Total Motorcycle - Your Virtual Riding Destination

HTML Cd Menu Css3Menu.com

Search Total Motorcycle Website

  + Forums
+ Models
+ MPG
+ Gallery
+ Guides
+ Games
 
 

Model Guides
 
  + Model Year Index
+ 2015 Motorcycles
+ 2014 Motorcycles
+ 2013 Motorcycles
+ 2012 Motorcycles
+ 2011 Motorcycles
+ 2010 Motorcycles
+ 2009 Motorcycles
+ 2008 Motorcycles
+ 2007 Motorcycles
+ 2006 Motorcycles
+ 2005 Motorcycles
+ 2004 Motorcycles
+ 2003 Motorcycles
+ 2002 Motorcycles
+ 2001 Motorcycles
+ 2000 Motorcycles
+ 1970-1999 Models
+ 2009-2013 ATVs
+ Concept Bikes
 
 

Guides & Resources
 
  + Guide Index
+ Beginner's Guide
+ Bikers Dictionary
+ Buyers Guide
+ Concept Bike Guide
+ Compare Bike/ATVs
+ Fuel Economy Guide
+ Maintenance Guide
+ Mfg Compendium
+ Model History Guide
+ Motorcycle Cool Wall
+ Motorcycle Events
+ Motorcycle News
+ Motorcycle Reviews
+ Performance Guide
+ Product Reviews
+ Restoration Tips
+ Specs Handbook
+ Tire/Tyre Guide
+ TMW Museum
+ TMW Interviews
+ Travel Guide
+ Shopping Guide
+ Unit Converter Guide
 
 

Manufacturer Guides
 
  + Manufacturer Index
+ Aprilia
+ Benelli
+ Beta
+ Bimota
+ BMW
+ Buell
+ Cagiva
+ Can-Am
+ CCW
+ Ducati
+ EBR
+ Harley-Davidson
+ Honda
+ Husaberg
+ Husqvarna
+ Hyosung
+ Indian
+ Kawasaki
+ KTM
+ Kymco
+ Laverda
+ Moto Guzzi
+ MV Agusta
+ Norton
+ Phantom
+ Piaggio
+ Polaris
+ Ridley
+ Roehr
+ Royal Enfield
+ Suzuki
+ Triumph
+ Ural
+ Vespa
+ Victory
+ Yamaha
+ Zero
 

Fun Stuff
  + Online Games
+ Motorcycle Forums
+ Photo Gallery
+ Become a TMW fan!
+ On Facebook
+ On Google Plus
+ On Twitter
+ On YouTube
+ RSS News Feed
+ RSS Forum Feed
+ Old Photo Galleries
+ Contests & Prizes
+ Multimedia
+ TMW T-Shirts
+ Search This Site
+ Translate
+ Add us to your site
 
 

Advertising & Media
 
  + Media FAQ
+ Advertise on TMW
+ Our Sponsors
+ Contact Us
+ TMW Recognition
+ TMW Staff
+ Our Motorcycles
+ Our Ride Photos
+ Site Map
 



© 1999-2015
Total Motorcycle

You are here: TMW -- 2014 Motorcycle Models -- Harley-Davidson -- 2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim Review

2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim
Back to 2014 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Model Review Page

Click photos to enlarge. Our big, clean bike pics make great desktop wallpaper.

2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim
2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim

2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim
2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim

2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim
2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim

2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim
2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim

2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim
2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim

2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim
2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim



2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim Review

2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim

The perfect blend of classic, raw bobber style and contemporary power creates a modern ride with unmistakable old-iron attitude...

The Softail Slim® represents the Harley- Davidson® Softail® motorcycle paired down to its essential elements in the style of custom bobbers of the 1950s, from its narrow rear end to its trimmed front fender, solo seat and minimal chrome. With the combination of a 23.8-inch seat height and rider footboards, the Softail Slim® comfortably fits a wide range of riders.

