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2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe
2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe

2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe
2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe

2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe
2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe

2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe
2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe

2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe
2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe



2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe Review

2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe

Pure nostalgic beauty wrapped around completely modern power and performance...

One of the most confidence-inspiring Big Twins, the Softail® Deluxe features an extremely low seat with ?collapsing sides,? pull back handlebar and riser, and easy-reach, extended kickstand. And, the powerful, counter-balanced Twin Cam 103BTM and 6-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission are appreciated by many riders.

Exquisite style details round out every other corner of this bike, from the clean front light bar, to the tombstone taillight, to the chrome grab rail and luggage rack, to the laced wheels and wide whitewall tires. And the Security Package option means riders have the choice of adding anti-lock brakes, giving even more functionality to all this form.


 

 

2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

NEW Standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
NEW Paint color options including Hard Candy Custom™ color
• 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 over/under shotgun exhaust
• Chrome, Steel Laced wheels
• Wide whitewall tires
• MU85B-16 rear tire
• Chrome nostalgic seven-inch ball headlamp
• Chrome oil tank
• Chrome nostalgic tank console with electronic speedometer
• Stainless steel, low-rise handlebar
• Full-length rider footboards
• Two-piece, two-up Softail® seat with “collapsing” sides and removable pillion and chrome grab rails
• Integrated chrome luggage rack
• Tombstone taillight
• Full-coverage front and rear fenders with chrome accents
• 6-speed Cruise Drive® Transmission
• Horseshoe oil tank
• Five-gallon fuel tank
• Optional 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 FLSTN Softail Deluxe 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.

Luggage Rack

Exclusive to the Softail® Deluxe model and snaking directly off the back of the passenger pillion, the simple luggage rack is the perfect marriage of form and function. It's minimal in design but extremely useful on the road; it holds your most precious small carry-alongs and adds another gleam of chrome for good measure.

Old-School "Hardtail" Look

The Softail® Deluxe model keeps it classy while bringing some fat custom style of its own. Just check out the chopsticks up front—fat front fork behind the huge, 7-inch ball headlamp. The handlebars are thick stainless steel with chrome pullback risers for easy reaching. It's old-school Softail style that's still fat and formidable up front.

Stretched Old-School Fenders

These vintage, full fenders do a lot more than keep the mud off your neck. They give your Deluxe its distinctive Softail lines and cruising profile. You get tasty chrome front and back fender tips, tapered chrome struts in back and a big canvas for custom paint. And plenty of room to personalize further with your own custom rails, skirts and tips.

Tank-Mounted Console

A big, bold speedometer and odometer display, along with an ancillary display for gear and rpm, offer up the information you need on the fly.

Tombstone Taillight

A vintage classic. The chrome, low profile taillight housing lays back against the fender but shines with Harley-Davidson history. Flanked by our sleek silver bullet turn signals, that glowing red gravestone is the last thing they'll see as you pull away into the night.

Whitewall Tires

One of the defining styling features of the Softail® Deluxe model is the nostalgic wide whitewall tires with premium laced wheels. A nod to the ‘50s boulevard look, these fat rubber rollers are just the right throwback detail from Harley-Davidson that ups the ante in any scene. Total old-school styling without sacrificing handling or performance.

Hard Candy Custom™ Paint (Optional)

Hard Candy Custom is a large metal flake finish that’s more than just paint job, it’s a shining declaration of independence—bright, bold and unique. The Softail Deluxe is available in Hard Candy Lucky Green Flake. Recalling the iconic rebel styling of ‘70s custom bikes, Hard Candy Custom marks another milestone in The Motor Company’s legacy of innovation. We start with several passes of 200 micron flake over a silver base, then clear coat it, hand-lay and mask the pattern and apply the Candy color to allow the flake to shine through. Then more clear coat and hand striping to a deep smooth finish. It’s a painstaking process that delivers a premium custom look straight from the factory, so you can start flying your colors with no waiting, no stripping or extra effort.

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 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.

Standard Anti-Lock Brakes

When it comes to the Softail® Deluxe 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.

Low Seat with Slimmed Sides

Hit the boulevard in style with this classic Softail® two-up seat. At a lowdown 24.5 inches, it's among the most slammed seats you'll find. And we've added some ergos to make riding solo or duo even easier, especially for riders with a shorter inseam. "Collapsing" sides create a narrow seat profile, and the passenger seat pillion is detachable. Just ditch it for stripped-back, solo riding. Or leave it on and bring your better half along for the ride.

Pullback Handlebar

Practically begging you to reach out and grab your freedom, these bars offer confidence-inspiring easy-reach ergonomics for new riders and easy-rider comfort for road-hardened warriors, with a chrome pullback riser that gets the grip even closer and gives the front end a dynamic aerodynamic contour.


 

 


 

2014 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe - Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: Vivid Black$18,099; Color Option$18,499; Two-Tone Option$18,829; Custom Color Option$19,029; Hard Candy Color Option$19,299
USD


DIMENSIONS


Length - 94.5 in.

Seat Height, Laden 7 - 24.5 in.

Seat Height, Unladen 7 - 26.4 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 - 695 lb.

Weight, In Running Order - 726 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, straight over/under shotgun exhaust with dual tapered 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 - 97.4 ft-lb

Engine Torque (rpm) - 3,000

Lean Angle, Right (deg.) - 25.8

Lean Angle, Left (deg.) - 26.7

Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 - 42 mpg

 


PRICING 6


Vivid Black$18,099

Color Option$18,499

Two-Tone Option$18,829

Custom Color Option$19,029

Hard Candy Color Option$19,299

Security Option$395

Wheel Option$460

ABS OptionSTD

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 - 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 FLSTN Softail Deluxe - Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Vivid Black $ 20,669; Color Option $ 21,119; Two-Tone Option $ 21,499; Custom Color Option $ 21,719; Hard Candy Custom $ 22,029 CDN


DIMENSIONS


Length - 2,400 mm

Seat Height, Laden 6 - 622 mm

Seat Height, Unladen 6 - 670 mm

Ground Clearance - 113 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 - 313 kg

Weight, In Running Order - 330 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, straight over/under shotgun exhaust with dual tapered 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

 

PRICING


Vivid Black$ 20,669

Color Option$ 21,119

Two-Tone Option$ 21,499

Custom Color Option$ 21,719

Hard Candy Custom$ 22,029

Security Option$ 450

Wheel Option$ 530

ABS OptionStandard

 

PERFORMANCE


Engine Torque Testing Method - J1349

Engine Torque 2 - 132 Nm

Engine Torque (rpm) - 3,000

Lean Angle, Right (deg.) - 25.8

Lean Angle, Left (deg.) - 26.7

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

ELECTRIC


Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 7High beam, 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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