2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Motorcycles Revamped & Combined with Dyna Line

Yup, you heard that right. Harley-Davidson has totally revamped its Softail line to accommodate the Milwaukee-Eight engine and has combined the Dyna line with the 2018 Softails. American Iron Magazine Editor Steve Lita had the chance to talk to Harley-Davidson engineers about the overhaul and was one of the first to ride the new Softails. […]

2018 Harley Softail Specs and Prices

2018 Harley Breakout/Breakout 114 Specs Lengths: 93.3″/ wheelbase: 67″ Seat height: 25.6″ Lean angle (R/L): 26.8/26.8 Weight Running: 672 lbs. Engine: Milwaukee-Eight 107/114 Torque (Base): 109 ft-lbs., (114) 119 ft-lbs. Bore/stroke (Base): 3.937″/4.375″, (114) 4″/4.5″ Compression (Base): 10:1, (114) 10.5:1 Fuel system/capacity: EFI/ 3.5 gal. Exhaust: 2-into-2 exhaust Transmission: Six-speed Cruise Drive Tires Front: 21″, […]

2018 Harley-Davidson Softails First Ride Report

Our initial exposure to this new line of Softail motorcycles was brief, but enjoyable. The short ride opportunity included a comparison between each model’s 2017 brethren. We can now offer a small taste of what it’s like to ride the new Softails. Bear in mind, our first ride opportunity took place during one rain-shortened afternoon […]

Dream Ride Editor’s Choice Winner: The Red Mosquito 2004 Night Train

Photos by Mark Velazquez  Beneath the massive tent that houses the show bikes at the 2016 Dream Ride, one man stands out from the rest. His salt-and-pepper beard, trimmed yet full, his overalls cuffed to just below his calves, and his flip-flops exposing his toes to the subtle summer breeze set him apart from most […]

2017 Harley-Davidson Breakout First Ride Review Video

The 2017 Breakout delivers a tried-and-true Harley-Davidson riding experience. Low-slung in a stretched frame, riders straddle a wide tank and reach for the wide drag bars in a punched out riding position. Drop the clutch and there’s an explosion of power, the electronic throttle control dialed and quick to respond. Between the 21” tall front […]

Blinging Out a Fat Boy: H-D 6-Spoke Rear Wheel & Pulley Install (Intro)

By Chris Maida Part I: Installing a new chrome Harley-Davidson 6-spoke rear wheel and pulley, with a new H-D polished rotor and Shinko 150/80-16” rear tire Want to add some instant flash to your bike? Bolt on a nice set of custom wheels! When I had my bike shop, back in the day, guys would […]

2016 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe Review

  NEW BIKE REVIEW • by Dain Gingerelli It’s a bling thing One thing’s for sure about the FLSTN Softail Deluxe: It isn’t subtle. Chromed and polished parts abound on this boulevard bomber, and when you factor in the wide whitewall tires and optional Hard Candy paint job – our test bike wears the flamboyant […]

Harley News: Overview of New 2016 Harleys

Two new Dark Custom models, the most powerful cruiser lineup in company history, and a broad range of performance and styling enhancements throughout the range highlight Harley-Davidson’s new model lineup for 2016. 2016 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Highlights New Iron 883™ and Forty-Eight® models assert Harley-Davidson’s Dark Custom leadership with motorcycles updated with modern design and new […]

American Iron Garage: Install

What Goes ‘Round Installing wheels on a Softail intro by Steven Wyman-Blackburn captions and photos by Tricia Szulewski When installing anything new on your bike, you’re going to have to decide whether or not to follow the latest trend. As you’ve probably noticed by now, when it comes to wheels, a lot of guys are dropping loads of dollars on […]

American Iron Harley News: 19,000 Dyna & Softail Motorcycles Recalled

Harley-Davidson is recalling just over 19,000 Dyna and Softail motorcycles from the 2012 model year because the threads for the brake line banjo bolt in the front brake master cylinder may corrode. If the threads corrode, a sudden loss of brake fluid could result, causing a loss of the front brakes. Models affected are the […]