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2015 Harley-Davidson Softail Lineup | Preview

2015 Harley-Davidson Softail Lineup | Preview
2015 Harley Fat Boy Lo

2015 Harley-Davidson Softail Lineup

Ever since the Softail entered the Harley-Davidson product line in 1984, it has been the flagship bike for riders who want that vintage hard-tail look without the hard-on-your-tail ride.

That original FXST model had a rigid-mount motor, four-speed transmission, buckhorn bars, wire wheels and, of course, the innovative concealed rear suspension system with shocks mounted down low between the frame rails.

For 2015, the Softail has a raft of refinements and six models to choose from. Following is info on each specific model.

2015 Harley-Davidson Softail Lineup | Preview
2015 Harley Softail Breakout

2015 Harley-Davidson FXSB Breakout:

The Harley-Davidson Breakout model offers distinctive finishes and specific components. It features a wide rear tire visually balanced with thick forks and chopped fenders, while a shaved tank console and a drag handlebar keep the profile low.

A Twin Cam 103B powertrain and other components are trimmed in chrome and gloss black paint.

The Softail chassis mimics the clean lines of a vintage hardtail frame, but utilizes rear suspension control provided by coil-over shock absorbers mounted horizontally and out of sight within the frame rails.

The rigid-mounted, counter-balanced powertrain creates a solid connection between the rider and the power that moves the motorcycle, enhancing the emotional experience of riding.

Highlights:

  • Rigid-mounted, air-cooled, 1690 cc Twin Cam 103B (103 cu. In.) counter-balanced engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), Automatic Compression Release (ACR), rated at 95.2 ft. lbs. peak torque at 3000 rpm
  • 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission
  • Optional Smart Security System with proximity-based, hands-free security fob

Colors/MSRP:

  • Vivid Black – $18,599
  • Solids – $18,999
  • Custom Colors – $19,549
  • Hard Candy Custom – $19,799
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2015 Harley Heritage Softail

2015 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic:

With its smooth, counter-balanced engine performance, comfortable riding position, low seat height, ample luggage space, wind protection and passenger accommodations, the Heritage Softail Classic is a custom-touring bike. The quick-release windshield allows for quick conversion to cruising.

The Heritage Softail captures the spirit of the original dressers with 1940s-style leather saddlebags with quick-detach buckles, full FL front fender, chrome laced wheels and hub cover all paying homage to the past, while the counter- balanced Twin Cam 103B engine, hidden rear suspension and Anti-lock Braking System all bring modern technology to the ride.

Highlights:

  • 6-Speed Cruise Drive Transmission
  • Horseshoe oil tank
  • Five-gallon fuel tank
  • Optional Tubeless Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
  • Optional Smart Security System with proximity- based, hands-free security fob
  • Optional Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy (EITMS) (Dealer activated option)

Colors/MSRP:

  • Vivid Black – $18,349
  • Solids – $18,749
  • Two-Tones – $19,099
  • Custom – $19,299
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2015 Harley Fat Boy

2015 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy:

The Fat Boy defined the “fat custom” category and imitators everywhere tried to copy it, but this is the original and it continues to get attention wherever it rolls, with fat tires, fat bars, a fat fender and a big, powerful, black powder-coated, counter-balanced Twin Cam 103B engine.

The Fat Boy model defines the heavyweight motorcycle, delivering a bold styling statement and a wide, comfortable riding stance.

Highlights:

  • Standard Anti-lock Braking System and Smart Security System option deliver the most advanced technology in a way that only Harley-Davidson can deliver.
  • 6-Speed Cruise Drive Transmission
  • Horseshoe oil tank
  • Five-gallon fuel tank
  • Optional Smart Security System with proximity- based, hands-free security fob
  • Optional Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy (EITMS) (Dealer activated option)

Colors/MSRP:

  • Vivid Black – $17,699
  • Solids – $18,099
  • Two-Tones – $18,449
  • Custom Colors – $18,649
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2015 Harley Fat Boy Lo

2015 Harley-Davidson FLSTFB Fat Boy Lo:

Building on the Fat Boy legacy, the Fat Boy Lo brings a darker, slammed appearance to the world of boulevard cruisers.

From front to back, this custom cruiser shows attitude, with custom, black bullet hole wheels, a denim black frame, blacked-out covers and header shields, and satin chrome in all the places chrome would normally be.

But it’s not just about looks. The narrow-cut seat rides just 24.25-inches off the ground, while the forward foot controls and low, 1.25-inch handlebar create a secure stance.

It comes standard with Anti-lock Brakes and the Security Package option is available.

Highlights:

  • 6-Speed Cruise Drive Transmission
  • Horseshoe oil tank
  • Five-gallon fuel tank
  • Optional Smart Security System with proximity- based, hands-free security fob
  • Optional Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy (EITMS) (Dealer activated option)

Colors/MSRP:

  • Vivid Black – $17,499
  • Solids – $17,899
  • Custom – $18,449
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2015 Harley Softail Deluxe

2015 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe:

The Softail Deluxe features an extremely low seat with “collapsing sides,” pull-back handlebar and riser, and new easy-reach side stand.

And, the powerful, counter-balanced Twin Cam 103B and 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission are appreciated by many riders.

Exquisite style details round out every other corner of this bike, from the clean front light bar, to the tombstone taillight, to the chrome grab rail and luggage rack, to the laced wheels and wide whitewall tires.

And the Security Package option means riders have the choice of adding anti-lock brakes, giving even more functionality to all this form.

Highlights:

  • 6-Speed Cruise Drive Transmission
  • Horseshoe oil tank
  • Five-gallon fuel tank
  • Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
  • Optional Smart Security System with proximity- based, hands-free security fob
  • Optional Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy (EITMS) (Dealer activated option)

Colors/MSRP:

  • Vivid Black – $18,099
  • Solids – $18,499
  • Two-Tones – $18,849
  • Custom Colors – $19,049
  • Hard Candy Custom – $19,299
2015 Harley-Davidson Softail Lineup | Preview
2015 Harley Softail Slim

2015 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim:

The Softail Slim represents the Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle pared down to its essential elements in the style of custom bobbers of the 1950s, from its narrow rear end to its trimmed front fender, solo seat and minimal chrome.

With the combination of a 23.8-inch seat height and rider footboards, the Softail Slim comfortably fits a wide range of riders. With the lowest price point of the Softail line, the Slim will fit the budget of a wide range of riders, as well.

The Softail rear suspension mimics the clean lines of a vintage hardtail frame but offers the comfort of a modern suspension that is hidden under the chassis. The rigid powertrain allows tight packaging of the engine and frame and creates a solid connection between the rider and the power that moves the motorcycle.

Highlights:

  • Rigid-mounted, air-cooled, 1690 cc Twin Cam 103B counter-balanced engine with Automatic Compression Release (ACR) rated at 97.4 ft. lbs. peak torque at 3000 rpm.
  • 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission
  • Optional Smart Security System with proximity-based, hands-free security fob
  • Optional Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Colors/MSRP:

  • Vivid Black – $15,899
  • Color – $16,299
  • Two-Tones – $16,649
  • Custom – $16,849
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