2013 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic

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The 2013 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic features an attractive custom style. We especially like the old school saddlebags, the fluid fenders with chrome highlights or the imposing chromed headlamp. Not to mention about the wheels, the optional 110th Anniversary gas tank medallion, or the hidden rear shocks which further enhance the vintage look of the motorcycle.

As far as comfort goes you get a detachable windshield, tall handlebar, full-length rider footboards, convertible two-piece seat and engine idle temperature management strategy.

The 2013 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic is powered by a 1690 cc, Air-Cooled, Twin Cam 103B engine which cranks out 131 Nm of torque at 3000 rpm. The engine is married with a six-speed cruise drive transmission which provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway. The Fuel consumption is rated at 5.6 liters/100 km.

Hit the jump for more information on the Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic.

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Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic

The 2013 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic motorcycle FLSTC is fully equipped with modern touring capabilities and even has a removable motorcycle windshield. For 2013, the FLSTC Heritage Softal Classic comes in an extremely limited, serialized 110th Anniversary Special Edition, featuring exclusive commemorative anniversary styling elements and premium features that make it a top-of-the-line model and a true work of living art, with finely forged finishes that age and transform in a manner unique to each vehicle. The Harley Heritage Softail Classic features a powerful air-cooled Big V-Twin Cam Harley engine, providing performance power. Enjoy mile after mile with a large capacity 5 gallon Softail fuel tank. The H-D Softail tank is also dripping with authentic Harley-Davidson style. The Harley FLSTC has full length rider footboards with rubber vibration isolation for added comfort. Another of the many great features of this classic motorcycle is the detachable motorcycle windshield. You can remove the Harley Heritage Softail windshield for a new look. Learn more about the style and functional components found on this bike. If you’re looking for a pure classic cruiser motorcycle, check out the Fat Boy. The Harley Touring motorcycles are also well worth a look including the Electra Glide Ultra Limited touring bike.

Styling

Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic

Nostalgic Custom Style

Do laced wheels, whitewalls and studded leather add to the way a bike feels on the road? Of course they do. It’s these extras that make the Heritage Softail® Classic model the quintessential boulevard cruiser. As rallies were gaining grassroots traction in the ’40s, you’d roll into Daytona Bike Week expecting new stories and new styles. There was really something going on, and it’s still alive and well in this bike. Take the saddlebags, studded with style straight from that golden era, with hidden quick-detach buckles. Or the fenders—full and fluid, with chrome highlights and matching paint. Or that big, commanding 7-inch ball headlamp, chromed and classy. And let’s talk wheels. You can go with the standard steel-laced wheels on blackwalls with a chrome hub. Or turn the clock all the way back with the optional chrome laces and wide whitewalls. For the ultimate touch of style, the 110th Anniversary Edition teams the whitewalls with Smooth wheels, cast of premium aluminum and polished to a shimmering, glass-smooth finish.

Hidden Rear Shocks

If you want a comfortable bike but love that rigid-suspension look, youve come to the right bike. Weve kept all the modern comforts where they belongbelow the surface of a rad, vintage-looking bike. You get the classic lines of a vintage hardtail frame with the horizontal rear shocks hidden in the guts. Its a signature rigid look, and youll only find it on a Softail model.

110th Anniversary Gas Tank Medallion (Optional)

Each Anniversary Edition Harley-Davidson is a unique masterpiece, with its very own work of art marking it as part of this historic celebration. Forged of solid bronze and plated with black nickel, each Anniversary medallion is then distressed to highlight the bronze. And since no two can ever distress the same, each becomes a completely unique commemorative "sculpture." The finishing touch is a bold gold Cloisonné showing the Harley-Davidson Bar and Shield. (Available only on 110th Anniversary Edition models)

110th Anniversary Serialization Plaque (Optional)

Our Anniversary Edition bikes are few and far between, and the proof is stamped in steel. Forged in a unique style and placed in a different location for each model, the Serialization Plaque displays your Anniversary Edition production number, marking it as an exclusive part of motorcycle history and making it clear that your ride is one of a rare breed and a true one of kind. (Available only on 110th Anniversary Edition models)

110th Anniversary Edition "Living Art" Finishes (Optional)

