Ready for the long haul, or just a jaunt around the neighborhood, the 2009 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic is loaded with details, powerful enough to pull mountain roads with a passenger in tow, and just has the sort of look about it that makes you just want to ride a bit further. The 2009 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic sports a full-sized lexan windshield, wide whitewall tires, and sculpted full-coverage fenders. Driver amenities include half-moon rider footboards, studded leather saddlebags and seat, shorty exhaust, and of course, a rigid-mounted Twin Cam 96B V-twin engine.
The hardest thing not to notice about the 2009 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic is the yards of chrome work that just seem to drip from every surface, but most particularly the engine. If there ever was a motorcycle that showed off its mill better than the 2009 Harley Davidson heritage Softail Classic, I have yet to see it in person. The 96B engine is plenty powerful, as well, though, producing 86 lb/ft of torque at just 3,200 rpm, and yet delivering 54 miles per gallon highway fuel economy, and 35 miles per gallon in the city, though why anyone would subject this bike to city driving when it is so clearly meant for country roads is a mystery. Electronic sequential Port Fuel Injection helps to provide the economy numbers, as does a six-speed transmission driving the rear wheel via a belt final drive.
Information about the 2009 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic is provided to the rider via a chrome finish, “Cat Eye” console that provides information such as speed, clock, dual trip meter, odometer, low fuel warning light and countdown feature, low oil pressure indicator light, engine diagnostic readout, and transmission indicator light. The 2009 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic features four-piston front and two-piston rear brakes, and does not have available ABS for the 2009 model year.
Pricing for the 2009 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic begins at $17,999, which gets you the ’09 Heritage Softail Classic in black. If you choose a bike with some color on it, however, you’ve got some decisions to make. There are more than ten available color combinations for the 2009 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic, including three new colors, Red Hot Sunglo and Two-tone Deep Turquoise/Antique White, and three limited-availability custom colors that will be available throughout the year. The custom color 2009 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic motorcycles will set you back at least $18,824, and two-tone bikes slightly less at $18,654. Solid color bikes begin at $18,344. Additional options include a security system and aluminum wheel option, which together will bump the price a total of $845. The 2009 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic has plenty of style and sass to make the bucks worthwhile, and offers a ride that is just distinct enough to make people look again when you pass by. Any car that could do that would require a second mortgage.