2016 H-D Heritage Softail

September 1, 2016 at 11:41 am  •  Posted in The Bikes by


Comfort as modern as this morning’s news and the power from the High Output Twin Cam 103B engine, but the look still blazes straight from this machine’s authentic dresser past.

This is too good to consign to history. One of the “original” Harley-Davidson models that the brand was recognized by, the Heritage Softail Classic drips with nostalgia of days gone by, but that’s only half the equation for the rider of today.

WOG Mag 8.4 2016 H-D Heritage Softail Pix

Refreshed Heritage Softail Classic

Combining the look of a vintage dresser with smooth, modern Softail performance, the Heritage Softail Classic model combines classic cruiser attitude with modern touring comfort and amenities. In addition to its new High Output Twin Cam 103 powertrain and new electronic cruise control, the Heritage Softail receives refreshed styling for 2016.

“You can draw a straight styling line from the Hydra-Glide models of the 1950s to the new Heritage Softail,” said Rebecca Krueger, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Product Planning Manager. “The new bike looks more like the original, still nostalgic but with fewer studs on the saddlebags, seat and backrest, and a new tank badge.

The leather saddlebags feature new Conchos with red starburst inserts that match highlights in the seat skirt and tank badge. The saddlebags also have a new and improved internal support structure to maintain their shape, a feature not previously offered. A new leather fuel tank panel matches the pattern of the backrest.

WOG Mag 8.4 2016 H-D Heritage Softail Pix

The Heritage Softail Classic retains its other popular features, including a passenger backrest, a full-coverage removable windshield with quick-release mounts, a deep FL-style front fender and chrome laced wheels with covered hubs. ABS is standard equipment.

The 2016 Heritage Softail Classic is available in the following colors: Solid Vivid Black, Superior Blue, Billet Silver and Olive Gold; Two-tone Crushed Ice Pearl/Frosted Teal Pearl and Amber Whiskey/Vivid Black; Custom Color Purple Fire/Blackberry Smoke and Cosmic Blue Pearl.

Visit H-D.com to see all 2016 Harley-Davidson models® and to find a local authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit


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