Harleydavidson Engine Specifications

Harley-Davidsons are popular American bikes.

Harley-Davidsons have been a symbol of the American road for decades. Popular with outlaw bikers and police officers alike, the Harley-Davidson is inseparable in popular imagination from the motorcycle itself. For those interested in buying a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, knowing the engine specifications is the first step toward knowing what bike is best for you.

Dyna Street Bob

The 2011 Dyna Street Bob retails for around $13,000, depending on the options. The bike is more than 7 1/2 feet long with a seat sitting a little over 2 feet above the ground regardless of whether you are on it or not. The bike has a ground clearance of almost 5 inches. The steering head has a rake of 29 degrees. The engine has a displacement of 96 cubic inches with a six gear chain transmission. The bike boasts fuel economy rates of 54 mpg on the highway and 35 mpg in the city.

Sportster Nightster

Harley-Davidson’s 2011 Sportster Nightster retails for around $10,000 depending on coloring and options. The bike has a steering rake of 30.4 degrees and a trail of 4.6 inches. The tank holds 3.3 gallons of gas with a running order weight of 562 lbs. The bike boasts 79 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. The Sportster Nightster gets 57 mpg on the highway and 42 mpg in the city. It has a chain transmission system with five speeds.

Heritage Softail Classic

The Heritage Softail Classic starts at $17,000 but might cost more depending on what color and options you choose. The bike has a 31 degree rake with a 5.8-inch trail and a 64.5-inch wheel base. The air-cooled engine has a displacement of 96 cubic inches, gets 54 mpg on the highway and 34 mpg in the city and boasts 92.2 feet inches of torque when running at 3,000 rpm. The engine runs on six gears. The bike’s wheels have both chrome and laced aluminum and steel.

Road King

The 2011 Road King starts at around $17,000. The bike has a ground clearance of more than 5 inches with a rake of 26 degrees and a trail of 6.69 inches. The air-cooled engine runs on six speeds with a chain transmission. The displacement is 96 inches and the bike gets 54 mpg on the highway and 35 mpg in the city. The gas tank holds up to 6 gallons of fuel, meaning that you can go about 300 miles on a single tank.