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H-D riffs on the Dark Custom with a new Softail

The Softail grows a little bigger and a badder with the introduction of the new Blackline, the latest addition to the Company ’s successful Dark line.

“Lean as wire, as iron, and dark as a tar road at is how H-D describes what is essentially a variation of the high-end Softail but the Blackline has several notable that grabbed our attention we saw it at its New York City media last week.

Inspiration for the Blackline came H-D Senior Industrial Designer/Stylist, Ketterhagen, who emphasizes the importance of the proportions, wanting it to look “a person just riding a

To that end, graphics are (with no raised badges), is minimal (black is the main and slenderness is emphasized. A Softail’s fuel tank is stripped of its instrument console to lower its and is substituted by a small gauge the triple clamp. The analog is augmented with a miles-to-empty LCD replacing the old fuel gauge looked like a filler cap at the top of the left side.

Although the Blackline is fundamentally a Softail, the H-D boys have changes that pushed the limits. It all began by pulling the fender down as low as possible – the thing done to this – which helped bring the height down to 26.1 the lowest two-up seat by the Milwaukee crew. Similarly, the are pushed inboard to the DOT minimum, and the triple clamp was made as (1 inch) as they could get with while maintaining integrity.

Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline

“We tried to make it look as as possible,” says Ray Drea, VP and of H-D Styling Department.

The minimalist theme carries to the rear of the bike. A narrow tire, borrowed from the Touring platform, is a middle to the tired fat-tire movement. Its fender is nicely bobbed and cleaned up with Harley’s stop/tail/turn lights.

A composite holder mounts to the lower of the fender. The rear fender are left in their raw forged and powdercoated matte black.

The stripped-and-lean theme is continued the wide spacing of the FX 41mm tubes that make the headlight look tiny, and a gap the nose of the seat and the fuel exposes the top of the frame, contributing to the airiness.

Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline
Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline
Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline
Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline
Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline
Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline

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