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2008 Harley-Davidson FXCWC Rocker C
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2008 Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker

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2008 Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker
2008 Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker

2008 Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker
2008 Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker

– 2008 Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker

2008 Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker

The Rocker replicates authentic hard-tail styling, but has a hidden twist. The Rockertail rear end mounts a broad expanse of rear-fender sheetmetal directly to the swing arm, just an inch over a massive 240 mm x 18-inch rear tire. When the Rocker rolls, the rear fender and wheel move together as the Rockertail glides through 3.4 inches of travel. The solo saddle is just 24.5 inches off the ground. Forward controls and independent V-Bar handlebars put the rider in a fists-forward position. Brilliant paint on the sheetmetal contrasts with a new Satin Stainless Metallic powdercoat finish on the fork lowers, triple clamps, headlamp, handlebar riser, tank console, swing arm, turn signal housings, hand controls, belt guard, oil tank and engine trim. The frame is custom color-matched to the bodywork. The new Stop/Turn/Tail lights incorporate the stop and tail lamp functions with the rear turn indicators, eliminating the traditional tail lamp from the rear fender. (See separate release for more details on the Rocker).


FXCW Rocker features:

Rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
Silver powdercoated engine with Satin Stainless Metallic powdercoat covers
Chrome Shorty Dual exhaust with new slash bend
Finned cast-aluminum, horseshoe oil tank
240mm-18 rear / 90mm-19 front tire
Satin Stainless Metallic powdercoat Cast Aluminum Tapered Five Spoke 19-inch front/18-inch rear wheels
Rockertail rear section
Stretched fuel tank with recessed medallion
Solo saddle
V-Bar handlebars on five-inch curved risers
Console-mounted Speed Shop speedometer
Satin Stainless Metallic powdercoat fork lowers, oil tank, headlamp bucket, swingarm and other components
Integrated LED rear turn indicators/tail/brake lamps
Color-matched frame
Vivid Black paint with pinstripe flames option
Optional Smart Security System



SPECIFICATIONS:

2008 harley-davidson® SPECIFICATIONS1 softail® FXCW Softail® Rocker™

DIMENSIONS
Length 95 in. (2413 mm)
Overall Width 35.10 in. (891.54 mm)
Overall Height 46 in. (1168.40 mm)
Seat Height:
– Laden2 24.50 in. (622.30 mm)
– Unladen 26.20 in. (665.48 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.10 in. (129.54 mm)
Rake (steering head) 36.5°
Fork Angle 37.5°
Trail 6.20 in. (157.48 mm)
Wheelbase 69.20 in. (1757.68 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson® Series, bias blackwall front and radial blackwall rear):
– Front – D407 90/90-19
– Rear – D407 240/40R18
Fuel Capacity (warning light at approximately 1 gal.) 5 gal. (18.93 L)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 3.50 qts. (3.31 L)
Transmission Capacity 1 qts. (0.95 L)
Primary Chain Case Capacity3 1 qts. (0.95 L)
Weight:
– As Shipped 660.90 lbs. (299.78 kg)
– In Running Order 690.70 lbs. (313.30 kg)
– Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1175 lbs. (532.97 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating:
– Front 415 lbs. (188.24 kg)
– Rear 760 lbs. (344.73 kg)

ENGINE
Engine4 Air-cooled, Twim Cam 96B™
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic,
self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 3.75 in. (95.25 mm) x 4.38 in. (111.25 mm)
Displacement4 96 cu. in. (1584 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel System5 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Fiber element, washable
Lubrication System Pressurized, dry-sump

DRIVETRAIN
Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive6 Belt, 32/66 ratio
Clutch 9-plate, wet
Transmission 6-Speed Cruise Drive™
Gear Ratios (overall): U.S. HDI JPN
1st 9.312 9.312 9.030
2nd 6.421 6.421 6.226
3rd 4.774 4.774 4.630
4th 3.926 3.926 3.807
5th 3.279 3.279 3.179
6th 2.790 2.790 2.706

CHASIS
Frame Mild steel, tubular frame; rectangular section backbone; stamped,
cast, and forged junctions; forged fender supports; MIG welded
Swing Arm Mild steel, elliptical tube sections, forged junctions; MIG welded
Front Forks 49 mm telescopic
Rear Shocks Hidden, horizontal-mounted, coil-over
Wheels7: Painted 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
– Front 19 in. x 2.15 in. (482.60 mm x 54.61 mm)
– Rear 18 in. x 8 in. (457.20 mm x 203.20 mm)
Brakes:
– Caliper Type 4-piston front and 2-piston rear
– Rotor Type (diameter x width): Patented, uniform expansion rotors
– Front 11.50 in. x .20 in. (292.10 mm x 5.08 mm)
– Rear 11.50 in. x .23 in. (292.10 mm x 5.84 mm)
Suspension Travel:
– Front Wheel 5 in. (127 mm)
– Rear Wheel 3.40 in. (86.36 mm)

PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque8 (per SAE J1349):
– North America 87.90 ft. lbs. @ 2750 rpm (119.19 NM @ 2750 rpm)
– World 84.80 ft. lbs. @ 3200 rpm (114.99 NM @ 3200 rpm)
– Japan 81.60 ft. lbs. @ 2750 rpm (110.65 NM @ 2750 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168): Right: 32.5° Left: 29.5°
Fuel Economy9(EPA urban/highway test): 35/54 mpg (6.72/4.36 L /100 km)

ELECTRIC
Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 19-amp/hour, 270 cca
(per Battery Council International Rating)
Charging Three-Phase, 38-amp system
(439W @ 13V, 2000 rpm, 489W max power @ 13V)
Starting 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
– Headlamp (quartz halogen) 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
– Stop/Turn/Tail Lights Integrated LED
– Front Turn Signal Lights 28W (21W) self-canceling
– Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals,
engine diagnostics, 6-speed, low fuel warnings, security system10 (optional)

STYLING/CONVENIENCE
Exhaust System Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers
Fenders and Supports
– Front Sport fender with painted brace supports
– Rear 240 low profile fender
Foot Supports and Controls
– Rider Forward-mounted footpegs with brake & shift levers
Handlebar Style Stainless steel, pull-back
Fork Lock Common with ignition key
Hazard Warning Integrated into turn signal controls
Smart Security System Next-generation hands-free security fob;
operates based on proximity to vehicle

COLORS12
Vivid Black, Vivid Black Deluxe (new), Pacific Blue Pearl, Crimson Red Sunglo (new)

WARANTY
Warranty11 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter
1 Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered. Specifications and prices listed may differ from specifications and prices of vehicles manufactured and delivered. All product descriptions (including depictions, specifications, dimensions, measurements, ratings and competitive comparisons) are based on available information at the time of publication. Although such descriptions are believed correct, errors and changes can occur and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Harley-Davidson may make changes at any time to prices and specifications, and may change or discontinue models, without notice and without incurring any obligation.

Attention: Vehicles in the configurations shown and many of the accessories described in this catalog may not be available for sale or use in some locations. Please check with your dealer for complete product details and the latest information. All models feature 6-speed transmission (VRSC™ models and Sportster® models are 5-speed) and carbon
fiber belt final drive; multi-plate clutch with diaphragm spring in oil bath; and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.
2 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
3 Primary case oil fill is 32 oz. or as needed to fill to bottom of diaphragm.
4 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
5 Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country and region.
6 U.S. and HDI markets, except Japan: Belt, 32/64 ratio.
7 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region. Standard 105th Anniversary wheel for FLHTCU, FXDL, XL1200L, FLTR and FLHX models is Gloss Black Painted Cast Aluminum.
8 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
9 Estimated 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.
10 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
11 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
12 Availability of colors may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change without notice.

 

Media Press Release:

HARLEY-DAVIDSON UNLEASHES ROCKER AND DYNA FAT BOB
105th Anniversary Models and ABS Option for FL and VRSC Models for 2008

MILWAUKEE (July 9, 2007) – Harley-Davidson takes factory-custom motorcycle design to a new extreme with the introduction of three radically styled new models. The Dyna Fat Bob, the Rocker and the Rocker C are additions to a diverse line of 2008 motorcycles that also includes 14 models available in limited-edition 105th Anniversary styling. A host of technical refinements for 2008 includes the availability of an all-new Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) as an option on Touring and VRSC models.

“Only Harley-Davidson could style and engineer a motorcycle as visually exciting as the new Rocker,” said Bill Davidson, director of motorcycle product development. “To offer this level of customization in a reliable, production motorcycle is simply unprecedented. We’ve also got the Fat Bob taking the Dyna platform in a bold, new direction. And the beautiful copper-and-black 105th Anniversary models are icing on the Motor Company birthday cake for 2008.”

For more than a century, Harley-Davidson motorcycles have stoked the passion of riders around the world with a distinctive combination of performance and visual appeal that simply can not be duplicated. The energy, dedication and pure enthusiasm of each individual at Harley-Davidson maintains that full-throttle intensity, season after season.