It takes more than details to make a motorcycle a milestone—they’ve got to tell your story as well as ours. From saddle inserts and medallions to engine element covers, we’ve carefully crafted the Anniversary Special Edition models’ commemorative details from premium materials that can transform and age in response to your life on the road. Your ride becomes a true piece of "living art" that reflects your one-of-a-kind style, embodies our 110-year legacy of freedom and individuality and just gets better with every mile of road you travel. (Available only on 110th Anniversary Edition models)

110th Anniversary Paint Styling (Optional)

All of our Anniversary Edition Models sport a characteristic Two-tone color combination that sets them apart. Rich Vintage Bronze and Antique Vintage Black finish is topped with a special clear coat for a look that’s just classic, pure and simple. (Available only on 110th Anniversary Edition models)

Tank-Mounted Console

For 2011, the speedometer face boasts an even bigger, bolder display for the odometer and offers up more information on the fly, like an ancillary display for gear and rpm.

Old-School Tank and 3-D Medallion

The unique medallion on the Heritage Softail Classic motorcycle is glass-inlayed, cloisonn-and-chrome style and shows that Harley-Davidson Softail model heritage that runs in your blood. With a five-gallon capacity for long weekend cruising, we top off this tank with a nostalgic chrome cats-eye console, paint for days and style to spare.

Premium Paint

Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Deep clearcoat layering. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects. Skimping simply is not in our vocabulary.

Hand Finished Fuel Tank

All Harley-Davidson fuel tanks are finished by handthats what makes them stand out from the competition. Their seamless design and unmatched style are unique among all motorcycles on the road. The tanks are one of the first and last things people notice when they lay their eyes on a Harley-Davidson motorcycleso we make it worth their time.

Twin Cam 103™ Engine Heritage

The knowledge of what makes an engine truly move a rider runs deep at The Motor Company, and it was put to good use when we created the Twin Cam 103™; engine. We sweated bullets perfecting every cubic inch, pushing design and technology forward. And we did it all without compromising one bit of Harley-Davidson’s unique styling. Evolved, yet carrying on the legacy of the Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution®, Twin Cam 88®; and Twin Cam 96™ engines that came before. The performance and durability are a direct result of the untold miles logged on the V-Twin since 1909, and the proud heritage that comes from a century’s worth of commitment to life on two wheels.

Pure Harley-Davidson Styling

Feast your eyes on the Twin Cam 96B counter-balanced engine and theres no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an attention to detail you wont find on any other bike. The black powder-coated engine features machined cooling fin tips and is topped off with brilliant chrome rocker covers. Rigid-mounted and air-cooled, the 1584cc Twin Cam 96B engine provides increased power, smooth performance and a maintenance-free built-in primary auto chain tensioner. Its a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power. From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and coversthe Twin Cam 96B engine makes an ironclad statement to holding on to whats right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.

Six-Speed Cruise Drive

You want a ride that rumblesnot begs for mercywhen you lean on it a little. The Six-Speed Cruise Drive transmission provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway, so you get a better match between engine turnover and road speed. Its a rare ride when a bike responds like this, and a low growl goes a long way when youre opening up the road ahead.

Technology

Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic

Anti-Lock Brakes

When it comes to the Heritage Softail® Classic model with optional ABS, "stopping power" has a double meaning. The components of our ABS are tastefully hidden within the wheel hub, so you’ll still turn heads with clean, streamlined design. More importantly, though, you get certainty in the saddle knowing your bike’s going to behave when you need it.

H-D® Smart Security System

The factory installed next-generation security system features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle electronic security functions as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your ignition key ring and let it do all the work. It’s this attention to details and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique.

Artfully Hidden Technology

Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function. That means we hide electronics. The whole wiring harness is skillfully routed behind the jewels of the bikethe tank, engine and all the other eye-popping features you want to see. Its just another way The Motor Company goes the extra mile to give its bikes that premium, top-of-the-line fit and finish.

Intuitive Controls

Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle are incredibly intuitive. The turn signals are self-canceling and, based on the speed and angle of the motorcycle, they know how long to stay on. Engaging the controls quickly becomes second nature so you can focus less on turning off your signal and more on basking in the freedom of the ride.

Handling

Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic

Dunlop Tyres

Whether youre crossing state lines or staying within city limits, you want a confident feeling of sure contact with the road. The front end holds a premium touring tyre with a three-ply polyester casing and two fiberglass belts. The back cruiser tyre has an advanced tread pattern. Made from a specifically formulated compound, it delivers outstanding grip in wet or dry weather. And since theyre from Dunlop, you know youre wrapping your premium rollers in quality rubber.

