2005 Buell and Harley Davidson Line-up

New Model Info & Specifications by: Harley-Davidson

story by Sean Alexander , Photograph by Sean Alexander and Tom Riles, Created Mar. 15, 2005
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EAST TROY, Wis. (July 15, 2004) ~ Buell Motorcycle Company expands its line of Lightning models for 2005 with the introduction of the Lightning CityX XB9SX (pronounced "Lightning City Cross"), a middleweight urban streetfighter, and the Lightning XB12Scg, a big-bore powerhouse designed to bring Buell® Lightning performance and style to riders who prefer a lower center of gravity and seat height.

The Buell Lightning series offers a unique blend of minimalist, naked styling and the real-world powerband of an American V-Twin engine. The riding position is athletic. Agility is uncompromised. The torque is unreal. Compact and narrow in profile, the Buell Thunderstorm— V-Twin engine is the perfect powerplant for serious street performance. Both the 92hp Thunderstorm 984 and 103hp Thunderstorm 1203 (these are *CLAIMED* numbers. MO tested these engines at an SAE corrected 76.7hp/69.8Lbft and 89.7hp/72.6LbFt respectively) engines are 45-degree air/oil/fan-cooled V-Twins with electronic fuel injection. Both are tuned to put out a mountain of ground-pounding torque and deliver the kind of midrange acceleration a rider can really use on the street. The Buell Uniplanar engine mounting system reduces vibration to the rider and increases frame rigidity by utilizing the engine as a stressed member of the chassis.

The Lightning is created utilizing the Buell Trilogy of Technology design principles - frame rigidity, mass centralization and minimal unsprung weight. To lower the center of gravity, fuel is carried in the massive aluminum frame, engine oil is carried in the swingarm, and the muffler is located below the engine. The Buell® Zero Torsional Load— front brake features a single 375mm rotor mounted near the wheel rim, gripped by a six-piston caliper. Because braking forces are transmitted directly from the rim to the rotor, torsional load at the front wheel is virtually eliminated and brake feel and control is enhanced. Reduced torsional load permits the use of a very lightweight cast aluminum front wheel for a significant reduction in unsprung weight and steering inertia.

Buell Lightning models are agile and flickable, thanks to a short 52-inch wheelbase and 21-degree fork angle. Both the rear Showa® shock absorber and the new 43mm Showa upside-down fork are adjustable for pre-load, compression and rebound damping to accommodate rider weight and riding style. The Lightning offers an unmistakable style, inspired by the rough-andtumble world of flat-track racing. Handlebars are wide and aggressive. Dual headlights are mounted below a short flyscreen. The clipped, aluminum tail section covers the meaty, 180mm rear tire with a screened panel.

 

Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX

Quick Take - MO Rides The XB9SX: Regardless of how you feel about the see-through tank and fly screen looking like an iMac or the motor being a "9" instead of a "12", the 2005 Buell XB9SX is easily the best streetbike Buell has ever built. Argue all you want, but after riding all of the Buells back-to-back, it is obvious that the 9SX hits a sweet spot.

As advertised, the new 9SX is more nimble than the 12S around town, thanks to its lighter crank and a new flatter seat that lets the rider move around like a motocross/supermoto bike. In the real world, the XB9 Buells are more pleasant to ride than the XB12 series, because of lower vibration, smoother power delivery, less heat generation, smoother shifting and a wider useable rev range. I know it sounds like I'm cheerleading, but the XB9SX actually delivers what it promises.

If you're concerned about a lack of power, consider this: At the 2005 New Model Intro, Buell set-up a parking lot "Battle Trax" across the street from the Convention Center. On that track, the 2005 XB9SX lapped a full second faster than the new high power / lower center of gravity XB12Scg. It did this  regardless of rider, for two simple reasons. Reason #1: The 9SX is the only Buell to come with Pirelli tires as an OEM fitment and those Pirelli Scorpion Syncs are both stickier and more progressive than the Dunlop D208s fitted to the rest of the Buell lineup. Reason #2: The 9SX accelerates harder off slow/slippery corners, because its fuel injection is seamless and its torque curve is fairly linear. This allows the rider to apply more power earlier in the corner. For less aggressive and/or inexperienced riders, that same linear torque curve kept their confidence (corner speeds) higher than the more abrupt power delivery of the 12 series.

Sure, torque is a big help around town, but the 9 still offers more torque than youÔre likely to use from light to light or squirting through holes in traffic, which is exactly what this bike was designed to do. However, the ability to rev another 800 rpm or so, means that around town, the 984 motors need less shifting than the 1203 motors. Of course, the 12 is going to stomp the 9 in a drag race or on long straights, but if you really want a bike for that, you are probably not going to be shopping for Buells in the first place. If you really like the looks and features of the new XB9SX, but really want a 12, my sources tell me that all of the SX parts will fit  on the XB12 series. However, you'll have to order them from your dealer piece-by-piece, because there is no "package" available to convert an XB12S to an XB12SX.

Buell Says: The Lightning CityX gives the Buell Lightning platform a tough new profile and offers performance that's especially suited to urban riding - a combination of agile handling and muscular mid-range power. "The Lightning CityX is our urban streetfighter, a bike that's especially suited for aggressive city riding," said Erik Buell, chairman and chief technical officer at Buell Motorcycle Company. "This is a bike for the rider who loves to dodge traffic, power away from lights and utilize the incredible agility of a sport motorcycle to charge through the asphalt jungle."

The exclusive black-and-blue styling of the Lightning CityX establishes an attitude for the motorcycle and its rider: rugged, no-nonsense, ready for streetfighting. The Hero Blue Translucid airbox cover and flyscreen are made of a new translucent plastic that gives the bike color but also allows some mechanical elements to be visible through the material. This first use of a "see-through" styling element on a motorcycle makes the Lightning CityX the ultimate naked bike. The gauge faces and perforated tail insert are also blue, and at night the instruments have a subtle blue glow. To better camouflage urban grime, the Lightning CityX features Villain Black cast aluminum wheels and a Midnight Black chin fairing and front fender. Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires feature an aggressive tread pattern for outstanding grip over the ever-changing urban streetscape.

To handle the urban elements, the Lightning CityX is equipped with handlebar deflectors and a headlight grille. A new Skyline seat and a wide Villain Black handlebar with a Supermotard-style crossbar promote a comfortable, upright riding style perfect for viewing the traffic ahead. The softrubber Buell® X Guard helps protect the airbox cover when the rider's tank bag is mounted on the motorcycle.

The heart of the Lightning CityX is its Buell Thunderstorm— 984 engine, an air/oil/fan-cooled, 984cc 45-degree fuel-injected V-Twin that's compact, narrow in profile and tuned to deliver the kind of mid-range power an urban rider can use to dart through traffic, merge with authority and out-muscle the masses from stoplight to stoplight. Peak output is 92 horsepower and a thumping 70 ft. lbs. of torque, delivered through a smooth, durable drivebelt. The engine is mounted in a Buell Lightning chassis that's especially wellsuited to the cut-and-thrust action of urban riding. An ultra-short 52-inch wheelbase, 21-degree fork angle and 85mm of trail gives the Lightning CityX razor-sharp reflexes. The 3.7-gallon fuel reservoir is located in the massive aluminum frame, and the muffler is located below the engine - design elements that significantly lower the center of gravity and reduce the moment of inertia, which helps enhance the motorcycle's response to rider input. The swingarm doubles as the engine oil reservoir and is supported by a fully adjustable Showa® shock absorber. The front wheel features the powerful Buell Zero Torsional Load— brake system, with a 375mm inside-out rotor and a six-piston caliper, suspended by a fully adjustable 43mm Showa inverted fork. The Lightning CityX is ready to take the hole-shot at every green light, dart around potholes, avoid lanes of strangled traffic and drift through the tightest lines the urban jungle has to offer. It will also look great parked next to the sidewalk.

 

BUELL XB9SX SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS Overall Length: 76.2 in. (1935 mm)
Overall Width: 32.3 in. (820 mm)
Seat Height: 30.6 in. (777 mm)
Ground Clearance: 4.35 in. (110 mm)
Rake: 21°
Trail: 3.3 in. (83 mm)
Wheelbase: 52.0 in. (1320 mm)
Tires: (Pirelli® Scorpion Sync): front 120/70 ZR-17 / rear 180/55 ZR-17
Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gal. (14.0 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity: 0.7 gal. (2.6 L), (warning light at approx. 0.7 gal.)
Claimed MPG (EPA urban/highway test): 50/65 mpg (4.7/3.6 L/100 km)
Claimed Dry Weight: 390 lbs. (177 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 850 lbs. (386 kg)
Load Capacity: 400 lbs. (181 kg)
ENGINE Engine: Air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 45° V-Twin
Valve Train: OHV, two valves per cylinder, self-adjusting
Bore x Stroke: 3.500 in. x 3.125 in. (88.90 mm x 79.38 mm)
Displacement: 984 cc (60.0 cu. in.)
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Fuel Delivery: 45 mm down draft DDFI II fuel injection
Intake: Zero-resistance air box, ram air intake
Exhaust: Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber
Claimed Torque: 70 ft. lbs. @ 5500 rpm (95 NM @ 5500 rpm)
Claimed Horsepower: 92 hp @ 7500 rpm
Lubrication: Dry sump
Oil Capacity: 2.5 qts. (2.4 L)
Oil Filtration: Screw-on disposable element
DRIVETRAIN Primary Drive: Chain, 1.676:1 (57/34)
Final Drive: Constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid reinforced Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology, 2.407:1 (65/27)
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate, compensated
Transmission: 5-speed, constant mesh
Overall Ratios: 1st 2.688 / 2nd 1.850 / 3rd 1.433 / 4th 1.181 / 5th 1.000
CHASSIS Frame: Aluminum frame with Uniplanar— powertrain vibration isolation system, fuel in frame
Front Fork: 43 mm Showa® inverted fork with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Rear Shock: SHOWA coil-over monoshock with remote, under-seat reservoir and adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Wheels: front 6-spoke, ZTL,— cast aluminum, 3.5 in. x 17 in. (88.9 mm x 431.8 mm), Villain Black / rear 6-spoke, cast aluminum, 5.5 in. x 17 in. (139.7 mm x 431.8 mm), Villain Black
Front Brakes: ZTL-type brake, 6-piston, fixed caliper, 375 mm single sided, inside out, stainless steel, floating rotor
Rear Brakes: 240 mm stainless steel, single piston, floating caliper, fixed rotor
Suspension Travel: front 4.72 in. (120 mm) / rear 5.00 in. (127 mm)
Instruments: Electronic speedometer, tachometer, odometer; dual resettable trip meter; high beam, neutral, oil, low fuel (plus, odometer shows miles traveled on reserve), turn signal and engine diagnostic indicator lamps; clock
COLORS Hero Blue Translucid with Midnight Black and Villain Black
WARRANTY Warranty: 24 months (unlimited mileage)

 

FEATURES
  • Hero Blue Translucid bodywork
  • Headlight grille
  • Handlebar deflectors
  • Buell X Guard airbox protector
  • Supermotard-style crossbar handlebars
  • Villain Black wheels, handlebars, handlebar clamp, license plate bracket
  • Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires
  • Buell ZTL— braking system
  • Buell Thunderstorm 984 fuel-injected air/oil/fan-cooled V-Twin engine
  • 92 peak hp, 70 ft. lbs. peak torque (*CLAIMED*)
  • Fuel-in-frame, oil-in-swingarm
  • 43mm fully adjustable Showa upside-down fork
  • Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber

 

Buell Lightning XB12Scg

Quick Take - MO Rides the Buell XB12Scg: Buell claims the XB12Scg is designed for a lower center of gravity. Though it is true that the bike does indeed have a lower cg, we all know that it was really designed for the vertically challenged and/or the fairer sex. Nothing wrong with that really, but I think they should have called it the XB12SL, instead of trying to infer that there is a performance benefit to the lowered suspension and cut-down seat.

