STRAIGHT FROM THE LAB
When we added the original all-black, low-down, street machine that is the FSR to our model line-up, we didn’t think we could make it any more beautiful. Turns out we could.
The gloss finish cool grey tank and panels on this new FSR have to be seen in the flesh (or, more appropriately, metal) to really be appreciated. And once you do, you will be hooked – this bike is that good.
So this year, grey is the new black. But then maybe it always has been…
KEEP IT ON THE DOWN-LOW
We wanted to create a Mutt with a sporty vibe. OK, so our version of sporty might be a little different to most peoples, and the FSR sure as hell ain’t no Isle of Man contender, but do we care – we sure don’t. This is a Mutt – a low-down gritty motorcycle with an outlaw custom-racer vibe.
The main difference with the FSR compared to our other models is the new lightweight 17″ cast wheels shod with mean road rubber. This combo really lets you throw the FSR into the corners along with blasting the straight lines.
With a slightly smaller wheel comes a lower seat height. If you haven’t got legs like Crazylegs Crane or if you just like your bikes slammed on the deck then the FSR is the puppy for you. In fact, this little ripper is the lowest seat height of all our bikes.
ALL IN THE DETAIL
Looking around the bike, you will see some other neat touches you won’t have seen before. Starting at the pointy end, you will see those beautiful handmade TIG welded stainless steel mudguard brackets; pretty sharp eh? Not forgetting new rear gas shocks to help keep the FSR planted firmly on the tarmac.
Follow the forks upwards, and you’ll get to the bars. Those are our aluminium low rise bars as seen on many of our bikes. But check out those lightweight aluminium and rubber grips and ‘Mutt Motorcycles’ bar ends that compliment the CNC fork caps and head stem nut. Yep – there’s a theme developing here…
DRILLED FOR SPEED
Moving back past that large, glorious gloss grey tank you will find a neat low-profile seat. Then we are back to the lightweight anodised aluminium parts in the form of the new shape indicator brackets.
The aluminium parts are completed with a set of short rider and pillion pegs and a ‘drilled for speed’ gear lever and shift peg. And of course, all of the candy is finished in blackest black.
You’ll also notice those funky new shape side panels and the exhaust heat shield that are brand new additions and help give the FSR that low down street sports vibe.
So whether you’re battling through the city or burning rubber on the open road, the FSR will have you grinning from ear to ear all the way.