Motorcycle Types Cruiser 2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim | Quick Look

2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim | Quick Look

Harley-Davidson Softail Slim
Harley-Davidson Softail Slim

2013 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

With a low seat that tapers to a narrow point just short of the fuel tank, the 2013 Softail Slim, which arrived as new model in 2012, is a welcoming machine to riders moving up to a big-inch bike for the first time.

Power is both plentiful and controllable, thanks to the likable Twin Cam 103B motor. Ergonomics trend toward cruising, rather than long-distance or aggressive riding, and that goes perfectly with the appealingly retro styling.

Black parts outnumber shiny bits, and fat 16-inch Dunlop complete the look, as Harley-Davidson goes for the 1950s custom bobber feel on the Softail Slim.

2013 Harley-Davidson Slim Quick Stats:

  • ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod V-twin
  • BORE x STROKE: 3.875″ x 4.38″
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
  • WHEELBASE: 4.4 inches
  • RAKE: 31 degrees
  • SEAT HEIGHT: 25.9 inches
  • CURB WEIGHT: 725 pounds
  • PRICE: $14,499

For a review of the Harley-Davidson Slim, click here. For a look into the entire 2013 motorcycle lineup, check out the Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.

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Don Williams
Don Williamshttp://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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