2021 Harley Softail Lineup Overview

Yesterday we gave you a quick intro to the 2021 Harley Softail motorcycles. Now it’s time to look at ’em in more detail. The Street Bob model receives a displacement upgrade with the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine.

Also, the Fat Boy 114 model gets restyled in brilliant chrome. Eight Harley-Davidson Softail models range in style from classic to custom to gritty, and each is ready to rock the road.

New Harley Street Bob 114

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The lightest-weight Softail model equipped with a Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, the Street Bob 114 motorcycle is a quick-and-nimble ride. This bike displays authentic bobber attitude, from its mini-ape handlebar to the chopped rear fender. Its digital riser gauge keeps the front end clean and uncluttered.

Street Bob 114 Model Features

  • Milwaukee-Eight 114 Engine: The most power offered from the factory in a Softail chassis: 119 ft. lbs. torque at 3000 rpm. 2-into-2 offset shotgun exhaust. Free-flowing Ventilator air cleaner with exposed element and 114 badging.
  • Stripped-down styling: Chopped fenders, mini ape handlebars, smooth-top 3.5-gallon (13.2 liter) fuel tank, Black steel laced wheels, and blacked-out engine with bright chrome push rod tubes.
  • 2-Up Seating: Standard passenger pillion and foot pegs.
  • Technology: Digital instrumentation inset in handlebar riser, USB charging port, keyless ignition, security system.
  • Signature LED Headlamp: Brilliant LED headlamp features a surround of Signature LED elements.
  • Exclusive paint scheme features a H-D script logo with the classic “Number One” logo on the fuel tank. Available colors: Vivid Black, Stone Washed White Pearl, Baja Orange, Deadwood Green

Refreshed Fat Boy 114 Model

The Fat Boy model remains one of the most physically imposing motorcycles in the Harley-Davidson portfolio. Brilliant chrome replaces the satin chrome finish on the powertrain and exhaust, the front end, the rear fender struts and the console.

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Fat Boy 114 model features

  • Milwaukee-Eight 114 Engine: The most power offered from the factory in a Softail chassis: 119 ft. lbs. torque at 3000 rpm. 2-into-2 offset shotgun exhaust. Free-flowing Ventilator air cleaner with exposed element and 114 badging.
  • New Bright Chrome Styling
    • Engine Covers: Chrome or polished engine covers and rocker covers.
    • Exhaust: 2-into-2 staggered chrome mufflers with chrome shields.
    • Front End: Chrome headlamp nacelle, fork covers and riser highlight the massive front end.
    • Chrome Details: Rear fender struts, tank console, and Ventilator air cleaner cover are finished in brilliant chrome.
    • Lakester Wheels: Solid aluminum Lakester wheels (18-inch front and rear) with Michelin Scorcher 11 160mm front and 240mm rear tires. That’s the widest tire set offered on a Harley-Davidson model.
    • Trimmed Fenders: Trimmed front and rear fenders exaggerate tire size for added presence.
    • Five-gallon fuel tank topped with a bullet hole console for added custom detail.
    • High-Performance Air Cleaner: Ventilator air cleaner with exposed filter element helps increase air flow to the engine.
    • Signature LED Headlamp: Brilliant LED headlamp surrounded by signature LED elements. Headlamp mounts in a bold nacelle specific to the Fat Boy model.
    • Technology: Keyless ignition and security system are standard equipment. Moreover, a USB charging port adds convenience.
    • Rear Suspension: Remote hydraulic pre-load adjustment of the mono-shock rear suspension via turning a knob located below the seat. Thus making adjust for rider and passenger weight.
    • Available Colors: Vivid Black, Black Jack Metallic, Deadwood Green, two-tone Gauntlet Gray Metallic/Vivid Black

Harley Softail Performance Accessories

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  • Screamin’ Eagle Softail Models High-Flow Exhaust System 

