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Harley Davidson Heritage - FLST
Harley Davidson Heritage info - The Harley Davidson Heritage Softail (FLST) is part of the Softail family and has been produced in the form of the Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic (and Classic Injection, avail. 2001), Heritage Softail Deluxe and the Heritage Softail Springer. The Softail motorcycles are part of the ‘FL’ series and have been in production since 1941 (other famous FL bikes are the Panhead and Knucklehead). The name softail is given to the range, as they have a hidden built in rear suspension system/shocks to make the motorcycle more comfortable on uneven roads. They do not appear any different from your hardtail bikes though, as the suspension can’t be seen.
Harley Davidson Heritage - Introduced In 1986
Harley Davidson Heritage info - The first Harley Davidson Heritage softail (FLST) was introduced in 1986 and followed up two years later with the Heritage Softail Classic. The Harley Davidson Heritage softail had many features, such as its large telescopic forks and retro-styling, an air-cooled 1337cc, V Twin, OHV, 2 cylinder, 4-stroke engine and the capacity to seat two. The Harley Davidson Heritage softail was a belt driven cruiser with a top speed of 165 km/h, had 57.51 horse power, a manual 5 speed gear box, electric starter and cartridge suspension. Some say that the single disc brake at the front wasn’t quite enough braking ability and it didn’t come with ABS, but it was a sweet looking motor!
Harley Davidson Heritage - 2009 Developments
Harley Davidson Heritage info - The 1998 Harley Davidson Heritage softail model had lots of chrome, saddlebags with studs, sat low to the ground and had high handlebars. The look and design of the motorcycle didn’t change much over the following ten years until 2009 when it took some of the features off other FL models such as the Cross Bones, giving it a darker look. By 2009, the Harley Davidson Heritage softail was given a larger, fuel injected, 1584cc V Twin 96B engine with six speed cruise drive transmission. Other features were a classic ‘cat eye’ console and retro speedometer, newly styled chrome nacelle and front fender, half moon oval footboards, detachable king size windshield and a more comfortable seat and backrest.
Harley Davidson Heritage - 2011 Features
Harley Davidson Heritage info - The 2011 Harley Davidson Heritage softail classic continues to impress and has many attractive features. Some of those are the Anti-lock braking system (ABS)( optional), new hidden rear suspension, six speed transmission, five gallon fuel tank, ESPFI and Twin Cam 96B engine. The motorcycle retains much of its retro style though with leather saddlebags, front fender, chrome laced wheels, optional wide whitewall tires, low seat and high handlebars - just with a lot more modern technology. You can also have the option of a smart security system with hands free fob.