Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic – Preview

The Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic was one of the 12 bikes that were launched in New Delhi’s Auto Expo, which belongs to the Harley Davidson’s Softail family.At a first glance the style of the bike seems to be perfect for touring and is reminiscent of the Harley’s Heritage Softail Classic but once you mount the new FLSTC version the rider would realize that it can be great companion for long-distance rides.The major improvisations of the FLSTC are the engine and the chassis, which makes the whole difference in providing the rider a smoother and a comfortable ride.

The look and style is a sure “turn-on” feature of the bike and especially the Softail series as they have a styling of their own. To add more, with the new FLSTC the engines mounted on the rubber mounts are thoroughly packed in the frame. The new Softail version is braced with a twin cam 1450cc engine, which is far more superior in terms of strength, power and servicing as compared to the Evolution engine that was a prominent feature of the predecessors.

And the most conspicuous fact is that the vibration that almost does not exist in the FLSTC. The engine also comes with an efficient transmission package that ensures smoother & quieter shifting. And of course the FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic has not missed out on the fuel-efficient feature. The leather-studded saddlebags, the handle bar and the detachable windshield add to a comfortable ride.

With so many advantages the bike is a piece to own and preserve for a very long time. As for the pricing, the Harley Davidson bikes don’t come cheap, which sadly is the privilege of the wealthy. The FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic is no different. It comes in the price range of Rs.19,45,000. Hmm… again for the wealthy!

Technical Specifications:

Make Model Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic
Year 2000
Engine Air cooled, four stroke, 45° V-Twin, OHV,
Capacity 1449
Bore x Stroke 95.3 x 101.6 mm
Compression Ratio 8.8:1
Ignition  /  Starting –  /  electric
Max Power 67 hp 48.8 kW @ 5200 rpm
Max Torque 110 Nm @ 3100 rpm
Transmission / Drive 5 Speed/Belt
Front Suspension NA
Rear Suspension NA
Front Brakes 2x 292mm discs 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes Single 292mm disc 4 piston caliper
Front Tire 130/90-16
Rear Tire 130/90-16
Dry-Weight 335 kg
Fuel Capacity 19 Litres