In Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the softail frame is designed to look like the hardtail bikes of the past, while still offering the comfort of rear suspension. The shock absorbers are positioned along the axis of the motorcycle, tucked away under the transmission.
There are several Harley-Davidson models with the Softail frame, including the Softail Standard, Custom, Springer Softail, Heritage Softail, Heritage Springer, Night Train, Deluxe, Deuce, Fat Boy, and the Dark Custom Crossbones. These motorcycles have the same engine, transmission and frame with the exception of the Deuce, which has a 2 in (50.8 mm) backbone stretch, but differ in the choice of fork, wheels and accessories.
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