Stripped, sleek, bobber, disguised, this Softail achieves pure emotion in this Standard expression. It appears here simple, such an obviousness: it is a Harley! Nothing less, and especially not more.
With its 1745 cc engine and attack price, the Softail Standard becomes the machine for accessing the Big Block. Intended for the appropriation of the American myth, it does not bother with frills, dressing or attire. Even fewer passengers. It seems to whisper under the chrome that only rolling counts.
The focus is on M8 107 ci. Spitting here 86 horsepower, the American twin makes a point of distributing few vibrations at idle, wakes them up as the revs rise and then demonstrates its strength with a maximum torque of 14.8 mkg at only 3000 rpm. A generous hand to take one of the lightest motorcycles in his family. But despite its minimalism, its truncated rear, its front axle where a single disc works and where the mudguard is reduced to a cap, its single-seater seat and its 16-liter tank, the Softail Standard is very close to three quintals..
Only one color in the catalog. A "Black" wide as the night and shining as the asphalt after the rain. Seat, tank, air filter, most of the engine and the frame are covered in black. The shine only explodes even more, putting the spotlight on the Shotgun exhausts, cylinder head covers, spoke rims (19" – 16"), the side guards and the fork – huge, seeming to lengthen above the beard thanks to its large Mini-Ape handlebars.
The instrumentation is reduced to a minimum, and neophytes would even believe that the shocks have cleared. No, in good Softail that it is, the Standard has a falsely rigid rear end, with a shock absorber hidden under the saddle..
It feigns simplicity, because it is particularly intended for personalization. Almost a piece of clay that everyone will shape to their tastes, their measure, their vision or their extravagances. A blackboard where paintings, patterns and accessories will create the psychotic fruit of the boils of creativity.
You can choose: leave it plain or the spice blinder.
This Softail allows to appropriate the taste of the M8 engine at a price rather well placed for a big custom Harley. The FXST costs little more than a Sportster 1200 Roadster. A large potato cooked under the ashes, without the need to remove the skin. All you have to do is decide if you bite into it or spread it.
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1584 SOFTAIL BLACKLINE FXS 2012
Model marketed in
medium: 5.50 l
about 170 km / h
The technical aspect
2020 Harley-Davidson 1745 Softail Standard FXST
- Tank: 13.2 liters
- Wheelbase: 1,630 mm
- Dry weight: 291 kg
- Operating weight: 297 kg
- Train before
- Secondary toothed belt transmission.
- Rear axle
(100 x 111.1 mm)
at 5,020 rpm
at 3000 rpm