2024 Harley-Davidson® Softail® Standard Review | Engine Specs & Technology

Enjoy a classic riding experience on the 2024 Harley-Davidson® Softail® Standard. Built with the fundamentals of a modern Harley-Davidson Softail bike — classic hardtail lines with a hidden mono-shock rear suspension, the timeless rumble of a Milwaukee-Eight® engine, and agile handling — the Softail Standard liberates you from the extra stuff and makes every ride about you and the freedom of the road ahead. Learn more about the specs and design of the 2024 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard with this model review created by the team at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson.

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2024 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Engine Specs & Powertrain

It all starts with the Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine on the 2024 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard. Making 110 pound-feet of torque and 87 horsepower, the Softail Standard engine has the muscle you’re looking for, while the classic sound rolls through the 2-into-2 shotgun pipes along the right side of the bike. The Softail Standard sends its power through a six-speed Cruise Drive® transmission and rolls on silver Annihilator cast aluminum wheels — a 19-inch front wheel and a 16-inch rear wheel. Get up to 47 combined MPG with the Softail Standard, supplied by a 3.5-gallon fuel tank.

See the engine specs for the Softail standard in the accompanying table.

Engine Milwaukee-Eight 107
Engine Bore 3.937 in.
Displacement 107 cu.-in.
Horsepower 87 HP
Torque 110 lb.-ft.
Torque RPM 3,000 RPM
MPG 47 combined city/hwy

2024 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Safety & Technology

Find safety and tech essentials on the 2024 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard. All your key specs — speedometer, odometer, fuel, trip, tachometer, range, and gear indicators — are displayed on a 2.14-inch screen mounted above the front forks. At the front of the bike, an all-LED high- and low-beam Daymaker® signature forward light dispels the darkness when sunset sneaks up on you. Incandescent blinkers and taillights round out the illumination on the bike. An anti-lock brake system (ABS) is optional.

2024 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard headlamp with rider
2024 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard riding fast in desert

2024 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Dimensions

Lightweight and low-riding, the 2024 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard is built for responsive, agile performance. The Softail Standard is just over 91 inches long, weighs in at 655 pounds with all the fluids onboard, and runs with 4.9 inches of ground clearance. The solo seat puts you in a comfortable upright riding position with mid-mount foot controls.

See the Softail Standard dimensions in the following chart.

Length 91.3 in.
Wheelbase 64.2 in.
Rake 30 deg.
Trail 6.2 in.
Laden Seat Height 25.8 in.
Ground Clearance 4.9 in.
Weight (As Shipped/In Running Order) 642 / 655 lbs.

2024 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Pricing

The 2024 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard starts at $14,999 MSRP*. This is for the bike in Billiard Gray with chrome trim — other options, including Vivid Black and ABS are added-cost features.

*Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, surcharges (attributable to raw materials costs in the product supply chain), added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.

2024 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard riding head-on in desert
2024 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard parked outside bakery

2023 Harley-Davidson® Softail® Standard | Engine Specs & Technology

Find old-school looks and satisfying performance with the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Softail® Standard. This low-slung cruiser is ideal for riders looking for a stripped-down bobber — ride it as-is with the essentials at hand, or create your ideal H-D® motorcycle. You get that genuine Harley-Davidson sound, power, and appearance — we can’t think of a better starting point. Learn more about the key specs and features of the 2023 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard using this model review created by the motorcycle pros at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson.

Check out the Softail Standard for sale at our store in Branford, CT. See a bike you like? Set up an appointment to ride with our convenient online form, or contact a dealership representative for more information — either online or by calling us at (203) 315-4759. We’re happy to help you find and outfit your dream Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Do you have a current bike that you’d like to trade toward a new one? Use our trade-in value form to get an idea of what it’s worth.

2023 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Engine Specs & Powertrain

Fire up the 2023 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard and let its Milwaukee-Eight® 107 V-Twin engine stir your soul. The deep rumble of the engine is fed by a 3.5-gallon fuel tank, and the resulting power flows through a six-speed Cruise Drive® transmission. Whether you’re taking it out after finishing your weekend to-do list or enjoying the first warm day of spring, the 47 MPG combined fuel economy rating for the Softail Standard helps you follow the open road wherever it takes you. As part of the Softail frame design, you get an adjustable rear mono shock that allows you to customize the suspension and cornering performance to your liking. The 2023 Softail Standard rolls on silver Annihilator cast aluminum wheels.

Look through the Softail Standard performance specs in the accompanying chart.

Engine Milwaukee-Eight 107
Engine Bore 3.937 in.
Displacement 107 cu.-in.
Horsepower 87 HP
Torque 110 lb.-ft.
Torque RPM 3,000 RPM
Fuel Economy 47 MPG combined

2023 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Safety & Technology

Light up the road ahead and help other drivers see you with the standard Daymaker® signature LED forward lighting on the 2023 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard. For stopping power, you get a four-piston fixed front brake caliper, a two-piston floating rear brake caliper, and solid rotors with an optional anti-lock braking system (ABS). Interactive technology on the Softail Standard focuses on the essentials, with a 2.14-inch display giving you access to key performance indicators and readouts.

2023 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Dimensions

Featuring a lean profile for agile riding with an upright riding position, the 2023 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard looks and feels ready for action. Easy-reach bars and mid-mount foot controls help you ride with comfort, while the running order weight of just over 650 pounds leaves plenty of space to add the customizations you desire.

See the 2023 Softail Standard dimensions in the accompanying table.

Length 91.3 in.
Wheelbase 64.2 in.
Laden Seat Height 25.8 in.
Ground Clearance 4.9 in.
Weight (as shipped / running order) 642 / 655 lbs.
Rake 30 deg.
Trail 6.2 in.

2023 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Pricing

Find the 2023 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard starting at $14,399 MSRP*. Vivid Black is the standard color, but additional options like ABS add to the price from there.

*Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, surcharges (attributable to raw materials costs in the product supply chain), added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.

Visit Freedom Road Harley-Davidson for a Test Ride

Start your search for a new Harley-Davidson Softail Standard at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson. Whether you love it as-is or want to start on a journey toward creating your ideal bike, our team of H-D enthusiasts is here to help at every step along the way. Browse our new inventory below to find your motorcycle, then set up a time to ride it. If you’re looking for ways to customize your bike, view our parts and accessories department page for more information — or contact a Freedom Road Harley-Davidson representative online or by calling (203) 315-4759.

Visit Freedom Road Harley-Davidson for a Test Ride

When you’re shopping for your new bike, there’s no substitute for riding one. Check out the new inventory at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson in Branford, CT, and schedule a test ride with your favorite Softail Standard. Our team of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts will be happy to answer any questions you may have about a particular bike or about customizing your ride — call or text us at (203) 315-4759.

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