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Motorcycle: Overhead Valve Twins - Softails
Date: Sunday, October 31 @ 14:55:17 UTC
Topic: Motorcycle, Motorcycles, Motor Cycle


Softails It is a typical Harley irony that the Evolution V2 engine, unveiled in 1984, brought about a revolution in the company's fortunes, whereas the Twin Cam engine launched in 1998 was truly revolutionary in engineering terms. Then came the Twin Cam 88 and its balance-shafted brother, the 88B - so revolutionary that it might aptly be dubbed the Revo V2. It took four years and 2.5 million test miles (4 million km) to bring the project to fruition, resulting in an engine with 18 of 450 components in common with the 80-inch Evo motor. The result has as many benefits over its predecessor as the Evo had over the Shovel. If it does half as well Harley-Davidson can look forward with confidence.

If the Evolution V2 engine was a success, then so was the model in which it first appeared. Softails are the glittering style kings of the Harley range, and the first of these was the seminal FXST Softail of 1984. "Retro-Tech" is something modern in concept but executed and styled in a recognisably "classic" way. To achieve the hardtail illusion, Harley-Davidson engineers designed a massive triangulated rear swinging fork, with twin shock absorbers hidden from normal view beneath the engine. The clean overall lines of the machine emphasized the elegant sweep from head stock to rear wheel spindle, heightening the hardtail effect. Visually, however, the origins were the 1949 HydraGlide, the first Harley model with telescopic front forks. If any modern motorcycle belonged outside a 1950s American diner, the Softail was surely it, until the even more eye-grabbing 1988 Springer Softail brought the same throwback concept to the front end as well. Retro-Tech has since established itself as the fourth major theme in the Milwaukee menagerie, alongside the Sportsters, Dynas and Glides. Indeed, of all Harley models, Softails are invariably in the shortest supply.





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