The cg's seat height is 1.75" lower than a standard XB12S and though this will help shorter riders to reach the ground, the re-shaped seat cuts into the already tight seat-peg distance. If you thought the regular XB series felt like a TZ250, just wait until you sit on a "cg".

The XB12Scg feels like a cramped XB12S, with similar performance and handling. The XB12 motor displays a bit of a flat spot just above idle. When trying to accelerate from slow corners, the 12 often hesitates for a second, then hits harder than you asked it to. This isn't noticeable at normal cruising speeds, but around town and especially on the autocross-like Battle Trax, the hesitation-surge turns smooth and fast into herky and jerky. As with all Buell XB models, wheelies are but a fan of the clutch away. If you want to be a hooligan, or hope to turn your Buell into a roadracer, the 12 is the bike for you. However, if you want a civilized bike that is happy to do anything you ask, without protest, I think the 9 series is a better bet.

Buell Says: Fly a little lower aboard the new Lightning XB12Scg. Altered front and rear suspension and a reshaped seat lower the center of gravity and reduce seat height to 28.6 inches - 1.75 inches lower than the standard XB12S. Performance and handling are uncompromised. Offered in Racing Red, Midnight Black or new Thrust Blue with brilliant Translucent Amber wheels and Graphite Gray frame and swingarm.

 

BUELL XB12Scg SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS Overall Length: XB12S 76.2 in. (1935 mm) / XB12Scg 75.7 in. (1923 mm)
Overall Width: 29.7 in. (755 mm)
Seat Height: XB12S 30.1 in. (765 mm) / XB12Scg 28.6 in. (726 mm)
Ground Clearance: XB12S 4.35 in. (110 mm) / XB12Scg 3.55 in. (90 mm)
Rake: 21°
Trail: 3.3 in. (83 mm)
Wheelbase: 52.0 in. (1320 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® ): front - D208FW 120/70 ZR-17 / rear - D208M 180/55 ZR-17
Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gal. (14.0 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity: 0.7 gal. (2.6 L) (warning light at approx. 0.7 gal.)
Claimed MPG (EPA urban/highway test): 48/65 mpg (4.9/3.6 L/100 km)
Claimed Dry Weight: 395 lbs. (179 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 850 lbs. (386 kg)
Load Capacity: 390 lbs. (177 kg)
ENGINE Engine: Air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 1203 cc 45° V-Twin
Valve Train: OHV, two valves per cylinder, self-adjusting
Bore x Stroke: 3.500 in. x 3.812 in. (88.90 mm x 96.82 mm)
Displacement: 1203 cc (73.4 cu. in.)
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Fuel Delivery: 49 mm down draft DDFI II fuel injection
Intake: Zero-resistance air box, ram air intake
Exhaust: Large-diameter headers with InterActive Exhaust
Claimed Horsepower: 103 hp @ 6800 rpm
Claimed Torque: 84 ft. lbs. @ 6000 rpm (113 NM @ 6000 rpm)
Lubrication: Dry sump
Oil Capacity: 2.5 qts. (2.4 L)
Oil Filtration: Screw-on disposable element
DRIVETRAIN Primary Drive: Chain, 1.500:1 (57/38)
Final Drive: Constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid reinforced Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology, 2.407:1 (65/27)
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate, compensated
Transmission: 5-speed, constant mesh
Overall Ratio: 1st 2.688 / 2nd 1.850 / 3rd 1.433 / 4th 1.181 / 5th 1.000
CHASSIS Frame: Aluminum frame with Uniplanar— powertrain vibration isolation system, fuel in frame
Front Fork: 43 mm SHOWA® inverted fork with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Rear Shock: SHOWA coil-over monoshock with remote, under-seat reservoir and adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Wheels: front 6-spoke, ZTL,— cast aluminum, 3.5 in. x 17 in. (88.9 mm x 431.8 mm), Translucent Amber / rear 6-spoke, cast aluminum, 5.5 in. x 17 in. (139.7 mm x 431.8 mm), Translucent Amber
Front Brakes: ZTL-type brake, 6-piston, fixed caliper, 375 mm, single sided, inside out, stainless steel, floating rotor
Rear Brakes: 240 mm stainless steel, single piston, floating caliper, fixed rotor
Suspension Travel: front 4.72 in. (120 mm) / rear 5.00 in. (127 mm)
Instruments: Electronic speedometer, tachometer, odometer; dual resettable trip meter; high beam, neutral, oil, low fuel (plus, odometer shows miles traveled on reserve), turn signal and engine diagnostic indicator lamps; clock
COLORS Thrust Blue, Midnight Black, Racing Red
WARRANTY Warranty: 24 months (unlimited mileage)
FEATURES
  • Buell Thunderstorm— 1203 fuel-injected air/oil/fan-cooled V-Twin engine
  • 103 peak hp, 84 ft. lbs. peak torque (*CLAIMED*)
  • Buell InterActive Exhaust
  • Smooth drive belt system
  • Graphite Gray frame and swingarm
  • Fuel-in-frame, oil-in-swingarm
  • 41mm fully adjustable Showa upside-down fork
  • Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
  • Buell ZTL— front brake
  • Translucent Amber wheels
  • Flat track-style handlebars
  • Seat height 28.6 inches

Page 2SOFTAILS

MILWAUKEE (July 15, 2004) ~ Since its launch in 1984, the Harley-Davidson Softail line has combined the classic lines of a hard-tail frame and rigid-mounted engine with modern comfort and reliability. For 2005, the Harley-Davidson styling department tapped a rich vein of Motor Company tradition to create two all-new Softail models. The FLSTN/I Softail Deluxe and the FLSTSC/I Softail Springer Classic combine classic Harley-Davidson styling cues with modern performance and design details that will make them among the most distinctive motorcycles on the road today.

"With the Softail line Harley-Davidson has always sought to combine a classic motorcycle profile with innovative mechanical design and technology that makes these models as comfortable and capable as they are beautiful," said Bill Davidson, Harley-Davidson director of marketing, motorcycle product development. "Our new Softail models uphold that philosophy, and uses elements of Harley-Davidson heritage to make a fresh stylistic statement."

Each of the eight 2005 Softail models is powered by the 1450cc Twin Cam 88B engine, rigid-mounted in the frame so that it becomes an integral element of the motorcycle. The Twin Cam 88B engine, available with either a carburetor or optional Electronic Sequential Fuel Injection, is equipped with internal counter balanced shafts that quell 90 percent of primary engine vibration. The 18 different Softail paint schemes available for 2005 include new solid color, pearl, and twotone combinations. A key change common to all 2005 Softail models is a redesigned dipstick with an improved seal on the oil tank filler neck. This new design makes it possible to accurately check the oil level while the motorcycle is resting on its sidestand. All Softail models will have a new clear-lens, reflector optics headlight for improved lighting performance. A small Bar & Shield cloisonné on the headlight lens adds an interesting detail to the new headlight.

FLSTN/I SOFTAIL DELUXE

Quick Take - MO Rides the Harley-Davidson FLSTN/I Softail Deluxe: It's a big, heavy, slow, flashy cruiser, what more do you want to know? I guess that won't fly as a ride report. Besides, even though everything I just said is 100% true, it would give you the wrong impression about this bike. You see, I actually like the new Softail Deluxe.

When Harley raised the curtain on the FLSTN/I Softail Deluxe in the pressroom, there was an audible "ooh!" from the motley collection of jaded journalists. This is high praise indeed, considering "Bold New Graphics", a pretty paintjob, and some extra Chrome doodads don't normally get us very excited. However, in the case of the two-tone Chopper Blue & Pearl White Softail Deluxe, the whole seems to be greater than the sum of its parts. It doesn't really show up in the photos, but in person, this bike is stunning. Harley had several other color variations on hand, but none of them had the "wow" effect like the blue & white one. Of all the bikes present, this one had the most journalists waiting in line to get photos of it. I was standing around at the lunch stop, when I noticed an almost neon glow coming from the pearl white section of the Deluxe's gas tank. When I walked over, I saw that it was the direct sunlight fluorescing through the pearl flakes. Much to my surprise, it actually showed-up in the photo that I snapped. However, in person, the effect was about 3x stronger and was simply beautiful. If you get a chance, go look at a Chopper Blue / Pearl White two-tone Softail Deluxe in person.

On the road, the Softail Deluxe is standard Big Twin. It has decent torque, but its heavy weight and modest horsepower conspire to make acceleration "sedate" at best. Of course it isn't supposed to be fast and when ridden as intended, it is a stable and comfortable platform from which to enjoy the scenery or the feel of the supermodel, as she wraps her arms around you in appreciation for the most excellent ride that you are giving her. The deluxe is designed to be long and low, so you'd expect the ground clearance and legroom to suffer. However, both seemed fine to me, with typical cruiser cornering abilities, and plenty of room to stretch-out. I know you'd expect a sportbike guy like me to pick a Dyna, but lets face it, if performance was really a concern, I wouldn't be picking any of the big twins. So, out of all the stock Harley Big Twins that I've ridden, I must say that this one is by far my favorite.

