Harley-Davidson Softail FXS Blackline Review New Motorcycles New Zealand

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Harley-Davidson Softail FXS Blackline

Harley-Davidson Softail FXS Blackline

Clean, minimalist styling black finish and chrome

Easy handling and comfortable

Standard pipes produce and pleasing notes

Excellent of fit and finish

The Softail’s classic rigid-frame look pays its to the overall style of the first V-twin Harley, the 1937 EL with its distinctive Knucklehead teardrop-shape fuel tank, oil tank and twin downtube

Sussing out the Blackline

The Blackline’s custom look is about a younger audience to the Softail’s substantial fan-base. But there’s to this new Harley than a paint job.

The design has taken a less is more in developing the Blackline -keeping the simple and paring things to produce a distinctive, lean, version of the Softail.

The Blackline has a simple short-list of — slender rigid-look cradling the big … motor, wheels with black (a raked-out skinny 21-incher up complemented by a slim 144mm-wide tyre), close-fitting bobbed clean uncluttered tank, instruments and a compact 146mm

The bike’s standard of fit and finish is And designers have been at to hide any potentially untidy — for example handlebar wiring is carried internally.

The is powered by the 96B balancer-shaft version of the Cam engine, rigidly mounted to the It comes with a black on most of the castings with a few highlights. Drive is through six-speed helical-gear transmission and final drive.

Single discs front and rear, by four-piston callipers provide the

Time to saddle up

The split dragbars combine a low seat and forward mounted for what H-D calls an aggressive position. I found it comfortable.

The teardrop tank has lost the pair of big filler caps actually a fuel gauge), now by one small plain cap. And no speedo and housing on the tank. A strap takes its place.

The traditional speedo (there’s no sits on the top triple clamp. it a discreet bar of warning lights.

the steering feels heavy but that passes as you gain You’re aware of the bike’s too, but it’s carried low and is never intimidating.

H-D feeds vibe to the rider to add to the pleasure of the More noticeable at idle, it into the background on the road. At low under load it can send tremors through the frame it picks up speed and smooths

And the standard exhaust system, keeping the decibels legal, that distinctive loping to the pleasure mix and produces a heart-warming on the over-run.

H-D has got engine management and down to a fine art on these Cams. Throttle response is clean and progressive.

Braking is In typical cruiser fashion wheel braking is an important of the equation and the front brake needs a strong squeeze. The ABS well, intervening when in a way that informs rather distracts you.

While the back tyre was primarily by style it’s actually a to the bike’s function. Unlike with fat rears, the Blackline in easily. Tight urban and back-lane manoeuvres are a piece of

But urban speed humps to be taken at modest pace to a spinal thump.

Out of town gear is a true overdrive; if looking for some real for overtaking or for strong drive fast bends, fifth is your friend.

Handling is as always with cruisers be decking the low-set pegs in bends taken at speed.

The Blackline showcases all that stands for in the modern era — a judged blend of tradition and

For a bike that’s primarily a cruiser, a very stylish bike, it’s quite It can commute, threading through the gridlock with grace, and object to a brisk ride the hills.

Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline

It’s a competent motorcycle a pleasure to ride.

Hidden treasures

There’s a bunch of engineering beneath the Blackline’s surface:

Softail rear Twin shocks that are slung out of sight under the (running fore and aft) a useful 91mm of well rear wheel travel.

The Harley set-up cleverly wheel speeds by using encoded wheel bearings to input to the sensor.

HDLAN Brand-new on Softails for 2011, (Harley-Davidson local area eliminates the traditional bulky harness, using instead a that minimises the use of power All major electrical components are direct to the battery via a control Switches and controls only signals to the control module then does the current

Where the old system required 11 and two relays, the HDLAN system by with only three and eliminates the relays entirely.


Engine type Twin Cam 96B, 45-degree,

Capacity 1584cc

Bore x 95.3 x 111.1mm

Compression 9.2:1

Fuel system EFI

Six-speed, constant-mesh

Final Belt

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

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