THE NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON SOFTAIL STANDARD –
THE QUINTESSENCE OF THE HARLEY CHOPPERS
Milwaukee Eight V-Twin performance and chopper style reduced to the essentials invite you to customize
MILWAUKEE (02/24/2020) - The new Softail Standard comes with all the ingredients that make up an authentic Harley-Davidson chopper : a slim silhouette, the dynamic reserves of the stable Softail chassis and the pressure of the powerful Milwaukee-Eight-V Twins. Painted in classic Vivid Black and refined with chrome-plated components and polished surfaces, it is the quintessence of a factory custom bike reduced to the essentials.
The contrast between dark and light components contributes to the classic and minimalist look of the Softail Standard. It is equipped with a solo seat that reveals the chopped rear fender and has a slim, 13.2 liter fuel tank. The reduced design draws the eye to the engine, a completely black Milwaukee-Eight 107 , which is accentuated by polished rocker arm, primary drive and timer covers. The round cover of the air filter is also black, while the chrome-plated shotgun exhaust system underlines the crouched silhouette of the machine.
The rims of the wire-spoke wheels have a shiny layer of chrome. A 19-inch wheel is used at the front and a 16-inch wheel rotates at the rear. The fork dip tubes are clear coated, the fork clamps and riser are polished, and the decorative ring on the black headlight and the indicators are dipped in chrome. A mini-ape handlebar puts the driver in a chopper-typical sitting position. The compact, digital display instrument is located in its riser, which contributes to the clean look of the front end.
The Softail family
The stable Softail chassis forms the backbone of the Softail Standard. Its double loop tubular steel frame with backbone top ensures low weight and high rigidity. The engine, which is rigidly connected to the frame, and the tubular steel triangular swingarm, which is reminiscent of the cool rigid frame look of bygone eras and at the same time contributes to the dynamic chassis qualities, create extra chassis rigidity. A monoshock with an adjustable spring base that is hidden from the viewer's eye supports the swing arm towards the frame and the telescopic fork designed with dual bending valve technology supports light-footed handling and braking performance. A powerful ABS brake system with disc brakes on the front and rear wheels is responsible for safe deceleration.
The Milwaukee Eight
The powerful propulsion of the Softail Standard is provided by the Milwaukee Eight 107 V-Twin. He is also responsible for the typical characteristics of a Harley-Davidson : look, sound and feel. Two balancer shafts reduce its vibrations to a level that is as comfortable as it is appreciated by fans. Four-valve heads, an advanced cylinder head layout, an oil-cooled exhaust area and a compression ratio of ten to one form the basis for the high torque that is available even at low engine speeds.
The ideal basis for customizing
The Softail Standard, which will be available in time for the 2020 season, represents the new entry into the world of Harley-Davidson Big Twins and is also the perfect basis for building a completely individual custom bike . Whether it's about changing the ergonomics, sharpening the style or preparing the bike for a trip, it doesn't matter. The large Harley-Davidson Parts & Accessories range enables every owner to realize their own personal wishes.
Softail Standard (FXST)
|Displacement: 1,745 cm3
|Power kW (hp)/rpm: 64 (87)/5,020
|Torque Nm/rpm: 145/3,000
|Maximum speed: 190 km/h
|Recommended retail price Germany: 13,395 euros (plus transport and assembly fee)
|Recommended retail price Austria: 15,995 euros (incl. transport and assembly fee)
|Warranty: 4 years
|Availability: expected from May 2020