The 2005 FLSTN/I Softail Deluxe features a new sculpted headlight nacelle that's exclusive to that model and a clean front lightbar with bullet turn signals.
This single-digit speedometer, a styling element from the past, looks cool as heck. Besides, you can always say "But officer, I was only going '9' according to my speedo!"
Wide handlebars and a new pull-back riser emphasize the low profile of the Softail Deluxe.
A new paint scheme and cloisonné tank badges are highlights of the Softail Deluxe, which is offered in six colors, including some exceptionally pretty two-tone combinations.
Chrome shotgun exhaust and a chrome oil tank complement the black-and-chrome Twin Cam 88B engine on the Softail Deluxe.
This tapered chrome package rack perched over the rear fender is just one of the handsome styling touches woven into the design of the Softail Deluxe.

 

Harley Says: Nostalgic styling cues from several eras mesh perfectly on the new FLSTN/I Softail Deluxe. Start with a tapered chrome luggage rack and a low seat with checked side panels and a chrome grab rail. Then add wide whitewall tires that wrap around laced chrome wheels front and rear. The FL-style front fender has a sliver of polished trim, and both the tank and fender feature distinctive new emblems. The Softail Deluxe has an exclusive new sculpted headlight nacelle and clean front and rear lightbars with bullet turn signals. A new tombstone taillight is perched on the rear fender. New narrow, tapered floorboards are trimmed with chrome. Shotgun chrome exhaust pipes and a chrome oil tank match the black and chrome engine. Lowered suspension, pull-back riser and handlebars, and a seat height of just 24.5 inches make the Softail Deluxe comfortable and easy to handle for a wide range of riders. Choose from six paint schemes, including the two-tone combinations of Glacier White/Chopper Blue and Glacier White/Vivid Black.

FLSTN/I SOFTAIL DELUXE SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS Length: 94.7 in. (2405.4 mm)
Seat Height: 24.5 in. (622.3 mm)
Seat Height (unladen): 26.5 in. (673.1 mm)
Ground Clearance: 4.8 in. (121.9 mm)
Rake: 32°
Trail: 5.8 in. (147.3 mm)
Wheelbase: 64.5 in. (1638.3 mm)
Tires: (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, wide whitewall): front - D402F MT90-16 / rear - D402 MU85B16
Fuel Capacity: (includes 0.5-gallon reserve) 5.0 gal. (18.9 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity: (warning light at approx.1.0 gal. for ESPFI models): Carburetor 0.5 gal. (1.9 L) / ESPFI 1.0 gal. (3.8 L)
Oil Capacity: 3.5 qts. (3.3 L)
Dry Weight: 676 lbs. (307 kg)
Vehicle Weight in Running Order: 718 lbs. (326 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 1160 lbs. (527 kg)
ENGINE Engine: Air-cooled, Twin Cam 88B— (balanced)
Valves: Pushrod-operated, overhead valves w/hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 3.75 in. x 4.00 in. (95.18 mm x 101.52 mm)
Displacement: 88 cu. in. (1450 cu. cm)
Compression Ratio: 8.9:1
Fuel System: Carburetor or Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
DRIVETRAIN Primary Drive: Chain, 36/25 ratio
Final Drive: Belt, 32/70 ratio
Clutch: 9-plate, wet
Transmission: 5-speed
Overall Ratios: 1st 10.110 / 2nd 6.958 / 3rd 4.953 / 4th 3.862 / 5th 3.150
CHASSIS Frame Mild steel tubular frame; rectangular section backbone; stamped, cast and forged junctions; forged fender supports; MIG welded
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions, MIG welded
Front Fork 41.3 mm telescopic w/"beer can" covers
Wheels (Chrome, aluminum profile laced option):
Front 16-inch steel laced
Rear 16-inch steel laced
Brakes:
Caliper Type 4-piston front and rear
Rotor Type (diameter x width): Patented, uniform expansion rotors
Front 11.5 in. x .20 in. (292.1 mm x 5.08 mm)
Rear 11.5 in. x .23 in. (292.1 mm x 5.84 mm)
Suspension Travel:
Front Wheel 5.1 in. (129.5 mm)
Rear Wheel 4.3 in. (109.2 mm)
PERFORMANCE (*CLAIMED*) Engine Torque (per SAE J607): 85 ft. lbs. @ 3000 rpm (115 NM @ 3000 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168): Right 28° / Left 28°
STYLING/CONVENIENCE Engine Trim: Black powder-coated w/Chrome treatment
Exhaust System: Chrome, over/under, straight, shotgun exhaust w/shorty duals
Oil Tank: Chrome "horseshoe" w/Chrome external oil lines and patent label
Ignition: Tank console-mounted
Seat: Two up
Handlebars: Stainless steel, low rise
Foot Supports: Full-length operator floorboards w/heel/toe shift lever
Rear Fender: Full coverage w/ chrome supports
Fork Lock: Common w/ignition key
Instruments: Electronic speedometer w/odometer and resettable trip meter, diagnostic readout
Flasher: Hazard warning integrated into turn signal controls
COLORS Vivid Black, Black Cherry Pearl, Black Pearl, Lava Red Sunglo, Two-Tone Glacier White Pearl/Chopper Blue Pearl, Two-Tone Glacier White Pearl/Vivid Black
WARRANTY Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter
FEATURES
  • Chrome luggage rack and seat rail
  • Distinctive headlight nacelle
  • Clear-lens, reflector-optics headlight
  • Tombstone taillight
  • Chrome laced wheels
  • Chrome oil tank
  • Pull-back risers and handlebars
  • Lowered suspension
  • Low 24.5-inch seat height
  • Rigid-mount Twin Cam 88B balanced engine
  • Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
  • Wide whitewall tires
  • Shotgun exhaust
  • Easily removable passenger pillion
 
 
FLSTSC/I SOFTAIL SPRINGER CLASSIC

Quick Take - MO Rides the Harley-Davidson FLSTSC/I Springer Softail: The modern Springer is a classic case of form over function. The neat looking forks offer a retro look, but add quite a bit of unsprung weight and offer only about 1/2 the suspension travel of Harley's telescopic forks. However, for many riders, the look & feel of the Springer is where it's at.

Riding the new Springer Softail exposes a few weaknesses, but that isn't the surprising part. What is surprising, is the fact that they work quite a bit better than expected. As you would expect, their shortcomings are most apparent when riding over rough pavement. Compared to a Telescopic fork, when hitting pavement ripples or god forbid potholes, the Springer's limited travel means that quite a bit more shock and front end "judder" is transmitted through the bars. The Springer fork's mass also numbs the messages sent by the front tire's contact patch. However, brake feel, cornering and overall control are perfectly acceptable for a bike in this class. Furthermore, the Springer has a "heavy" steering feel that is not unpleasant, oddly reassuring and encourages you to take er easy. Front suspension aside, the FLSTSC/I is pretty much a standard TC-88 Softail, meaning it is well suited to relaxing trips through the countryside. If you like the look of a Springer, you can have just as much fun riding the FLSTSC/I as you can on the other Big Twins and fun is really what it's all about, isn't it?

Harley Says: Throw a little bit of '48 Panhead at a Softail and you get the new FLSTSC/I Softail Springer Classic. The Softail Springer Classic is one of only two 2005 Harley-Davidson models with a Springer front end. It's finished in smooth and durable black powder-coat and highlighted with a chrome shock and springs. A traditional running light caps the front fender, which is otherwise free of trim. An aluminum tank graphic and stamped-metal wrap-around trim strip give the fuel tank a classic look, as does a vintage-style metal patent label on the oil tank. The crossover dual exhaust system is reintroduced on the Softail Springer Classic and places a chrome muffler on each side of the rear wheel. The seat texture matches the center console, and the seat is trimmed with embossed nameplates. A separate passenger pillion can be removed easily. A new tombstone taillight completes a look that balances nostalgia with modern performance and technology.

 

SIDEBAR: "A Chronology of Harley-Davidson Springer Forks"

  • 1907 Harley-Davidson uses a Sager Cushion fork with concealed helical coil springs for the first time.
  • 1908 The Sager Cushion fork was beefed up with heavier gauge tubing and larger springs.
  • 1916 By 1916, the Harley-Davidson front fork, with its concealed springs, boasted over 41 feet of tempered spring steel to provide state-of-the-art damping.
  • 1919 The radically different 1919 Sport Model had a unique girder-style front suspension with the first use of an external fork spring on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
  • 1922 New in 1922, two center springs, located between the fork tubes, assisted the concealed helical springs.
  • 1926 The single cylinder models use six exposed springs to control cushioning and rebound instead of concealed springs.
  • 1930 In 1930, I-beam front forks are used on the V-twin models.
  • 1936 The revolutionary 1936 EL model sported a stronger, tubular-style front fork assembly, similar to that used on today's Springer models, instead of the I-beam style previously used.
  • 1946 The damping on the Springer front fork receives a shock absorber for further assistance.
  • 1948 The FL, with its Panhead motor and black springer front end, was the inspiration for the 2005 FLSTSC/I Springer Softail Classic.
  • 1948 The 1948 overhead valve models, available in 61 or 74 cubic versions, marked the last year, until modern times, that a Springer front fork was used on a production solo Big Twin model.
  • 1952 marked the last year for a Springer front end on the 45 cubic inch WL models.
  • 1988 The Springer front forks, re-introduced on the 1988 FXSTS, were the product of more computer-aided design and finite elements computer analysis than any other component in the Motor Company's history up to that time.
  • 1997 For the 1997 model year, the Springer front fork was redesigned to accommodate wider front tire on the Heritage Springer.
  • 2005 The 2005 FLSTSC/I Springer Softail Classic is introduced.

