Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic in the driving report

Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic in the driving report
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Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic in the driving report

Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic in the driving report

Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic in the driving report

Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic in the driving report

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Exclusive: Of four Softails that have been driven, only the Heritage Classic has running boards, a comfortable pillion seat and cruise control.

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Cultural heritage: Leather-covered, waterproof hard-shell panniers and the quickly removable pane, blackened in the lower area, characterize the touring Softail.

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Like the speedometer, all of this borrows from classic Harleys from the 1950s.

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Light show: three LED lights with chrome railing.

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What can the new Harley tourer do?

The Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic is one of eight models from the new Softail range. We tried them out on a first test drive near Barcelona.

Really comfortable: The only real touring cruiser among the Softails, the Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic, proves how much better the new chassis are! Great, what the Showa fork does with the 130 millimeters of standard spring travel. And it is almost sensational how relaxed the mono suspension strut with longer suspension travel takes on hard, high ramps in Spanish cities. It really takes some bumps, filters them away. When the exclusive running boards of the Heritage scratch the asphalt, supposedly at a 40 degree incline, you have been dragged around on their outriggers for a long time. That creates more security. Harley can now build chassis! The 18.9-liter tank promises a range of at least 337 kilometers with a standard consumption of 5.6 liters – easy with cruise control.

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Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic in the driving report

Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic in the driving report
What can the new Harley tourer do?

330 kilograms with a full tank

Criticisms? A second brake disc à la Fat Bob would not be a technical fault. Braking at the back helps a lot. Traction control wouldn’t hurt either. The 114er-V2 turns the Dunlop D 401 T over and over again. The 1868 in the Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic is a little less powerful than in the bare Softails. Because of the higher air resistance or the extra weight? Hm, 330 kilograms with a full tank would be a whopping 17 kilograms less than the 2017 vintage. The best comes at the end: The way this mighty V2 crackles for hours after being parked just gets under your skin. Around 24,000 euros bring the Heritage pretty close to more sophisticated, better-equipped tourers. A huge compliment to all Softails for much better chassis than before!

Technical data Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic

Engine:

Air / oil-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke 45-degree V-engine, transverse, two balance shafts, each with a chain-driven camshaft below, four valves per cylinder, rocker arm, hydraulic valve lifters, dry sump lubrication, injection, 2x Ø 55 mm, uncontrolled catalytic converter, Alternator 390 W, battery 12 V / 18 Ah, hydraulically operated multi-disc oil bath clutch, six-speed gearbox, toothed belt, secondary ratio 2.060.

Bore x stroke 100.0 x 111.1 [102.0 x 114.3] mm
Displacement 1,745 [1,868] cm³
Compression ratio 10.0 [10.5]: 1
Rated output 64.0 kW (87 PS) [69.0 kW (94 PS)] at 5020 rpm,
Max. Torque 145 [155] Nm at 3,000 rpm

Landing gear:

Double loop frame made of steel, telescopic fork, Ø 49 mm, triangular swing arm made of steel, central spring strut, directly hinged, hydraulically adjustable spring base, front disc brake, Ø 300 mm, four-piston fixed caliper, rear disc brake, Ø 292 mm, double-piston floating caliper, ABS.

Wire spoke wheels 3.00 x 16; 3.00 x 16
Tire 130/90 B 16; 150/80 B 16

Dimensions + weights:

Wheelbase 1,630 mm, steering head angle 60.0 degrees, caster 140 mm, spring travel front / rear 130/112 mm, seat height 680 mm, empty weight 330 kg, permissible total weight 526 kg, tank capacity / reserve 18.9 / 3.8 liters, service intervals 8,000 kilometre.

Guarantee: four years

Colour: Black, red, silver, green, gray, blue

Price: from 22,595 [from 23,995] euros

Additional costs: 540 euros

Manufacturer’s specifications, 107 cubic inches;
[Bracketed values: 114 cubic inches]

Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic in the driving report

Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic in the driving report

Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic in the driving report

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