Highlights of the 2008 Harley-Davidson line include:

The new FXCW Rocker and FXCWC Rocker C feature the Rockertail rear end that mounts a form-fitting fender directly to the swingarm over a 240 mm tire. The result is a reproduction of the authentic lines of a slammed hard-tail custom with the comfortable ride of a modern suspension as the rear wheel and fender move together. The Rocker comes with a solo seat and a monochrome, satin stainless metallic paint scheme. The Rocker C is a chromed-out beauty with the innovative Trick seat that conceals a passenger pillion under a solo cushion.


Twin headlights signal the arrival of the massive new Dyna Fat Bob. The new Tommy Gun exhaust speaks pure performance, while a new seat shape and drag bars put the rider in a position that’s instant cool. Black fork lowers and handlebar risers, and a new, aggressive tread pattern on 180 mm rear tire and 130 mm front tires, reinforce the aggressive nature of this new model. The Fat Bob can be ordered from the factory with a choice of mid-mount or forward foot controls.


A limited-edition 105th Anniversary package of shimmering Anniversary Copper and Vivid Black paint, a seat with a copper-colored insert, a special copper air cleaner cover, plus exclusive badging will be offered on 14 different 2008 Harley-Davidson models. Production of these motorcycles will be limited and serialized.


A new Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is available as a factory-installed option on all Touring and VRSC models, and is standard equipment on the 2008 Electra Glide Ultra Classic 105th Anniversary Edition, CVO Screamin’ Eagle Electra Glide Ultra Classic, and CVO Screamin’ Eagle Road King.


All VRSC models get a power boost from a high-performance, 1250cc version of the liquid-cooled Revolution V-Twin engine tuned to make up to 125 horsepower and 85 ft.-lbs. of torque. The engine is mated to a new slipper-style clutch with lighter lever action. Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is offered as a factory-installed option on all 2008 VRSC models.


A new six-gallon fuel tank extends the range of all Touring models, which also feature new Brembo brakes and available ABS. Cruise control is now a factory-installed option on all Touring models not already equipped with this feature.


All Touring models feature a new Isolated Drive System that reduces noise and vibration to the rider for improved ride quality under acceleration, shifting and cruising.


The high-performance Twin Cam 110 engine powers four 2008 models from Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO): the Screamin’ Eagle Road King, the Screamin’ Eagle Ultra Classic Electra Glide, the Screamin’ Eagle Softail Springer, and the Screamin’ Eagle Dyna. Each features new accessories and paint schemes.


Harley-Davidson will offer 15 new color combinations for 2008, plus three custom color combinations.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.

 

Media Release #2

RADICAL ROCKERS SEIZE THE STREETS IN 2008
A New, Slammed Hardtail Look for the Harley-Davidson Softail Platform

MILWAUKEE (July 9, 2007) – The Harley-Davidson Softail family grows in a new direction for 2008 with the introduction of the FXCW Rocker and FXCWC Rocker C. These factory customs are developed around an all-new Rockertail rear section that faithfully reproduces the profile of a slammed, hardtail frame but delivers the smooth, comfortable ride of a modern suspension.

The Rocker and Rocker C are part of a seven-model Harley-Davidson Softail line for 2008. Each Softail model represents a distinct branch of the factory-custom tree; the nostalgia of the FLSTN Softail Deluxe and FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic, the long chopper profile of the FXSTB Night Train and FXSTC Softail Custom, and the massive presence of the iconic FLSTF Fat Boy. Each Softail model interprets a styling statement with premium components and an appreciation for the kind of detail and craftsmanship that catches and holds the eye.

The Softail name is derived from the design of its rear suspension, which features a swingarm section that faithfully replicates the lines of an original, hardtail frame but provides a smooth, comfortable ride. The hidden horizontal coil-over shock absorbers for the rear suspension are mounted below the powertrain and out of sight.

The counter-balanced Twin Cam 96B powertrain is rigid-mounted in the Softail frame to give the rider a more-direct connection to the motorcycle, and also to enable a low seat height that gives the rider a feeling of sitting “in” the motorcycle. Harley-Davidson ESPFI fuel injection is standard on all Softail models, as is the 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission. A horseshoe-shaped oil tank located below the seat and a fuel tank-mounted console and ignition are other distinctive features of each Softail model.