FLSTSC/I SPRINGER CLASSIC SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS Length: 94.5 in. (2400.3 mm)
Seat Height: 25.9 in. (657.9 mm)
Seat Height (unladen): 27.4 in. (696.0 mm)
Ground Clearance: 4.9 in. (124.9 mm)
Rake: 32°
Trail: 6.3 in. (160.0 mm)
Wheelbase: 64.5 in. (1638.3 mm)
Tires: (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series): front - D402F MT90B16 72H / rear - D401 150/80B16 71H
Fuel Capacity (includes 0.5-gallon reserve): 5.0 gal. (18.9 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity (warning light at approx.1.0 gal. for ESPFI models): Carburetor 0.5 gal. (1.9 L) / ESPFI 1.0 gal. (3.8 L)
Oil Capacity: 3.5 qts. (3.3 L)
Dry Weight: 731 lbs. (332 kg)
Vehicle Weight in Running Order: 753 lbs. (342 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 1160 lbs. (527 kg)
ENGINE Engine: Air-cooled, Twin Cam 88B— (balanced)
Valves: Pushrod-operated, overhead valves w/hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 3.75 in. x 4.00 in. (95.18 mm x 101.52 mm)
Displacement: 88 cu. in. (1450 cu. cm)
Compression Ratio: 8.9:1
Fuel System: Carburetor or Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
DRIVETRAIN Primary Drive: Chain, 36/25 ratio
Final Drive: Belt, 32/70 ratio
Clutch: 9-plate, wet
Transmission: 5-speed
Overall Ratios: 1st 10.110 / 2nd 6.958 / 3rd 4.953 / 4th 3.862 / 5th 3.150
CHASSIS Frame: Mild steel tubular frame; rectangular section backbone; stamped, cast and forged junctions; forged fender supports; MIG welded
Swingarm: Mild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions, MIG welded
Front Fork: Black and chrome leading link Springer style
Wheels (Chrome, aluminum profile laced option): front 16-inch steel laced / rear 16-inch steel laced
Brake Calipers: Single-piston front and 4-piston rear
Brake Rotors: Patented, uniform expansion rotors, front 11.5 in. x .20 in. (292.1 mm x 5.08 mm) / rear 11.5 in. x .23 in. (292.1 mm x 5.84 mm)
Suspension Travel: front 2.3 in. (57.2 mm) / rear 4.3 in. (109.2 mm)
PERFORMANCE (*CLAIMED*) Engine Torque (per SAE J607): 85 ft. lbs. @ 3000 rpm (115 NM @ 3000 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168): Right 30° / Left 30°
STYLING/CONVENIENCE Engine: Trim Black powder-coated w/Chrome treatment
Exhaust System: Chrome, cross-over duals
Oil Tank: Black "horseshoe" w/Chrome external oil lines
Ignition: Tank console-mounted
Seat: Two up
Handlebars: Stainless steel, wide cruiser
Foot Supports: Full-length operator floorboards w/ heel/toe shift lever
Rear Fender: Full coverage w/ chrome supports
Fork Lock: Common w/ignition key
Instruments: Electronic speedometer w/odometer and resettable trip meter, diagnostic readout
Flasher: Hazard warning integrated into turn signal controls
COLORS Vivid Black, Black Cherry Pearl, Black Pearl, Rich Sunglo Blue, Two-Tone Chopper Blue Pearl/Brilliant Silver Pearl, Two-Tone Vivid Black/Lava Red Sunglo
WARRANTY Warranty: 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval: First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

One of two 2005 Harley-Davidson Softail models with the Springer front end, the new FLSTSC/I Softail Springer Classic has its forks and front suspension finished in a smooth black powdercoat paint for a look that recalls the classic 1948 Panhead.
The Softail Springer Classic features new aluminum tank badges and a stamped-metal wrap-around trim strip.
The passenger pillion of the Softail Springer Classic can be removed from the rear fender in seconds.
This vintage patent label, attached to the oil tank, is just one of the interesting styling details of the Softail Springer Classic.
The true cross-over dual exhaust is reprised on the Softail Springer Classic, with twin chrome mufflers flanking the rear wheel.

FEATURES
  • Black powder-coated Springer front suspension
  • Tombstone taillight
  • Fender-mounted running light
  • Vintage-style metal "Patent" label on oil tank.
  • Removable passenger pillion
  • Beach-style handlebars
  • Rigid-mount Twin Cam 88B balanced engine
  • Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
  • Clear-lens, reflector-optics headlight
  • Crossover dual exhaust
  • Laced wheels

 

Page 3DYNAS

MILWAUKEE (July 15, 2004) ~ The Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide line of factory customs grows to five models in 2005 with the addition of the new FXDC/I Super Glide Custom. Like the other members of the Dyna Glide family, the Super Glide Custom combines bold styling with assertive performance, a tradition since the debut of the first Harley-Davidson FX custom motorcycles in the 1970s. All 2005 Dyna Glide models are powered by the 1450cc Twin Cam 88 engine, rubber-isolated in a stiff chassis. Signature Dyna Glide features include a stepped seat, vertical shock absorbers, a raked FX fork and a classic Fat Bob fuel tank. Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection is available on all Dyna Glide models. A new clear-lens, reflector-optics headlight enhances the custom styling of each Dyna Glide model and offers improved lighting performance. A small Bar & Shield cloisonné appears as a detail on the lens of the new headlight.

 

FXDC/I SUPER GLIDE CUSTOM

A sprinkle of gleaming chrome lights up the new FXDC/I Super Glide Custom, which features a silver-and-chrome Twin Cam 88 engine, chrome headlight cover and speedometer housing. The console is color-matched to the fuel tank, and the fuel tank lid ring is chromed. Finally, a new low-profile seat gives the Super Glide Custom a look that's all its own.

 

 

A Twin Cam 88 V-Twin in powdercoat silver with chrome trim powers the new FXDC/I Super Glide Custom.
The Super Glide Custom features a color-matched console atop the fuel tank.
The Super Glide Custom features more chrome components than the FXD/I Super Glide, including the speedo housing, headlight nacelle and eyebrow.
The new Aluminum Profile Laced wheel from Harley-Davidson features a smooth, rounded, chrome-plated aluminum rim and chrome spokes. It's offered as an original-equipment option on the Dyna Wide Glide, Sportster Custom models, and most Softail and Touring models.

FXDC/I SUPERGLIDE CUSTOM SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS Length: 91.0 in. (2311.4 mm)
Seat Height: 26.5 in. (673.1 mm)
Seat Height: (unladen) 27.5 in. (698.5 mm)
Ground Clearance: 5.4 in. (137.2 mm)
Rake: 28°
Trail: 4.1 in. (104.1 mm)
Wheelbase: 62.5 in. (1587.5 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series): front - D402 100/90-19 57H / rear - D402 150/80B16 71H
Fuel Capacity: (includes 0.9-gallon reserve) 4.8 gal. (18.2 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity: Carburetor 0.9 gal. (3.4 L) / ESPFI 0.8/1.2 gal. (3.0/4.5 L)
Oil Capacity: 3.0 qts. (2.8 L)
Dry Weight: 622 lbs. (282 kg)
Vehicle Weight in Running Order: 665 lbs. (302 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 1085 lbs. (493 kg)
ENGINE Engine: Air-cooled, Twin Cam 88® (vibration isolation-mounted)
Valves: Pushrod-operated, overhead valves w/hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 3.75 in. x 4.00 in. (95.18 mm x 101.52 mm)
Displacement: 88 cu. in. (1450 cu. cm)
Compression Ratio: 8.9:1
Fuel System: Carburetor or Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
DRIVETRAIN Primary Drive: Chain, 36/25 ratio
Final Drive: Belt, 70/32 ratio
Clutch: 9-plate, wet
Transmission: 5-speed
Overall Ratios: 1st 10.110 / 2nd 6.958 / 3rd 4.953 / 4th 3.862 / 5th 3.150
CHASSIS Frame Mild steel tubular frame; rectangular section backbone; stamped, cast and forged junctions; forged fender supports; MIG welded
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions, MIG welded
Front Fork: 39 mm w/polished aluminum fork triple clamp and dual-rate springs
Rear Shocks: Coil-over shock
Wheels: Silver, 13-spoke cast aluminum (steel laced option)
Front 19 in. x 2.15 in. (482.6 mm x 54.61 mm)
Rear 16 in. x 3.0 in. (406.4 mm x 76.2 mm)
Brake Calipers: 4-piston front and rear
Brake Rotors: Patented, uniform expansion rotors. front (single) 11.5 in. x .20 in. (292.1 mm x 5.08 mm) / rear 11.5 in. x .23 in. (292.1 mm x 5.84 mm)
Suspension Travel: front 6.1 in. (154.9 mm) / rear 4.3 in. (109.2 mm)
PERFORMANCE (*CLAIMED*) Engine Torque (per SAE J607)4: 85 ft. lbs. @ 3000 rpm (115 NM @ 3000 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168): Right 31° / Left 32°
STYLING/CONVENIENCE Engine Trim: Silver powder-coated w/Chrome treatment
Exhaust System: Chrome, staggered shorty duals
Oil Tank: Under transmission
Front Fender: Sport style w/painted brace
Rear Fender: Sport wrap-around w/Chrome supports
Brake and Shift Levers: Mid-mounted controls
Handlebars: XR-style flat track
Rider Foot Controls: Footpegs
Seat: Low-slung, custom
Instruments: Electronic speedometer w/odometer and resettable trip meter, diagnostic readout, tachometer, fuel gauge
Fork Lock: Barrel key on steering head; key common w/ignition
Flasher: Hazard warning integrated into turn signal control
COLORS Vivid Black, Sierra Red Pearl, Black Cherry Pearl, Black Pearl, Lava Red Sunglo, Glacier White Pearl, Rich Sunglo Blue, Yellow Pearl
WARRANTY Warranty: 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval: First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

FEATURES
  • Vibration-isolated Twin Cam 88 engine
  • Silver powder-coated engine with chrome covers
  • Top-mounted speedometer with chrome housing
  • Color-matched fuel tank console
  • Cast aluminum wheels
  • Chrome headlight cover
  • Chrome fuel lid ring
  • Low-profile suspension
  • Low-slung custom seat
  • Raked-out fork
  • Pull-back handlebars
  • Mid-mount foot controls

 

SPORTSTERS

MILWAUKEE (June 28, 2004) ~ Following an acclaimed redesign in 2004, the Harley-Davidson Sportster family moves forward in 2005 with a new model, the XL Sportster 883L, and an update to the rear axle of all Sportster models. To keep up with the high demand for the new 2004 Harley-Davidson Sportster models, shipments of 2005 models will begin early, with 2005 Sportsters shipments starting June 28, 2004.

For 48 years, the Sportster has been evocative of raw Harley-Davidson performance - a narrow, nimble motorcycle powered by a classic, torquey V-Twin engine. Five models comprise the Sportster line for 2005, each powered by an XL Evolution V-Twin engine that was completely redesigned last year, with improved cooling, high-flow cylinder heads and lighter pistons and connecting rods. The engine is rubber-mounted in the frame to isolate the rider from vibration. Stabilizer links mate the engine to the frame to enhance overall chassis stiffness.

