2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Street Bob Project Gallery

Club-style Softail Street Bob

2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Street Bob

2018 Softail Street Bob rocking the classic club-style quarter fairing from Harley-Davidson.

Jeff Allen

With the release of the revamped 2018 Softail line, die-hard Dyna lovers lost their minds. The ones who actually ventured out and tested the new Softails pretty much all came to the same conclusion: This platform outperforms the now-dead Dyna platform. And yet a little piece of the fan club was still bummed they lost their classic quarter fairings. Well with an aftermarket bracket kit we installed the classic Harley quarter fairing on the brand-new 2018 Softail Street Bob to keep the club style alive. Yes we know we are missing the 2-into-1 exhaust, we ran out of time and they were still back-ordered.

Defiance grips

Harley-Davidson’s Defiance grips and black levers complete the already wrinkle black stock mini-apes.

Jeff Allen

“I am not going to mince words here. Yes, the new lean-framed Softails (not the Breakout or Fat Boy with the wide-tire frame) rode better than any stock-model Dyna I have ridden. Does it handle better than any stock FXR I have ridden? Yes, it does.”

Jeff Holt

Harley-Davidson quarter fairing

Harley-Davidson’s quarter fairing installed with H-D’s quick-release brackets paired with the Bung King’s brackets for correct fitment on the ’18 Softail.

Jeff Allen

The point is, if you were holding off on a new Softail Street Bob or Low Rider because you couldn’t “club-style Dyna” it out, now you can. It's a win-win; you get the aesthetics you love and you get the better-handling platform. With the Street Bob, The Motor Company did a great job with styling. All blacked-out motor, bars, fork sliders, and damn near everything else either gloss textured or wrinkle black, the bike is a perfect starting point for a custom build.

mini ape handlebars

The mini-apes fit perfectly with the quarter fairing as well as put you in a perfect riding position blocking a damn good amount of wind (according to our 6-foot-tall rider).

Jeff Allen

riser gauge system

Harley did it right with this rad built in riser gauge system. Very uniform, ultra sleek.

Jeff Allen

Related Video: San Diego Customs talks Dyna and Softail

2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Street Bob

Dyna or Softail? Looking at this angle who can tell. Ride it and you will know without a doubt.

Jeff Allen


Year/Make/Model 2018/Harley-Davidson/Softail Street Bob
Year/Manufacturer 2018/H-D
Type/Size Milwaukee-Eight 107
Cam Screamin’ Eagle Stage II Torque Kit
Air Cleaner Screamin’ Eagle Extreme-Flow
Exhaust Screamin’ Eagle Street Cannon Mufflers
Tuner Screamin’ Eagle Pro Street Tuner
Grips H-D Defiance Handgrips
Footpegs H-D Defiance Pegs
Turn Signals H-D LED Bullet Turn Signal Inserts
Trim H-D Gloss Black Oil Cooler Cover
Tank H-D Diamond Black Fuel Cap
Seat H-D Badlander Two-Up Seat