New on all Softail models for 2008

Top-Mounted Battery: The terminal attachment points have been relocated to the top of the battery for easier service access.
Hollow Axles: New 25 mm hollow axles are assembled with new bearings, spacers and sleeves inside the wheel help stiffen the rear swingarm for a more stable feel on the road.
105th Anniversary Edition: A limited-edition, serialized 105th Anniversary Edition FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic, FXSTC Softail Custom, FLSTF Fat Boy, and FLSTN Softail Deluxe will be available in 2008 (see separate release for details on the 105th Anniversary package).
New FXCW Rocker
The Rocker replicates authentic hard-tail styling, but has a hidden twist. The Rockertail rear end mounts a broad expanse of rear-fender sheetmetal directly to the swing arm, just an inch over a massive 240 mm x 18-inch rear tire. When the Rocker rolls, the rear fender and wheel move together as the Rockertail glides through 3.4 inches of travel. The solo saddle is just 24.5 inches off the ground. Forward controls and independent V-Bar handlebars put the rider in a fists-forward position. Brilliant paint on the sheetmetal contrasts with a new Satin Stainless Metallic powdercoat finish on the fork lowers, triple clamps, headlamp, handlebar riser, tank console, swing arm, turn signal housings, hand controls, belt guard, oil tank and engine trim. The frame is custom color-matched to the bodywork. The new Stop/Turn/Tail lights incorporate the stop and tail lamp functions with the rear turn indicators, eliminating the traditional tail lamp from the rear fender. (See separate release for more details on the Rocker).

FXCW Rocker features

Rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
Silver powdercoated engine with Satin Stainless Metallic powdercoat covers
Chrome Shorty Dual exhaust with new slash bend
Finned cast-aluminum, horseshoe oil tank
240mm-18 rear / 90mm-19 front tire
Satin Stainless Metallic powdercoat Cast Aluminum Tapered Five Spoke 19-inch front/18-inch rear wheels
Rockertail rear section
Stretched fuel tank with recessed medallion
Solo saddle
V-Bar handlebars on five-inch curved risers
Console-mounted Speed Shop speedometer
Satin Stainless Metallic powdercoat fork lowers, oil tank, headlamp bucket, swingarm and other components
Integrated LED rear turn indicators/tail/brake lamps
Color-matched frame
Vivid Black paint with pinstripe flames option
Optional Smart Security System
New FXCWC Rocker C
The chromed-out cousin to the Rocker, the Rocker C features an industry first with the Trick seat design, which conceals a passenger pillion and struts under the solo seat cushion. To accommodate a riding partner, simply lift off the seat and the pillion folds out to deploy over the Rockertail rear section. Brilliant chrome plating replaces most components finished with Satin Stainless Metallic powdercoat on the Rocker, including the headlamp and triple clamps, the handlebar riser, the fork lowers, and the tank console and speedometer. The finned aluminum oil tank, frame and swingarm are color-matched to the sheetmetal, which features a swirling pinstripe flame from fender to fender. (See separate release for more details on the Rocker C).

FXCWC Rocker C features


Rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
Black powdercoated engine with chrome covers
Chrome Shorty Dual mufflers with slash-cut outlets
Finned cast-aluminum oil tank
240 mm-18 rear / 90 mm-19 front tire
Polished Cast Aluminum Tapered Five Spoke 19-inch front/18-inch rear wheels
Rockertail rear section
Stretched fuel tank with recessed cloisonné medallion
Trick seat with concealed passenger pillion
Independent V-Bar handlebars on five-inch curved risers
Console-mounted speed shop style speedometer
Color-matched frame, swingarm and oil tank
Chrome fork lowers, headlamp, console, speedometer and other components
Integrated LED rear turn indicators/tail/brake lamps
Deluxe pinstripe flames standard
Optional Smart Security System
FXSTC Softail Custom
The FXSTC Softail Custom has a classic hands-high, feet-out, long-chopper profile and the comfort of a two-up seat and backrest that will please a passenger ready for a long haul. A 200 mm rear tire and Bobtail fender lend authority to the rear end. Polished ape-hanger handlebar and Fat Bob fuel tank are classic cool.