All 2005 Sportster models receive a series of component changes associated with the rear axle. The diameter of the rear axle is increased to 1.00 inch from 0.75 inch. A new swingarm was designed to accommodate the thicker axle. A new rear wheel and new rear brake caliper also are fitted to accommodate the new rear axle. The result is a five percent increase in total vehicle torsional stiffness, which the rider will feel as more precise, responsive handling in all 2005 Sportster models.

All 2005 Sportster models will also have a new headlight with clear-lens, reflectoroptics for improved lighting performance. A small Bar & Shield cloisonné is affixed to the headlight lens. In addition, the '05 Sportster family offers 18 color combinations and hundreds of Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories are available. For anyone who has been dreaming about owning a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, the Sportster family provides a variety of options, all at an affordable price ranging from $6,495 to $9,495.

 

XL SPORTSTER 883L

The new XL Sportster 883L features ergonomics designed specifically to fit smaller riders, and that makes it easier to lift off its side stand. A seat height of just 26 inches makes the 883L the lowest Sportster ever. A new solo seat has a lower cushion height than the seat on the XL Sportster 883, and the seat is also positioned further forward. New handlebars are pulled further back and are wider than those on the XL Sportster 883. Mid-mount foot controls will fit a wide variety of riders. Front and rear suspension is lowered and re-tuned to maintain precise handling while making it 40 percent easier to lift off its sidestand. The Sportster 883L will be offered in five colors, with a special tank graphic that differentiates it from other Sportster models.

To better accommodate riders with a smaller frame, the handlebars on the new XL Sportster 883L are wider and pulled further back.
Designed specifically to fit smaller riders, the 883L features a solo seat with a lower cushion height than the XL Sportster 883. The seat has also been positioned further forward. Seat height of the 883L is just 26 inches.
The lower height of the new 883L makes it 40 percent easier to lift off its side stand. In addition, the side stand has been redesigned to be easier to reach.

XL SPORTSTER 883L SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS Length: 90.1 in. (2288.5 mm)
Seat Height: 26.0 in. (660.4 mm)
Seat Height (unladen): 27.1 in. (690.0 mm)
Ground Clearance: 4.4 in. (111.8 mm)
Rake: 29.6°
Trail: 4.6 in. (116.8 mm)
Wheelbase: 60.0 in. (1524.0 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series): front - D401F 100/90-19 37H / rear - D401 150/80B16 71H
Fuel Capacity (includes 0.8-gallon reserve): 3.3 gal. (12.5 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity: 0.8 gal. (3.0 L)
Oil Capacity: 3.6 qts. (3.4 L)
Dry Weight: 553 lbs. (251 kg)
Vehicle Weight in Running Order: 574 lbs. (261 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 999 lbs. (454 kg)
ENGINE Engine: Air-cooled, Evolution®
Bore x Stroke: 3.00 in. x 3.81 in. (76.20 mm x 96.82 mm)
Displacement: 53.86 cu. in. (883 cu. cm)
Compression Ratio: 8.9:1
Fuel System: Carburetor
DRIVETRAIN Primary Drive: Chain, 57/34 ratio (57/38 ratio)
Final Drive: Belt, 68/28 ratio
Clutch: 9-plate, wet
Transmission: 5-speed
Overall Ratios (US): 1st 10.944 / 2nd 7.542 / 3rd 5.834 / 4th 4.806 / 5th 4.071
CHASSIS Frame: Mild steel, tubular frame, circular sections, cast junctions
Swingarm: Mild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions, MIG welded
Front Fork: 39 mm
Rear Shocks: Coil over, dual-adjustable preload
Wheels: Silver, 13-spoke cast aluminum (steel laced option), front 19 in. x 2.15 in. (482.6 mm x 54.61 mm) / rear 16 in. x 3.0 in. (406.4 mm x 76.2 mm)
Brake Calipers: Dual-piston front and single-piston rear
Brake Rotors: Patented, uniform expansion rotors, front 11.5 in. x .20 in. (292.1 mm x 5.08 mm) / rear 11.5 in. x .23 in. (292.1 mm x 5.84 mm)
Suspension Travel: front 4.6 in. (116.8 mm) / rear 2.4 in. (61.0 mm)
PERFORMANCE (*CLAIMED*) Engine Torque (per SAE J607): 51 ft. lbs. @ 4300 rpm (69 NM @ 4300 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168): Right 31° / Left 30°
STYLING/CONVENIENCE Engine Trim: Silver powder-coated w/polished treatment
Exhaust System: Chrome, staggered shorty duals
Brake and Shift Levers: Mid-mounted controls
Handlebars: Stainless steel, wide, Touring inspired
Seat: Solo
Instruments: Speedometer w/odometer, dual resettable trip meter and diagnostic readout
COLORS Vivid Black, Brilliant Silver Pearl, Sierra Red Pearl, Chopper Blue Pearl
WARRANTY Warranty: 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval: First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

FEATURES
  • Low solo seat
  • Lowered front and rear suspension
  • Mid-mount foot controls
  • Wide polished handlebar
  • Rubber-mounted 883cc XL Evolution engine
  • Silver powder-coated engine with polished covers
  • New 1-inch diameter rear axle and stiffer swingarm
  • New fuel tank graphics
  • Chrome staggered shorty dual exhaust
  • Classic 3.3-gallon fuel tank

Page 4XL1200C SPORTSTER 1200 CUSTOM

Quick Take - MO Rides the Harley-Davidson XL 1200C Sportster 1200 Custom: Though not technically "new" this 1200C does have Harley's new "Aluminum Profile" low-profile rim option. The 2004 redesign of the Sportster family produced a vastly improved motorcycle. I've ridden the XL1200R already and was mighty impressed compared to the previous Sportsters that I've tested. However, I hadn't ridden the new cruiserfied "Custom" version with its extra Chrome and 21" front wheel. When it came time to pick a bike from the fleet for the 65-mile ride through rural San Diego County, I immediately went for a Sportster, due to their better handling and overall backroad performance compared to the Big Twins. I happened to pass this blue 1200C as I was walking through the assembled bikes to get to a 1200R. When I saw how nice and clean the C was, I decided to give it a try instead. I wasn't disappointed.

 

Like all of the "new" Sportsters, the 1200 Custom happily cruises along at 80mph, with a minimum of vibration and no hint of the pounding that the older Sportsters used to assault your tailbone with. Acceleration is strong for a cruiser, without being intimidating. The chassis and suspension are well sorted, though in typical Harley fashion, the front brakes would benefit from a more aggressive pad compound and a higher ratio master cylinder.

Transitional behavior is nice and responsive, with nary a wiggle and the whole package rolls down the road and through the twisties with aplomb. Ground clearance is quite good for a "custom" with forward-mount foot controls. However, the exhaust heat shield touches-down first, so be careful not to judge your lean angle by your foot's proximity to the pavement. Though a V-Rod will smoke it in a dragrace, nothing in the Harley stable (aside from the Buells), can match the overall performance of a 1200 Sportster.

In person, the XL1200C is a tidy package that pleases the eye from every angle. The add-on Chrome and miscellaneous styling flairs are nicely integrated and don't have that gratuitous flashiness that one often associates with cruisers. As a whole, the XL1200C shows quite a bit more elegance than one normally associates with Harleys. Examine the photos in this section for an idea, then go look at one in person when you get the chance, I think you'll really like it. I sure did, in fact, I might even consider buying this very test unit, once its time in Harley's Press Fleet is up.

Harley Says: The Sportster 1200 Custom offers the performance of the rubber-mounted XL Evolution 1200 engine with classic custom touches including a laced 21-inch front wheel and slotted disc rear wheel, chrome engine covers, forward-mount controls as well as pull-back handlebars and riser.

 

 

 

XL1200C SPORTSTER 1200 CUSTOM SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS Length: 90.3 in. (2293.6 mm)
Seat Height: 26.5 in. (673.1 mm)
Seat Height (unladen): 28.1 in. (715.0 mm)
Ground Clearance: 4.4 in. (111.8 mm)
Rake: 30.1°
Trail: 4.7 in. (119.4 mm)
Wheelbase: 60.4 in. (1534.2 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series): front - D402F MH90-21 54H / rear - D401 150/80B16 71H
Fuel Capacity: (includes 1.0-gallon reserve) 4.5 gal. (17.0 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity: 1.0 gal. (3.8 L)
Oil Capacity: 3.6 qts. (3.4 L)
Dry Weight: 562 lbs. (255 kg)
Vehicle Weight in Running Order: 575 lbs. (201 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 1001 lbs. (454 kg)
ENGINE Engine: Air-cooled, Evolution®
Bore x Stroke: 3.50 in. x 3.81 in. (88.85 mm x 96.82 mm)
Displacement: 73.20 cu. in. (1200 cu. cm)
Compression Ratio: 9.7:1
Fuel System: Carburetor
DRIVETRAIN Primary Drive: Chain, 57/38 ratio ALL
Final Drive: Belt, 68/29 ratio (68/30 ratio)
Clutch: 9-plate, wet
Transmission: 5-speed
Overall Ratios (US): 1st 9.454 / 2nd 6.500 / 3rd 5.040 / 4th 4.152 / 5th 3.517
CHASSIS Frame: Mild steel, tubular frame, circular sections, cast junctions Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions, MIG welded
Front Fork: 39 mm
Rear Shocks: Coil over, dual-adjustable preload
Wheels: front steel laced 21 in. x 2.15 in. (533.4 mm x 54.61 mm) / rear Chrome, cast aluminum, solid disc 16 in. x 3.0 in. (406.4 mm x 76.2 mm), (F&R Chrome, aluminum profile laced option)
Brake Calipers: Dual-piston front and single-piston rear
Brake Rotors: Patented, uniform expansion rotors, front 11.5 in. x .20 in. (292.1 mm x 5.08 mm) / rear 11.5 in. x .23 in. (292.1 mm x 5.84 mm)
Suspension Travel: front 5.6 in. (141.00 mm) / rear 2.4 in. (61.00 mm)
PERFORMANCE (*CLAIMED*) Engine Torque (per SAE J607): 79 ft. lbs. @ 3500 rpm (107 NM @ 3500 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168): Right 29° / Left 31°
STYLING/CONVENIENCE Engine Trim: Black powder-coated engine w/Chrome treatment
Exhaust System: Chrome, staggered shorty duals
Brake and Shift Levers: Forward-mounted controls
Handlebars: Stainless steel, low rise
Seat: Two up
Instruments: Speedometer w/odometer, dual resettable trip meter and diagnostic readout
COLORS Vivid Black, Brilliant Silver Pearl, Sierra Red Pearl, Chopper Blue Pearl, Lava Red Sunglo, Glacier White Pearl, Rich Sunglo Blue, Two-Tone Chopper Blue Pearl/Brilliant Silver Pearl, Two-Tone Black Cherry Pearl/Black Pearl, Two-Tone Sierra Red Pearl/Brilliant Silver Pearl, Two-Tone Smokey Gold Pearl/Vivid Black, Two-Tone Vivid Black/Lava Red Sunglo
WARRANTY Warranty: 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval: First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

FEATURES
  • Laced 21-inch front wheel, slotted 16-inch chrome disc rear wheel
  • Chrome bullet headlight
  • Chrome pull-back handlebar riser
  • Forward foot controls
  • Rubber-mounted XL Evolution 1200 engine
  • High-compression, high-flow cylinder heads
  • High-performance cams
  • Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
  • New 1-inch diameter rear axle and stiffer swingarm
  • 4.5-gallon fuel tank

 

FL

MILWAUKEE (July 15, 2004) ~ The Harley-Davidson Touring family - the custom Road King, the classic Electra Glide and the modern Road Glide models - each appeal to a different rider. But each has in common long-haul comfort and the power and reliability of the vibration-isolated Twin Cam 88 engine, available with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection on every model.

