2006 Harley-Davidson Softail® Standard

Softail® Standard

In the saddle of a Harley-Davidson® Softail®, no road is ever lonely. Sunlight breaks through treetops to dance on chromed steel. The wind offers its constant stream of praise. And the world unfolds before you with open arms. Maybe it’s because nothing else on the road compares with the timeless hardtail styling ... and nothing else feels like a Twin Cam 88B™ power mill rigid-mounted to the frame. Counterbalancing takes care of all but the good vibrations. You and the motorcycle become one, united by an unbreakable bond. Then you feel the hidden rear suspension smooth out the ride with a full 4" of travel. There’s no denying you’re in the saddle of a rolling masterpiece. This year, the Softail family of custom motorcycles welcomes its latest member. We invite you to turn the page and take a gander at the clean lines of the new Heritage Softail®. Additionally, all new bobtail models get a shot of adrenaline in the hindquarters — a brawny, road-hugging 200mm tire under a new wider fender. More rubber to stick to the pavement. More style to keep the eyes glued. Sometimes the best trip you can take is one back to the basics. The Softail® Standard is just the bike for the job. Beautiful as seen here or decked out in Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories. The simple, classic lines begin with a raked fork. Head back to the horseshoe oil tank and the unmistakable shape of a wide bobtail fender. Once there, check out the brawny 200mm rear tire — a custom touch new for this year. It feels great teamed with the taut hidden suspension. Fire up the dual-counterbalanced, silver powder-coated Twin Cam 88B™, in carb or EFI, and your primal urge to blow out of town is about to be satisfied. Just gas up and go. Nothing is more basic than that.


  • Lean Angles (per SAEJ1168): 34° / 35°


  • Seat Height (unladen): 27.4 in. (696.0 mm)
  • Oil Capacity: 3.5 qts. (3.3 l)
  • Weight (running order): 682 lbs. (310 kg)


  • We reserve the right to discontinue models or change specifications at any time without incurring any obligations.
  • Availability of colors may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change without notice.
  • Seat Height measurement reflects 180 lb. / 81.7 kg operator weight.
  • Prices listed are the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices. Options such as color and fuel systems are available at additional cost. Prices exclude dealer setup, taxes, title and licensing and are subject to change. Dealer prices may vary.

Indicator Lamps

  • High beam
  • Neutral
  • Low oil pressure
  • Turn signals
  • Engine diagnostics
  • Security system (optional)


  • Electronic speedometer
  • Odometer
  • Resettable tripmeter
  • Diagnostic readout


  • New fatter 200 mm rear tire
  • New sculpted bobtail fender
  • Silver cast mag rear wheel with color-matched rear sprocket
  • Raked front forks cradling a custom 21 in. laced front wheel
  • Custom silver powder-coated engine and polished covers


  • Miles Per Gallon (Carb): 50 hwy / 42 city
  • Miles Per Gallon (ESPFI): 50 hwy / 44 city
  • Primary Drive: Chain
  • Gear Ratio (overall): 1st - 10.1102nd - 6.9583rd - 4.9534th - 3.8625th - 3.150


  • California Emissions (Carb)
  • California Emissions (ESPFI)
  • Freight (price applies to the 48 contiguous states and Alaska only)


  • Front: Steel laced
  • Rear: Silver slotted cast aluminum disc

General Information

Manufacturer Harley-Davidson
Model Year 2006
Model Softail® Standard
Stock Number N/A
Color Vivid Black


Brakes Front: Single Rear: Single
Tires Front: MH90-21 54H Rear: 200/55R17 78V


Length 95.0 in. (2,413.0 mm)
Weight 651 lbs. (296 kg)
Ground Clearance 6.0 in. (152.4 mm)
Wheelbase 66.9 in. (1,699.3 mm)
Seat Height 25.2 in. (640.1 mm)


Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Carbon fiber belt


Engine Twin Cam 88B™
Displacement 88.0 ci (1,450.0 cc)
Bore x Stroke 3.75 x 4.00 in. (95.18 x 101.52 mm)
Torque 85 ft. lbs. (115 nm) @ 3,000 rpm
Compression Ratio 8.9:1
Fuel System Carburetor or Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Clutch Multi-plate with diaphragm spring in oil bath
Exhaust Chrome, staggered shorty duals


Rake 32.0°
Trail 5.0 in. (127.0 mm)


Additional Colors Chopper Blue, Brilliant Silver, Fire Red Pearl