FXSTC Softail Custom features:


Rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission
Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
Chrome Staggered Shorty dual exhaust
Chrome oil tank
200 mm-17 rear / MH90-21 front tire
Polished, Slotted Disc Forged Aluminum 17-inch rear wheel
Chrome Profile Laced Aluminum 21-inch front wheel
Bobtail rear fender
Chrome button tufted two-up seat with chrome backrest
Profile ape-hanger handlebar with Bare Knuckle risers
Five-gallon Fat Bob fuel tank with custom-sewn, leather strap
Forward-mount foot controls
33.5-degree FX front forks
Optional Smart Security System
FLSTF Fat Boy
One of the most recognizable motorcycles on the road, the FLSTF Fat Boy defines Harley-Davidson for many people. Still going strong after 18 years and as massive as it is iconic, the Fat Boy rolls on a 200 mm rear tire and chopped FL rear fender. Laced leather and bullet studs trim the two-up seat and tank strap. A big 17-inch front wheel and bright chrome fork nacelle lead the way. Bullet Hole Disc Aluminum wheels identify this Softail as the one and only Fat Boy.

FLSTF Fat Boy features:


Rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
Chrome Over/Under Shotgun exhaust
Chrome oil tank
200 mm-17 rear / 140 mm-17 front tire
Silver Bullet Hole Disc Cast Aluminum 17-inch wheels
Chopped FL rear fender
Two-up seat with bullet laced valence
1.25-inch internally wired handlebar with Bare Knuckle risers
Five-gallon Fat Bob fuel tank with laced bullet strap
Chrome front fork nacelle
Full-length floorboards with heel/toe shift lever
32-degree FL front forks and custom front fender
Large chrome headlight
Optional Smart Security System
FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic
The Heritage Softail Classic offers long-range touring comfort and nostalgic, dresser style with big FL front end, chrome passing lamps, studded leather saddle bags and a full windshield. A smooth ride and comfortable position carry the Heritage Softail rider far beyond the horizon. The passenger seat and the windshield can be quickly detached for laid-back cruising.

FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic features:


Rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
Chrome Staggered Shorty Dual exhaust
Chrome oil tank
150 mm-16 rear / MT90-16 front tire
Chrome Laced Steel wheels with blackwall tires
FL rear fender
Two-piece, two-up seat with detachable passenger pillion and backrest
Touring handlebar
Five-gallon Fat Bob tank
Clear-lens reflector-optics chrome passing lamps
Chrome plated directional light bar
Detachable King-Size Lexan windshield
Leather saddlebags with quick-detach buckles
Full-length floorboards with heel/toe shift lever
32-degree FL front forks with full FL fender and chrome accents
Chrome hub cover
Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
Optional Smart Security System
FLSTN Softail Deluxe
FLSTN Softail Deluxe is dripping with nostalgia, from its integrated luggage rack and seat with check side panels with a chrome grab rail, to its full-length footboards and wide whitewall tires on Chrome Laced Steel wheels. A classic tombstone tail light is perched on the rear fender. Pull-back handlebar and a low, 24.5-inch seat height add cruising comfort. Classic paint combinations, intricate cloisonné and sparkling chrome combine help the Softail Deluxe stand out from the crowd.

FLSTN Softail Deluxe features:


Rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
Chrome Over/Under Shotgun exhaust
Chrome oil tank
MU85B-16 rear / MT90-16 front wide whitewall tires
Chrome Laced Steel wheels
FL rear fender
Two-piece, two-up seat with detachable passenger pillion
Low-rise pull-back handlebar
Five-gallon Fat Bob tank
Distinctive headlight nacelle
Clear-lens reflector-optic passing lamps
Integrated luggage rack
Tombstone tail light
32-degree FL front forks with full FL fender
Full-length floorboards with heel/toe shift lever
Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
Optional Smart Security System
FXSTB Night Train
The sinister FXSTB Night Train features an all-black powertrain with wrinkle-black trim on the engine covers and air cleaner, oil tank and rear fender supports, and a black fuel tank console. The raked-out FX front end and narrow 21-inch laced front wheel contrast with a meaty 200 mm rear tire on a slotted cast disc covered with a wide bobtail fender. Drag bars and forward foot controls create an aggressive posture for the rider.

FXSTB Night Train features:


Rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
Black powder-coated engine with wrinkle-black and texture-black covers
Chrome Staggered Shorty Dual exhaust
Black oil tank
200 mm-17 rear / MH90-21 front tire
Black Bullet Hole Disc Cast Aluminum rear wheel
Chrome Laced Steel front wheel
Bobtail rear fender
Low-slung Badlander seat
Drag-style handlebar on six-inch risers
Five-gallon Fat Bob fuel tank
33.5-degree FX front forks with FX front fender
Black drive belt sprocket
Black tank console, air cleaner, oil tank and rear fender supports
Forward foot controls
Optional Chrome Profile Aluminum Laced front and Forged Polished Aluminum
Disc rear wheels
Optional Smart Security System
Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.

