Despite the discontinuation of the Dyna® Model, much focus has been put on another popular platform: the Harley-Davidson Softail. First built in the mid-1980s, the Harley-Davidson Softail platform offers the comfort of a modern motorcycle but with the classic framed look of a hardtail model.
With its lengthy history, it’s no wonder why we at Twisted Cycles have plenty of these cruisers in our Dallas, TX and Lubbock, TX inventories. Continue reading to learn more about the Harley-Davidson Softail models.
With its entry in the FXST Softail back in 1984, Harley-Davidson Softail models have been an iconic line for over 36 years. Ultimately, it received its unique name from its opposition to the classic hardtail look. Though it appears to lack any rear suspension – which is a staple for hardtail models - it has hidden rear shock absorbers to absorb the friction of the road. This provides a softer, more enjoyable ride for those riding the model daily
So, why purchase a Harley-Davidson Softail model? Overall, the Softail line has a wide range of styles. From the classic looks of a Heritage or Deluxe to a modern, sportier look of a Fat Bob, the models can fit any look and style that attracts you as an enthusiast. In more recent years, Softail models provide a lighter cruising platform and the hidden rear shock absorbers. More recent models after the redesigned 2018 frame also receive an engine boost with a Milwaukee 8 engine. Overall, these benefits can equate to increased power, less road vibration, and less overall heat coming from the V-Twin engines. Some models available with the Softail chassis include:
As a whole, the Harley-Davidson Softail model lineup has plenty to offer any motorcycle enthusiast. With its vast amount of options and comfortable ride in a cruiser, a Softail can be the right model for you. Plus, both of our locations work with you to find a price that works. As a Buy Here Pay Here dealer, Twisted Cycles wants to see you out there with your dream bike. Stop into our location today to find our latest inventory!