Harley-Davidson unveils new entry-level Softail Standard model

The 2020 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard is introduced to give the range a new entry level starting point and appeal to customisers

Harley-Davidson Softail Standard

Harley-Davidson has bolstered its Softail line-up with the introduction of the entry-level Standard, which it describes as a ‘lean bobber steeped in attitude’.

In the face of competition from the likes of the Triumph Bobber, Harley-Davidson has responded with the single seat, laced wheeled Standard, not doubt eyeing up the custom market by providing something of a blank canvas for adventurous bikers to create their art.

In this Standard trim the Softail gets a 19-inch front and 16-inch rear wheel, while just the single Vivid Black colour is offered. At its heart is the venerable Milwaukee-Eight V-Twin 107 powertrain producing 110ft-Ib (145Nm) of torque, weighing in at 291kg and offering a 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission.

At £11,495 in the UK, the Harley-Davidson Softail Standard is designed to be a more attainable entry point for prospective owners, coming in at £800 cheaper than the previous entry level Street Bob.

From launch the Softail Standard will be offered with four dedicated accessory packages using Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories, with the Day Tripper Custom Package (priced in US at $1,409.95) offering the option of adding a pillion with detachable sissy bar and footpegs, while the Coastal Custom Package ($1,599.95) is intended to add a performance element with a Softail Quarter Fairing, aluminium Moto Bar handlebar and BMX-style footpegs.

The Touring Custom Package ($1,699.95) is the more practical version designed for longer distances, while the Performance Custom Package ($1,299.95) amplifies the throttle response of the engine and adds mufflers for a deep-bass exhaust note.

Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Technical Specifications

Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Specs
Length91.3 in. (2,320 mm)
Seat Height25.8 in. (655 mm)
Fuel Capacity3.5 gal. (13.2 l)
Dry weight642 lb. (291 kg)
EngineMilwaukee-Eight® 107
Displacement107 cu in (1,746 cc)
Bore3.937 in. (100 mm)
Stroke4.374 in. (111 mm)
Engine Torque110 ft-lb (149 Nm)
Transmission6-Speed Cruise Drive®
WheelsChrome Steel Laced
Tires Front100/90B19,57H,BW
Tires Rear150/80B16,77H,BW