Softail Slim is the latest model included in the 2018 Softail range; draws inspiration from retro Bobber models
Harley Davidson has launched the Softail Slim for the international market and it comes as the latest addition in the 2018 Softail range. The motorcycle comes carrying typical retro styling inspired from the 1940’s post-war Harley Davidson Bobber models. This motorcycle was first introduced back in 2012 and the new model has received minimalist but effective changes. In global market, the motorcycle is available in five different colours and at a price tag of Rs. 13.93 lakh.
Speaking about its design, the 2018 Harley Davidson Softail Slim comes sporting a large round shaped LED headlamp with shiny chrome bezel. It gets a wide handlebar offering great control, while there is a round shaped instrument cluster with analog dial. A chunky and muscular looking fuel tank with generous capacity ensures the motorcycle runs a long range without refueling.
The motorcycle features a wide and fat looking single rider seat with well cushioning. This seat is positioned lower not only to deliver a comfortable riding stance, but to enhance the control over the heavy machine as well. Moving to the back, there is a LED taillight adding modern touch to this retro looking motorcycle. The 2018 Harley Davidson Softail Slim runs on black multi-spoke wheels wrapped with meaty tyres.
Interestingly, while Harley Davidson models generally come wearing plenty of chrome garnishing; this motorcycle gets minimal chrome finishing. Certainly that design element ensures, the model is staying true to the post World War II heritage of the iconic American brand. To help the rider with better maneuverability, HD has shelved around 16 kg weight from the new model.
Other practical design changes include enhancement of ground clearance. The 304 kg weighing motorcycle comes powered by the company’s latest Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine. This 1,745 cc V-Twin engine is capable of churning out massive 145 Nm of peak torque at only 3,500 rpm. Expect it to arrive in Indian market within next couple of months.