Looking for a Harley-Davidson? Explore the Model Specs First!


Harley-Davidson is a motorcycle brand associated with the motorcycling spirit as a whole, and owning a stylish Harley is the dream of many riders. If you’re one of them and looking for good deals on used Harley Davidsons, see what’s available on Salvagebid auto auction. 

To choose the right Harley, you should read up their models and their specs first. Below you will find a description of their models and then you can decide which one is the best for your riding style. 

Modern Harley-Davidson motorcycles are divided into six model families: Touring, Softail, Dyna, Sportster, V-rod and Street. They are distinguished by the frame, engine, suspension, and other characteristics and suit different types of riders according to their experience and riding style.


The touring family of bikes is designed to provide the best comfort and is perfect for riding with passengers. Their air suspension in the rear can be adjusted according to a rider or a passenger, and they have extra storage. However, when riding at low speeds, Touring Harley-Davidsons can feel a bit loaded and heavy, so they’re recommended for more experienced riders. 

On Salvagebid you can easily find models like the 2009 Harley-Davidson FLHRC Road King and the 2009 FLHTCUTG Tri-Glide Ultra Classic. 


This is a mid-size bike. A Softail looks exactly like the hardtail that was popular in the 1960s and 1970s, but has rear suspension hidden under the transmission. This is a good choice for experienced riders and those who ride more aggressively. It can be a good option for those people who want to switch from sportbikes to cruisers. 

On Salvagebid online auctions you can find Softail classics like the1994 FLSTC, 2005 FXSTS, and 2008 FLSTSB. 


Motorcycles with the Dyna frame were offered in limited editions and combined traditional styling with big-twin engines. They differ from Softail by the coil-over suspension that connects the swingarm to the frame, while the larger engine differentiates them from Sportster. 

Though Dynas are not manufactured anymore, they are still available on salvage car auctions. On Salvagebid, you can find models like the 2008 Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide and the 2007 FXDB Dyna Street Bob. 


The Sportster 883 is the smallest Harley-Davidson, but the Sportster 1200’s keep up with the rest. It’s a light motorcycle that is about 100 pounds lighter than the Softail and is perfect for riding across town. It is a good option for entry-level riders that don’t ride lots of miles. The Sportster is also a good choice for most because of its classic styling and breadth of accessories.  

If you decide to purchase a Sportster on Salvagebid, try searching for models like 2013 XL1200 and 1995 XL1200. 


The VRSC is a pretty distinctive bike by Harley Davidson that has a little similarity with the traditional lineup. With its big brakes and tires,  The V-Rod is powerful and perfectly suits those who enjoy riding long distances and enjoying good weather.

Though V-Rods are pretty stable because of their low seat height, big back tire, and low center of gravity, they are not recommended for beginners. This line is expensive and requires experience when it comes to maintenance.

If you’re considering a V-Rod, check out the 2002 VRSCA and the 2013 VRSCF on Salvagebid.


The Street is Harley-Davidson’s newest bike specifically designed for the younger generation. This a lighter bike that is comparatively inexpensive and is great for first-time riders. 

On Salvagebid, you can look for bikes like the 2016 Harley-Davidson XG750 and the 2017 Harley-Davidson FLHXS. 

Bid on Harley-Davidson

Since now you know the difference between the Harley-Davidson models, it’s time to find your salvage bike. Sign up with Salvagebid.com and start bidding on any Harley you find at this online auto auction. See you on the road soon!

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