    The Screamin’ Eagle High-Flow Exhaust for Softail models provides bolt-on performance. Additionally, it’s optimized for use with Screamin’ Eagle Milwaukee-Eight 128/131 Stage IV Kits or the Screamin’ Eagle 131 Crate Engine in Softail models. It helps extract maximum horsepower and torque and further boosts performance by reducing exhaust system weight by more than 20 percent over the stock system. This system comes in durable Satin Black or Stainless finishes. Designed by Harley-Davidson engineers as part of a Screamin’ Eagle system, header length is properly tuned, back pressure is ideal, and restriction is minimized.
    • Replaces the stock head pipe and mufflers with large-diameter, free-flowing head pipes and matching muffler.
    • Mandrel-bent and TIG welded stainless steel headersassembled with race shop precision for perfect fitment on the motorcycle.
    • 2-into-1 full exhaust system reduces weight and provides serious performance look.
    • Pre-tapped for stock or wide-band Osensors for easy, emissions-compliant installation.
    • Use the Screamin’ Eagle Street Performance Tuner to tune ECM specifically to match performance upgrades.
    • Fits 2018-later Softail models (except FXDR 114, Fat Boy/114 and Breakout/114). Compliant in 49-State, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Also fits 2018-20 Softail models sold in Mexico. 

Screamin’ Eagle Softail Model Milwaukee-Eight Engine Stage III Kits

  • The Stage III 107CI to 119CI upgrade delivers up to 23 percent more horsepower and 17 percent more torque compared over stock. Additionally, the 114CI to 122CI upgrade increases power by up to 15 percent and torque by 13 percent. Kits are eligible for Custom Coverage under the motorcycle’s factory 24-month vehicle limited warranty. That is, when dealer-installed by an authorized H-D Dealer within 60 days of vehicle purchase and is otherwise backed by a 12-month limited warranty. 

    Screamin’ Eagle Milwaukee-Eight Engine Stage III 107CI to 119CI Kit – Black Highlighted or Black Non-Highlighted

    Screamin’ Eagle Milwaukee-Eight Engine Stage III 114CI to 122CI Kit – Black Highlighted

    Kits include the following Screamin’ Eagle components:
    • 4.155 Big Bore Bolt-On Cylinders
    • Forged 11.0:1 High-Compression Pistons and Rings
    • SE8-447 Torque Cam
    • High Capacity Tappets
    • High Performance Cam Bearing
    • Stage III Timer Cover and Insert
    • Multi-layer coated Head Gaskets
    • Cylinder Base and Cam Cover Gaskets

Kit Features

  • Most necessary gaskets and seals
  • Factory engineered by Harley-Davidson as a complete performance system.
  • Delivers increased throttle response throughout the entire RPM range.
  • Produces flexible roll-on passing power, reducing the need to downshift.  
  • Delivers excellent stop-light to freeway speed on-ramp acceleration.
  • Patented Big Bore cylinder design permits installation without removing the engine from the motorcycle, saving installation time and cost.

49-State U.S. EPA compliant. Refer to www.H-D.com/Shop for status.

Additional 2021 Harley Softail Models

Softail Standard: A lean Bobber profile steeped in attitude; the most-attainable entry point to Big Twin ownership.

Low Rider S: High bars and horsepower define this cruiser; premium suspension components are tuned for aggressive riding; styling cues inspired by the coastal build scene.

Softail Slim: A stripped-down, low-slung bobber brings old-school styling into the modern era; black steel laced wheels, tuck-and-roll seat cover, Hollywood handlebar, bobbed fenders.

Sport Glide: An aggressive factory-custom cruiser outfitted with a detachable fairing and rigid clamshell saddlebags; ideally suited for light touring, cruising or commuting.

Fat Bob 114: A burly street-eating muscle machine; inverted race-style forks, dual front disc brakes, 2-1-2 performance exhaust.

Heritage Classic: All-American vintage style with modern performance; choice of Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine with chrome styling or Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine with dark styling.

Note: The Low Rider, Deluxe, and FXDR 114 models will not be produced for 2021; the Breakout 114 will be available only in some international markets. See the V-twin manufacturer’s website for the full 2021 stable of ponies.

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