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Harley-Davidson Softail Street Bob in the driving report

The affordable big twin

The Harley-Davidson Softail Street Bob is the entry into the world of Harley’s Big Twins. Can she keep up with other family members?

Easy Rider: Behind the high "Mini Ape" handlebars it sits upright and sublime. This is the perfect sightseeing bike. The towering handlebars are surprisingly handy and lively thanks to its large lever arm. Just like with the siblings, it eventually grinds the footrests and their outriggers. The lower manifold and muffler can also hit the collar. Tea Harley-Davidson Softail Street Bob keys down as soon as a dedicated turn is made in town. The sitting position in the solo seat is casual, relaxed only for small drivers. The seat does not give long guys enough freedom of movement, their knees are strangely high.

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Starting price from 15,000 euros

Always equipped with the 107 V2, the Harley-Davidson Softail Street Bob accelerates super gently. That fits. The thrust too. 2,000 turns, and the day is your friend. In the lower gears, 1,500 rpm is enough. The feeling of strength is definitely on the six-hundredweight iron. The shock absorber is slightly drier than the previous Softails, and the Street Bob shock absorber lacks the practical Fat Bob and Breakout knob. Cheap hardware store screws in the field of vision and the gear lever, which is mounted too high ex works, are comforted by the low entry price for Harley standards from 15,000 euros: This is the most affordable Big Twin!

Technical data Harley-Davidson Softail Street Bob


Air / oil-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke 45-degree V-engine, transverse, two balance shafts, one 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 mm
Displacement 1,745 cm³
Compression ratio 10.0: 1
Rated output 64.0 kW (87 hp) at 5020 rpm,
Max. Torque 145 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, 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 2.50 x 19; 3.00 x 16
Tires 100/90 B 19; 150/80 B 16

Dimensions + weights:

Wheelbase 1,630 mm, steering head angle 60.0 degrees, caster 157 mm, spring travel front / rear 130/86 mm, seat height 680 mm, empty weight 297 kg, permissible total weight 526 kg, tank capacity / reserve 13.2 / 3.8 liters, service 8,000 kilometer intervals.

Guarantee: four years

Color: Black, red, gray, green

Price: from 14,495 euros

Additional costs: 540 euros

Manufacturer’s specifications, 107 cubic inches;

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Used Harley Davidson Softail Street Bob in Germany

Harley Davidson’s most affordable Big Twin has been around for a few years. But regardless of whether you are a fan of the old or the newer Street Bob models, everyone should take a look at the used motorcycle market. There you can find Harley Davidson Street Bob models in top condition and at reasonable prices: Used Harley Davidson Softail Street Bob in Germany

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