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2011 Harley-Davidson Blackline First Ride Photo Gallery
Introducing the newest addition to Harley-Davidson's Dark Custom line, the 2011 Blackline.
We take a first ride on Harley-Davidson's latest Dark Custom Softail, the Blackline, with a re-designed rear and the lowest seat height ever on a factory Harley. Read our riding impressions in the
2011 Harley Blackline First Ride
Harley toned down the graphics and badging on the Blackline Softail and slapped on a new round air cleaner.
The Harley Blackline feels much lighter than other Softails and weighs 56 pounds lighter than the Softail Deluxe.
It's easy to throw a leg over the Harley Blackline thanks to its ultra-low 24-inch seat height.
Fill 'er up, please! The Blackline looks right at home in front of this vintage Texaco gas pump.
The seat on the Blackline has been pushed backed, lowered and narrowed.
Less weight than the standard Softail and the same 1584cc Twin Cam 96B engine means the Blackline hooks up and goes for a Softy.
The Blackline's front hoop is tall while the bike is low.
Keeping in the bike’s less-is-more theme, it has a gloss black powdercoat on the rocker box covers, crankcase, outer primary cover and transmission side cover.
The Blackline has a new black console and a trimmed-down gas cap.
The Blackline provides an aggressive, spirited ride.
We ride 'em, test 'em, and take notes in the process.
The Blackline features a true arms punched out, feet stretched forward riding position.
The front of the Blackline features a spoked-down, 21-inch tall front wheel, new triple clamps, Split Drag Bars and a small, round analog speedo.
Overall we came away impressed with the way you can toss the Blackline around and how it hooks up off the line.
The 2011 Harley-Davidson Blackline
Cruisin' along on the Harley Blackline.
The major limitations are the feelers on the foot pegs that scrape too easily despite the bike’s capacity to take on more lean.
Spoke wheels, drag bars, a slammed rear and a low slung seat are a few of the Blackline's strongest features.
The round chrome air cleaner on the Blackline is part of its tight new look.
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