2017 Harley-Davidson Softail® Deluxe

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Pure nostalgic beauty wrapped around the modern power of a High Output Twin Cam 103B™ engine.

It feels better than anyone remembers.

Roll into town on the Softail® Deluxe and you can feel the eyes on the chrome laced wheels wrapped in whitewall tires. The full-skirted metal fenders. The big chromed triple headlamps. Blow out of town and you can feel the rich power of the High Output Twin Cam 103B™ engine. ABS and cruise control are standard. The way living ought to be is just a twist of the throttle away.

Authentic Styling

  • TANK-MOUNTED CONSOLE: A big, bold speedometer and odometer display, along with an ancillary display for gear and rpm, offer up the information you need on the fly.
  • STRETCHED OLD-SCHOOL FENDERS: These vintage, full fenders do a lot more than keep the mud off your neck. They give your Deluxe its distinctive Softail lines and cruising profile. You get tasty chrome front and back fender tips, tapered chrome struts in back and a big canvas for custom paint. And plenty of room to personalize further with your own custom rails, skirts and tips.
  • WHITE WALL TIRES: One of the defining styling features of the Softail® Deluxe model is the nostalgic wide whitewall tires with premium laced wheels. A nod to the ‘50s boulevard look, these fat rubber rollers are just the right throwback detail from Harley-Davidson that ups the ante in any scene. Total old-school styling without sacrificing handling or performance.
  • LUGGAGE RACK: Exclusive to the Softail® Deluxe model and snaking directly off the back of the passenger pillion, the simple luggage rack is the perfect marriage of form and function. It's minimal in design but extremely useful on the road; it holds your most precious small carry-alongs and adds another gleam of chrome for good measure.
  • OLD-School "HARDTAIL" LOOK: The Softail® Deluxe model keeps it classy while bringing some fat custom style of its own. Just check out the chopsticks up front—fat front fork behind the huge, 7-inch ball headlamp. The handlebars are thick stainless steel with chrome pullback risers for easy reaching. It's old-school Softail style that's still fat and formidable up front.
  • TOMBSTONE TAILLIGHT: A vintage classic. The chrome, low profile taillight housing lays back against the fender but shines with Harley-Davidson history. Flanked by our sleek silver bullet turn signals, that glowing red gravestone is the last thing they'll see as you pull away into the night.
  • HIDDEN REAR SHOCKS: If you want a comfortable bike but love that rigid-suspension look, you've come to the right bike. We've kept all the modern comforts where they belong—below the surface of a rad, vintage-looking bike. You get the classic lines of a vintage "hardtail" frame with the horizontal rear shocks hidden in the guts. It's a signature rigid look, and you'll only find it on a Softail® model.

Comfort

  • PULLBACK HANDLEBAR: Practically begging you to reach out and grab your freedom, these bars offer confidence-inspiring easy-reach ergonomics for new riders and easy-rider comfort for road-hardened warriors, with a chrome pullback riser that gets the grip even closer and gives the front end a dynamic aerodynamic contour.
  • LOW SEAT WITH SLIMMED SIDES: Hit the boulevard in style with this classic Softail® two-up seat. At a lowdown 24.5 inches, it's among the most slammed seats you'll find. And we've added some ergos to make riding solo or duo even easier, especially for riders with a shorter inseam. "Collapsing" sides create a narrow seat profile, and the passenger seat pillion is removable. Just ditch it for stripped-back, solo riding. Or leave it on and bring your better half along for the ride.
  • FULL-LENGTH RIDER FOOTBOARDS: Your boots were made for riding, in any way you see fit. Our full-length footboards boast a tried and true design that's stood the test of time. Plenty of foot positions for your taste and comfort. Rubber vibration isolation for a comfortable ride. And heel-toe shifting for confident shifting every time. It takes a few rides, but once you've gotten used to the smooth heel-toe rhythm, you'll never give it up. The toes of your boots won't take the same beating, either.

Handling

  • DUNLOP® TIRES: Whether you're crossing state lines or staying within city limits, you want a confident feeling of sure contact with the road. The front end holds a premium touring tire with a three-ply polyester casing and two fiberglass belts. The back cruiser tire has an advanced tread pattern. Made from a specifically formulated compound, it delivers outstanding grip in wet or dry weather. And since they're from Dunlop®, you know you're wrapping your premium rollers in quality rubber.
  • FRONT BRAKE SYSTEM: The front brake system on the Softail® models delivers a 40 percent reduction in the amount of lever force required at peak braking. The handlebar master and front cylinders have been restyled. There's a 4-piston fixed caliper with 32 and 34 mm pistons, premium caliper piston coating to minimize initial displacement and a larger 300 mm rotor. It all adds up to more stopping power with less effort.
  • ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL AND CRUISE CONTROL: The minimalist styling of the Softail® Deluxe motorcycle gets even cleaner with the addition of standard electronic throttle control. Take a look. There’s no cable cluttering up the handlebars. Cruise control is also included, standard. The switches are placed where you can easily dial in your speed with your left thumb. That’s all it takes to give your wrist a break and keep on hauling down the road.

