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2020 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Preview

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The new Softail Standard starts at $13,599.
The new Softail Standard starts at $13,599. (Harley-Davidson/)

Harley-Davidson has announced a mid-year addition to it’s 2020 lineup with the Softail Standard, a Milwaukee-Eight 107-powered bobber-ish platform starting at $13,599.

A minimal approach for riders who want to customize.
A minimal approach for riders who want to customize. (Harley-Davidson/)

The Vivid Black colorway will be the only color option available at release. H-D opting to take a more minimal approach to the aesthetics of the machine in order to highlight its potential as a “blank canvas” for riders with an itch to customize.

Chrome accents offset the Vivid Black colorway.
Chrome accents offset the Vivid Black colorway. (Harley-Davidson/)

It’s packing 1,746cc V-twin inside the steel tube frame, has a 49mm dual-bending valve fork with dual rate spring and a coilover monoshock with preload adjustment. Chrome steel laced wheels are 19 inches in the front and 16 inches at the rear. ABS is optional and the bike weighs out at 655 pounds, ready to ride.

Comes with a solo seat for that bobber style.
Comes with a solo seat for that bobber style. (Harley-Davidson/)

Harley has opted to give the Softail Standard a bit of bobber style with the solo seat, hiding the rear suspension unit beneath the perch. Riders can simply remove the seat to access preload adjustment.

The 2-into-2 exhaust gives that unmistakable Harley note.
The 2-into-2 exhaust gives that unmistakable Harley note. (Harley-Davidson/)

It’s fit and finish are heightened by polished chrome 2-into-2 exhaust, mini-ape handlebars, headlight bezel, rocker, primary, and timer covers.

Chrome steel laced wheels add to the style.
Chrome steel laced wheels add to the style. (Harley-Davidson/)

Additionally, Harley is offering lots of upgrade parts. You can mix and match to your heart’s delight or opt for one of the custom packages to achieve the look you want. The Day Tripper Custom Package ($1,409.95) includes a pillion, 21-inch sissy bar with pad, passenger footpegs and mounts, black leather single-sided swingarm bag, and forward foot controls.

Mini-ape handlebars come standard.
Mini-ape handlebars come standard. (Harley-Davidson/)

The Touring Custom Package ($1,699.95) includes a Sundowner two-up seat and passenger footpegs, Detachables saddlebags, a 14.5-inch sissy bar with back pad, and a 14-inch light smoke removable windscreen.

Softail Standard with the Coastal Custom Package treatment.
Softail Standard with the Coastal Custom Package treatment. (Harley-Davidson/)

There’s also the Coastal Custom Package ($1,599.95) that comes with a Softail Quarter Fairing, black anodized aluminum Moto Bar handlebar, 5.5-inch riser, Bevel two-up seat, and passenger footpegs.

Day Tripper Custom Package.
Day Tripper Custom Package. (Harley-Davidson/)

Or there’s the Performance Custom Package ($1,299.95) that improves throttle and midrange performance with a Screamin’ Eagle Stage II Torque kit and Screamin’ Eagle Pro Street Tuner. There’s also a Screamin’ Eagle Heavy Breather Performance Air Cleaner and Street Cannon Mufflers for an improved exhaust note.

More pull with the Performance Custom Package.
More pull with the Performance Custom Package. (Harley-Davidson/)

2020 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Price And Specifications

Go the extra mile with the Touring Custom Package.
Go the extra mile with the Touring Custom Package. (Harley-Davidson/)

Price $13,599
Engine 1,746cc V-twin, 4 valves/cyl.
Bore x Stroke 100.0 x 111.1mm
Fuel Delivery Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Clutch Wet, multiplate assist clutch
Transmission/Final Drive 6-speed/belt
Frame Mild steel tubular
Front Suspension 49mm telescopic
Rear Suspension 43mm monoshock
Front Brake 4-piston fixed caliper, 300mm disc, ABS optional
Rear Brake 2-piston floating caliper, 292mm disc, ABS optional
Wheels, Front/Rear Chrome steel laced; 2.5x19 in. / 3.0x16 in.
Tires, Front/Rear 100/90-19 / 150/80-16
Rake/Trail 30.0°/6.2 in.
Wheelbase 64.2 in.
Seat Height 26.8 in.
Fuel Capacity 3.5 gal.
Claimed Curb Weight 655 lb.
Available TBD
Contact harley-davidson.com/

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