2024 Harley-Davidson Breakout 117

H-D’s bragging-rights muscle cruiser.

The Breakout is a slammed power cruiser featuring a Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine and miles of custom-cruiser styling.Harley-Davidson


The Harley-Davidson Breakout 117 is Milwaukee meat and potatoes: loads of chrome, forward controls, and a burly 45-degree V-twin engine. Brought back to the fold in 2023 after a couple of years out of production, H-D’s raked-out, fat-tired cruiser reemerged with a brawny Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine, a larger tank, a taller handlebar, cruise control, and traction control. On CW’s dyno, the Breakout produced 94.25 hp at 4,790 rpm and 118 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 3,250 rpm at the rear wheel. That’s what 1,923cc gets you. There’s no replacement for displacement. That’s just science, folks.

If the 240-section rear tire, raked-out front end, slammed rear end, and forward controls look like they’d be a recipe for miserable handling, think again. Sure, handling around town requires some muscular countersteering, but on long sweepers, the Breakout is super stable and steers predictably. It even features ABS and traction control. At the end of the day, the Breakout is all about that custom-styled stance and huge 45-degree V-twin engine. It’s Harley flexing its muscles in more ways than one: It’s a bragging-rights cruiser with a signature look, serious performance, and a made-you-look spec sheet.

That 240-section rear tire is one of the Breakout’s calling cards, both in terms of looks and in its handling characteristics.Harley-Davidson

Pricing and Variants

The 2024 Breakout 117 starts at $22,499 for Billiard Gray. Vivid Black costs an additional $350, while White Onyx Pearl, Blue Burst, and Alpine Green cost an additional $650 over the base price.

There’s something about the glow of neon on chrome, right? The Milwaukee-Eight 117 breathes through a Heavy Breather intake with an exposed filter. What’s cooler, an exposed air filter hanging out in the breeze or fiberglass-wrapped exhaust headers?Harley-Davidson


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2024 Harley-Davidson Breakout 117 Claimed Specs

MSRP: Starting at $22,499
Engine: 117ci (1,923cc), pushrod-operated, 45-degree V-twin; 4 valves/cyl.
Bore x Stroke: 103.5 x 114.3mm
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/belt
Fuel Delivery: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection
Clutch: Wet, multiplate w/ slip and assist; cable operation
Engine Management/Ignition: Electronic
Frame: Tubular steel w/ rectangular-section backbone
Front Suspension: Dual-bending valve 49mm telescopic; 5.0 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Single shock, preload adjustable; 3.4 in. travel
Front Brake: 4-piston caliper, 300mm disc w/ ABS
Rear Brake: 2-piston caliper, 292mm disc w/ ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: 21 x 3.5 in. / 18 x 8.0 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: Michelin Scorcher 11; 130/60-21 / 240/40-18
Rake/Trail: 34.0°/5.7 in.
Wheelbase: 66.7 in.
Ground Clearance: 4.5 in.
Seat Height: 26.2 in.
Fuel Capacity: 5.0 gal.
Wet Weight: 683 lb.
Contact: harley-davidson.com
The Vivid Black paint costs an additional $350, but can you really put a price on looking badass?Harley-Davidson
The stretched-out ergos go a long way in achieving the right look. Some taller testers complained that their right knees hit the air intake.Harley-Davidson
With bright paint jobs and lots of chrome, the Breakout 117 is not a motorcycle to fly under the radar.Harley-Davidson