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2008heritage_softail_classicREFRESHED HERITAGE SOFTAIL CLASSIC LEADS SOFTAIL LINE
Hard Tail Spirit Comes With Styling Innovation from Harley-Davidson


MILWAUKEE (July 22, 2008) – The refreshed styling of the Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic highlights the eight-model Harley-Davidson Softail line for 2009. No single line of motorcycles offers more diversity in styling and attitude – from the rough-and-tumble Cross Bones bobber and the broad-shouldered Fat Boy, to the nostalgic Softail Deluxe and the radical Rocker. The Softail family represents the fully realized custom vision of Harley-Davidson, a combination of rolling art and engineering excellence that is often copied but never matched in the world of motorcycle design.

Named for its rear-suspension design, which mimics the lines of a vintage hard-tail frame but offers the comfort of modern suspension that is hidden under the chassis, every Softail has clean lines, a low seat height, and a rigid-mounted, counter-balanced Twin Cam 96B powertrain. The rigid powertrain allows tight packaging of the engine and frame and creates a solid connection between the rider and the power that moves the motorcycle, enhancing the emotional experience of riding.

Each Softail model also features the 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission for outstanding mid-range torque and relaxed engine speed when cruising. Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) enhances engine efficiency, provides crisp throttle response and easy starting, and self-adjusts for changing environmental conditions to maintain performance. A horseshoe oil tank located below the seat, forward foot controls or foot boards, the classic Fat Bob fuel tank, and the perfect execution of custom detail in paint and metal are design elements that define each Softail model.

Refreshed FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic
The Heritage Softail Classic receives a number of other, more-subtle styling changes and new components that shift this popular model in a new, retro direction for 2009. The beefy FL front end features a front fender and chrome nacelle with clean new styling cues, while taller handlebars change the rider’s profile. The fuel tank has new glass-filled, 3-D badges and is topped with a classic “Cat Eye” console and matching retro speedometer face. Half-moon rider footboards and a large, oval foot brake pad also nod to the past. The passenger seat and backrest have been revised for more comfort, while the sissy bar has new trim that matches the new two-tone leather console panel. Both the revised saddle bag and seat trim have been restyled. The King-Size windshield can be quickly detached for more streamlined cruising.

FLSTC Heritage Classic features:
· Rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
· 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
· Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
· New enlarged passenger seat and backrest
· New seat trim
· New taller handlebar
· New handlebar clamp
· New fuel tank graphics and glass-filled 3-D tank badge
· New saddle bag trim
· New retro speedometer face
· New front fender trim
· New chrome nacelle style
· Retro “Cat Eye” fuel tank console
· Half moon rider footboards and oval brake pad
· Chrome Staggered Shorty Dual exhaust
· Chrome oil tank
· 150 mm-16 rear / MT90-16 front tire
· Chrome Laced Steel wheels
· FL rear fender
· Five-gallon Fat Bob tank
· Clear-lens reflector-optics chrome passing lamps
· Chrome plated directional light bar
· Detachable King-Size Lexan windshield
· Leather saddlebags with quick-detach buckles
· FL front forks
· Chrome hub cover
· Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels with wide white wall tires
· Optional Smart Security System

crossbonesFLSTSB Softail Cross Bones
If riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is a timeless experience, then the new FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones almost makes the clock stand still. The dark Cross Bones cuts the profile of an authentic custom bobber, a stripped-down-and-chopped custom with raw finishes. Cross Bones leads with the Gloss Black Springer front end and follows with other post-war styling cues, including a Gloss-Black round air cleaner cover, sprung solo seat, half-moon rider footboards and chopped front fender. The adjustable two-position pan-style saddle rides at a height of 26.6 inches. The rider rolls arm-high gripping Gloss Black mini ape hanger handlebars. The Gloss Black oil tank features a new Willie G.-autographed skull graphic. The bright chrome straight shot exhaust with chrome slash-cut mufflers contrasts with the dark frame and powertrain.

FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones features:
· Rigid-mount, 1584 cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
· 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
· Black powder-coated engine with polished covers and pushrods and untreated fins
· Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
· New Gloss Black round air cleaner cover
· Gloss Black painted Springer front end with chrome springs
· Gloss Black mini ape-hanger handlebar
· Gloss Black cat-eye tank console with new speedometer face
· Gloss Black oil tank and rear fender supports
· New Willie G. signed horseshoe oil tank skull graphic
· Straight shot exhaust with chrome slash-cut mufflers
· Adjustable sprung solo seat with leather lacing
· 26.6-inch seat height
· Chopped front fender with pinstriping
· Bobtail rear fender with pinstriping
· Distinctive five-gallon fuel tank with hand-laced leather tank panel and pinstriping
· 200 mm rear tire
· Laced Steel front and rear wheels with Gloss Black painted rims
· Half moon old-school foot boards
· Optional Smart Security System

rockerFXCW Rocker
The Rocker offers authentic hard-tail chopper style with innovative ideas that could only be produced by Harley-Davidson. The Rockertail rear section mounts a wide fender directly to the swing arm, just an inch over a big 240 mm x 18-inch rear tire. The Rocker rear fender and wheel move in unison as the Rockertail glides through 3.4 inches of rear suspension travel. A new monochromatic silver stainless steel powder-coated paint scheme highlights the custom look. The solo seat is just 24.5 inches off the ground –among the lowest seat height of any motorcycle on the market today. The stop and tail lamp functions are integrated with the rear turn indicators, eliminating the need for the traditional tail lamp on the rear fender.

FXCW Rocker features:
· Rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
· 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
· Silver powdercoated engine with Satin Stainless Steel powdercoat covers
· Chrome Shorty Dual exhaust
· New low profile front fender
· Finned cast-aluminum, horseshoe oil tank
· 240 mm-18 rear / 90 mm-19 front tire
· Satin Stainless Metallic powdercoat Cast Aluminum Tapered Five Spoke wheels
· Rockertail rear section
· Stretched fuel tank with recessed medallion
· Solo saddle
· V-Bar handlebar on five-inch curved risers
· Console-mounted speedometer
· Satin Stainless Metallic powdercoat fork lowers, oil tank, headlamp bucket, swingarm components
· Integrated LED rear turn indicators/tail/brake lamps
· Color-matched frame
· Optional Smart Security System

rockercFXCWC Rocker C
As the chrome-laden version of the Rocker, the Rocker C features an industry-first Trick seat design, which hides a passenger pillion and struts under the solo seat. Simply lift off the solo seat and the passenger pillion folds out over the Rockertail rear section for surprisingly comfortable two-up riding. Many components are chrome plated, including the headlamp, the handlebar riser, the fork lowers, and the tank console and speedometer. The finned aluminum oil tank, frame and swing arm are color-matched to the sheet metal, which features flame graphics.

FXCWC Rocker C features:
· Rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
· 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
· Black powdercoated engine with chrome covers
· Chrome Shorty Dual mufflers
· New low profile front fender
· Finned cast-aluminum oil tank
· 240 mm-18-inch rear / 90 mm-19-inch front tire
· Polished Cast Aluminum Tapered Five Spoke 19-inch front/18-inch rear wheels
· Rockertail rear section
· Stretched fuel tank with recessed cloisonné medallion
· Trick two-in-one seat with concealed passenger pillion
· Independent V-Bar handlebar on five-inch curved risers
· Console-mounted style speedometer
· Color-matched frame, swingarm and oil tank
· Chrome fork lowers, headlamp, console, speedometer and other components
· Integrated LED rear turn indicators/tail/brake lamps
· Deluxe pinstripe flames standard
· Optional Smart Security System

nightrainFXSTB Night Train
Embrace darkness on the FXSTB Night Train, with features like a blacked-out powertrain and wrinkle-black trim on the engine covers, air cleaner, oil tank, rear fender supports, drive belt sprocket and fuel tank console. The long FX front end and narrow 21-inch laced front wheel counter a beefy 200 mm rear tire on a slotted cast disc under a Bobtail fender. Drag bars and forward foot controls create an aggressive posture whether cruising highways or dark alleys. A new low-profile front fender hugs the 21-inch laced front wheel and tire.

