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2014 Harley Davidson Softail Slim

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The Harley Davidson Softail Slim is a modern cruiser wrapped in a classic skin. Despite its retro appearance, the 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Slim is loaded with modern features such as the H-D Smart Security System or anti lock brakes.

It also comes with a modern air cooled; twin cam 103 engine with a displacement of 103.1 cu in. The engine puts out a maximum torque of 97.4 ft-lb at 3,000 rpm. The engine delivers an average fuel consumption of 42 mpg and is mated on a six speed cruise drive transmission.

In terms of style, the 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Slim brings hidden rear shocks, a narrow rear tire paired with a chopped fender and a round air cleaner cover. You also get a stylish and comfortable solo seat and half moon foot boards.

As far as prices are concerned, the base 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Slim can be yours for no less than $15,899.

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

Style

Harley Davidson Softail Slim

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.

Narrow Rear Profile
The narrow rear tire and chopped fender with its integrated stop/turn/tail light and side-mounted license plate add up to a stripped-down profile that evokes the iconic, no-nonsense style of classic bobbers.

Round Air Cleaner Cover
The gloss-black retro round air cleaner cover gives the Softail Slim® model’s minimalist, blacked-out Twin Cam 103 Engine a raw old school look—it’s modern power with old iron attitude.

Engine

Harley Davidson Softail Slim

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. Medium gray engine with black powder-coated cylinders and cylinder heads are topped off with polished rocker covers and an old school round air cleaner cover for a tough vintage Harley-Davidson attitude. 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 Slim

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.

Anti-Lock Brakes (Optional)
$795 is all it takes to add the option of ABS to the Softail Slim® model. 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.

Handling

Harley Davidson Softail Slim

Engineered for Easy Handling
The Softail Slim® motorcycle may come on heavy, but its been designed to handle like a dream, with easy jiffy stand lift-off and great low-speed maneuverability, so you’re always riding in control. And when it’s time to stop, the low-slung saddle means your feet easily reach the road.

Dunlop® Tires
Whether you’re crossing state lines or staying within city limits, you want 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

Low Solo Seat
The low-slung solo saddle matches the motorcycle’s clean, back-to-basics attitude, setting you "in" the bike so you ride like you’re a part of it and the open road ahead of you.
Half Moon Foot Boards
Cruise ahead with both feet in the past with this fresh twist on a classic design. The look may be vintage but the comfort is up-to-date: the chrome-plated steel surround and high durability raised rubber shapes are assembled to offer modern cast-in vibration isolation.

Specifications

Harley Davidson Softail Slim
Base price$15,899
Length92.5 in.
Seat Height, Laden23.8 in.
Seat Height, Unladen25.6 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 Shipped672 lb.
Weight, In Running Order701 lb.
EngineAir-cooled, Twin Cam 103B™
Bore3.87 in.
Stroke4.374 in.
Displacement103.1 cu in
Fuel SystemElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
ExhaustChrome, over/under shotgun exhaust with slash-cut mufflers
Wheels, Front TypeBlack, Laced Steel
Wheels, Rear TypeBlack, Laced Steel
Brakes, Caliper Type4-piston front and 2-piston rear
Engine Torque97.4 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm)3,000
Lean Angle, Right (deg.)24
Lean Angle, Left (deg.)24.9
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy42 mpg


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