2007 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer Classic Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Harley-Davidson FLSTSC Softail Springer Classic

2007 Harley-Davidson Softail Classic | Review

Nostalgia Works

I can admit it without love the look of the Harley-Davidson front suspension. When it to establishing a retro styling for a a pair of external springs in the of the steering stem is tough to Never mind that rediscovered the springer in 1988 a 40-year hiatus; the exploitatively front suspension has tremendous power.

The Harley-Davidson Softail Classic puts the springer end to good use. In the back, the suspension has the same sort of look, though it’s a looks like a hardtail is, in a reasonably well-suspended rear Harley continues the theme the deeply valanced fenders, mufflers, wide bars, an light on the front fender, and heel-toe shifting. Put it all together and with a non-absolutist sense of are quite satisfied, even as willing to overlook the modern brakes and belt drive. image to enlarge)

So, I’ve surrendered to the styling of the Classic. None of that matters to me, however, if I don’t to ride the bike. I already one vintage motorcycle hanging the ceiling of my front room–motorcycles are after all–and I don’t another.

As it turns out, the Springer is a great ride. The new 96 cu in Twin Cam dispenses an endless supply of goodness, and is mated to a fantastic transmission that makes it to find exactly the right for whatever kind of riding doing. It may seem counterintuitive, but I up shifting the H-D 6-speed far less than I do its 5-speed counterparts. It all has to do being able to select the ratio and having the motor to me to stick with it. (Click to enlarge)

On the freeway, the overdrive 6th gear is a feature. It allows the Springer to just idle along, just enough distinctive burble to remind you that on a Harley. Everywhere else, just a matter of selecting the gear and letting the throttle do the

Both the clutch and front levers require a strong so utilizing the powerband and compression can prolong the ride.

Finally, the action of the spring front As good as it looks, I like its even better. The pivoting naturally smoothes out spike-inducing in the road.

While the bike may change its a bit as it goes through the well-damped (I do wish H-D could find a conspicuous spot for the damper), it handles easily on everything wide-open highways to tight roads. On the tightest roads, the Classic touches down quickly, but that’s just a to slow down, and smell the and observe the fauna. Some of fauna may be women who appreciate the look of your ride.

Without a doubt, the Springer turns its share of heads of sexes. It may not have the … appeal of radical customs, but the of the Springer Classic is more the lines of Sean Connery, Eastwood, and Harrison Ford, isn’t bad company. (Click to enlarge)

Harley-Davidson FLSTSC Softail Springer Classic

Helmet: Bell R/T

Mercedes-Benz Aviator

Jacket: FXRG Midweight Leather

Harley-Davidson Highway full-finger

Pants: Shift Lodown Jean

Boots: Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson FLSTSC Softail Springer Classic
Harley-Davidson FLSTSC Softail Springer Classic
Harley-Davidson FLSTSC Softail Springer Classic
Harley-Davidson FLSTSC Softail Springer Classic

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