Some details of Harley-Davidson’s new 2020 Softail Standard are out. But it’s not the MoCo that released them. The known details come courtesy of the California Air Resources Board (CARB). According to Motorcycle.com, a recent CARB executive order certifies a 1746cc Harley-Davidson Softail Standard and its Stage 1 upgrade.
This machine is the second “Standard” model released in recent years. It follows the Electra Glide Standard which was announced about a year ago.
Motorcycle.com says that the Harley-Davidson Softail Standard may be a stripped-down, base model with a base model’s price point. They believe that the it may come in with pricing close to Harley’s Street Bob model.
The last Harley-Davidson FXST Softail Standard appeared in Harley’s 2007 model line. At the time, it came with Harley’s 1584cc Twin Cam 96B engine. The new version will use a Milwaukee 8 107ci engine like the non-“S” model Softails like the Street Bob and the Softail Slim.
Motorcycle.com says the new FXST will receive the modern Softail chassis. Should Harley decide to retain the previous wheel setup, you can expect a spoked 21-inch front wheel.
Since this information has yet to be released officially by Harley-Davidson, we’ll have to wait for additional details and pricing. That information could be released near or during Daytona Bike week in March.