A significant update to all 2005 Touring models is a new clear-lens, reflector-optics headlight. The new headlight offers increased lighting intensity and an enhanced light-beam pattern that will be especially appreciated by touring riders. The clear lens features a small Bar & Shield cloisonné on the face for a signature look. A distinctive new chrome aluminum Profile Laced wheel is an original-equipment option available on all Touring models. The Profile Laced wheel has a smooth, rounded chrome rim that's easy to clean, as well as chrome spokes and a brilliant chrome front hub that offers enhanced corrosion resistance.

The FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Electra Glide is equipped with new vented lower fairings. The redesigned fairings offer refreshed looks and a new vent door, while still providing excellent weather protection. The rider can open the new vent doors to increase airflow around the feet and lower legs on warm days for increased comfort. The new lower fairings are also easier to install and remove than the previous design, and offer additional boot clearance for comfort and convenient operation of foot controls.

CUSTOM VEHICLE OPERATIONS (aka "CO" aka "Screaming Eagle")

 
 
SCREAMIN' EAGLE VRSCSE V-ROD - MSRP $25,495.00

MILWAUKEE (July 15, 2004) ~ The 2005 VRSCSE Screamin' Eagle V-Rod developed by the Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) team features high-performance engine modifications and a host of special custom components that make this limited-edition V-Rod an even more powerful force among powercruiser motorcycles. Approximately 2,400 examples of the 2005 Screamin' Eagle V-Rod will be manufactured at the Kansas City Vehicle and Powertrain Operations facility. The suggested U.S. retail price for the Screamin' Eagle V-Rod is $25,495 ($25,595 in California).

The Screamin' Eagle V-Rod is powered by a "big-bore" version of the standard liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 60-degree Revolution V-Twin engine. New cylinders and matching pistons increase the bore from 100mm to 105mm, and displacement from 1130cc to 1250cc. The cylinder heads are CNC ported for better intake and exhaust flow, and cam timing is optimized. The result is a 10 percent power increase over the standard Revolution engine. The engine is dressed with new Screamin' Eagle cylinder badges and a special Custom Vehicle Operations emblem on the clutch release cover.

Special custom features of the Screamin' Eagle V-Rod start with a choice of three exclusive color-and-graphics combinations: Candy Blue and Dark Candy Blue, Two-Tone Candy Cherry, and Electric Orange and Black. Color is applied to the airbox cover, fenders and radiator shroud. New upper and lower side covers are chrome plated. The hydroformed tubular perimeter frame receives a colormatched powdercoat. A new airbox cover features an inset chrome console holding an LED display for the fuel gauge, indicator lights and a clock. Controls are revised to include a new forged, chrome plated handlebar riser, clamp and instrument bracket which support a traditional speedometer and tachometer with spun-aluminum faces. The aerodynamic projector-beam headlight is mounted in a new chrome shroud and has a chrome bucket. Handlebars are 1.25-inch-diameter and feature internal wiring.

Other special components found on the Screamin' Eagle V-Rod include new chrome forged-aluminum five-spoke Reactor wheels and matching Reactor rear sprocket, new muffler end-caps, and a new custom seat and passenger pillion. Components from the Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts and Genuine Motor Accessories Catalog featured on the Screamin' Eagle V-Rod include: chrome swing arm; chrome upper belt guard and lower debris deflector; chrome hand and foot controls; coated braided stainless steel control cables, clutch and brake lines; and a chrome side stand. Each Screamin' Eagle V-Rod also includes a special CVO key and a CVO storage cover.

SCREAMIN' EAGLE VRSCSE V-ROD SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS Length: 93.6 in. (2377.4 mm)
Seat Height: 26.0 in. (660.4 mm)
Seat Height (unladen): 27.1 in. (688.3 mm)
Ground Clearance: 5.6 in. (141.0 mm)
Rake: 34°
Fork Angle: 38°
Trail: 3.9 in. (99.1 mm)
Wheelbase: 67.5 in. (1714.5 mm)
Tires (radial): front - D207F 120/70ZR-19 60W / rear - D207F 180/55ZR-18 74W
Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gal. (14.0 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity: No reserve due to fuel injection
Oil Capacity: 4.5 qts. (4.3 L)
Dry Weight: 625 lbs. (284 kg)
Vehicle Weight in Running Order: 645 lbs. (293 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 1022 lbs. (464 kg)
ENGINE Engine: Liquid-cooled, Revolution,— 60° V-Twin
Bore x Stroke: 4.13 in. x 2.84 in. (105.0 mm x 72.0 mm)
Displacement: 72 cu. in. (1250 cu. cm)
Compression Ratio: 11.5:1
Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner: Down draft intake - hidden
Lubrication System: Wet-sump, integrated
w/powertrain crankcase
DRIVETRAIN Primary Drive: Gear, 117/64 ratio
Final Drive: Belt, 72/28 ratio
Clutch: 9-plate, wet
Transmission: 5-speed
Overall Ratios: 1st 11.752 / 2nd 7.898 / 3rd 6.322 / 4th 5.459 / 5th 4.889
CHASSIS Frame: Steel perimeter upper frame w/hydroformed main rails and bolt-on lower frame rails, MIG welded
Swingarm: Chrome, polished, 1-piece cast aluminum
Front Fork: Wide, 49 mm custom fork
Wheels: Chrome, 5-spoke, forged aluminum, front 19 in. x 3.0 in. (482.6 mm x 76.2 mm) / rear 18 in. x 5.5 in. (457.2 mm x 139.7 mm)
Brake Calipers: 4-piston front and rear
Brake Rotors: Patented, 1-piece floating rotor (front), uniform expansion rotor (rear), front (dual) 11.5 in. x .20 in. (292.1 mm x 5.08 mm) / rear 11.5 x .23 in. (292.1 mm x 5.84 mm)
Suspension Travel: front 4.0 in. (101.6 mm), rear 4.0 in. (101.6 mm)
PERFORMANCE (*CLAIMED*) Engine Torque (per SAE J607): 86 ft. lbs. @ 7000 rpm (116 NM @ 7000 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168): Right 32° / Left 32°
STYLING/CONVENIENCE

Engine Trim: Two-Tone Silver and Charcoal engine w/Chrome covers
Exhaust System: Chrome, slash-cut duals
Handlebars: Chrome, low rise
Ignition: Barrel key
Seat: Two up, textured vinyl w/flip-up fuel access
Passenger Backrest: Available from Genuine Motor Accessories—
Brake and Shift Levers: Forward-mounted foot controls
Rear Fender: Supports Internal to rear fender w/included P&A saddlebag mounting points
Instruments: Electronic speedometer w/odometer and resettable trip meter w/diagnostic capabilities and solid-state, tell-tale indicator module; tachometer
Flasher: Hazard Warning Integrated in turn signal controls
Fork Lock: Common w/ignition key
Security System: Standard

COLORS Two-Tone Electric Orange/Black, Two-Tone Light Candy Cherry/Dark Candy Cherry, Two-Tone Light. Candy Blue/Dark Candy Blue
WARRANTY Warranty: 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval: First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

INCLUDED FEATURES & CUSTOM ACCESSORY PARTS
  • Paint: Candy Blue and Dark Candy Blue, Two-Tone Candy Cherry, Electric Orange and Black
  • Frame is color-matched powdercoat
  • Screamin' Eagle 1250cc Powertrain
  • 105mm Big Bore Pistons
  • Big Bore Cylinders
  • Custom CNC Ported Heads
  • Optimized Cam Timing
  • New Heavy Duty Clutch
  • New Custom Upper and Lower Side Covers
  • New Five-Spoke Forged Reactor Wheels
  • New Reactor Rear Sprocket
  • New Custom Handlebar Riser and Rear Riser Cover
  • New Riser Clamp and Speedo/Tach Bracket
  • 1.25-inch Fat Handlebars with Internal Wiring
  • New Spun Aluminum-Faced Speedo and Tach Mounted on Handlebar
  • New Airbox Cover Console with LED Fuel Gauge, Indicator Lights and Clock
  • New Custom Seat and Passenger Pillion
  • New Chrome Headlight Shroud
  • New Chrome Headlight Bucket
  • Revised Rear License Plate Module with Chrome Turn Signals and Stalks
  • New Muffler End Caps
  • Clutch Release Cover with CVO Emblem
  • Chrome Billet Front Sprocket Cover Inserts
  • Chrome Upper and Lower Triple Trees
  • Chrome Hand Controls and Master Cylinders
  • Chrome Billet-Styled Mirrors
  • Braided Coated Stainless Plated Clutch and Brake Lines
  • Braided Coated Stainless Control Cables
  • Chrome Rear Swing Arm
  • Chrome Front Fork Sliders
  • Rear Shocks with Chrome Uppers
  • Chrome Footpegs
  • Chrome Brake and Shift Levers
  • Chrome Passenger Footpeg Brackets
  • Polished Slotted Stainless Shift Rod
  • Chrome Billet-Styled Caliper Inserts
  • Chrome Swing Arm Pivot Covers
  • Chrome Oil Dipstick
  • Chrome Jiffy Stand
  • Chrome Front and Rear Wheel Spacers
  • Chrome Upper Shock Spacers
  • Chrome Front Axle Nut Covers
  • Chrome Rear Axle Nut Cover Kit
  • CVO Key
  • CVO Storage Cover

 

 

SCREAMIN' EAGLE FLSTFSE FAT BOY - MSRP $27,995.00

MILWAUKEE (July 15, 2004) ~ The Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) crew has infused the new 2005 limited-edition FLSTFSE Screamin' Eagle Fat Boy with rowdy performance and a lean, urban custom profile. Based on the popular Harley-Davidson FLSTFI Fat Boy, the Screamin' Eagle Fat Boy features a Screamin' Eagle 103 Stroker Twin Cam engine tuned to crank out more than 100 ft. lbs. of torque, special custom colors with metal grind accents and a new steel seat. Approximately 3,400 examples of the 2005 Screamin' Eagle Fat Boy will be manufactured at the York Vehicle Operations facility. The suggested U.S. retail price for the Screamin' Eagle Fat Boy is $27,995 ($28,095 in California).

