2011 Harley Softail Deluxe Review

One of the most confidence-inspiring Big Twins, the Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe features an extremely low seat with 'collapsing sides,' pull back handlebar and riser, and easy-reach, extended kickstand.

Though I usually start with the powertrain, this time around it must be the chassis, since the Deluxe is all about styling. As you can see, the Deluxe is appointed with 1940s Harley-Davidson design features from its chrome front wheel hubcap to its tombstone taillight. Check out the chrome-laced wheels; wide, whitewall 16″ tires; chrome front fender trim; Wide Glide front end; chrome headlight nacelle; chrome, dual front spotlights; chrome, staggered-dual exhaust; classic Fat Bob gas tanks; pinstriping; and center mounted dash and speedo.

The new SuperLow combines revised front end geometry, new wheels and tires with a reshaped seat and handlebars to achieve well-balanced handling and comfort that will inspire confidence in new riders and exhilarate those with experience.
The qualities of a frame-mounted fairing and luxury touring

Length 94.7 in. (2405 mm)
Overall Width 38.6 in. (980 mm)
Overall Height 44.3 in. (1125 mm)
Seat Height:
Laden2 24.5 in. (622 mm)
Unladen 25.9 in. (658 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.8 in. (122 mm)
Rake (steering head) 32.1°
Fork Angle 32°
Trail 5.8 in. (147 mm)
Wheelbase 64.5 in. (1638 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, wide whitewall):
Front – D402F MT90-16 72H
Rear – D402 MU85B16 77H
2011 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe Quick Stats
• ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod V-twin
• BORE x STROKE: 3.75" x 4.38"
• WHEELBASE: 64.5 inches
• RAKE: 32.1 degrees
• SEAT HEIGHT: 25.9 inches
• CURB WEIGHT: 726 pounds
• PRICE: $16,799