Iconic motorcycles like the 2009 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe can often be the most overlooked- we see bikes like the 2009 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe at local cruise-ins, diners, and rolling down the blacktop, and think to ourselves, “Man, someday!” Strolling through a dealership, however, the eye is easily drawn to flashier bikes- the all-new ones on the cutting edge of design. Riders of the traditional-styled motorcycles, however, see in the 2009 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe an icon of the pinnacle of motorcycling. The 2009 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe carries features and amenities truly unlike any other bike in existence, seamlessly combined with the legendary Harley Davidson attitude as well as tons of retro flavor. The 2009 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe is a motorcycle built like no other; so as to be at home both in around-town jaunts, as well as more stretched-out weekend excursions.
The 2009 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe is fitted with Harley Davidson’s 96B engine, a 1,584cc air-cooled powerhouse complimented with Harley Davidson’s Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection and a six-speed transmission. This combines to afford the 2009 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe to achieve fuel economy of 54 miles per gallon highway and 35 miles per gallon in the city, while still producing 89.7 lb/ft of torque at just 2,750 RPM. The solid-mount 96B engine in the 2009 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe has a compression ratio of 9.2:1, and mates to a six-speed transmission to provide the oomph. A five-gallon fuel tank ensures that you’ve got plenty of range, and a two-piece, two-up removable seat pillion ensures passenger and rider comfort for all of those miles. All the required indicators and instruments are on the gauge pod, and braking is handled by 4-piston front discs, and 2-piston rear discs.
Color options for the 2009 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe read like an all-you can eat menu at an all-night café. A host of custom colors are available, as well as several solids and two-tones. There are two new colors available, Flame Blue Pearl and Red Hot Sunglo, while the two-tones carry over unchanged from last year. There are three new custom colors available throughout the year, and pricing for these isn’t much higher than for the two-tone motorcycles. A new 2009 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe will set you back at least $17,449 if you want Vivid Black, and solid colors will run $17,749. Two tones start at $18,104, and the custom colors are $170 more than that. Available options for the 2009 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe include upgraded wheels and a security system. ABS is not yet an option on these motorcycles. There’s a lot to like about the retro styling and technological prowess of the 2009 Harley Davidson Softail deluxe, for those who appreciate the classics.