A friend of mine traded his Street Glide for this exact bike and is very happy. I would have gotten it too but my budget would not stretch that far. The Softail Slim fit my budget better.

  • IronCrossRacing
    IronCrossRacing 8 months ago +4

    Cruise Control For The Win! Always thought I'd never use anything like that before I got the Road King, wow was I mistaken, lol.

    • Freddy4life08
      Freddy4life08 8 months ago +2

      I use the mess outta my cruise control! Sometimes, it saves me a speeding ticket!

  • Vetter
    Vetter 8 months ago +2

    🏍Traded in my Iron 883 in on a 2018 Heritage 114 three months ago and haven’t looked back. Wonderful bike to ride. 🏍

  • WhenPigsFly
    WhenPigsFly 8 months ago +1

    Very nice review

  • Rennie Smith
    Rennie Smith 8 months ago +1

    I have test rode the 114 Heritage also and wow! Are they great bikes! Has me thinking about trading my street glide on on one?

  • Christopher Lourens
    Christopher Lourens 8 months ago +2

    You're riding my bike! I traded my 2015 Street Bob on a 114 Heritage (Twisted Cherry). The bike really didn't appeal to me, till I test rode one. Very happy with the bike, I ride it mostly stripped down and it looks great with the bars pushed forward. The torque is amazing. Can't wait to do my first long trip at the end of August. Greetings from South Africa!

  • Dead Echo 25
    Dead Echo 25 8 months ago

    Is the the one you are gonna trade the Dyna in for?