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Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Cross Bones

2008 Harley-Davidson’s FLSTSB Cross Bones

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The team at the Harley Davidson Company seems to be on a roll with the reinvention of elemental from the past. Harley has been associated with graphic themes — and crossbones have adorned for ages and now there’s even one pays homage to that called the Cross Bones. The symbol for this model, it doesn’t appear on the motorcycle is a variation on the legendary Harley-Davidson No.

1 Instead, the Cross Bones a stylized skull at the top.

The Cross Bone is a very ride with a retro Outstanding features begin up with the black powder-coated front end sporting chrome and shock absorber. The front is an abbreviated or chopped shorty affair that rides a healthy front tire D402F/MT 90 B18 72H) mounted on a powder-coated rim with steel spokes.

Mini ape-hanger are finished in black, with a Bee-style headlamp also in black. The fuel tank a new gloss black cat-eye console with minimal which is followed by an adjustable sprung solo seat and a rear fender. There are type floorboards rather pegs with a rocker linkage and a large oval brake (no corners to hang boot up on).

The basic Cross Bones finished in a glossy, Vivid with pin striping on both and the tank. Other available include: Black Denim, Denim, Dark Blue Olive Pearl and Dark Pearl — but all color will cost you an extra

Power for the FLSTSB Cross is provided by a 1584 cc Twin Cam 96B V-Twin with electronic fuel injection that 87.9 pound-feet of torque at rpm. The motor mates to a smooth (no more clunking the gears) six-speed Cruise sequential manual transmission, power to the rear wheel via a drive, reinforced belt.

The exhaust exits through shot over and under right side, slash-cut pipes with a traditional Harley rumble. The rear consists of a wider wheel matches the front in design, but with a hefty Dunlop 78V riding on a softail swingarm. the Cross Bones to a halt are front and rear disc

My test Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Bones was provided by Vallejo /Buell, and was finished in the basic Black — even the is in black, as are the oil tank cover and air The base sticker was set at $16,795. It was equipped with the H-D security ($345) and California emissions with a CA Air Resources Board fee as well ($203.50).

Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Cross Bones

Add to that the $300 freight and the final sticker tallied

The new Harley Cross Bones across as an old-school bike in the style that’s one bad-to-the-bone Springers aren’t everyone’s cup of but the low seat height (26.6 and the 700 pound dry mid-weight (at least for a range coupled with the and 27.1 degree lean left and right respectively add up to a impressive ride. The riding was exceptionally comfortable with of floorboard room and easy to handlebars.

The big front tire and bigger rubber make for easy at virtually any speed with balance for easy control.

is rapid off-the-line, and the broad range is easy to get used to in a The exhaust note is nice and but doesn’t really match the sinister image of the Cross

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2008 FLSTSB Softail Cross

Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Cross Bones
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Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Cross Bones
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Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Cross Bones
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