Designed to be both a tire shredder and welcoming to shorter riders, the 2017 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim S combines the hot-rodded High Output Twin Cam 110B motor with a seat height of just over 26 inches.
The Slim S also has a narrow seat, making it even easier to touch tarmac at a stop, and wide bars give good leverage on the fat 16-inch front Dunlop.Features such as a hydraulically actuated clutch, cruise control, and ABS are standard. If you go with the Olive Gold Denim paint job, it comes with patriotic military-inspired graphics. Otherwise, the Softail Slim S is blacked out and ready for action.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
2017 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim S Specs:
Motor: High Output Twin Cam 110B; pushrod, 2vpc
Bore x stroke: 4” x 4.374”
Displacement: 110 cubic inches
Maximum torque: 109 ft/lbs @ 4000 rpm
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Fuel system: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection
Lubrication: Dry sump
Clutch: Hydraulically actuated assist-and-slip
Primary drive: Chain
Final drive: Belt
Frame: Mild tubular steel w/ rectangular backbone
Front suspension: Non-adjustable 41mm forks; 5.1 inches of travel
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!