Harley Davidson has proudly announced the arrival of a new Softail model, the Blackline. As its name implies, it features quite a few black design elements. It’s also “pared to the bone” and characterized by Split Drag handlebars.
Available in Canada form $17,149, it sports an elevated rear fender hugging a thin 144-mm tire. Its compact headlamp and speedometer are mounted low on the FX triple clamp.
The Split Drag handlebars incorporate internal wiring and are mounted directly to the top triple clamp. The asymmetrical fuel tank sports a single filler located on the right. It uses a new type of analog speedometer including an LCD screen that tells riders if the fuel level is too low as well as how many more kilometres they can get out of it.
The Canadian model boasts a shorter rear fender, an LED taillamp, a licence plate illuminator and composite holder mounted on the lower edge of the fender.
The look is completed by black spoke wheels and Harley’s lowest two-up seat ever.
The Blackline is powered by the rigid-mounted, counter-balanced Twin-Cam V-Twin with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), producing 89 ft-lb of torque at 3,250 rpm.