The FXDR is the first bike to come out of the new softail line that isn't really a Softail in the traditional sense. The cast aluminum swingarm is a much larger, stronger, more stable piece than the mock hardtail swingarm for which the model line is named, but when replacing the Dyna, certain sacrifices may have to be made in the name of performance. And in this case, I doubt anyone is really complaining. In updating this piece, the engineers also had to mount the rear shock a little bit higher, meaning the receiving end of the shock is unique to this model as well, and it sits a little bit higher than the rest of the Softails, which range from 4.5 to 5.1 inches, but 5.3 inches for the FXDR 114. It's also the only model in the line that isn't even offered in the 107ci displacement, but the whole bike was designed to look fast and handle that power, and it does a damn fine job.