17277A 2017 HARLEY-DAVIDSON® FLSS SOFTAIL SLIM® S Vivid Black
The bobber style of the Softail Slim® model gets dialed up with the Screamin’ Eagle® Air-Cooled Twin Cam 110B™ engine, black triple clamp and riser, gloss black headlamp ring, black fork slider covers, black lower forks, black and mirrors, black over/under shotgun exhaust with slash cut mufflers, and optional military themed graphics. The Softail Slim® S. Modern power. Old iron attitude.
The Softail Slim® S motorcycle hits all the high notes with high-demand customer upgrades, high emotional appeal, and high trending design. Its new military inspired visuals, dark elements, and powerful engine upgrade make this a customer-relevant machine.
SOFTAIL® A rigid mounted engine and twin hidden rear shocks give Softail models the clean look of a vintage hardtail, while cutting-edge technology delivers the smooth ride and comfort expected from a modern Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The counter-balanced High Output Twin Cam 103B engine delivers pounding torque, and the 6-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission provides smooth delivery of power.
• Security System Option Standard
• Abs Option Standard
• Color : Vivid Black
• HARLEY-DAVIDSON®Two-Up Seat $393
• HARLEY-DAVIDSON® Sissy Bar Upright $209
• HARLEY-DAVIDSON® Passenger Backrest Pad $75
• VIKING BAGS Warrior Series Motorcycle Saddlebags $324
Parts total $1,001
Labor total $262
Total added value $1,263
Extended Service Plans Available on 15-calendar-year-old and newer motorcycles with fewer than 60K miles
KEY FEATURES WHEN NEW
• Olive Gold Denim color option with military inspired graphics
• Black Steel Laced wheels
• Black fork slider covers, gloss black (maybe satin) fork lowers
• Gloss black axle nut covers
• Gloss black headlamp trim ring
• Gloss black engine, round black air cleaner backplate, filter and cover
• Fat Bob® fuel tank
• Black mirrors
• Black brake lever and hydraulic clutch assemblies
• Black triple clamp, riser and handlebar clamp
• Black over/under shotgun exhaust with CVO™ Softail® Deluxe mufflers
• Hardtail styling with hidden horizontal rear shocks
• Low-slung solo seat at 23.8-inches
• Half-moon footboards
• Cruise control, standard
• Hydraulic clutch
• Electronic throttle control
• Easy reach side stand and easy liftoff
• 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
• Self-canceling turn signal controls
• Start, engine cutoff, left/right turn signals, horn, hi/low beam with flash-to-pass, odometer display toggle/trip switch and hazard lights hand controls
• Barrel key, tank console-mounted ignition; fork lock common with ignition key
• Electric power accessory connector under seat
• Rigid-mounted, Air-cooled, 1801 cc Screamin’ Eagle® Twin Cam 110B™ engine
• Screamin’ Eagle® Stage I high-flow air cleaner
• 6-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission
• Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) with heated O2 sensors
• Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)1, standard
• Smart Security System2 with proximity-based, hands-free security fob, standard
FEATURES AND BENEFITS WHEN NEW
Get an eyeful of a Softail motorcycle and you see more than some weepy-eyed exercise in nostalgia. You’re looking at the kind of style that has the power to defy time. Honest. Uncluttered. Unaffected by the fad of the moment. There’s a good reason for this. We’ve used our long decades on the road, riding, wrenching, talking to other custom bike fanatics, to discover what works. Then we stick with it, and use it to push the boundaries of motorcycle design ever further. Take a look at the horseshoe oil tank adorning our Softail models. It’s the same one you’d see on a restored dresser from the ‘50s, or a radical Panhead chopper from the ‘70s. And you’ll find it right now on future Harley-Davidson models that still on the drawing board. Other companies may be content to imitate bits and pieces from our long history. On a Softail motorcycle every part down to the axle nut cover comes from an authentic tradition. With a genuine reason for looking the way it looks.