The Softail rear suspension mimics the clean lines of a vintage hardtail frame but offers the comfort of a modern suspension that is hidden under the chassis. The rigid powertrain allows tight packaging of the engine and frame and creates a solid connection between the rider and the power that moves the motorcycle.


 

 

2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

NEW Enhanced, more comfortable seat
NEW Paint color options
• Powertrain finished in Black powdercoat with polished covers
• Hollywood handlebar with cross-brace
• Gloss Black, round air cleaner cover
• Black “cat’s eye” console holds electronic speedometer with retro-style face
• Chopped rear fender
• Chrome, over/under shotgun exhaust with slash-cut mufflers
• Classic 5.0-gallon Fat Bob® fuel tank
• Dunlop 16-inch (MT90B16) front and (MU85B16) rear tires
• Black, Steel Laced wheels
• Gloss black headlamp with chrome trim ring
• Half-moon footboards with retro-style foot control pads
• Trimmed FL front fender
• Side-mounted license plate
• Combined stop/tail/turn tail lights
• Solo seat with black tuck-and-roll vinyl cover
• Forged rear fender supports are finished in Gloss Black powdercoat
• Gloss Black “horseshoe” oil tank
• Rigid-mounted, air-cooled, 1690 cc Twin Cam 103B™ counter-balanced engine with Automatic Compression Release (ACR) rated at 97.4 ft. lbs. peak torque at 3000 rpm.
• 6-speed Cruise Drive® transmission
• Optional Smart Security System with proximitybased, hands free security fob
• Optional Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

 

 

 

2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Hidden Rear Shocks

If you want a comfortable bike but love that rigid-suspension look, you've come to the right bike. We've kept all the modern comforts where they belong—below the surface of a rad, vintage-looking bike. You get the classic lines of a vintage 'hardtail' frame with the horizontal rear shocks hidden in the guts. It's a signature rigid look, and you'll only find it on a Softail® model.

"Hollywood" Handlebars and "Cat Eye" Console

A cutting-edge ride that's rich with Harley-Davidson history, the Softail® Slim™ model's old-iron soul comes alive right up front. Unique retro-inspired handlebars call back to the glory days of 1940s bobbers, while the gloss-black headlamp cover and the "Cat Eye" console with its retro speedo face add even more swing-era swagger.

Narrow Rear Profile

The narrow rear tire and chopped fender with its integrated stop/turn/tail light and side-mounted license plate add up to a stripped-down profile that evokes the iconic, no-nonsense style of classic bobbers.

Round Air Cleaner Cover

The gloss-black retro round air cleaner cover gives the Softail® Slim™ model's minimalist, blacked-out Twin Cam 103 Engine a raw old school look—it's modern power with old iron attitude.

Pure Harley-Davidson® Styling

Feast your eyes on the Twin Cam 103™ engine and there's no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an attention to detail you won't find from any other motorcycle company. Medium gray engine with black powder-coated cylinders and cylinder heads are topped off with polished rocker covers and an old school round air cleaner cover for a tough vintage Harley-Davidson attitude. It's a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power. From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers—the Twin Cam 103™ engine makes an ironclad statement about holding on to what's right and staying true to what satisfies.

Twin Cam 103™ Engine Heritage

The knowledge of what makes an engine truly move a rider runs deep at The Motor Company, and it was put to good use when we created the Twin Cam 103™ engine. We sweated bullets perfecting every cubic inch, pushing design and technology forward. And we did it all without compromising one bit of Harley-Davidson's unique styling. Evolved, yet carrying on the legacy of the Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution®, Twin Cam 88®; and Twin Cam 96™ engines that came before. The performance and durability are a direct result of the untold miles logged on the V-Twin since 1909, and the proud heritage that comes from a century's worth of commitment to life on two wheels.

Twin Cam 103™ Engine Innovation

Fire up the Twin Cam 103™ engine and feel the low-end torque unleashed. Thanks to the lightweight piston design, delivery of the added power is more refined than ever. Then put your foot on the shifter and feel how the engine and Six-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission were designed to work together. Six speeds. A strong driveline and strong internal parts. Low routine maintenance. And a low cruising rpm couldn't feel better.

