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A revamped lineup from our friends in Milwaukee.

WORDS Iron & Air Staff  IMAGES Scott Toepfer, Gregory George Moore, Harley-Davidson


The Dyna is dead, long live the Softail.

Harley-Davidson recently killed off its Dyna line to flesh out the Softail family, debuting eight all-new motorcycles that now share a lighter, stiffer chassis with a tightly packaged rear monoshock suspension. The most dramatically restyled Softail model is the Fat Bob.

Harley Davidson Fat Bob Cruising

From its bronze two-to-one-and-back exhaust to its oval “Daymaker” LED headlight, the Bob’s design is unquestionably polarizing but typically gets positive reactions from passersby. The new Fat Bob’s handling is far superior to its predecessor’s with a racing-style cartridge front fork and hidden high-performance rear mono-shock, and even though our Fat Bob had the smaller of the two available Milwaukee-Eight V-twin engines—107 vs 114 cubic inches—the bike never struggled to pull away from a stoplight and leave the street smoking.

Close up Harley Fat Bob

There are eight new bikes in Harley's latest line-up: the Fat Bob, Fat Boy, Street Bob, Low Rider, Softail Slim, Deluxe, Breakout, Heritage Softail Classic.

Softail Street Bob image

The Softail Street Bob

Softail Low Rider image

The Softail Low Rider

Softail Slim

The Softail Slim

Softail Fat Bob image

The Softail Fat Bob

Softail Deluxe image

The Softail Deluxe

Softail Fat Boy image

The Softail Fatboy

Softail Heritage Classic

The Softail Heritage Classic

Softail Breakout

The Softail Breakout

This new lineup is well worth the trip to your local dealer just to experience the engineering work that went into each new machine. Visit to find your local dealer.



This content was produced in association with Harley Davidson.

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