The air-cooled 45° V-Twin engine at the heart of every Softail® model is a prime example of what makes a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle more satisfying than anything else. Its clean, uncluttered shape fits perfectly in the downtubes of the frame. Twist the throttle and the surge of torque hits you exactly where it counts. The knowledge of what makes an engine truly move a rider runs deep at The Motor Company, and it’s been put to particular good use to power the Softail family. We counterbalance the engine, which means we can bolt it directly to the frame. It keeps the styling tight at the center of the bike. It lets the rider feel the pulse of the V-Twin. Yet there aren’t any vibrations rattling the fillings out of your teeth. What’s good gets even better. The S Series gets a Screamin’ Eagle® Air-Cooled Twin Cam 110B™ engine. More power is always a Harley-Davidson tradition.
If you’ve never experienced a Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle, it’s time to find out what you’ve been missing. The venerable Softail frame has logged untold millions of miles, and we’ve put every one of them to good use. The result: one of the most fun rides in all of motorcycling. We’ve spent the years making the frame stiffer, the geometry more balanced and the braking more precise. The dazzling wheels are wrapped in premium Dunlop rubber. The low seats give you a confident feeling of being a part of the motorcycle. Get out on a rolling stretch of backcountry highway and it all comes together. The crisp and responsive ride. The killer looks. As long as we build motorcycles like this having a good time will never go out of style.
The authentic look of a Softail motorcycle comes from the days before anyone knew much about building a suspension. The rigid hardtail frames of yesteryear had a pure, uncluttered look that riders still love. But the bone-rattling ride meant your grandpa needed to strap on a kidney belt to keep his internals intact. The Softail family uses modern technology to consign the kidney belt to the museum. We’ve kept all the modern comforts where they belong—below the surface of a rad bike loaded with authentic style. 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.
The Softail® Slim® S model gives you two choices of paint: Olive Gold Denim or Vivid Black. Like all Harley-Davidson® paint it’s premium color, laid down thick and flawless on your metal.
Custom Tank Graphics and Black Detailing
Check out the tank graphics on the Softail® Slim® S model. With the Olive Gold Denim paint, you get a military-inspired waterslide graphic. With the Vivid Black Paint, you get a classic Harley-Davidson Bar and Shield medallion. To compliment that look you get blacked-out styling details. Black brake levers, clutch assemblies. mirrors, triple clamp and handlebar clamp. Even the headlamp trim ring is black. Either way you go, one thing is sure. The Softail® Slim® S model is one motorcycle that refuses to blend in.
“Hollywood” Handlebars and “Cat Eye” Console
A cutting-edge ride that’s rich with Harley-Davidson history, the Softail Slim® S model’s old-iron soul comes alive right up front. Unique retro-inspired handlebars call back to the glory days of 1940s bobbers, while the gloss-black headlamp cover and the “Cat Eye” console with its retro speedo face add even more swing-era swagger.
Stage 1 High Flow Round Air Intake
Sitting between the big cylinders on the Softail® Slim® S model you’ll notice a gloss black high flow round air cleaner cover, filter and back plate. This high flow filter lets the engine gulp air in massive quantities in order to make massive amounts of power. Think of it as military muscle.
The gloss black 110 cubic inch counter-balanced V-Twin engine on the Softail® Slim® S model feeds its sound to the world through 2 into 2 exhaust with blacked-out pipes and mufflers.
Narrow Rear Profile
The narrow rear tire and chopped fender with its integrated stop/turn/tail light and side-mounted license plate add up to a stripped-down profile that evokes the iconic, no-nonsense style of classic bobbers.
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.
Screamin’ Eagle® Air-Cooled, Twin Cam 110B™ Engine
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 this counter-balanced Twin Cam 110™ 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® and Twin Cam engines that came before. The performance and durability are a direct result of untold miles logged on the V-Twin since 1909 and the proud heritage that comes from a century’s commitment to life on two wheels.