Twin Cam 103™ Engine Power

Live your ride to the power of 103. The air cooled Twin Cam 103™ Harley-Davidson® engine delivers more stump pulling torque, while its Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection jetting gives crisp, lively throttle reaction. It’s a performance punch that you’ll appreciate when passing, climbing hills, or rolling with luggage packed or a passenger in back—all under that signature Motor Company rumble. And it comes at lower cruising rpm, so you ride more smoothly, with less engine vibration and better highway fuel economy.

H-D® Smart Security System (Optional)

The factory installed next-generation security system features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle electronic security functions as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your ignition key ring and let it do all the work. It's this attention to details and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique.

Anti-Lock Brakes (Optional)

$795 is all it takes to add the option of ABS to the Softail® Slim™ model. The components of our ABS are tastefully hidden within the wheel hub, so you'll still turn heads with clean, streamlined design. More importantly, though, you get certainty in the saddle knowing your bike's going to behave when you need it.

Engineered for Easy Handling

The Softail® Slim™ motorcycle may come on heavy, but its been designed to handle like a dream, with easy jiffy stand lift-off and great low-speed maneuverability, so you're always riding in control. And when it's time to stop, the low-slung saddle means your feet easily reach the road.

Dunlop® Tires

Whether you're crossing state lines or staying within city limits, you want sure contact with the road. The front end holds a premium touring tire with a three-ply polyester casing and two fiberglass belts. The back cruiser tire has an advanced tread pattern. Made from a specifically formulated compound, it delivers outstanding grip in wet or dry weather. And since they're from Dunlop®, you know you're wrapping your premium rollers in quality rubber.

Low Solo Seat

The low-slung solo saddle matches the motorcycle's clean, back-to-basics attitude, setting you "in" the bike so you ride like you're a part of it and the open road ahead of you.

Half Moon Foot Boards

Cruise ahead with both feet in the past with this fresh twist on a classic design. The look may be vintage but the comfort is up-to-date: the chrome-plated steel surround and high durability raised rubber shapes are assembled to offer modern cast-in vibration isolation.


 

 


 

2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim - Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: Vivid Black $15,899;
Color Option $16,299; Two-Tone Option $16,629; Custom Color Option $16,829; USD


DIMENSIONS

Length - 92.5 in.

Seat Height, Laden 7 - 23.8 in.

Seat Height, Unladen 7 - 25.6 in.

Ground Clearance - 4.5 in.

Rake (steering head) (deg) - 32.1

Trail - 5.8 in.

Wheelbase - 64.4 in.

Tires, Front Specification - MT90B16 72H

Tires, Rear Specification - MU85B16 77H

Fuel Capacity - 5 gal.

Oil Capacity (w/filter) - 3.5 qt.

Weight, As Shipped - 672 lb.

Weight, In Running Order - 701 lb.

Luggage Capacity -Volume - N/A

ENGINE


Engine 1 - Air-cooled, Twin Cam 103B™

Bore - 3.87 in.

Stroke - 4.374 in.

Displacement - 103.1 cu in

Compression Ratio - 9.6:1

Fuel System 3 - Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

DRIVETRAIN


Primary Drive - Chain, 34/46 ratio

Gear Ratios (overall) 1st - 9.311

Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd - 6.454

Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd - 4.793

Gear Ratios (overall) 4th - 3.882

Gear Ratios (overall) 5th - 3.307

Gear Ratios (overall) 6th - 2.79

CHASSIS


Exhaust - Chrome, over/under shotgun exhaust with slash-cut mufflers

Wheels, Optional Style Type 9 - N/A

Wheels, Front Type 9 - Black, Laced Steel

Wheels, Rear Type - Black, Laced Steel

Brakes, Caliper Type - 4-piston front and 2-piston rear

Parking Brake - N/A

PERFORMANCE


Engine Torque Testing Method - J1349

Engine Torque 2 - 97.4 ft-lb

Engine Torque (rpm) - 3,000

Lean Angle, Right (deg.) - 24

Lean Angle, Left (deg.) - 24.9

Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 - 42 mpg

 


