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2014 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe

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The 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe has arrived. The motorcycle comes with Harely’s iconic design language and features hidden rear shocks, a useful luggage rack, stretched fenders and a tank mounted console.

The 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe is propelled by a twin cam 103 engine which cranks out more than enough power to help you deal effortless with highway traffic. Fire it up and it will reward you with a maximum torque of 97.4 ft-lb at 3,000 rpm. The engine is mated on a six speed cruise drive transmission that offers a combined fuel consumption of 42 mpg.

As far as technology is concerned, the Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe comes with an optional H-D Smart Security System and standard anti-lock brakes.

The 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe is offered with a base price of $ 18,099.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe.

Style

Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe

Hidden Rear Shocks
If you want a comfortable bike but love that rigid-suspension look, you’ve come to the right bike. We’ve kept all the modern comforts where they belong—below 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. It’s a signature rigid look, and you’ll only find it on a Softail® model.

Luggage Rack
Exclusive to the Softail® Deluxe model and snaking directly off the back of the passenger pillion, the simple luggage rack is the perfect marriage of form and function. It’s minimal in design but extremely useful on the road; it holds your most precious small carry-alongs and adds another gleam of chrome for good measure.

Old-School "Hardtail" Look
The Softail® Deluxe model keeps it classy while bringing some fat custom style of its own. Just check out the chopsticks up front—fat front fork behind the huge, 7-inch ball headlamp. The handlebars are thick stainless steel with chrome pullback risers for easy reaching. It’s old-school Softail style that’s still fat and formidable up front.

Stretched Old-School Fenders
These vintage, full fenders do a lot more than keep the mud off your neck. They give your Deluxe its distinctive Softail lines and cruising profile. You get tasty chrome front and back fender tips, tapered chrome struts in back and a big canvas for custom paint. And plenty of room to personalize further with your own custom rails, skirts and tips.

Tank-Mounted Console
A big, bold speedometer and odometer display, along with an ancillary display for gear and rpm, offer up the information you need on the fly.

Tombstone Taillight
A vintage classic. The chrome, low profile taillight housing lays back against the fender but shines with Harley-Davidson history. Flanked by our sleek silver bullet turn signals, that glowing red gravestone is the last thing they’ll see as you pull away into the night.

Whitewall Tires
One of the defining styling features of the Softail® Deluxe model is the nostalgic wide whitewall tires with premium laced wheels. A nod to the ‘50s boulevard look, these fat rubber rollers are just the right throwback detail from Harley-Davidson that ups the ante in any scene. Total old-school styling without sacrificing handling or performance.

Hard Candy Custom™ Paint
Hard Candy Custom is a large metal flake finish that’s more than just paint job, it’s a shining declaration of independence—bright, bold and unique. The Softail Deluxe is available in Hard Candy Chrome Flake. Recalling the iconic rebel styling of ‘70s custom bikes, Hard Candy Custom marks another milestone in The Motor Company’s legacy of innovation. We start with several passes of 200 micron flake over a silver base, then clear coat it, hand-lay and mask the pattern and apply the Candy color to allow the flake to shine through. Then more clear coat and hand striping to a deep smooth finish. It’s a painstaking process that delivers a premium custom look straight from the factory, so you can start flying your colors with no waiting, no stripping or extra effort.

Engine

Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe

Pure Harley-Davidson Styling
Feast your eyes on the Twin Cam 103™ engine and there’s no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an attention to detail you won’t find from any other motorcycle company. Black powder-coated heads and cylinders are highlighted by machined cooling fin tips and chrome rocker covers. It’s 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 covers—the Twin Cam 103™ engine makes an ironclad statement about holding on to what’s right and staying true to what satisfies.

Six-Speed Cruise Drive® Transmission
You want a ride that rumbles—not begs for mercy—when 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. It’s a rare ride when a bike responds like this, and a low growl goes a long way when you’re opening up the road ahead.

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.

Twin Cam 103™ Engine Innovation
Fire up the Twin Cam 103™ engine and feel the low-end torque unleashed. Thanks to the lightweight piston design, delivery of the added power is more refined than ever. Then put your foot on the shifter and feel how the engine and Six-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission were designed to work together. Six speeds. A strong driveline and strong internal parts. Low routine maintenance. And a low cruising rpm couldn’t feel better.

Twin Cam 103™ Engine Power
Live your ride to the power of 103. The air cooled Twin Cam 103™ Harley Davidson® engine delivers more stump pulling torque, while its Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection jetting gives crisp, lively throttle reaction. It’s a performance punch that you’ll appreciate when passing, climbing hills, or rolling with luggage packed or a passenger in back—all under that signature Motor Company rumble. And it comes at lower cruising rpm, so you ride more smoothly, with less engine vibration and better highway fuel economy.

Technology

Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe

H-D® Smart Security System (Optional)
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.

Standard Anti-Lock Brakes
When it comes to the Softail® Deluxe model with 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.

Dunlop® Tires
Whether you’re 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 tire with a three-ply polyester casing and two fiberglass belts. The back cruiser tire has an advanced tread pattern. Made from a specifically formulated compound, it delivers outstanding grip in wet or dry weather. And since they’re from Dunlop®, you know you’re wrapping your premium rollers in quality rubber.

Comfort

Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe

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 that’s 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 you’ve gotten used to the smooth heel-toe rhythm, you’ll never give it up. The toes of your boots won’t take the same beating, either.

Low Seat with Slimmed Sides
Hit the boulevard in style with this classic Softail® two-up seat. At a lowdown 24.5 inches, it’s among the most slammed seats you’ll find. And we’ve added some ergos to make riding solo or duo even easier, especially for riders with a shorter inseam. "Collapsing" sides create a narrow seat profile, and the passenger seat pillion is detachable. Just ditch it for stripped-back, solo riding. Or leave it on and bring your better half along for the ride.

Pullback Handlebar
Practically begging you to reach out and grab your freedom, these bars offer confidence-inspiring easy-reach ergonomics for new riders and easy-rider comfort for road-hardened warriors, with a chrome pullback riser that gets the grip even closer and gives the front end a dynamic aerodynamic contour.

Specifications

Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe
Base Price$18,099
Length94.5 in.
Seat Height, Laden24.5 in.
Seat Height, Unladen26.4 in.
Ground Clearance4.5 in.
Rake (steering head) (deg)32.1
Trail5.8 in.
Wheelbase64.4 in.
Tires, Front SpecificationMT90B16 72H
Tires, Rear SpecificationMU85B16 77H
Fuel Capacity5 gal.
Oil Capacity (w/filter)3.5 qt.
Weight, As Shipped695 lb.
Weight, In Running Order726 lb.
EngineAir-cooled, Twin Cam 103B™
Bore3.87 in.
Stroke4.374 in.
Displacement103.1 cu in
Compression Ratio9.6:1
Fuel SystemElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
ExhaustChrome, straight over/under shotgun exhaust with dual tapered mufflers
Wheels, Optional Style TypeChrome, Tubeless Profile Laced Aluminum
Wheels, Front TypeSteel Laced
Wheels, Rear TypeSteel Laced
Brakes, Caliper Type4-piston front and 2-piston rear
Engine Torque97.4 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm)3,000
Lean Angle, Right (deg.)25.8
Lean Angle, Left (deg.)26.7
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy42 mpg


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