2020 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic

Blends nostalgic styling with notable performance chops.

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Harley-Davidson updated its popular Heritage Classic cruiser in 2018 as part of a major overhaul to all its Softail machines. It retains its Softail heritage but also appeals as a touring machine, particularly for riders who don’t need a lot of bells and whistles. The Heritage Classic is rooted in classic Harley design but offers a modern ride and the chops to tackle just about any long haul.

2020 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic Reviews, Comparison, And Competition

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Although the Heritage Classic remains unchanged for 2020, the platform is a remarkably capable touring cruiser. We took the revised version on a nine-state ride just after it came to market in 2018 and everything from the Milwaukee-Eight 107 to the cockpit to the cornering capability proved smooth and comfortable. It’s a bike that our testers thought well worth the starting $18,999 MSRP. It’s got stiff competition in the nostalgic V-twin touring cruiser market (niche, right?) from the Indian Chief Vintage, but continues to hold its own as a stripped-down, capable, and classic-looking machine that reliably provides comfortable long and short range rides.

Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic Updates For 2020

No major updates for 2020.

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2020 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic Claimed Specifications

Price: $18,999
Engine: Air-/oil-cooled Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-twin; 4 valves/cyl.
Displacement: 1,746cc
Bore x Stroke: 100.0 x 111.1mm
Horsepower: N/A
Torque: 109.0 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: Belt
Seat Height: 26.8 in.
Rake: 30.0°
Trail: 5.5 in.
Front Suspension: 49mm fork; 5.1-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Preload adjustable; 4.4-in. travel
Front Tire: 130/90-16
Rear Tire: 150/80-16
Wheelbase: 64.2 in.
Fuel Capacity: 5.0 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight: 728 lb.