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2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic
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2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic
2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic

2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic
2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic

2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic
2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic

2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic
2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic

2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic
2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic

2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic
2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic



2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic Review

2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic

Blazing from the past with original dresser spirit and modern touring capabilities...

With its smooth performance, comfortable riding position, low seat height, ample luggage space, wind protection and passenger accommodations, the Heritage Softail® Classic is a true custom-touring bike. The quick-release windshield allows for quick conversion to custom cruising.

Few bikes capture the spirit of the original dressers more authentically than this beautiful motorcycle. 1940s-style leather saddlebags with quick-detach buckles, full FL front fender, chrome laced wheels and hub cover all pay homage to the past, while the counter- balanced Twin Cam 103BTM engine, hidden rear suspension and optional Anti-lock Braking System all reside at the forefront of modern technology.

 

 

2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic Total Motorcycle Key Features

NEW Standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
NEW Paint color options
• Rigid-mounted, counter-balanced Twin Cam 103B™ V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
• Tubeless Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheel option
• Fuel tank sender for accurate fuel-level readings
• Black powder-coated powertrain with chrome covers
• Chrome exhaust with dual staggered shorty mufflers
• Chrome, Steel Laced wheels with chrome hub covers
• 150 mm rear tire
• Chrome nostalgic seven-inch ball headlamp
• Chrome directional light bar and passing lamps
• Chrome oil tank
• Chrome nostalgic “cats-eye” tank console with a retro speedometer face
• Two-tone leather tank panel with matching sissy-bar backrest trim
• Ergonomic stainless steel, classic touring handlebar
• Half-round footboards and oval brake pedal pad
• Two-piece, two-up Softail® seat with removable pillion
• Studded, nostalgic leather saddlebags with hidden quick-detach buckles
• Detachable king-size clear windshield
• Full-coverage front and rear fenders with chrome accents
• 6-speed Cruise Drive® Transmission
• Horseshoe oil tank
• Five-gallon fuel tank
• Optional Tubeless Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
• Optional Smart Security System with proximitybased, hands free security fob
• Optional Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy (EITMS) (Dealer activated option)

 

 

2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic Total Motorcycle 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.

Nostalgic Custom Style

Do laced wheels, whitewalls and studded leather add to the way a bike feels on the road? Of course they do. It's these extras that make the Heritage Softail® Classic model the quintessential boulevard cruiser. As rallies were gaining grassroots traction in the '40s, you'd roll into Daytona Bike Week expecting new stories and new styles. There was really something going on, and it's still alive and well in this bike. Take the saddlebags, studded with style straight from that golden era, with hidden quick-detach buckles. Or the fenders—full and fluid, with chrome highlights and matching paint. Or that big, commanding 7-inch ball headlamp, chromed and classy. And let's talk wheels. You can go with the standard steel-laced wheels on blackwalls with a chrome hub. Or turn the clock all the way back with the optional chrome laces and wide whitewalls.

Old-School Tank and 3-D Medallion

The unique medallion on the Heritage Softail® Classic motorcycle is glass-inlayed, cloisonné-and-chrome style and shows that Harley-Davidson® Softail® model heritage that runs in your blood. With a five-gallon capacity for long weekend cruising, we top off this tank with a nostalgic chrome "cats-eye" console, paint for days and style to spare.

Tank-Mounted Console

The speedometer face boasts a big, bold display for the odometer, along with an ancillary display for gear and rpm, offering up the information you need on the fly.

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. Black powder-coated heads and cylinders are highlighted by machined cooling fin tips and chrome rocker covers. 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.

Six-Speed Cruise Drive® Transmission

You want a ride that rumbles—not begs for mercy—when you lean on it a little. The Six-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway, so you get a better match between engine turnover and road speed. It's a rare ride when a bike responds like this, and a low growl goes a long way when you're opening up the road ahead.

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 inst 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.

Standard Anti-Lock Brakes

When it comes to the Heritage Softail® Classic model with ABS, "stopping power" has a double meaning. 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.

Dunlop® Tires

Whether you're crossing state lines or staying within city limits, you want a confident feeling of 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.

Full-Length Rider Footboards

Your boots were made for riding, in any way you see fit. Our full-length footboards boast a tried and true design that's stood the test of time. Plenty of foot positions for your taste and comfort. Rubber vibration isolation for a comfortable ride. And heel-toe shifting for confident shifting every time. It takes a few rides, but once you've gotten used to the smooth heel-toe rhythm, you'll never give it up. The toes of your boots won't take the same beating, either.

