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2009 Harley Davidson Softail Range

Hardtail Spirit and Styling Innovation from Harley-Davidson

The refreshed styling of the Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic highlights the seven-model Harley-Davidson Softail line-up for 2009. No single line of motorcycles offers more diversity in styling and attitude – from the retro darkness of the Cross Bones bobber to the iconic, broad-shouldered Fat Boy and radical Rocker. The Softail family represents the fully realised 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 hardtail frame but offers the comfort of modern suspension that is hidden under the transmission, 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 beating V-Twin engine that moves the motorcycle, enhancing the emotional experience of riding. Each Softail model also features 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission for outstanding mid-range torque and relaxed engine speed when cruising, as well as a sophisticated active intake and exhaust system.

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 classic “horseshoe” oil tank located below the seat, forward foot controls or footboards, 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.