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Typical cruiser esthetics also get a comfortable pillion seat too

Ergonomics – In terms of ergonomics, the 2018 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic is a typical cruiser (read comfortable). The foot pegs are front set and handlebar, high-set. The rider has to reach out to the handlebar and they are placed a little far. Finding a comfortable spot isn’t difficult at all as the seats are comfortable. Both the rider and the pillion seat are well-padded and cushioned. The seat height is very low, at 685 mm. The pillion gets a back rest too and without a doubt, it’s luxury on two wheels.

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The 107 stands for 107 cubic-inch which for us in easy terms means 1745cc

Performance – Powering the Heritage Classic is the same Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine that we tested on the Street Bob. This air-cooled V-Twin produces 144 Nm of torque at an early 3000 RPM and revs all the way till 5600 RPM. Harley-Davidson never talks about power but it’s around 77 BHP coming quite late at 5500 RPM. The signature Harley air-cooled engine plays its cards on the torque. There is quite a lot of bodywork but nothing covers the engine, the heat dissipation is good too. The Heritage Classic follows the heritage and hence is belt-driven which means there is a definite loss of power but a very smooth transition.

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The low end is punchy and it becomes dramatic in the mid-range pulling so fast till the top-end

Everyone loves the potato-potato rumble, the classic Harley exhaust note

The 6-speed gearbox has crisp shifts but it gets difficult to be clutch-less while going all out. The clutch is slightly on the heavier side too, but that’s fine as it handles the immediate torque coming from the V-Twin. As we tested this engine in the Street Bob, it is commendable how Harley-Davidson engines have come a long way. The engine does not feel like a harsh V-Twin at all. The introduction of dual counterbalancers does the job. There’s considerable amount of vibrations felt at the footpegs and handlebars but you would rather notice the V-Twin rumble from the engine.