In 1999, the Harley Davidson motorcycle company produced three different Springer models. These models were the Heritage Springer, Springer Softail and FXSTS Softail Springer. All of these models were part of the Softail lineup which consisted of motorcycles that had rear suspension that would absorb most of the bumps of the road, providing a soft ride. Harley Davidson Softails are known for having their rear suspension hidden within the rear components of the bike, making the bike look like a hard-tail bike.
The 1999 Harley Davidson Heritage Springer came with a 1,340 cc, or 81.77-cubic-inch, engine. This engine was a V-twin, four-stroke power house. It is cooled by an air induction system. It had a horsepower rating of 56 at 5,000 rpm. The top speed of this bike was 93.2 mph. A five-speed gear box was utilized for the 1999 Heritage Springer as well as a belt final drive. The 1999 Heritage Springer weighed 684.5 lbs. The wheelbase for this bike was 5.26 feet. The Heritage Springer had a gas tank with a fuel capacity of 4.2 gallons.
The 1999 Harley Davidson Springer Softail also came with a 1,340 cc, or 81.77-cubic-inch, engine. This was the V-twin, four stroke engine as the Heritage had. The Springer Softail weighed 626.1 lbs. The Softail had a wheelbase of 5.37 feet. The Springer Softail had a gas tank with a fuel capacity of 4.2 gallons.
FXSTS Softail Springer
The FXSTS Softail Springer made its debut in 1999. This Springer was larger and more powerful than the other Springer bikes produced in 1999. The FXSTS had a 1,449 cc, four-stroke, V-twin engine. The bore of this engine was 3.75 inches and the stroke was 4 inches. The compression ratio for this bike was 8.8-to-1. The horsepower rating for this bike was 63 at 5,200 rpm. It had 81 pounds-foot of torque at 3,000 rpm. The FXSTS weighed 628.32 lbs.