2016 Harley Davidson Softail Slim S – Test Ride Review

POV Test ride and review of the 2016 Harley Davidson Softail Slim S cruiser motorcycle. I ride the bike through the city and give my thoughts and impressions on how it rides. This is a special edition from Harley with it’s military paint job and black accents.

From Harley’s website: “The Screamin’ Eagle® Air-Cooled, Twin Cam 110B™ engine in the Softail® Slim® S model is built to deliver awesome power and a smooth ride at the same time.The factory-installed next-generation security system features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle’s electronic security functions as you approach and walk away from the bike.The front brake system on the Softail® models this year delivers a 40 percent reduction in the amount of lever force required at peak braking. You get blacked out styling details. Black brake levers, clutch assemblies. mirrors, triple clamp and handlebar clamp. Even the headlamp trim ring is black.”

Filmed with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black in 1080p 30fps Superview.

2015 – 2016 – Softail – Deluxe – Custom Paint – Victory – Star – Indian – archinuk417 – motorbike – streetbike
Video Rating: / 5

Craig Ballantyne

I love anything to do with Harley Davidson and have two beautiful children and a beautiful partner. In my spare time i like building websites and love anything to do with the internet.

19 thoughts on “2016 Harley Davidson Softail Slim S – Test Ride Review

  • October 17, 2016 at 9:12 pm
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    So you think its suitable for long rides? maybe like trips up to 8-11 hrs

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  • October 17, 2016 at 9:29 pm
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    Would you get this softail slim s or a victory high-ball ?

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  • October 17, 2016 at 9:48 pm
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    0-60 mph ?

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  • October 17, 2016 at 9:55 pm
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    army green….really….I mean, come on man. lol. I like the video but that made me laugh. olive bud. it's olive.

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  • October 17, 2016 at 10:34 pm
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    I like Fat Boy and Softail Slim but…..don't tell my father!

    I would change only the color…black!

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  • October 17, 2016 at 11:09 pm
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    just got back from the dealership they have the same exact one. after watching your vid, I'm picking it up tomorrow!!!!

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  • October 18, 2016 at 12:08 am
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    This bike is an absolute pig! I had harleys years ago but turned to Jap bikes, I test rode the new softail slim s and was completely shocked at the lack of anything great it offered…
    1 more power than the bike needs as it cant handle i
    2 suspension sucks it's like riding a wooden plank.
    3 wind buffering after 80mph is ridiculous
    4 clunky gear box
    5 really uncomfortable as after 30 mins my lower back was aching due to the suspension and seating position
    6 going round corners is a challenge
    7 you'll scrape the running boards around corners
    8 it's 17000 GBP with no technology that is anything to scream about…you're just paying for a brand.m
    9 its so fucking heavy.
    10 save some money and buy the new R1!

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  • October 18, 2016 at 12:20 am
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    Do you know anything about turning radius for this bike? I was watching a video where they were saying the floor boards would scrape at times…

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  • October 18, 2016 at 1:07 am
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    ripsaws Groundpouder's Screaming eagle pipes,or exetreme Sounds or Patriot pipes help it move and sound bettter With Air breathers….

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  • October 18, 2016 at 2:02 am
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    Would this be a decent starter bike? I'm looking at this or a Ninja 300. I'm really leaning toward a cruiser though

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  • October 18, 2016 at 2:07 am
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    What was the bike in front of you at about 3:58? Anyway nice vid. Love this bike.

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  • October 18, 2016 at 2:52 am
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    I've never owned a Harley, but I'm considering this bike. I love the look, and I enjoyed your review.

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  • October 18, 2016 at 3:39 am
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    Nice review. Think you'd get a chance to review the low rider s?

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  • October 18, 2016 at 4:27 am
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    I liked your review so much, I decided to go ahead and order a custom Softail a few months ago. It just arrived 2 days ago, and I haven't stopped enjoying it! Thanks for the review!

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  • October 18, 2016 at 5:34 am
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    hey arch which cruiser do you think has the most power? The victory gunner? the dark horse? the vrod or the softail slim s?

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