The Screamin' Eagle 103 Stroker Twin Cam displaces 103 cubic inches (1690cc) and is the largest displacement engine ever offered in a production Harley-Davidson motorcycle. In the Screamin' Eagle Fat Boy, it replaces the standard Twin Cam 88B engine, but retains that engine's precise fuel-injected throttle response. The hand-built engine is created using Screamin' Eagle big-bore cylinders and a new flywheel assembly, piston and balance shaft that combine to increase bore and stroke from 3.75 x 4.00 inches to 3.87 x 4.37 inches. The engine also features a teardrop shaped chrome air-cleaner cover over a Stage 1 air cleaner kit and a heavy-duty starter. The exhaust is routed through new slash-down mufflers with chrome heat shields and a heavy-duty clutch is hydraulically controlled. The Screamin' Eagle Fat Boy is offered in three two-tone color combinations on the tank and fenders: Platinum Mist and Slate, Candy Cobalt and Starlight Black, and Electric Cherry and Vivid Black. A metal grind finish accents all color combinations. This is the first Harley-Davidson motorcycle to feature this radical custom element. The frame, frame inserts and swingarm are color-matched to the body paint. This Fat Boy also hugs the boulevard on a lowered rear suspension. A key styling feature is a new steel pan-style seat with a decorative chrome pillion. A passenger pillion will be offered as an accessory through Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories.

A new accessory collection debuts on the Screamin' Eagle Fat Boy and includes mirrors, strut covers, rear brake pedal, footboard inserts, shift lever, shifter linkage and derby cover. A 1.25-inch handlebar with internal wiring is mounted on new risers, and the handlebar clamp includes a mount for a drag-style tachometer. A chromed front end, axle nut covers, Softail chrome front spoiler, chrome license plate and chrome lower belt guard are among the many chrome and custom components sourced from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts and Genuine Motor Accessories to complete the Screamin' Eagle Fat Boy. A Harley-Davidson alarm system with siren and a special CVO key and CVO storage cover are standard equipment with this custom motorcycle.

SCREAMIN' EAGLE FLSTFSE FAT BOY SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS Length: 94.3 in. (2395.2 mm)
Seat Height: 24.7 in. (627 mm)
Seat Height (unladen): 25.4 in. (646 mm)
Ground Clearance: 4.8 in. (121.9 mm)
Rake: 32°
Trail: 5.8 in. (147.3 mm)
Wheelbase: 64.5 in. (1638.3 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series): front MT90B16 72H / rear 150/80B16 71H
Fuel Capacity (includes 1.0-gallon reserve): 5.0 gal. (18.9 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity (warning light at approx.1.0 gal. for ESPFI models): 1.0 gal. (3.78 L)
Oil Capacity: 3.5 qts. (3.3 L)
Dry Weight: 689 lbs. (312 kg)
Vehicle Weight in Running Order: 727 lbs. (330 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 1160 lbs. (527 kg)
ENGINE Engine: Twin Cam 103— Beta, Silver powder-coated w/Chrome covers
Valves: Pushrod-operated, overhead valves w/hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 3.87 in. x 4.37 in. (98.3 mm x 111.0 mm)
Displacement: 103 cu. in. (1690 cu. cm)
Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (single runner, 45 mm throttle bore ESPFI)
Air Cleaner/Filter: Tear-drop style, Chrome with spun-aluminum insert, high flow, pleated paper construction
Ignition: Single fire, non-waste, map-controlled spark ignition system, electronic breakerless w/multiple advance curve matrix
Lubrication System: Dry sump, internally mounted, crank-driven gerotor pressure and dual scavenge pump w/spin on 10 micron pressurized oil filter
DRIVETRAIN Primary Drive: Double-row chain, oil bath mechanical tensioner, 36/25 tooth sprockets (1.44:1)
Final Drive: Belt
Clutch: 9-plate, wet
Transmission: 5-speed
Overall Ratios: 1st 10.110 / 2nd 6.958 / 3rd 4.953 / 4th 3.862 / 5th 3.150
CHASSIS Frame: Mild steel tubular frame; rectangular section backbone; stamped, cast and forged junctions; forged fender supports; MIG welded
Swingarm: Mild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions, MIG welded
Front Fork: 41.3 mm telescopic w/"beer can" covers
Wheels: 16 in. polished, spun aluminum, solid
Brake Calipers: 4-piston front and rear
Brake Rotors: Single Front 11.5 in. x .20 in. (292.1 mm x 5.08 mm) / Rear 11.5 in. x .23 in. (292.1 mm x 5.84 mm)
Suspension Travel: front 5.1 in. (129.5 mm) / rear 3.24 in. (82.3 mm)
PERFORMANCE (*CLAIMED*) Engine Torque (per SAE J607): 100.4 ft. lbs. @ 4,000 rpm (136.1 NM @ 4000 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168): Right 29° / Left 27°
STYLING/CONVENIENCE

Engine Trim: Silver powder-coated w/Chrome treatment
Exhaust System: Slash down mufflers w/Chrome heat shields
Oil Tank: Painted "horseshoe" w/Chrome external oil lines
Ignition: Barrel keyed
Foot Supports: Floor boards w/custom levers and rubber inserts
Seat: Steel w/chrome accents and padded inserts
Handlebars: Custom 1.25 in. diameter
Passenger Backrest: N/A
Rear Fender: Full coverage
Rear Fender Supports: Chrome full coverage
Fork Lock: Common w/ignition key
Instruments: Spun-aluminum, metal-faced minitachometer and electronic speedometer, odometer and resettable trip meter w/diagnostic capabilities and solid-state, tell-tale indicator module
Flasher: Hazard warning integrated into turn signal controls

COLORS Two-Tone Platinum Mist/Slate, Two-Tone Candy Cobalt/Starlight Black, Two-Tone Electric Cherry/Vivid Black
WARRANTY Warranty: 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval: First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

INCLUDED FEATURES & CUSTOM ACCESSORY PARTS
  • Paint: Platinum Mist and Slate, Candy Cobalt and Starlight Black, Electric Cherry and Vivid Black
  • Frame, Frame Inserts and Swingarm are color-matched
  • Screamin' Eagle 103 Stroker Twin Cam powertrain
  • Mirrors
  • Rear Brake Lever
  • Shift Lever
  • Shifter Linkage
  • Strut Covers
  • Derby Cover
  • Softail Chrome Front Spoiler
  • Polished Spun Aluminum Solid Wheels
  • New Aileron Brake Pedal Pad and Shifter Peg Pad
  • New Air Cleaner and Fuel Tank Console Inserts
  • New Steel Seat
  • New Decorative Pillion
  • New 1.25-inch Handlebar w/Internal Wires
  • New Handlebar Clamp with Tachometer Mount
  • New Handlebar Risers
  • New Chrome Fuel Tank Console and Leather Extension
  • New Footboard Inserts
  • Chrome Footboard Supports
  • New Slash Down Mufflers with Chrome Heat Shields
  • Clear-Coated, Braided, Stainless Steel Control Cables
  • Chrome Wheel Spacers
  • Stage 1 Air Cleaner Kit
  • Teardrop-Shaped Chrome Air Cleaner Cover
  • High-Performance Clutch with Hydraulic Actuation
  • Chrome Voltage Regulator
  • Chrome Headbolt Covers
  • Chrome Solid Disc Sprocket
  • Silver Brake Calipers with Billet Style Chrome Inserts
  • 1.4kw Starter (black)
  • Chrome Clutch Line Clips
  • Spun Aluminum Metal-Faced Speedometer and Tachometer
  • Chrome Front and Rear Axle Nut Covers
  • Chrome Swingarm Pivot Bolt Covers
  • Chrome Smooth-Look Fork Stem Covers
  • Smoked Turn Signal Lenses w/Amber Bulbs
  • Chrome Master Cylinder Assemblies and Switch Housings
  • Chrome Front and Rear Master Cylinder Reservoir Covers
  • Chrome Front Brake and Hydraulic Clutch Levers
  • Chrome License Plate Bracket
  • Stainless Switch Housing and Lever Bracket Hardware
  • Lowered Rear Suspension
  • Classic Chrome Brake Rotors
  • Chrome Lower Belt Guard
  • Chrome Sprocket Bolt Covers
  • Chrome Valve Stem Caps
  • Chrome Tachometer Can
  • Smooth Grain Leather Grips
  • Harley-Davidson Security System with Siren Alarm
  • SYN3 Synthetic Lubricant
  • CVO Key and CVO Storage Cover

 

SCREAMIN' EAGLE FLHTCSE2 ELECTRA GLIDE - MSRP $29,995.00

MILWAUKEE (July 15, 2004) ~ The 2005 FLHTCSE2 Screamin' Eagle Electra Glide delivers extraordinary touring performance with exceptional custom styling. A creation of the Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) program, the limited-edition Screamin' Eagle Electra Glide is back for its second model year, once again powered by a Screamin' Eagle 103 Stroker Twin Cam V-Twin engine and also featuring three new paint color combinations and a number of new-for-2005 components. Approximately 3,500 examples of the 2005 Screamin' Eagle Electra Glide will be manufactured at the York Vehicle Operations facility. The suggested U.S. retail price for the Screamin' Eagle Electra Glide is $29,995 ($30,185 California).

