2012 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe Review
One of the most confidence-inspiring Big Twins, the Softail® Deluxe features an extremely low seat with "collapsing sides," pull back handlebar and riser, and easy-reach, extended kickstand. The powerful, counter-balanced Twin Cam 96B™ and 6-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission are appreciated by many riders. STRETCHED OLD-SCHOOL FENDERS
It's old-school Softail style that's still fat and formidable up front.
One of the defining styling features of the Softail® Deluxe model is the nostalgic wide whitewall tires with premium laced wheels. Total old-school styling without sacrificing handling or performance.
A vintage classic. The chrome, low profile taillight housing lays back against the fender but shines with Harley-Davidson history.
HIDDEN REAR SHOCKS
If you want a comfortable bike but love that rigid-suspension look, you've come to the right bike.
Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects.
HAND FINISHED FUEL TANK
SIX-SPEED CRUISE DRIVE®
The Six-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.
TWIN CAM 103™ ENGINE POWER
The air cooled Twin Cam 103™ Harley Davidson® engine delivers more stump pulling torque, while its Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection jetting gives crisp, lively throttle reaction.
TWIN CAM 103™ ENGINE HERITAGE
TWIN CAM 103™ ENGINE INNOVATION
Fire up the Twin Cam 103™ engine and feel the low-end torque unleashed. Six speeds. Low routine maintenance.
PURE HARLEY-DAVIDSON STYLING
Feast your eyes on the Twin Cam 103™ engine and there's no mistaking its roots. Pure.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKES (OPTIONAL)
H-D® SMART SECURITY SYSTEM (OPTIONAL)
ARTFULLY HIDDEN TECHNOLOGY
Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function. Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive.
TUNED TO BE RIDDEN
Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road.
EASY REACH HANDLEBAR
LOW SEAT WITH SLIMMED SIDES
Hit the boulevard in style with this classic Softail® two-up seat. Just ditch it for stripped-back, solo riding.
FULL-LENGTH RIDER FOOTBOARDS
Rubber vibration isolation for a comfortable ride.
ENGINE IDLE TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
Our motorcycles are built to be ridden. With the Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy (EITMS) feature, the motorcycle automatically cuts fuel and fire from rear cylinder when idling, which helps reduce engine heat felt by rider and passenger.
SEAT ENGINEERING AND DESIGN
The seat is home for Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. They want a seat that has unique style without sacrificing comfort. Because of that, Harley-Davidson invests a lot of time in researching, designing and testing seats so that every bike has just the right saddle.