2018 Harley-Davidson Softail
Street Motorcycle for sale by McKibben Powersports Honda in Winter Haven, Florida 33881
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Dripping in vintage style with bright, polished stainless and chrome accents, the new-for-2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe lends the newly revamped Softail family an up-to-date take on the classic American cruiser theme.
Thanks to its full-skirted steel fenders, white-wall tires, chrome laced wheels, pull-back handlebar and unique retro-modern LED lighting array, the traditionally styled Deluxe is a nostalgic attention-grabber on the outside with a refined modern powertrain and chassis beneath the surface.
At its core beats the Softail-specific version of the Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-twin that’s equipped with dual counterbalancers for sublime smoothness, allowing, as in Softails of the past, rigid engine mounting. Harley-Davidson claims increased output of the from the Milwaukee-Eight 107 that helps the Softail Deluxe run from 0-60 mph 10 percent faster than models powered by the High Output Twin Cam 103.
The mild-steel tubular frame has also been redesigned and is 65 percent stiffer than the outgoing Softail frame. This new frame also 50 percent fewer component parts, 22 percent fewer welds and, with the solid-mount engine, makes for an overall 34 percent more rigid chassis. These and other changes help reduce the weight of the Softail Deluxe by 33 pounds for 2018. Increased lean angle and more precise steering are also benefits of the new chassis.
The Showa Dual Bending Valve (SDBV) fork Harley-Davidson introduced to much praise on the FL touring line last year is now applied to 2018 Softail motorcycles. The Showa fork reduces weight and provides linear damping characteristics to provide a more comfortable, better controlled ride and improved handling.
At the rear, a single under-seat coil-over shock replaces the dual under-engine shocks used on previous Softails. In this new design, shock action is conventional--that is the rear wheel hits a bump and compresses the shock--whereas the old Softail design extended the shocks when the wheel hit a bump. Performance is improved by offering increased wheel travel, more controlled damping and a larger range of spring preload adjustment, while still maintaining the hardtail look brought about by the “shockless” rear frame triangle.
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EngineMilwaukee-Eight 107 V-twin
Transmission6-Speed Cruise Drive
Exterior ColorElectric Blue
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