Softail Standard

Harley-Davidson Softail Standard confirmed

As predicted last week, the Harley-Davidson FXST Softail Standard is confirmed to return mid-year after it was recently listed with the California Air Resources Board.

One of the most popular Harley models ever sold in Australia will arrive at $A21,495 ($NZ22,750), ride away.

This entry-level Softail will come in black only with a solo seat.Softail Standard

It will be a long way from the original 1984 Evo original Softail Standard, now powered by the 107 (1746cc) Milwaukee Eight engine.

In 2017, the Softail range had a major overhaul making them up to 17kg lighter, with better handling thanks to a 17% stiffer frame, emulsion rear shock and Showa dual-bending-valve forks.

The Softail Standard comes with polished highlights, mini-ape bars, a 13.2-litre tank, low-slung 2-into-2 offset shotgun exhausts and 19-inch chromed steel rims with classic spokes.Softail Standard

Its front-end features clear-coated fork sliders, polished triple-clamps, polished top clamp and riser, and chromed headlamp bezel and turn signals.

A compact electronic instrument with digital display is set in the handlebar riser for a clean and uncluttered look.

Softail Standard accessory packages

Softail Standard
Accessorise your Softail Standard

Since it’s a blank canvas for customisers there is a choice of four accessory packages.

Day Tripper Custom Package: Pillion seat and a 21-inch detachable sissy bar with pad, passenger foot pegs and mounts, forward foot controls and a black leather Single-Sided Swingarm Bag.

Coast Custom Package: Softail Quarter Fairing, black anodised aluminium Moto Bar handlebar and 5.5-inch riser, a Bevel two-up seat and passenger foot pegs, and BMX-style foot pegs from the 80GRIT Collection.

Touring Custom Package: Sundowner two-up seat and passenger foot pegs, a 14-inch-high light smoke quick-release windshield, classic black detachable saddlebags and a 14.5-inch detachable sissy bar and backrest pad.

Performance Custom Package: Throttle response and mid-range acceleration is improved with a Screamin’ Eagle Stage II Torque kit for the Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine, Screamin’ Eagle Pro Street Tuner, Screamin’ Eagle Heavy Breather Performance Air Cleaner and Screamin’ Eagle Street Cannon mufflers. This factory-engineered performance upgrade retains the original equipment factory warranty when installed by an authorised Harley-Davidson dealer.

  1. A Streetbob that isn’t blacked out. That’s all this is. Not a “new” model. The original FXST looked totally different to other models. This just looks the same as every other Milwaukee 8 Softail

  2. Thought this one sounds like a great idea – and lump of an engine like that in a small frame = fun…..but that 2nd picture…ugh…..look at the front guard, the round air cleaner, the sidecover/s – I actually thought it was a V-Star 1100 custom withe apes seriously! The ‘modded’ ones look a lot better.

  3. These are the best HD made thus far & & this price point why buy a Sportster? Th original bike had for ward foot controls which was a Big selling point & riders wont want to pay extra for that, the solid rear wheel was a great feature but lacking here, The package deals look good though, Thanks for the update Mark.

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