What’s in a name: Softail Standard roadtested in American-V 106

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Launched last year as a plain finish Street Bob, the FXST Softail Standard may well be the obvious name base entry level model in the Milwaukee-Eight range, but it fits the natural position of the Super Glide – physically and aesthetically – and the role of the Sportster, financially. So we were really looking forward to finding out how flexible this surprisingly small big twin would be.

We came away wishing they’d called this nimble bar-hopper a Super Glide because we think there’s a massive gap in the range that a traditional FXST would slot into beautifully, and you can find out why in the digital American-V 106 – which will also be printed in the omnibus edition next time.

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The best way to get hold of a digital edition, without diverting too much of the cover price into the coffers of some of the world’s biggest corporations, is to go to:


where you will also find more than ten years of digital back issues … and so many flashbacks!!

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  • Yes, we know Super Glides and Softail Standards existed in Twin Cam forms, but they didn’t have a circular air cleaner or the pushrod tubes coming from a single, central cam … and we don’t see enough Evo motors these days 🙂

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