2008 Harley Davidson Softail Range
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.