They wanted to create a Mutt with a sporty vibe. OK, so their 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 Mutt 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 Mutt bikes.
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 hand made 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 Mutt's aluminium low rise bars as seen on many of their bikes. But check out those lightweight aluminium and rubber grips and 'Mutt Motorcycles' bar ends which compliment the CNC fork caps and head stem nut. Yep - there's a theme developing here...
Moving back past that large, heavy-duty matt black tank you will find a neat low-profile seat, with an Alcantara style cover. Then they are back to the lightweight anodised aluminium parts in the form of the super neat 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, everything 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.