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2024 Harley-Davidson Trike Freewheeler Specs and Performance

2024 Harley-Davidson Trike Freewheeler Specs and Performance

The Harley-Davidson Freewheeler has a retro build, designed with the trikes of the past in mind. The throwback is quite evident if we compare the Freewheeler to the iconic Harley-Davidson Servi-car that was once used by the police department and delivery services. The classic DNA pairs with the modern features, along with an additional wheel to the motorcycle to make the H-D Freewheeler a unique machine for road traveling.

The H-D Freewheeler trike provides riders with an interesting combination of stability, comfort, and freedom. Trikes have a rich tradition and the Harley-Davidson Freewheeler reverently honors this legacy. Continue reading this article to know more about the 2024 Harley-Davidson Trike Freewheeler.

1. 2024 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Overview

The Servi-car, due to its cargo box placed at the back, became a recognizable phenomenon on American roads and streets. Its functional design and unwavering toughness made a permanent impression on motorcycle lovers who wanted more utility and something more than just a two-wheeler.

Similarly, to carry on with the trikes’ legacy, the Harley-Davidson Freewheeler is a perfect contender. The company has installed some of the most trendy features that riders of today’s generation would like to have, including the Milwaukee-Eight® engine, a superior suspension setup, and a rider-friendly design that guarantees fast, powerful, and enjoyable rides.

2. H-D Freewheeler Upgrades over the Years

The Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine was introduced to the Freewheeler in 2017 and it was shortly replaced with the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine in 2019. This gigantic engine gave the Freewheeler more torque and reduced vibrations. Riders can now be more daring and venture out to highways and winding roads confidently on the H-D Freewheeler.

2019 marked the year of major improvements introduced to the H-D Freewheeler including the addition of a solid rear axle and the safety features like the Reflex Defensive Rider System (RDRS). This system aids the Harley Freewheeler trike to remain within the limits even when performing the most adrenaline-pumping maneuvers.

Harley-Davidson renewed the trike platform with a long-stroke and beefier 49 mm front forks in the same year. The frame also included an easy-adjust rear suspension preload feature, making it possible to adjust without any tools, depending on the variation in the passenger or cargo weight. Furthermore, the lean-sensitive technology used in the H-D Freewheeler is the paramount feature.

The rest of the cosmetics upgrades were made in the 2023 model year. The rear wheels are now 18-inch tall, along with the 19-inch front wheel and the fenders are redesigned and chopped as well for a bold and stylish look. The engine parts and machinery are completely blacked-out and there is no more chrome finish available on the latest H-D Freewheeler.

3. 2024 Harley Davidson Trike Freewheeler Specs

2024 Harley Davidson Trike Freewheeler Specs
General Info
Maker Harley Davidson
Model Freewheeler®
Motorcycle Type Trike (Three-Wheeled Motorcycle)
Model Code FLRT
Model Year 2024
Introduced in (Year) 2015
Warranty Two Years Factory Limited Warranty with Unlimited Miles
Starting Price $31,999
Engine Milwaukee-Eight® 114
Engine Layout V-Twin
Displacement 114 cu in / 1,868 cc
Cooling System Liquid-Cooled
Stroke 4.5 in
Bore 4.016 in
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Engine Stroke Four Stroke
Valves Per Cylinder Four Valves Per Cylinder
Valve Configuration OHV - Pushrod
Fuel Delivery System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Exhaust Two-Into-One-Into-Two Exhaust System
Mufflers Shorty Slash Down-Style Chrome Finish Mufflers
Starter Electric
Claimed Engine Torque 119 ft-lb / 161.34 Nm at 2,750 rpm 
Claimed Horsepower 90 hp / 67 kW at 4,750 rpm
Fuel Mileage 43 mpg (Estimated)
Top Speed 110 mph
Drive Train
Gear Box Six-Speed Cruise Drive®
Final Drive Belt
Reverse Function Electric Reverse Gear
Clutch Slipper & Assist
Frame Double-Downtube/Dual-Cradle Frame
Front 49 mm Dual Bending Valve Telescopic Forks
Adjustability Rebound Damping Adjustable
Wheel Travel (Front) 4.6 in / 117 mm
Rear Emulsion Rear Shocks
Adjustability Spring Preload Adjustable with Rebound Damping; Hand Adjustable
Wheel Travel (Rear) 3.96 in / 101 mm
Front 300 mm Dual Hydraulic Discs
Rear 270 mm Dual Hydraulic Discs
Wheel Type Cast Aluminum Wheels
Front 3.5 x 19 in
Rear 5.5 x 18 in
Tires Type Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, Bias Blackwall Front, and Radial Blackwall Rear
Front MT 130/60B19 M/C 61H
Rear P215/45R18 83T
Seat Height 26.2 in
Dry Weight 1,093 lbs
Wet Weight 1,131 lbs
Ground Clearance 4.9 in
Wheelbase 65.7 in
Length 103 in / 2,615 mm
Height 45.3 in / 1,150 mm
Width 55.3 in / 1,405 mm
Rake 26°
Trail 3.96 in
Fuel Tank Capacity 6 gals
Oil Capacity 5 qt
Storage Capacity 2 cu ft
Standard Features
Saddlebags X
Fairing X
Windscreen X
Seat Motorcycle-Style Single-Piece Rider and Passenger Seat
Ride Safety Features
Cruise Control
Cornering ABS
Electronic Linked Braking (ELB)
Cornering Enhanced ELB
Traction Control
Cornering Enhanced Traction Control
Drag-Torque Slip Control System (DSCS)

