2009 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic – FLSTC

2009 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic – FLSTC
MSRP $17,999

The Heritage Softail Classic receives a number of other, more-subtle styling changes and new components that shift this popular model in a new, retro direction for 2009. The beefy FL front end features a front fender and chrome nacelle with clean new styling cues, while taller handlebars change the rider’s profile. The fuel tank has new glass-filled, 3-D badges and is topped with a classic “Cat Eye” console and matching retro speedometer face. Half-moon rider footboards and a large, oval foot brake pad also nod to the past. The passenger seat and backrest have been revised for more comfort, while the sissy bar has new trim that matches the new two-tone leather console panel. Both the revised saddle bag and seat trim have been restyled. The King-Size windshield can be quickly detached for more streamlined cruising.

ModelHeritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
Engine TypeV Twin
Engine Displacement1584cc
Bore Stroke95.25 mm x 111.25 mm
CoolingAir cooled.
Compression Ratio9.2:1
Fuel SystemFuel injection
Starting SystemElectric
Transmission6 Speed Cruise Drive
Final DriveBelt
Rake Trailna
Seat Height27.10 in.
Wheelbase64.50 in.
Front Suspension41.30 mm telescopic
Rear SuspensionHidden, horizontal-mounted, coil-over
Front BrakeDisc brake
Rear BrakeDisc brake
Front TireMT90B-16 77H
Rear Tire150/80B-16 71H
Fuel Capacity5 gal
Dry Weight765 lbs (curb weight)

2014 Heritage Softail vs Indian Chief Vintage

2014 Heritage Softail vs Indian Chief Vintage

We bring together two long-time adversaries, Harley and Indian, to find out how the 2014 Heritage Softail Classic and the 2014 Chief Vintage stack up against each other.