Tall Handlebar

Classic style and maximum comfort. That's the perfect balance of the tall handlebars that come standard on the Heritage Softail® Classic model. They're designed to keep you comfortably propped in a commanding position while making sure your neck muscles stay calm and relaxed mile after mile, state after state. Durable stainless steel insures the structural rigidity you expect from Harley-Davidson with the deep, lustrous finish you demand.

Convertible Two-Up Seat

Hit the boulevard in style with the classic Softail® two-up seat. It's comfort for you or two. A bigger passenger seat and contour backrest to keep your passenger as comfortable as you. The classic, old-school styling includes a studded seat valance that matches your bags, and the seat pillion is detachable. Just ditch it for stripped-back, solo profiling. Or leave it on and bring your better half along for the ride.

Detachable Windshield

Go from touring to cruising in a heartbeat. Leave the screen on for a clean envelope of air over the long haul. Or detach it in seconds for a completely new look and ride. The polycarbonate windshield is tough as they come—durable, scratch resistant, low maintenance. And whether you choose to cruise or keep the shield on, your Heritage Softail® Classic model rules with a nostalgic style and versatility you can make your own.


 

 


 

2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic - Total Motorcycle USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: Vivid Black $18,349; Color Option$18,749; Two-Tone Option$19,079; Custom Color Option$19,279 USD

DIMENSIONS

Length - 94.7 in.

Seat Height, Laden 7 - 25.5 in.

Seat Height, Unladen 7 - 27.2 in.

Ground Clearance - 5.2 in.

Rake (steering head) (deg) - 31

Trail - 5.8 in.

Wheelbase - 64.4 in.

Tires, Front Specification - MT90B16 72H

Tires, Rear Specification - 150/80B16 71H

Fuel Capacity - 5 gal.

Oil Capacity (w/filter) - 3.5 qt.

Weight, As Shipped - 730 lb.

Weight, In Running Order - 761 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 DriveChain, 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

 

PRICING 6


Vivid Black$18,349

Color Option$18,749

Two-Tone Option$19,079

Custom Color Option$19,279

Hard Candy Color OptionN/A

Security Option$395

Wheel Option$510

ABS OptionSTD

Cruise Control OptionN/A

Freight$390

Security Package (Security and ABS)N/A

 

CHASSIS


Exhaust - Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers

Wheels, Optional Style Type 9 - Chrome, Tubeless Profile Laced Aluminum

Wheels, Front Type 9 - Steel Laced

Wheels, Rear Type - Steel Laced

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

Parking Brake - N/A

PERFORMANCE


Engine Torque Testing Method - J1349

Engine Torque 2 - 95.2 ft-lb

Engine Torque (rpm) - 3,000

Lean Angle, Right (deg.) - 24.4

Lean Angle, Left (deg.) - 25.9

Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 - 42 mpg

ELECTRIC


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

Gauges - Tank-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, RPM/gear display, fuel gauge with low fuel warning light and countdown feature, low oil pressure indicator light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights, 6-speed indicator light


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 FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic - Total Motorcycle Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Vivid Black $ 21,129; Color Option $ 21,579; Hard Candy Custom $ 22,489 CDN.


PRICING


Vivid Black$ 20,969

Color Option$ 21,419

Two-Tone Option$ 21,799

Custom Color Option$ 22,019

Security Option$ 450

Wheel Option$ 580

ABS OptionStandard


DIMENSIONS


Length - 2,405 mm

Seat Height, Laden 6 - 648 mm

Seat Height, Unladen 6 - 690 mm

Ground Clearance - 131 mm

Rake (steering head) (deg) - 31

Trail - 147 mm

Wheelbase - 1,635 mm

Tires, Front Specification - MT90B16 72H

Tires, Rear Specification - 150/80B16 71H

Fuel Capacity - 18.9 l

Oil Capacity (w/filter) - 3.3 l

Weight, As Shipped - 326 kg

Weight, In Running Order - 341 kg

Luggage Capacity -Volume - N/A

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, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers

Wheels, Optional Style Type 8 - Chrome, Tubeless Profile Laced Aluminum

Wheels, Front Type 8 - Steel Laced

Wheels, Rear Type - Steel Laced

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

Parking Brake - N/A

PERFORMANCE


Engine Torque Testing Method - J1349

Engine Torque 2 - 129 Nm

Engine Torque (rpm) - 3,000

Lean Angle, Right (deg.) - 24.4

Lean Angle, Left (deg.) - 25.9

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

ELECTRIC


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

Gauges - Tank-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, RPM/gear display, fuel gauge with low fuel warning light and countdown feature, low oil pressure indicator light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights, 6-speed indicator light


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.


 

 

 

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