The Harley-Davidson Deuce is part of Harley-Davidson’s Softail line of motorcycles. The Deuce’s main difference from other Softail cruisers is a larger frame. It’s main competitors are the Honda Shadow, the Kawasaki Vulcan, the Yamaha Dragstar, and the Victory Vegas. The Softail Deuce remained largely unchanged until its discontinuation in 2007.
Dimensions and Exterior
The Harley-Davidson Deuce is 95.4 inches in length, 4.8 inches in ground clearance, and 66.6 inches in wheelbase. It has a wet and dry weight of 682 and 663 pounds respectively, and a fuel capacity of 4.9 gallons. The exterior is equipped with a belt guard, exterior covers and guards, fork guards, front and rear steel fenders, rubber hand grips, a rear fender rail, rear-view folding mirrors, a kick stand, and a master cylinder cover.
Engine and Transmission
The Harley-Davidson Deuce has an air-cooled, four-stroke, two-cylinder V Twin engine with two valves per cylinder in OHV Pushrod configuration. Coupled with a compression ratio of 9.2:1 and a bore and stroke of 3.75 and 4.38 inches respectively, this produces an engine displacement of 1573.2 cc, a maximum torque of 89.8 ft-lbs, and an engine displacement to weight ratio of 2.39 cc. The engine is controlled by a six-speed manual transmission with a belt primary drive and electric starter.
The steel chassis has a 32 degree rake. The front is fitted with a telescopic fork suspension, 11.5-inch disc brakes, and a Dunlop MH90-21 54H tire. The rear is fitted with twin-sided steel swing-arm suspension, two shock absorbers, four caliper pistons, 11.5 inch disc brakes, and a Dunlop 160/70 R17 73V tire. Both tires produce a trail of 5 inches.