1997 Harley-Davidson FLSTS Heritage Springer Softail Frame no. 1HD1BRL16VY033714 Engine no. BRLU033714

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Lot 189
1997 Harley-Davidson FLSTS Heritage Springer Softail

Frame no. 1HD1BRL16VY033714
Engine no. BRLU033714

Sold for US$ 12,075 inc. premium
1997 Harley-Davidson FLSTS Heritage Springer Softail

Frame no. 1HD1BRL16VY033714
Engine no. BRLU033714

More so than any other motorcycle company, Harley-Davidson happily celebrates its past – and with 112 years of continuous production, there's a lot to celebrate. Back in 1997, no other Harley reveled in Motor Company nostalgia as much as the newly introduced Heritage Springer Softail, which at quick glance looked for all the world like a 1948 Panhead on its way to a Fourth of July parade.

That effect was purely intentional. Besides its Softail chassis, which used hidden under-engine shocks to emulate the old-fashioned look of a hardtail frame, the Heritage was fitted with Harley's second-generation springer fork, modernized with effective springing and damping. The fork's chrome-plated lower legs wrapped around a valanced fender and fat 16-inch tire, adding to the yesteryears ruse. Wide whitewalls front and rear accentuated the look.

Detail work was impressive, from the basket-weave pattern leather seat and saddlebags, complete with fringe and contrasting piping, to the chromed running light on the front fender and the "tombstone" tail light out back. Fishtail mufflers and a pair of passing lamps flanking the chromed headlight also added old-time authenticity. A particularly rich touch was the cloisonné-style gas tank badges.

The collection's Heritage Springer is from the first year of production and has been ridden just 4,364 miles since new.

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  • Please note that the correct engine number for this motorcycle is BRLV033714 and its title is in transit.
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1997 Harley-Davidson FLSTS Heritage Springer Softail Frame no. 1HD1BRL16VY033714 Engine no. BRLU033714
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