Review: 2010 Harley Davidson FXCWC Softail Rocker C
2010 Harley Davidson - Softail Rocker C
Since I have done some reviews of the lineup Harley Davidson is offering for the 2010 year I decided to ask some Harley enthusiast what model would be their ideal dream. Most know that I like many motorcycles and do not limit myself to just one manufacturer. Having been around motorcycles most of my 49 years I have had the privilege of being introduced to many. Having friends that have worked in the motorcycle industry, started their own companies and my dad being one of the original owners of Progressive Suspension I have been surrounded by a vast amount of influence. Why I never ended up working in this industry is beyond me. As you can see I have been immersed into the motorcycle culture for many years. Then top it off with having raced in the desert for 18 years I think I have learned a few things. When I write I tend to write about Harley's since they are all some will talk about. In some ways I feel for them since they can’t seem to pull away from Harley ownership. But there are those that like trucks and all they ever buy is the same make every time they purchase a new one. Go figure. There is a heck of a lot more different motorcycles out there than there are trucks. To get back to the point of this hub the Harley that a few of my guy friends talked about was the Rocker C and the Softail Deuce. Since I do not know much about the Rocker C I set out to find out what the deal was with this particular Harley Davidson that so intrigued my fellow riders.
Softail Rocker C
When I first saw the bike I could tell why it appealed to some of the guys I ride with. It wasn’t my flavor of bike but still was striking to look at. The rear suspension area is reminiscent of a vintage hardtail frame with a wide tire on the back. The solo seat gives it a look that flows nicely with this bike and has a pillion seat for a passenger. Though this seat would not be comfortable for very long and your passenger would be complaining within minutes. That is why I always tell women learn to ride so you are not stuck on the back. Not all guys are going to go out and buy a comfy bike just for you to be comfortable. I wouldn’t even do that. If there is no room for you, go get your own motorcycle or stay home. The front end on this bike is raked out to give it that chopper look. This motorcycle is eyecatching and leaves a lasting impression as it heads down the road.
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Fetures of the 2010 FXCWC Rocker C
Paint - Solids
Flame Blue Pearl Deluxe
Black Denim Deluxe
Red Hot Sunglo Deluxe new for 2010
Deluxe pinstripe flames paint scheme
Black powder-coated powertrain with chrome covers
Chrome exhaust with dual staggered shorty mufflers
Polished, Cast Aluminum Tapered Five Spoke wheels
Color-matched frame, swingarm and oil tank
Rockertail rear section
Rigid-mounted, counter-balanced Twin Cam 96B™ V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
6-Speed Cruise Drive Transmission
Forward foot controls
4.9 gallon fuel tank
Harley Security systems is an option on this model
Engine4 Air-cooled, Twin Cam 96BTM
Displacement 96 cu. in. (1584 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Front Forks 49 mm telescopic
Rear Shocks Hidden, horizontal-mounted, coil-over
Wheels: Front 19 in. x 2.15 in.
Wheels: Rear 18 in. x 8 in.
Brakes: Caliper Type 4-piston front and 2-piston rear
Engine Torque: North America 92.20 ft. lbs.
EPA urban/highway 35/54 mpg
Dimensions: Length 95.0 in.
Seat Height: Laden2 25.20 in. and Unladen 27.40 in.
Rake (steering head) 36°
Fork Angle 37°
Weight: In Running Order 716.92 lbs.
Vivid Black $19,499 (Deluxe)
Solids $19,874 (Deluxe)
Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Different strokes for different folks and buying a motorcycle is no different. If you are into motorcycles or thinking of getting into this fun activity there is a motorcycle out there for you. Whether it be the Rocker C or some other bike, there is a motorcycles out there for you.
Have fun, and keep the rubber side down.
If you are itching to buy a 2011 Harley Davidson, Check out 2011 Harley Davidson XR1200X
On a completely different note see the lastest from Royal Enfield, The Bullet.
Or my favorite, the Ducati Monster.