2003 Harley-Davidson FXSTB/FXSTBI Night Train Review

Review Title: Attitude At Its Best!
Overall★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Reliability★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Quality★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Performance★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Comfort★ ★ ★ ★

Out of all of the bikes H-D makes, this one definitely takes the minimalistic approach on overall looks and lines. Before Choppers became the perversions that they are today, it was all about taking a motorcycle and making it unique to the bare minimum. This bike fulfills that image.

Well, this bikes has the lines, an attitude, and a unqiue feel from all of the other H-D bikes. A low rise (seat height) of 25.2 inches, a decent rake, drag bars, and sleek, long profile makes this a monster on just about any type of riding environment. Strong curves, open roadway, etc. You take it there, it will eat it up.

Bottom line, it's more of an around the county and surrounding towns kind of bike. If you're going to go the distance, medium height apes might do you some good. It has a killer, low maintenance sleek look. It won't disappoint, I unofficially guarantee it!

If you customize it, to preserve the lines, go with Vance & Hines Big Shots or something similar to the look. As far as road worthy performance, absolutely go with AVON tires, front AM 41 MH90-21 (or 80/90-21) and AM 42 150/80 B16. They out-do the OEM crappy tires a billion to one! Look for my review on those tires!

About the reviewer:
Height:5' 4"
Miles or hours spent on the review:20273 miles
Location'Carlsbad, California, United States
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Submitted: February, 2005