4. 2024 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler’s Look and Design

The Harley-Davidson Freewheeler promotes riding confidence thanks to its bold and confidence-inspiring design. You will feel the awe-inspiring look from the start which is characterized by the stripped-down front end, blacked-out finishing, modern and stylish cast aluminum wheels, and a large trunk at the back.

The front end of the 2024 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler looks quite distinctive and clean as the top end of the fork legs is joined using a stylish frame with a very sleek old-school-looking halogen headlamp emerging out of it. The wire harnesses are hidden behind this metal frame.

The sleek dual fenders at the back are beautifully trimmed and slightly elevated at the tail, carrying incandescent tail lights on either side of the trunk. The exposed matte black engine components add to its rugged appeal.

The large trunk makes the H-D Freewheeler one of the best trikes in the market. It is installed at the back of the trike and offers a spacious storage capacity of 2 cu-ft to carry the necessities. Whether carrying groceries, clothes, or camping gear, the standard rear trunk is roomy enough to accommodate your luggage. The H-D Freewheeler’s utilitarian value goes hand in hand with comfort and style as you can carry everything you need within easy reach.

If you want the storage space of a trike on your motorbike for utilitarian and touring purposes, Viking Bags offers a wide range of luggage options, including motorcycle trunk bags , saddlebags , backpacks , sissy bar bags , tour packs , tank bags , and much more.

5. 2024 Harley-Davidson Trike Freewheeler Price and Color Options

The base-model 2024 H-D Freewheeler trike in Billiard Gray paint job can be purchased for $31,999. You can either customize it to your liking or appreciate its clean and simple look. Even though it is available in a blacked-out trim only with a matte black finish, riders have two more color options to choose from, including the most popular Vivid Black, which costs $32,599, and two-tone Alpine Green with Vivid Black, which costs $33,499.

2024 Harley-Davidson Trike Freewheeler Color Options
Color Option Model Cost
Billiard Gray $31,999
Vivid Black $32,599
Alpine Green / Vivid Black $33,499

6. 2024 Harley Freewheeler Engine and Performance

The 2024 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler is a successful trike model that combines classic styling, thrilling performance, and steady handling with three wheels.

At the heart of Harley Freewheeler is the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, a beast power plant that produces massive torque and instantaneous power on demand. The 1,868 cc engine produces 90 hp of horsepower at 4,750 rpm to ensure a fun acceleration and a torque of 119 lb-ft at 2,750 rpm. The 114 cu-in V-Twin power plant is an ideal option for a trike like this because of its wider size and requirements. The dual rear tires give this trike a good grip on the road.

The power delivery by the M-8 114 engine is effectively transmitted to the road thanks to the dual rear tires that are wider than usual. Such a system results in a better acceleration throughout the rpm range.

In contrast to fairing-equipped motorcycles, the 2024 H-D Freewheeler doesn’t waste the engine power by pushing against the incoming wind resistance. However, the rider is more prone to external conditions, such as rain and heavy wind, especially on a long journey due to the absence of fairing and windscreen.

Riders have access to the six-speed manual transmission, which provides them with the ability to choose the most suitable gear depending on the particular riding situation. The electric reverse gear included in the design of this heavy trike enables riders to easily navigate this machine through tight and narrow spaces.

7. 2024 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler’s Handling

The H-D Freewheeler with its three-wheeled structure provides a stable ride and helps eliminate the concern about balancing and keeping the trike upright on straight roads. On the good side, the three-wheeled setup on the Freewheeler also provides stability during cornering. The Freewheeler has a wide rear stance to ensure that it stays straight even when going through sharp turns. The handlebars provide you with a high degree of precision, which is necessary for entering the corner with less struggle on a trike. As there is no leaning involved while turning a corner on a Freewheeler, it is more like a workout for riders as they have to steer the handlebars to take a turn on a trike.

