2017 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim

2017 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim

The 2017 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim in the most accessible motorcycle in the Softail line. It has the lowest price, and a seat that is low and narrow.

One of the cost-cutting methods is that it’s the only Softail that doesn’t have ABS standard, but otherwise has the chassis and High Output Twin Cam 103B motor that you expect.

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Chrome is on display, though there are plenty of black accents. The bobbed fenders sit over traditional laced 16-inch wheels, and the high profile tires make city riding smoother. Other nice touches include a handlebar crossbrace and a kickstand that’s easy to deploy while on the bike.

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2017 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim Specs:

ENGINE

  • Motor: High Output Twin Cam 103B; pushrod, 2vpc
  • Bore x stroke: 3.87” x 4.374”
  • Displacement: 103 cubic inches
  • Maximum torque: 103 ft/lbs @ 4000 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 9.6:1
  • Cooling: Air
  • Fuel system: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection
  • Lubrication: Dry sump
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Clutch: Hydraulically actuated assist-and-slip
  • Primary drive: Chain
  • Final drive: Belt

2017 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim 103 EngineCHASSIS

  • Frame: Mild tubular steel w/ rectangular backbone
  • Front suspension: Non-adjustable 41mm forks; 5.1 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Horizontally mounted twin dual shocks; 3.4 inches of travel
  • Front tire: MT90B16; Dunlop Harley-Davidson D402F
  • Rear tire: MU85B16; Dunlop Harley-Davidson D402
  • Wheels: Steel laced
  • Front brake: 300mm floating rotor w/ four-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 292mm fixed rotor w/ two-piston caliper
  • ABS: Optional ($795)

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • L x H x W: 92.3 x 42.5 x 38.2 inches
  • Wheelbase: 64.4 inches
  • Seat height: 26.2 inches
  • Rake: 32 degrees
  • Fork angle: 31 degrees
  • Trail: 5.8 inches
  • Right lean angle: 24 degrees
  • Left lean angle: 24.9 degrees
  • Fuel capacity: 5 gallons
  • EPA estimated fuel consumption: 42 mpg
  • Curb weight: 706 pounds

2017 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim Colors:

  • Vivid Black
  • Black Denim
  • Red Iron Denim
  • Olive Gold
  • Charcoal Denim/Black Denim

2017 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim Prices (MSRP):

  • $15,099 (Vivid Black)
  • $15,599 (Black Denim; Red Iron Denim; Olive Gold)
  • $15,849 (Charcoal Denim/Black Denim)

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