 

Media Release #3

NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROCKERS LOOK HARD AND LOW
Radical Rockertail Rear End Swaggers with Slammed, Hard Tail Styling

MILWAUKEE (July 9, 2007) – Harley-Davidson takes its Softail design in a radical direction with the introduction of the 2008 FXCW Rocker and FXCWC Rocker C, new models designed to appeal to two totally different riders. These two new custom motorcycles faithfully replicate the lines of an original, slammed hardtail, while delivering the comfortable ride of a modern rear suspension. A raked-out front end, new cast-aluminum oil tank, new saddle designs, original paint treatments and other details make the Rocker and Rocker C the most significant evolution of the Softail line since its inception in 1984.

The Rockertail
It’s the Rockertail rear end that makes a Softail a Rocker. The Rockertail utilizes an all-new rear section with elliptical tubes and no visible fender supports. As on other Softail motorcycles, the Rockertail rear shock absorbers are hidden away under the motorcycle. The rear fender is mounted just above a 240 mm x 18-inch rear tire, and the fender’s broad surface is fully exposed behind a solo saddle. The Rockertail design creates the illusion of a bone-jarring, hardtail frame. But when under way, the fender and wheel move together as the rear suspension glides through 3.4 inches of travel for a ride that’s comfortable mile after mile. Laden seat height of the FXCW Rocker is just 24.5 inches, one of the lowest seat heights available on the market today.

The FXCW Rocker
The FXCW Rocker makes an anti-everything statement that appeals to a hard riding, go-your-own-way attitude. The Rocker stretches out on a 36.5-degree fork rake that extends the wheelbase to 69.2 inches. A 19-inch tapered five-spoke cast-aluminum front wheel is finished in durable Satin Stainless Metallic powdercoat. The same finish is applied to the fork lowers, triple clamps, headlamp, handlebar riser, tank console, swingarm, turn signal housings, hand controls, belt guard, oil tank and engine trim. The frame is custom color-matched to the bodywork.

A sculpted, two-piece five-inch curved riser supports independent, V-Bar handlebar with internal wiring. A new bullet-shaped headlamp rides over beefy 49 mm Showa forks. The bullet-style turn indicators feature bright LED lamps. The new Stop/Turn/Tail lights incorporate the stop and tail lamp functions with the rear turn indicators, eliminating the traditional tail lamp from the rear fender. A stretched, five-gallon fuel tank holds a low-profile console with a polished aluminum insert, integrated indicator lamps and an angled, speed-shop style speedometer housing. A machined 3-D Bar and Shield medallion is mounted in a deboss on each side of the fuel tank.

The Rocker is powered by the counter-balanced Twin Cam 96B with ESPFI fuel injection mated to the 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission, rigid-mounted in a frame that’s color-matched to the bodywork. The powertrain is finished in Silver powdercoat with Satin Stainless Metallic powdercoat accents on the covers. Shorty dual mufflers with a new slash bend reinforce the bike’s long, low profile. A low solo seat is mounted over a finned, cast-aluminum oil tank that recalls classic hot-rod bikes of the past. The Rocker is available in three solid colors: Vivid Black, Pacific Blue Pearl and Crimson Red Sunglo; and in Vivid Black Deluxe, which features pinstripe flames.

The Rocker C
The Rocker C is a chromed-out beauty. Almost every component that was powdercoated with attitude on the Rocker has been plated with dazzling chrome on the Rocker C, from the fork tubes to the headlamp to the V-Bar riser. On the Rocker C, the swingarm and the finned, cast-aluminum horseshoe oil tank are color-matched to the paint on the frame and bodywork. The Twin Cam 96B powertrain is finished in Black and Chrome. The tank and both fenders are treated to a flowing flamed pinstripe that contrasts with the base solid-color metallic paint and cloisonné tank medallions. Polished tapered five-spoke cast aluminum wheels are standard on the Rocker C.

Passenger pegs are a clue to a surprising feature of the Rocker C. The industry-first Trick solo seat completely conceals a passenger pillion and struts that deploy over the rear fender without tools. When someone needs a lift, simply lift off the main seat cushion and fold out the pillion on its chrome plated struts. The pillion is independent of the fender, which can still move through the full suspension range. For solo riding, the pillion stows away out of sight. The Rocker C is available in three solid colors with pinstripe flames: Vivid Black Deluxe, Pacific Blue Pearl Deluxe and Crimson Red Sunglo Deluxe.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.

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“Mr. Totalmotorcycle”. Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle. Supporting Motorcyclists and Motorcycling for 18 great years.

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