Harley-Davidson Softail Blackline – a motorcycle for all those who run by their own rules
The 2011 Harley-Davidson Softail Blackline FXS is a modern long custom motorbike with a minimalist, low profile and plenty of vintage Harley-Davidson parts.
The FXS Blackline features a rigid “hardtail” rear suspension and narrow rear profile. This contemporary custom bike is slung low with an aggressive riding position that is both cool and comfortable.
The Harley Blackline is reminiscent of the glory days of Harley-Davidson motorcycling—the black headlight, slammed speedo mounted on the triple clamp, round air cleaner cover and black horseshoe oil tank are reminiscent of pre-war H-D parts and accessories; the fuel tank with small tank graphics are inspired by the 1977 Low Rider motorcycle; and the black cylinders with gray heads and black rocker covers is a look you’d find on the Panheads and Shovelheads of the 1950’s and 60’s.
The 2011 Harley-Davidson Blackline is the newest addition to the Harley Softail motorcycles lineup, and features a lot of blacked out parts and not a ton of extras—everything is functional and ready for the road.
“The Blackline is a motorcycle for all those who run by their own rules,” said Mike Lowney, director, market outreach for Harley-Davidson. “It’s more than a bike-it’s a mindset that is rooted in the spirit of defiance and irreverence embraced by today’s young riders.”
The Blackline motorcycle (priced at $15,499) is included in Dark Custom line alongside the Iron 883, the Nightster, the Forty-Eight, the Street Bob, the Fat Bob, and the Cross Bones.