• Stunning condition
• All original condition
• Loaded with chrome
The Harley-Davidson Softail Springer is a retro styled Harley based on the FXST Softail. A bare bones but appealing cruiser which evokes Harley’s post war years.
The ‘Springer’ front Forks - hence the name -are modelled on the 1948 model but the rest of the Harley-Davidson Softail Springer was relatively modern in 1988 when the model was introduced.
The current owner bought this Springer in 2016 as a one owner bike with 23,000 miles on it from the Harley Davidson main dealer at Aylesford, and the MOTs show it has only ridden a few hundred miles a year since then.
He has a number of other bikes and has decided to downsize his collection and concentrate on restoring an older bike.
Although the bike has a full Harley Davidson history, the service book was unfortunately lost by the main dealer when they moved showrooms while the bike was for sale at the time the current owner bought it.
However they have vouched it had been in for all required services and has been serviced by independent specialist V Twin in Rye since then, who inspected it and noted the only fault they could find was the reflector on the back wasn’t quite central!
In keeping with the post war retro styling, this Springer has been customised with plenty of chrome extras. Triple Harley headlamps adorn the front and there is an art deco style marker light on the front fender (although this has never worked according to the owner).
The chromed finished engine is housed in a contrasting black frame, and the extensive bright work is all immaculate, you can see it has been very well kept. The forks also stand-out from the crowd in a lovely chrome finish.
The silver and black paint is almost flawless, we didn't spot many blemishes as we looked around it, just a small chip on the rear mudguard and one on the front mud guard support frame.
At the back there are the original leather pannier bags, complete with full tassels, which are often cut off or worn, but these are all there.
Last MOT’d in April, passing with no advisories. The owner rebuilt the carburettor in June using new seals and rubber parts so should be safe with ethanol fuel.
The white wall tyres have good tread and the battery cranks the motor easily.
With only limited use the wear and tear items have lasted well and the owner is not aware of anything currently needing doing.
To many, this is the iconic Harley Davidson bike, the V Twin, chrome and tassels are pure mid century Americana, and this has had some genuine Harley accessories scattered around it to enhance that look.
This is an immaculate bike in great condition and with low miles for the year.
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