FXSTB Night Train features:
· Rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
· 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
· Black powder-coated engine with wrinkle-black and texture-black covers
· Black oil tank
· Black drive belt sprocket
· Black tank console, air cleaner, oil tank and rear fender supports
· Black Cast Aluminum rear wheel
· 200 mm-17 rear / MH90-21 front tire
· New low profile front fender
· Chrome Staggered Shorty Dual exhaust
· Bobtail rear fender
· Low-slung Badlander style seat
· Drag-style handlebar on six-inch risers
· Five-gallon Fat Bob fuel tank
· Forward foot controls
· Optional Chrome Profile Aluminum Laced front and Forged Polished Aluminum Disc rear wheel
· Optional Smart Security System

customsoftailFXSTC Softail Custom
The FXSTC Softail Custom puts fists in the breeze and feet forward with a chopper profile straight from the FX custom era. The tufted king/queen seat has chrome buttons and flows up an integrated aluminum one-piece backrest, providing a comfortable perch for rider and passenger. A new low-profile front fender hugs the 21-inch laced front wheel and tire. Profile ape-hanger handlebar on custom risers and the Fat Bob fuel tank with embossed leather tank strap and triple laid custom graphics accentuate the cool look. A 200 mm rear tire and Bobtail fender add authority to the rear end, while chrome details on the powertrain and oil tank contrast the black powder-coated engine.

FXSTC Softail Custom features:
· Rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
· 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission
· Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
· Profile ape-hanger handlebar with custom risers
· New low profile front fender
· Chrome Staggered Shorty dual exhaust
· Chrome oil tank
· 200 mm-17 rear / MH90-21 front tire
· Polished, slotted Disc Forged Aluminum 17-inch rear wheel
· Chrome Profile Laced Aluminum 21-inch front wheel
· Bobtail rear fender
· Button tufted two-up seat with chrome backrest
· Five-gallon Fat Bob fuel tank with custom-sewn, leather strap
· Forward-mount foot controls
· Optional Smart Security System
· Optional Chrome Profile Laced Aluminum Rear Wheel

fatboyFLSTF Fat Boy
One of the world’s most distinctive motorcycles, the FLSTF Fat Boy rolls with a size and stature second to none. The Fat Boy rides wide on a 200 mm rear tire and 17-inch front wheel and bright chrome fork nacelle. Unique premium components like Bullet Hole Disc Aluminum wheels and fat front forks identify this Softail as the iconic Fat Boy. New optional mirror polished chrome-plated wheels can accentuate the Fat Boy look.

FLSTF Fat Boy features:
· Rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
· 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
· Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
· Chrome Over/Under Shotgun exhaust
· Chrome horseshoe oil tank
· 200 mm-17 rear / 140 mm-17 front tire
· Silver Bullet Hole Disc Cast Aluminum 17-inch wheels
· Two-tone seat with bullet laced valence
· 1.25-inch custom internally wired handlebar with Bare Knuckle risers
· Custom graphics package on front fender, fuel tank and rear fender
· Five-gallon traditional Fat Bob fuel tank with laced triple bullet strap
· New optional mirror polished chrome-plated wheels
· Chrome front fork nacelle
· Full-length floorboards with heel/toe shift lever
· FL front forks and custom front fender
· Large chrome headlight
· Optional Smart Security System
· Optional Polished and Chrome Bullet Hole Disc Cast Aluminum 17-inch wheels

softaildeluxeFLSTN Softail Deluxe
The FLSTN Softail Deluxe combines nostalgia with a modern powertrain and suspension for a truly confidence-inspiring riding experience. For 2009, the Softail Deluxe has a redesigned, narrow-profile rider seat with collapsible pockets in the shell that make the seat narrower when straddling the motorcycle at rest. Seat height is just 24.5 inches, among the lowest for a full-sized motorcycle. An easy-reach pull-back handlebar and riser package, lowered suspension, extended kickstand and exclusive integrated luggage rack make the Softail Deluxe an even more functional ride. Classic design touches include wide whitewall tires on Chrome Laced Steel wheels, tombstone tail light on the rear fender, intricate cloisonné and sparkling chrome.

FLSTN Softail Deluxe features:
· Rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
· 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
· Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
· Chrome Over/Under Shotgun exhaust
· New narrow profile seat with low 24.5-inch seat height
· Chrome oil tank
· MU85B-16 rear / MT90-16 front wide whitewall tires
· Chrome Laced Steel wheels
· FL rear fender
· Two-piece, two-up seat with detachable passenger pillion
· Low-rise pull-back handlebar
· Five-gallon Fat Bob tank
· Distinctive headlight nacelle
· Clear-lens reflector-optic passing lamps
· Integrated luggage rack
· Tombstone tail light
· FL front forks with full FL fender
· Full-length floorboards with heel/toe shift lever
· Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
· Optional Smart Security System


thumb-harley-davidsonHarley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.



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