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2008 Harley-Davidson Softail® Heritage Softail Classic

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2008 Harley-Davidson Softail® Heritage Softail Classic

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2008 Harley-Davidson Softail® Heritage Softail Classic Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $17,945.00
Dealers Harley-Davidson Dealers
Warranty  24
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Engine:  
Engine Brand Name  Twin Cam 96B™
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  86 / 117
Torque RPM  3200
Cooling  Air
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  2
Valve Configuration  OHV - Pushrod
Bore (mm/in)  95.3 / 3.75
Stroke (mm/in)  111.3 / 4.38
Displacement (cc/ci)  1573.2 / 96
Compression Ratio  9.2:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Premium
US Miles Per Gallon (Hwy/City)  54 / 35
CAN Liters Per Kilometer (Hwy/City)  4.4 / 6.7
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  6
Overdrive  No
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Belt
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)  Chain
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5/6)  9.31 / 6.42 / 4.77 / 3.93 / 3.28 / 2.79
Reverse  No
Heel Toe Shifter  Standard
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Steel
Chromed  Yes
Tire Brand  Dunlop®
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Front Tire Speed Rating  72H
Front Wheel Diameter  16
Rear Tire Width  150
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Rear Tire Speed Rating  71H
Rear Wheel Diameter  16
Front Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop® MT90B16 72H
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop® 150/80 R16 71H
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.5 / 292.1
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.5 / 292.1
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Rear Suspension Material  Steel
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  7.88
Wheelbase (in/mm)  64.5 / 1638.3
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  5.1 / 129.5
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  10
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  725 / 328.9
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  750 / 340.2
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  5 / 18.9
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  2.17
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Leather
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  25.5 / 647.7
Number Of Seats  2
Detachable Passenger Seat  Standard
Backrest Logo Plate  No
Backrest Type  Fixed
Backrest Location  Passenger
Lumbar Adjustment  No
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Floor Board Location  Driver
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Passenger
Chain Guard  No
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Fork Guards  Yes
Belt Guard  Yes
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Heel Guards  No
Light Guard  No
Side Cover  Yes
Front Fender  Standard
Front Fender Trim  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Rear Fender Trim  Standard
Rear Fender Rail  Standard
Pocket  No
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Service Reminder  Standard
Pricing:  
Warranty (Condition)  Limited
Destination Charge  300
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  USA
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
NADATrimID  28279
Display Name  Heritage Softail® Classic
Mounts:  
Saddle Bag Mounts  Standard
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Brand  Lexan®
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  No
Tinted  No
Height  High
Storage:  
Saddle Bag (s)  Standard
Saddle Bag Material  Leather
Saddle Bag Trim  Studded
Number Of Saddle Bags  2
Location  Left and Right Side
Side Storage Mount  Standard
Leather Storage  Standard
Helmet Storage  Standard
Lights:  
Headlight Mounting Bar  Standard
Passing Lamps  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard

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Dream come true
By Walt Russ(Owner), Jan. 1, 2009
I bought my 2008 Heritage Classic just last August. I've dreamt of getting a Harley for 37 years and finally took the plunge. I'm glad I did. There is no comparison between it and the old Hondas I was used to riding. It's like the difference between a Corvette and Civic.

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Awsome Ride
By Myron Billiot(Owner), Oct. 31, 2008
My 2008 Heritage will be a year old November 1st with 14,000 miles and I love it. The ride is great, plenty of power and great fuel economy, 50+ mpg. I use it to go to the grocery store as well as going on long trips. The only mods I made is true duals exhaust SE stage 1 intake and SERT to make i... Read Full Review

 

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By John (Owner), Mar. 21, 2010
Impressed, bike handles well. Fuel injection responds flawlessly. Bike is so smooth during acceleration it feels like a caddilac. 80mph feels like riding on a cloud. O.k. maybe not 0-100 in 2.5 secs but I can still blow past anything on the road with no problem. Got to pay attention to floorboards s... Read Full Review

 

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Awesome Ride
By Clay(Owner), Sep. 3, 2009
First Harley but certainly not going to be my last. I love this bike! I sat on every bike at my local dealership & the Heritage Classic kept drawing me back. I'm lovin it! Read Full Review

 

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By Vince(Owner), Jul. 4, 2009
I had a 1999 Sportster for a few years before my wife bought me a 2008 Heritage for our anniversary. The ride is awesome and I've done a few mods like the exhaust and computer. Best ever! Read Full Review

 

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