PRICING 6


Vivid Black$15,899

Color Option$16,299

Two-Tone Option$16,629

Custom Color Option$16,829

Hard Candy Color OptionN/A

Security Option$395

Wheel OptionN/A

ABS Option$795

Cruise Control OptionN/A

Freight$390

Security Package (Security and ABS)N/A

 

ELECTRIC


Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 8High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system (optional), 6-speed, low fuel warnings

Gauges - Unique, retro style, internally wired “Hollywood” handlebars


1Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.

2Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.

3Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.

4See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.

5Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.

6Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude dealer setup, taxes, title and licensing and are subject to change. Dealer prices may vary.

7Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.

8North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.

9Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 


 

2014 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim - Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Vivid Black $ 18,179; Color Option $ 18,629;
Two-Tone Option $ 19,009; Custom Color Option $ 19,229; CDN


DIMENSIONS


Length - 2,350 mm

Seat Height, Unladen 6 - 650 mm

Ground Clearance - 115 mm

Rake (steering head) (deg) - 32.1

Trail - 147 mm

Wheelbase - 1,635 mm

Tires, Front Specification - MT90B16 72H

Tires, Rear Specification - MU85B16 77H

Fuel Capacity - 18.9 l

Oil Capacity (w/filter) - 3.3 l

Weight, As Shipped - 305 kg

Weight, In Running Order - 318 kg

ENGINE


Engine 1 - Air-cooled, Twin Cam 103B™

Bore - 98.4 mm

Stroke - 111.1 mm

Displacement - 1,690 cc

Compression Ratio - 9.6:1

Fuel System 3 - Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

DRIVETRAIN


Primary Drive - Chain, 34/46 ratio

Gear Ratios (overall) 1st - 9.311

Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd - 6.454

Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd - 4.793

Gear Ratios (overall) 4th - 3.882

Gear Ratios (overall) 5th - 3.307

Gear Ratios (overall) 6th - 2.79

CHASSIS


Exhaust - Chrome, over/under shotgun exhaust with slash-cut mufflers

Wheels, Optional Style Type 8 - N/A

Wheels, Front Type 8 - Black, Laced Steel

Wheels, Rear Type - Black, Laced Steel

Brakes, Caliper Type - 4-piston front and 2-piston rear

PERFORMANCE


Engine Torque Testing Method - EEC/95/1

Engine Torque 2 - 132 Nm

Engine Torque (rpm) - 3,250

Lean Angle, Right (deg.) - 24

Lean Angle, Left (deg.) - 24.9

Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 - 5.6 l/100 km

 

PRICING


Vivid Black$ 18,179

Color Option$ 18,629

Two-Tone Option$ 19,009

Custom Color Option$ 19,229

Security Option$ 450

ABS Option$ 900

 

ELECTRIC


Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 7High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system, 6-speed, low fuel warnings, ABS

Gauges - Unique, retro style, internally wired “Hollywood” handlebars


1Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.

2Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.

3Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.

4See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.

5Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.

6Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.

7North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.

8Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.


 

Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. Information from Total Motorcycle.com; All information correct as of posted date.


 

 

 

Get a GEICO Quote.

Total Motorcycle Shopping Guide
Motorcycle Parts
Motorcycle Accessories
Helmets and Clothing
Motorcycle Loans
Motorcycle Insurance
Motorcycle Magazines
Motorcycle Books
Online Autions
Everything Else

Travel Guide
Live Weather, Fights, Hotels, Gas Price Map, Vacations, Cruises, Rentals

Local Businesses
Do-it-all Sealing ON, CA

 

Advertise Here


All content on Total Motorcycle is copyright protected and actively monitored by DMCA Protection Services.

DMCA.com Protection Status