2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe

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2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe

Model Overview:

2008 Softail Deluxe

Bodystyle Cruiser
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country USA
Introduction Year 2005
Displacement (cc) 1573.2
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe

Intro

The Harley-Davidson Softail line was introduced in 1984 with the FXST Softail and has grown to include the Blackline edition, Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boys, Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe, Harley-Davidson Softail Cross Bones, the Harley-Davidson Softail Rocker C, and the Harley-Davidson Softail CVO Softail Convertible. The bike focuses on the manner of mounting the engine solidly to the frame while allowing for a swingarm in the rear portion that attaches to shock absorbers located under the transmission. This allows the line to look like a Harley while providing more comfort than found while riding a previous model.

Each version appeals to different aspects of the ride, yet all fall within the Cruiser motorcycle designation. This allows for a general idea of comfort and style during highway and city travel. The Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy offers an overall weight of 694 pounds, compared to the Harley-Davidson Softail Blackline’s 683 pounds. A variety of accessories available for the Fat Boy and not the Blackline also differentiate between the two models. The major revision year for the Harley-Davidson Softail line was 2007 for the Fat Boy. The line is carried by a Twin Cam engine and includes frames that look to follow the hardtail design, yet offer modern suspension and the resulting comfort instead.

New For 2008
  • Blackline theme: Black wheels, black fork legs, black headlight nacelle, black mirrors, black turn signals, rear pulley, belt guard
  • Security package available that allows for proximity-fob keyless ignition
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Narrow rear tire

2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Specs

  • Model: 2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Blackline
  • Engine Type: 1584-cc, two-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.75 inches and 4.38 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9.21:1
  • Valve Train: OHV-Pushrod
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Six-speed, manual
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: five gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 45 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic, 11.5 inch disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic, 11.5 inch disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 66.5 inches
  • Rake: 30 degrees
  • Trail: 4.84 inches
  • Seat Height: 24 inches
  • Curb Weight: 683.5 pounds
  • Tires (Front): Dunlop MH90-21 54H
  • Tires (Rear): Dunlop MU85 B16 77H

Accessories

  • Chrome for engine guard, auxiliary lighting, low sissy bar upright medallion style, upper fork slider covers
  • Road Tech radio, stereo headset, or XM Satellite Radio-Handlebar mount
  • Hard Saddlebags (for Fat Boy)
  • Heated handgrip kit (smooth grain leather)
  • Touring luggage system with day bag (nylon)
  • Bullet style turn signal visor kit
  • Breathable storage cover
  • Engine guard mounted fog lamp kit

Key Competitors For The 2008 Harley-Davidson Softail

  • Yamaha Raider
  • Victory Vegas Base
  • Yamaha Road Star Silverado
  • Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy

Available Softail Sub Models

2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Night Train Buyer's Guide 2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Night Train
Bodystyle:
Cruiser
HP/Torque:
N/A / 86
2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Rocker Buyer's Guide 2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Rocker
Bodystyle:
Cruiser
HP/Torque:
N/A / 86
2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Cross Bones Buyer's Guide 2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Cross Bones
Bodystyle:
Cruiser
HP/Torque:
N/A / 84.8
2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Softail Classic Buyer's Guide 2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Softail Classic
Bodystyle:
Cruiser
HP/Torque:
N/A / 86
2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Custom Buyer's Guide 2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Custom
Bodystyle:
Cruiser
HP/Torque:
N/A / 86
2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Rocker C Buyer's Guide 2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Rocker C
Bodystyle:
Cruiser
HP/Torque:
N/A / 86
2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy Buyer's Guide 2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy
Bodystyle:
Cruiser
HP/Torque:
N/A / 89
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