There’s no question that the new Softails eclipse anything that went before in terms of handling, that any oem shock can be improved upon or that a parked motorcycle looks cool when slammed. I would add to that list that and adjustable preload and rebound, and full control over your ride height at the push of a button is right up there!
Adjustable for ride height
No strangers to air-rides, Platinum’s new Bleed Feed Mono Shock Kit for 2018 provides that with a full 4-inches of height range thanks to a shock that extends from a slammed 276mm to ‘full handling mode’ at 327mm – and I’m guessing that’s shock length not eye-to-eye with the oem Heritage Classic and Fat Bob shocks being 333mm and this looking like a trail bike at full height.
It is supplied as a full kit including compressor, air control valve, brackets, DOT-approved ¼” lines and even a line cutter, but the main piece is the air cylinder itself, machined from 6061-T6 billet in gloss black powdercoat.
Simpler, lower cost systems that don’t include the rebound, but bearing in mind you you’ve got a slammed custom shock for bike night and all the cornering clearance you need when the mood takes you, all in one shock, you do get a lot for your money.