Iconic Engine

  • HIGH OUTPUT TWIN CAM 103B™ ENGINE: The knowledge of what makes an engine truly move a rider runs deep at The Motor Company, and it was put to good use when we created the High Output Twin Cam 103B™ engine. We sweated bullets perfecting every cubic inch, pushing design and technology forward. And we did it all without compromising one bit of Harley-Davidson's unique styling. Evolved, yet carrying on the legacy of the Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution® and Twin Cam 88™ and Twin Cam 96® engines that came before. The performance and durability are a direct result of the untold miles logged on the V-Twin since 1909 and the proud heritage that comes from a century's worth of commitment to life on two wheels.
  • PURE HARLEY-DAVIDSON STYLING: Feast your eyes on the High Output Twin Cam 103B™ engine and there's no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an attention to detail you won't find from any other motorcycle company. Black powder-coated heads and cylinders are highlighted by machined cooling fin tips and chrome rocker covers. It's a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power. From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers—the High Output Twin Cam 103B™ engine makes an ironclad statement about holding on to what's right and staying true to what satisfies.
  • HIGH OUTPUT TWIN CAM 103B™ ENGINE POWER: Asking riders if they’d like more power is like asking them “Would you like more beer in the pitcher?” when they've reached the end of a long day tearing up the roads. Everybody wants it, and the High Output Twin Cam 103B™ engine is 103 cubic inches of Harley-Davidson V-Twin you can rely on to deliver. The airbox increases intake airflow and the camoptimizesphase and duration. The result: better low-end torque and faster60 to 80 mph5th gear roll-on. In the tradition of the legendary Harley iron that came before it, the High Output Twin Cam 103B™ engine is once again raising the bar for the feeling an engine delivers to the rider.
  • HIGH OUTPUT TWIN CAM 103B™ ENGINE INNOVATION: Fire up the High Output Twin Cam 103B™ engine and feel the low-end torque unleashed. Thanks to the lightweight piston design, delivery of the added power is more refined than ever. Then put your foot on the shifter and feel how the engine and 6-Speed Cruise Drive® Transmission were designed to work together. Six speeds. A strong driveline and strong internal parts. Low routine maintenance. And a low cruising rpm that couldn't feel better.
  • 6-SPEED CRUISE DRIVE® TRANSMISSION: You want a ride that rumbles—not begs for mercy—when you lean on it a little. The 6-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway, so you get a better match between engine turnover and road speed. It's a rare ride when a bike responds like this, and a low growl goes a long way when you're opening up the road ahead.

Pricing

  • California Emissions Fee - $200

General Information

Manufacturer Harley-Davidson
Model Year 2017
Model Softail® Deluxe
Model Code SOFTAILDELUXE
Color Crushed Ice Pearl / Frosted Teal Pearl

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - 4-piston

Rear - 2-piston

Wheels

Front / Rear - Steel Laced

Optional - Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced

Tires

Front - MT90B16 72H

Rear - MU85B16 77H

Dimensions

Length 94.9 in.
Weight

As Shipped - 701 lb.

In Running Order - 730 lb.

Ground Clearance 4.3 in.
Wheelbase 64.4 in.
Seat Height

Laden - 24.5 in.

Unladen - 26.4 in.

Electrical

Lighting High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system (optional), 6-speed, low fuel warnings, low battery, ABS, cruise control

Engine

Engine Air-cooled, High Output Twin Cam 103B™
Displacement 103.1 cu in. (1,689.50 cc)
Bore x Stroke 3.87 x 4.374 in.
Torque 100.3 ft.-lb. @ 3,000 rpm
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Fuel Capacity 5 gal.
MPG Rating Combined City / Hwy - 42 mpg
Exhaust Chrome, over / under shotgun exhaust with dual mufflers
Gear Ratio

Overall

1st - 9.311

2nd - 6.454

3rd - 4.793

4th - 3.882

5th - 3.307

6th - 2.79

Operational

Oil Capacity 3.5 qt. (with filter)
Primary Drive Chain, 34 / 46 ratio
Rake 32.1
Trail 5.8 in.
Instrumentation Tank-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, RPM/gear display, fuel gauge with low fuel warning light and countdown feature, low oil pressure indicator light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights, 6-speed indicator light. cruise control indicator light

Other

Additional Colors Vivid Black, Superior Blue, Velocity Red Sunglo, Bonneville Blue/Fathom Blue, Hard Candy Mystic Purple Flake