Demystifying Harley’s Softail Motorbike


A Softail refers to a motorcycle with hidden shocks or rear suspension springs. From the outlook, a Softail bike may seem like a hardtail. Harley Davidson, the manufacturer, is a renowned brand in creating the best possible motorbike experience in the world. They have been producing excellent motorbikes for over 30 years.

The Softail family comes with various stylings ranging from classic cruiser type to the hot rod model to demystify what is a Harley Softail. Harley Softail model came into play in 1984 after the release of FXST Softail. To this day, hundreds of Softail frames rock the streets.

The frame used on this type resembles rigid frames of the past but maintains a rear suspension for all models from 1984 to 2017; the shocks are hidden under the bike’s transmission while 2018 models hide the shock absorbers under the seat.

Harley Softail Powertrain

Softail comes with stirring V-twins 107ci; 1746cc engine power. The engine sends 73.7 hp at 4860 pm on 98.4 pound-feet torque to the rear wheel. It uses a belt final drive to send 2790 rpm to the rear wheel. Harley Softail has a unique performance, primarily through the freeway. 

It has a crisp throttle response with low vibrations even on sixth gear.


Softail from Harley Davidson records 60-0 stop on a 138.4 feet distance. Though there are claims that it uses a single four-piston caliper and combines a 300 mm disc setup, the brake’s operations are incredibly exceptional. It operates on a two-piston unit. The brake system clamping comes with a 292 mm disc.

Harley Softail Specifications

• Engine: 1745cc

• Bore x stroke: 100.0 x

• Clutch: Wet, multi-plate

• Frame: Tubular frame

• Wheelbase: 64.2 in.

• Seat height: 25.5 in.

• Fuel capacity: 5.0 gal.

• Wet weight: 71 lb.

Harley Softail gives riders an epic experience on the road. It is an ecstatic street cruiser with an H-D styling and an aesthetic design. 

Do not forget the two-year unlimited-mileage warranty and updated digital electronics features.

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