Tuned to Be Ridden

Harley-Davidson motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road. Theres a balance to them. The steering, the maneuverabilityits all in concert. And each Harley-Davidson model is tuned differently to create a unique riding experience for each individual no matter which bike they swing their leg over. Lets face it, we didnt get to where we are by being like everyone else.

Comfort

Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic

Detachable Windshield

Go from touring to cruising in a heartbeat. Leave the screen on for a clean envelope of air over the long haul. Or detach it in seconds for a completely new look and ride. The polycarbonate windshield is tough as they come—durable, scratch resistant, low maintenance. And whether you choose to cruise or keep the shield on, your Heritage Softail® Classic model rules with a nostalgic style and versatility you can make your own.

Tall Handlebar

Classic style and maximum comfort. Thats the perfect balance of the tall handlebars that come standard on the Heritage Softail Classic motorcycle. Theyre designed to keep you comfortably propped in a commanding position while making sure your neck muscles stay calm and relaxed mile after mile, state after state. Durable stainless steel insures the structural rigidity you expect from a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with the deep, lustrous finish you demand.

Full-Length Rider Footboards

Your boots were made for riding, in any way you see fit. Our full-length footboards boast a tried and true design thats stood the test of time. Plenty of foot positions for your taste and comfort. Rubber vibration isolation for a comfortable ride. And heel-toe shifting for confident shifting every time. It takes a few rides, but once youve gotten used to the smooth heel-toe rhythm, youll never give it up. The toes of your boots wont take the same beating, either.

Convertible Two-Piece Seat

Hit the boulevard in style with the classic Softail two-piece seat. Its comfort for you or two. A bigger passenger seat and contour backrest to keep your passenger as comfortable as you. The classic, old-school styling includes a studded seat valance that matches your bags, and the seat pillion is detachable. Just ditch it for stripped-back, solo profiling. Or leave it on and bring your better half along for the ride.

Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy

Our motorcycles are built to be ridden. A lot. So that means that rider comfort is top of mind. Always. With the Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy (EITMS) feature, the motorcycle automatically cuts fuel and fire from rear cylinder when idling, which helps reduce engine heat felt by rider and passenger. This feature can easily be turned on by your dealer.

Seat Engineering and Design

The seat is home for Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders. They want a seat that has unique style without sacrificing comfort. Because of that, Harley-Davidson invests a lot of time in researching, designing and testing seats so that every bike has just the right saddle.

Specifications

Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic
Harley-Davidson SoftailHeritage Softail Classic110 Anniversary Edition
EngineAir-cooled, Twin Cam 103B™Air-cooled, Twin Cam 103B™
Bore98.4 mm98.4 mm
Stroke111.1 mm111.1 mm
Displacement1,690 cc1,690 cc
Compression Ratio9.2:19.6:1
Fuel SystemElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Length2,405 mm2,405 mm
Seat Height, Unladen690 mm690 mm
Ground Clearance131 mm131 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg)3131
Trail147 mm147 mm
Wheelbase1,635 mm1,635 mm
Tyres, Front SpecificationMT90B16 72HMT90B16 72H
Tyres, Rear Specification150/80B16 71H150/80B16 71H
Fuel Capacity18.9 l18.9 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter)3.3 l3.3 l
Weight, As Shipped326 kg326 kg
Weight, In Running Order341 kg341 kg
Primary DriveChain, 34/46 ratioChain, 34/46 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st9.3119.311
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd6.4546.454
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd4.7934.793
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th3.8823.882
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th3.3073.307
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th2.792.79
ExhaustChrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflersChrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers
Wheels, Front TypeSteel Laced ChromeAluminum Profile Laced
Wheels, Rear TypeSteel Laced ChromeAluminum Profile Laced
Brakes, Caliper Type4-piston front and 2-piston rear4-piston front and 2-piston rear
Engine Torque Testing MethodEEC/95/1J1349
Engine Torque96.9 ft.lb95.5 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm)3,0003,000
Lean Angle, Right (deg.)24.424.4
Lean Angle, Left (deg.)25.925.9
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy42 mpg43 mpg

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