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MCN overall verdict rating is 4

Although at first glance the Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce is much like any other cruiser style Harley, the Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce is, in fact, a real beaut. Based on the Harley-Davidson Softail but with a stretch tank, restyle rear fender, chromed fork sliders and pull back bars, the Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce has clean, classic lines that are classic Harley. It’s also classily built, goes decently well and has lots of options available. Sweet.


MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

The Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce was discontinued as a model before the very latest 1558 varient of Harley’s Big Twin was introduced. But the Old School ‘Twin Cam’ 1450 engine in the  Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce certainly ain’t bad. Expect  lumpy, charismatic predictability and durability and car-style performance. Just don’t expect thrills a minute.

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

With the Softail (but harsh) hidden shock rear end, the Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce can’t match the twin shock Dyna’s for ride quality and handling, but it’s not desperate, either. The Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce's braking also can’t match the twin disc-ed machines such as the Harley-Davidson Super Glide Sport.


MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

Nothing to get excited about, true, but the Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce has all the custom bells and whistles where it matters, all served up to provide a fairly classy, luxurious concoction. It’s not touring motorcycle, but the Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce will certainly pull the crowds.

Harley-Davidson FXSTD Softail Deuce (1999-2005)

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Engine size 1449 cc
Power 63 bhp
Top speed 118 mph
Insurance group 16 of 17
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Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

Again, the Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce is a modern Harley, so paint, build quality, robustness etc are a given to be amongst the best anywhere. Reliability is pretty much beyond question, too, after all the  Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce is a big, massively refined yet understressed motorcycle ridden very little and serviced often by wealthy people. So go figure…


MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

The Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce was around £12k when new and is regarded as something of a classy, iconic machine, and is particularly desirable as such, keeping used values high. Find a Harley-Davidson Softail for sale.


Insurance group: 16 of 17

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Model History

Sep 1999:  Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce launched.
Aug 2000: Equipped with new H-D security system.
Jan 2001: Optional fuel injection available.
Jan 2002: Alarm and immobiliser now standard, also now with new bullet style indicators.
Jan 2004: Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce replaced by FXSTDI Softail Deuce with EFI as standard.
Aug 2005: Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce discontinued.

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Top speed 118 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 13.2 secs
Max power 63 bhp
Max torque 82 ft-lb
Weight 293 kg
Seat height 660 mm
Fuel capacity 18.9 litres
Average fuel consumption 38 mpg
Tank range 146 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 16 of 17
Engine size 1449 cc
Engine specification 4v air-cooled V-twin, 5 gears
Frame Steel tube cradle
Front suspension adjustment None
Rear suspension adjustment Preload
Front brakes Single 292mm disc
Rear brake Single 292mm disc
Front tyre size MH90 x 21
Rear tyre size 160/70 x 17

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