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2009 Harley-Davidson Softail Cross Bones | Motorcycle Preview

Retro Custom, Factory Production.

Released in 2008, the new Softail Cross Bones almost makes the clock stand still.  The bike’s profile is that of an authentic custom bobber, a stripped-down-and-chopped custom with raw finishes. The gloss black springer front end, round air cleaner cover, sprung solo seat, half-moon rider footboards and chopped front fender follows post-war styling cues.  The adjustable two-position gold panners-style saddle stands at 26.6 inches. And the mini ape hanger handlebars finishes the look.

A blacked-out oil tank features a new Willie G.-autographed skull graphic. Chrome straight pipe exhaust with and slash-cut mufflers contrasts nicely with the dark frame and powertrain. Harley-Davidson’s move toward edgier factory customs seems to be continueing with its new Softail Cross Bones. A true retro-styled bobber that takes design ideas introduced by the Nightster and Street Bob a step farther into the custom realm, which Harley describes as the "Dark Custom".

2009 Softail Cross Bones Features:

  • Rigid-mount, 1584 cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
  • 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
  • Black powder-coated engine with polished covers and pushrods and untreated fins
  • Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • New Gloss Black round air cleaner cover
  • Gloss Black painted Springer front end with chrome springs
  • Gloss Black mini ape-hanger handlebar
  • Gloss Black cat-eye tank console with new speedometer face
  • Gloss Black oil tank and rear fender supports
  • New Willie G. signed horseshoe oil tank skull graphic
  • Straight shot exhaust with chrome slash-cut mufflers
  • Adjustable sprung solo seat with leather lacing
  • 26.6-inch seat height
  • Chopped front fender with pinstriping
  • Bobtail rear fender with pinstriping
  • Distinctive five-gallon fuel tank with hand-laced leather tank panel and pinstriping
  • 200 mm rear tire
  • Laced Steel front and rear wheels with Gloss Black painted rims
  • Half moon old-school foot boards
  • Optional Smart Security System

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