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2008 Harley Davidson Softail Range

Harley FXCWHarley Davidson FXCWC Rocker

Harley Davidson FXSTC Softail CustomHarley Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy

Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail ClassicHarley Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe

Harley Davidson FXSTB Night Train2008 Harley Davidson FLSTB Softail

A New, Slammed Hardtail Look for the Harley-Davidson® Softail® Platform

The Harley-Davidson® Softail® family is growing in a new direction for 2008 with the introduction of the FXCW Rocker™ and FXCWC Rocker™ C.  These factory customs are developed around an all-new Rockertail™ rear section that faithfully reproduces the profile of a slammed, hardtail frame but delivers the smooth, comfortable ride of a modern suspension.

The Rocker and Rocker C are part of a seven-model Harley-Davidson Softail line for 2008. Each Softail model represents a distinct branch of the factory-custom tree; the nostalgia of the FLSTN Softail® Deluxe and FLSTC Heritage Softail® Classic, the long chopper profile of the FXSTB Night Train® and FXSTC Softail® Custom, and the massive presence of the iconic FLSTF Fat Boy®. Each Softail model interprets a styling statement with premium components and an appreciation for the kind of detail and craftsmanship that catches and holds the eye.

The Softail® name is derived from the design of its rear suspension, which features a swingarm section that faithfully replicates the lines of an original, hardtail frame but provides a smooth, comfortable ride. The hidden horizontal coil-over shock absorbers for the rear suspension are mounted below the powertrain and out of sight.

The counter-balanced Twin Cam 96B™ powertrain is rigid-mounted in the Softail frame to give the rider a more-direct connection to the motorcycle, and also to enable a low seat height that gives the rider a feeling of sitting “in” the motorcycle. Harley-Davidson ESPFI fuel injection is standard on all Softail models, as is the 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission and active intake and exhaust system. A horseshoe-shaped oil tank located below the seat and a fuel tank-mounted console and ignition are other distinctive features of each Softail model.

New on all Softail models for 2008;

Top-Mounted Battery terminals: The terminal attachment points have been relocated to the top of the battery for easier service access.

Hollow Axles: New 25mm hollow axles are assembled with new bearings, spacers and sleeves inside the wheel help stiffen the rear swingarm for a more-stable feel on the road.

105th Anniversary Edition: Limited-edition, serial-numbered 105th Anniversary versions of the FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic, FXSTC Softail Custom and FLSTF Fat Boy will be available in 2008.