Harley-Davidson Softail: the hardtail you ride when you don’t ride a hardtail
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Harley-Davidson Softail: the hardtail you ride when you don’t ride a hardtail

By MarkOastler - 02 December 2019
The original Softail – the 1984 FXST - combined clean styling and a low seat height with classic ‘hardtail’ looks.

“The Softail has become one of the most successful platforms ever to be introduced by The Motor Company - and one that continues to define the look and feel of the Harley-Davidson brand to a new generation of riders,” says Harley-Davidson.

“Styling cues drawing on the long Harley-Davidson heritage – the ‘hardtail’ look, horseshoe oil tank design and clean styling – have made the Softail an undisputed design classic. Yet under the skin, constant development and technological advances have kept the range as relevant and contemporary as when it was first introduced 35 years ago.”