Harley-Davidson’s biggest research and development program yet has revolutionised the 33-year-old Softail family converting classics into modern machines.
The three classic models in the line-up – Heritage Classic, Deluxe and Slim – receive a thoroughly modern cosmetic and performance update including LED headlights and even a USB charging port in the steering head.
Even the “chrome cowboy” Heritage Classic gets a dose of modern “dark custom” reality with weatherproof, lockable, leather-wrapped saddlebags.
The cowboy tassels are gone and the chromed studs have made way for smoked nickel. Gone also are the white-wall tyres.
We’re not sure what the Heritage classic fans will make of the bike’s more modern looks, but they certainly can’t complain about its improved performance.