Based on the fuel-injected FLHTCI Electra Glide Classic, the 2005 Screamin' Eagle Electra Glide is offered in three new color combinations: Sunrise Yellow Pearl and Stingray Silver, Two-Tone Candy Cherry, and Two-Tone Candy Teal. Each paint scheme includes a color-matched inner fairing panel, fairing lowers and fuel-tank console inserts. Lettering on the derby and timer covers is also color-matched. New for 2005 is a color-matched detachable chopped Tour-Pak equipped with interior light and carry-out liner.

Other features of the 2005 Screamin' Eagle Electra Glide include chrome Thunderstar wheels and chrome Thunderstar floating brake rotors, a new fendermounted license plate bracket with integrated turn signal bar, a new air cleaner cover, a new push-button fuel door, and a newly-shaped seat with imprinted leather inserts. The exhaust features touring mufflers with billet end caps.

The fuel-injected Screamin' Eagle 103 Stroker Twin Cam engine displaces 103 cubic inches (1690cc) and is the largest-displacement engine offered in a production Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The engine is hand built using Screamin' Eagle big-bore cylinders and a stroker flywheel and rod assembly that combine to increase bore and stroke from 3.75 x 4.00 inches to 3.87 x 4.37 inches. Compression is bumped from 8.9:1 to 9.0:1. The engine is tuned to produce more than 100 ft. lbs. of torque at 3500 rpm, a 20 percent increase over the stock Twin Cam 88 engine.

The Screamin' Eagle Electra Glide hugs the road on a Profile Low Rear Suspension kit and lowered front suspension. To handle the powerful engine, the drivetrain is upgraded with a high-performance hydraulically actuated clutch, an oil cooler with chrome cover, and a high-torque starter. Brake and clutch lines and the throttle cable housings are braided-and-coated stainless steel. Passenger and rider footboard inserts, handgrips, the brake pedal pad and the shifter pegs are all from the Stealth Collection by Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories. All gauges feature spun-aluminum faces. The traditional Harley-Davidson "batwing" touring fairing is topped with a low-profile smoked wind deflector. The custom leather seat is fitted with a rider backrest. A premium sound system with integrated amplifier and high-performance speakers, a security system, a garage door opener, a CVO indoor storage cover, and special CVO key are all standard on the 2005 Screamin' Eagle Electra Glide.

SCREAMIN' EAGLE FLHTCSE2 ELECTRA GLIDE SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS Length: 96.93 in. (2462.0 mm)
Seat Height: 26.89 in. (683.0 mm)
Ground Clearance: 4.21 in. (106.934 mm)
Rake: 26°
Trail: 6.2 in. (157.5 mm)
Wheelbase: 63.5 in. (1612.9 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series): front - D402F NW MT90B16 72H / rear - D402 NW MU85B16 77H
Fuel Capacity (includes 1.0-gallon reserve): 5.0 gal. (18.9 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity (warning light @ approx. 1.0 gal. for ESPFI models): 1.0 gal. (3.8 L)
Oil Capacity: 4.0 qts. (3.8 L)
Dry Weight: 808 lbs. (366.5 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 1259 lbs. (572 kg)
ENGINE Engine: Oil-cooled, Twin Cam 103—
Valves: Pushrod-operated, overhead valves w/hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 3.87 in. x 4.37 in. (98.3 mm x 111 mm)
Displacement: 103 cu. in. (1690 cu. cm)
Compression Ratio: 9:1
Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (single runner, 45 mm throttle bore ESPFI)
Air Cleaner/Filter: Chrome, ribbed oval cover w/high-efficiency, pleated paper filtration
Ignition: Single fire, non-wasted, map-controlled spark ignition system; electronic breakerless w/multiple advance curve matrix
Oil Cooler: Thermostatically controlled
DRIVETRAIN Primary Drive: Double-row chain, oil bath, mechanical tensioner, 36/25 ratio tooth sprockets (1.44:1)
Final Drive: Gates carbon fiber reinforced poly chain belt, 32/70 ratio tooth sprockets (2.188:1)
Clutch: Hydraulically actuated, 9-plate w/diaphragm spring in oil bath
Transmission: 5-speed, constant mesh
Overall Ratios: 1st 10.110 / 2nd 6.958 / 3rd 4.953 / 4th 3.862 / 5th 3.150
CHASSIS Frame: Mild steel, square-section backbone w/twin downtubes
Swingarm: Mild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions, MIG welded
Front Fork: 41.3 mm diameter
Rear Shocks: Air assist
Wheels: Thunderstar— custom
Brake Calipers: 4-piston front and rear
Brake Rotors: Chrome, floating brake rotors, front (dual) 11.5 in. x .20 in. (292.1 mm x 5.08 mm) / rear 11.5 in. x .23 in. (292.1 mm x 5.84 mm)
Suspension Travel: front 4.6 in. (116.8 mm) / rear 3.0 in. (76.2 mm)
PERFORMANCE (*CLAIMED*) Engine Torque (per SAE J607): 100 ft. lbs. @ 3500 rpm (138 NM @ 3500 rpm)
Lean Angle (Per SAE J1168): Right: 31° / Left: 30°
STYLING/CONVENIENCE

Engine Trim: Silver powder-coated w/Chrome covers
Exhaust System: Cross-over duals w/Chrome touring mufflers and Chrome billet end caps
Handlebars: Chrome, 1-inch diameter with internal wiring
Seat: Custom leather, two up and adjustable rider backrest
Passenger Backrest: Custom detachable (included)
Footboards: Operator and passenger
Fairing: Fork-mounted
Fairing Air Deflectors: N/A
Lower Fairings: Color matched
Windshield: Dark-smoked Lexan® mini
Glovebox: Mounted in fairing lowers
Instruments: Custom, spun aluminum, metal faced w/backlighting; electronic speedometer w/odometer, resettable dual trip meter and low fuel light; electronic tachometer w/cruise control light; fuel gauge; air temperature gauge; voltmeter gauge; oil pressure gauge
Stereo: Premium AM/FM/CD sound system w/integral amplifier
Antenna: Rear mounted
Rear Speakers: N/A
Intercom: N/A
CB: N/A
Headset: N/A
Cruise Control: Factory cruise integrated in handlebar controls
Handlebar Controls: Start, engine cutoff, left/right turn signals, horn, high/low beam, cruise on/off and set/resume, radio controls, garage door opener control
Flashers: Hazard Warning Integrated into turn signal controls
Electrical Power Outlet: 4-pin accessory connector beneath seat
Security System: Factory installed w/siren
Saddlebags: Injection-molded GTX w/hinged lid and Chrome slant latches; Volume 2.26 cu. ft. (64.0 L) per bag
Luggage Locks: Saddlebag/TourPak barrel key, common w/ignition
Fork Lock/Gas Cap Lock: Barrel key, common w/ignition
CVO— Key: Custom gold key w/CVO mark

COLORS Two-Tone Light Candy Teal/Dark Candy Teal, Two-Tone Light Candy Cherry/Dark Candy Cherry, Two-Tone Sunrise Yellow Pearl/Stingray Silver
WARRANTY Warranty: 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval: First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

INCLUDED FEATURES & CUSTOM ACCESSORY PARTS
  • Paint: Sunrise Yellow Pearl and Stingray Silver, Two-Tone Candy Cherry, Two-Tone Candy Teal
  • Color Matched Inner Fairing nd Switch Panel
  • Color Matched Detachable Chopped Tour Pak
  • Color Matched Fairing Lowers
  • Color Matched Timer and Derby Cover Lettering
  • Color Matched Fuel Tank Console Inserts
  • Color Matched Saddlebag Filler Strips
  • Screamin' Eagle 103 Stroker Twin Cam powertrain
  • Silver Engine Finish w/Chrome Covers
  • High Torque 1.4 kW Starter
  • New Chrome Stealth Style Luggage Rack
  • New Chrome Fender Mount License Plate Bracket w/Integrated Turn Signal Bar
  • RH and LH Passing Lamp Assemblies w/Integrated Bullet Front Turn Signals
  • Smoked Turn Signal Lenses with Amber Bulbs
  • Bright Stainless Throttle/Idle Cable Elbows
  • New Chrome Front Wheel Spacers
  • New Chrome Air Cleaner Cover
  • New Chrome Push Button Fuel Door
  • New Seat Inserts and Bucket Shape
  • New RH Front Extended Exhaust Shield
  • Touring Mufflers with Billet End Caps
  • Chrome Muffler Shields
  • Hydraulic Actuated Heavy Duty Clutch
  • Braided, Coated, Stainless Hydraulic Clutch Line
  • Braided, Coated, Stainless Throttle/Idle and Brake Lines
  • Custom Oil Cooler with Chrome Cover
  • Custom Oil Filter Mount with Integrated Thermostat
  • Low Profile Front Suspension
  • Smoked Mini Wind Deflector
  • Passenger Foot Board Inserts
  • Rider Foot Board Inserts
  • Grips and Grip End Caps
  • Brake Pedal Pad
  • Shifter Pegs
  • Chrome Floor Board Supports
  • Full length Fuel Tank Console
  • 1-inch Internally Wired Chrome Handlebar Assembly
  • Premium AM/FM/CD Sound System
  • Spun Aluminum Metal-Faced Gauges
  • Adjustable Rider Backrest with Chrome "Bar & Shield" Backplate
  • Low Profile Detachable Passenger Backrest Assembly w/Chrome "Bar & Shield"
  • Backplate
  • Chrome Saddlebag Lid Trim
  • Bullet Style Mirrors
  • SYN3 - Synthetic Lubricant
  • Custom Indoor CVO Storage Cover
  • CVO Key
  • Thunderstar Wheels
  • Thunderstar Chrome Floating Brake Rotors, Front and Rear
  • Chrome Front Brake and Clutch Master Cylinders
  • Chrome Switch Housings and Chrome Hand Levers
  • Chrome Voltage Regulator
  • Profile Low Rear Suspension
  • Chrome Fork Sliders and Chrome Upper Fork Covers
  • Chrome Billet Brake and Heel/Toe Shift Levers
  • Chrome Extended Reach Billet Brake Lever
  • Polished Stainless Shift Rod Assembly
  • Silver Brake Calipers with Chrome Billet Style Inserts
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Chrome Lower Triple Tree Cover
  • Chrome Oil Vent Line
  • Chrome Oil Line Cover
  • Front Axle Nut Covers
  • Chrome Valve Stem Caps
  • Fairing Lower Glove Boxes and Doors
  • CVO Tour-Pak Lid Cloisonné
  • Saddlebag Liners
  • Tour Pak Carry Out Liner

 

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