Screamin’ Eagle® Air-cooled, Twin Cam 110B™ Engine Style
Pure. Dripping with power. A jewel machined out of metal. There’s no mistaking the roots of the Twin Cam 110™ Engine with its Screamin’ Eagle® badges: authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through. It’s gloss black heads sit atop cylinders with machined cooling fin tips to highlight the muscular shape of the engine. It’s a pure, powerful declaration of the value of staying true to what satisfies the rider.
Screamin’ Eagle® Air-cooled, Twin Cam 110B™ Engine Power
The Screamin’ Eagle® Air-Cooled, Twin Cam 110B™ engine in the Softail® Slim® S model is built to deliver awesome power and a smooth ride at the same time. Counter balancers dampen the vibration while the big pistons pump out the torque. You get big power on the low end and plenty to keep you happy on the high end. There’s a reason we’re called The Motor Company. And once you send some fuel to this one, you’ll know what it is.
Screamin’ Eagle® Air-Cooled, Twin Cam 110B™ Engine Innovation
Fire up the counter-balance Twin Cam 110™ engine and feel the low-end torque unleashed. The colossal 110 cubic inches provide seemingly endless torque with adrenaline-pumping pull through all six gears. And counter balancing keeps the engine rock solid smooth through all six gears. Six speeds, a strong driveline and a low cruising RPM couldn’t feel better.
6-Speed Cruise Drive® Transmission
You want a ride that rumbles—not begs for mercy—when you lean on it a little. The 6-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.
Front Brake System
The front brake system on the Softail® models this year delivers a 40 percent reduction in the amount of lever force required at peak braking. The handlebar master and front cylinders have been restyled. There’s a 4-piston fixed caliper with 32 and 34 mm pistons, premium caliper piston coating to minimize initial displacement and a larger 300 mm rotor. It all adds up to more stopping power with less effort.
Engineered for Easy Handling
The Softail Slim® S motorcycle may come on heavy, but it’s been designed to handle like a dream, with easy jiffy stand lift-off and great low-speed maneuverability, so you’re always riding in control. And when it’s time to stop, the low-slung saddle means your feet easily reach the road.
Electronic Throttle Control and Cruise Control
The minimalist styling of the Softail Slim® S motorcycle gets even cleaner with the addition of standard electronic throttle control. Take a look. There’s no cable cluttering up the handlebars. Cruise control is also included, standard. The switches are placed where you can easily dial in your speed with your left thumb. That’s all it takes to give your wrist a break and keep on hauling down the road.
Low Solo Seat
The low-slung solo saddle matches the motorcycle’s clean, back-to-basics attitude, setting you “in” the bike so you ride like you’re a part of it and the open road ahead of you.
Half Moon Foot Boards
Cruise ahead with both feet in the past with this fresh twist on a classic design. The look may be vintage but the comfort is up-to-date: the chrome-plated steel surround and high durability raised rubber shapes are assembled to offer modern cast-in vibration isolation.
SPECIFICATIONS WHEN NEW
Engine 1 Screamin’ Eagle® Air-cooled, Twin Cam 110B™
Bore 4 in.
Stroke 4.374 in.
Displacement 110 cu in
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel System 3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
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
Exhaust Black over/under shotgun exhaust with slash-cut muffler
Wheels, Front Type 9 Black Steel Laced
Wheels, Rear Type Black Steel Laced
Brakes, Caliper Type 4-piston front and 2-piston rear
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 2 109 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,500
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 24
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 24.9
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 43 mpg
Length 92.3 in.
Seat Height, Laden 7 23.8 in.
Seat Height, Unladen 7 26.2 in.
Ground Clearance 4.9 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 682 lb.
Weight, In Running Order 712 lb.
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 8 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system, 6-speed, low fuel warning, low battery, ABS
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
1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
5. 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.
6. Prices 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.
7. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
8. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
9. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
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