Own Correspondent
2 minute read
9 Sep 2015
5:00 pm

Harley-Davidson cruisers for 2016

Own Correspondent

The rush of acceleration never gets old.

In 2016, Harley-Davidson gives riders more of that feeling with the launch of its most powerful line-up of cruiser models ever, including the new S Series Fat Boy S and Softail Slim S models powered by the fierce Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine. That’s just the beginning of the torque-fest Harley-Davidson is offering cruiser riders – there’s more power and new features across the entire Softail model range in 2016.

“Our engineers will tell you one of the best predictors of motorcycle acceleration is the power-to-weight ratio,” said Paul James, Harley-Davidson’s director of motorcycle product planning.

“It’s something you can’t see on a dyno sheet, but you will feel it when you twist the throttle. We’ve put more power in our Softail Big Twin cruisers for 2016, without adding weight, in a keep-them-lean and make-them-mean approach to delivering the performance riders are asking for.”

Softail Slim S. Picture: Supplied

Softail Slim S. Picture: Supplied

2016 S Series
It’s the classic hot-rod move – drop in a bigger motor. Make that the biggest motor. The Screamin’ Eagle performance – once reserved for Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) models – is now available in regular production motorcycles for the first time ever.

With styling inspired by cutting edge trends in motorcycle culture, the limited-edition Fat Boy S and Softail Slim S models feature the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110, tuned to make up to 109 lb-ft of torque. Restyled with minimal bright work, the new S Series models are built for riders who want to stand out. Both the Fat Boy S and the Softail Slim S feature Harley-Davidson electronic cruise control, ABS and H-D Factory Security System.

Softail Slim S
Classic, lean bobber style, from the clipped rear fender to the Hollywood handlebar, is the calling card of the Softail Slim model. Now the S Series version ups the performance ante with a glossblack Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 powertrain, featuring the Screamin’ Eagle Stage 1 high-flow intake and optimised jet-black over/under dual shotgun mufflers.

Every speck of chrome has been replaced with gloss black paint. The Softail Slim S is offered in Vivid Black bodywork or the new Olive Gold Denim colour, with military-inspired tank graphics.

Heritage Softail Classic. Picture: Supplied

Heritage Softail Classic. Picture: Supplied

Fat Boy S
Harley-Davidson stylists give the iconic Fat Boy motorcycle a darker attitude in the S Series, designing a menacing look that matches the muscle of its Screamin’ Eagl Twin Cam 110 engine, trimmed out for this application with a Screamin’ Eagle Ventilator intake and optimised jet-black over/under dual shotgun mufflers.

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, the model gets new High Output Twin Cam 103 powertrain and electronic cruise control. The new Harley-Davidson motorcycles and accessories start rolling into dealerships immediately.