The H-D Freewheeler rests on a double-downtube/dual-cradle frame which is made of mild steel. This frame design has a square cross-section backbone which strengthens the whole structure and also results in better rigidity that guarantees strength and stability while riding.

The Freewheeler uses a solid, one-piece axle design at the rear which is different from the conventional rear wheels that are articulated separately. This configuration feels a bit stable when speeding up on not-so-smooth roads, but it transfers more road shocks to the rider.

8. 2024 H-D Freewheeler Comfort and Ergonomics

8.1 Two-Up Seating Comfort

The two-up seat on the 2024 Harley Freewheeler is intended to be comfortable for both the rider and the passenger. Top-of-the-line materials are utilized in manufacturing this seat that guarantees a balance between low weight and durability. The rider seat is chopped enough to keep it lower to the ground, ensuring 26.2 inches of seat height.

8.2 Floorboards

Riding for a long period requires proper foot positioning and Harley-Davidson does not fail to deliver with its high-quality floorboards. The rubber grip on the floorboards contributes to maximum comfort as it soaks vibrations. The Harley Freewheeler has floorboards for the passengers too so they can also enjoy and relax.

8.3 Upright Riding Position

The Harley-Davidson Freewheeler's design focuses on an upright sitting posture, which has several benefits. First, it helps riders see further and in a more relaxed manner, therefore, they can have a better view of the road and surroundings easily. Secondly, it also helps to relieve the pressure on the back and shoulders and hence long trips become more fun.

Whether you choose to cruise down the highway or travel through the city streets, the 2024 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler’s ergonomics will make sure you don’t ride in a slouched riding position. The arms are also placed at a good height thanks to the reasonably tall handlebars. The bars installed on the H-D Freewheeler are intelligently designed as it has the nominal pulled-back angle and height.

9. 2024 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Safety Enhancement Features

9.1 Cornering Enhanced Electronically Linked Braking (C-ELB)

The Freewheeler’s braking system is intelligently linked to better control the cornering conditions. The C-ELB system (Cornering-Enhanced Electronically Linked Braking) allows you to distribute the braking force between the front and rear wheels optimally when you apply the brakes while leaning in a turn. This self-adjustment feature of the system brings stability and control while cornering, enabling the riders to have a confident ride even while navigating through curves.

9.2 Cornering Enhanced Antilock Braking System (C-ABS)

Braking emergencies may not be anticipated. With C-ABS, the wheels will not lose traction even in situations where hard braking is necessary. It assists in preventing wheel lock-up and as a result, it lowers the risk of skidding and loss of control. If you find wet roads or sudden obstacles, the C-ABS gives you consistent and safe braking power.

9.3 Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System (C-TCS)

C-TCS can track wheel spin and then control the power delivery in such a way that it prevents excessive wheel slip. The C-TCS is exceptionally useful for safer rides, especially when you are speeding up in slippery road conditions and uneven terrains. The C-TCS enables the riders to concentrate on the riding, instead of worrying about the wheel spin by automatically interfering in the process to maintain traction.

9.4 Drag-Torque Slip Control System (DSCS)

The rear wheel lockup is often the result of the practice of aggressive gear shifting. The DSCS will prohibit this by controlling the engine torque during fast braking. The system enables you to make a smooth transition while downshifting when going into a turn and stops you from skidding. It’s a lifesaver for keeping balance and control while riding at good speeds.

10. Pros and Cons of Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Trike

Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Pros Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Cons
Classic styling Very Expensive
Stripped-down look Chrome trim is not available anymore
Powerful engine Not ideal for long rides/touring
Standard safety features Lack of wind protection
Features lean-sensitive rider aids Simple considering the price point
Spacious rear trunk  
Ensures upright riding posture  
Standard rider and passenger floorboards  

11. Wrap-Up

The Harley-Davidson Freewheeler has not received any major upgrade in 2024 mainly because it is already an up-to-date trike. It may look the simplest and stripped-down in the H-D trike family, but it carries lean-sensitive rider aids, making it a hi-tech top-of-the-line trike. The trikes from the Harley Davidson have a limited market compared to motorcycles but they still have a demand which is why they are manufactured and updated almost every year.

The 2024 Harley Freewheeler has all that you can expect from the company in a modern-classic trike, it has unique classic styling, a modern tech package, and superior utility value thanks to the large trunk at the rear. It is perfect for a two-up riding experience if you love to go with a partner but not an ideal choice to be taken on the open roads and highways for a long ride due to the absence of wind protection. For most riders, the 2024 H-D Freewheeler trike is also considered extremely pricey if you view it from the motorcyclist's point of view.

For most riders, the H-D Freewheeler is more of a drag-race three-wheeler thanks to the powerful Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine. Some also refer to the Freewheeler as the hotrod of the H-D trike family due to its robust power delivery and high-speed performance.

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