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What do those letters mean?


3rd Letter: Designates the frame style.

*This is where you can differentiate between a Touring, Softail, or Dyna Model

H or T = Highway or Touring Frame 

ST = Softail Frame

D = Dyna Frame



Touring Models

Starting at the top, the Touring models are the largest model bike Harley offers.Considered the modern day Granddaddy of the Harley Family, Touring Models generally feature saddlebags, larger storing capacity, as well as extra room to accommodate those long road trips. They are also great for riders who plan to travel two-up (with a passenger) with regularity and need a bit of extra room for their passenger. This family includes the Road King, Electra Glide and the Street Glide, etc.


Touring Model Letters

Model Name

FLHR Road King

FLHRCI Road King Classic

FLHRSI Road King Custom

FLHS Electra Glide Sport

FLHT Electra Glide Standard

FLHTC Electra Glide Classic

FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide

FLHTCUL Ultra Classic Electra Glide Low

FLHX Street Glide

FLHXSE CVO Street Glide

FLHTCUSE CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide


FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited

FLHTKL Electra Glide Ultra Limited Low

FLHX Street Glide

FLHXS Street Glide Special

FLHXXX Street Glide Trike

FLTC Rubber Mounted Dresser Classic

FLTCU Rubber Mounted Dresser Classic Ultra

FLTR Road Glide

FLTRSE CVO Screamin’ Eagle Road Glide

FLTRX Road Glide Custom

FLTRXS Road Glide Special


Softail Models

Next in line, the Softail Models. Harley’s Softail lineup offers the traditional hard-tail look with the benefits of a more forgiving, yet hidden suspension system. For riders who prioritize comfort or who simply need a bike that will have more ‘give’ over bumps in the road, the Softail is an excellent choice. This is also a great choice for riders who like to ride solo or two-up.

Softail Model Letters

Model Name

FLST Softail

FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic


FLSTN Softail Deluxe

FLSTSC Springer Softail Classic

FLSTSE CVO Softail Convertible

FLSTSB Cross Bones

FXSTB Night Train

FXSTC Softail Custom

FXSTD Softail Deuce

FXSTS Springer Softail


FXSTSSE CVO Softail Springer Screamin’ Eagle

FXCW Softail Rocker

FXCWC Softail Rocker Custom

FXS Softail Blackline

FXSB Softail Breakout

FXSBSE Softail CVO Breakout


2018-Up Softail Models

For 2018 Harley-Davidson introduced the brand-new Softail platform. Based on a Mono-shock design, the new Softail is Harley’s new platform.

2018-Up Softail Model Letters

Model Name

FXBR Breakout

FLDE Deluxe

FXFB Fat Bob

FLFB Fat Boy

FXBB Street Bob

FLSB Sport Glide

FLHC Heritage Classic

FXLR Low Rider



Dyna/FX Models

The Dyna Model was first introduced in the early 1990’s and offers a big-twin engine with trademark Harley style. While the suspension is hidden on the Softail models, the Dyna is easily distinguished by its traditional exposed coil suspension. Compared to the Sportster Models, the Dyna is distinguishable by virtue of its larger engine and (in some cases) slightly larger gas tanks.

Dyna/FX Model LettersModel Name

FXDB Dyna Street Bob

FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom

FXD Dyna Superglide

FXDL Dyna Low Rider

FXDF Dyna Fat Bob


FXDS-CON Dyna Convertible

FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide

FXDX Dyna Super Glide Sport

FLD Dyna Switchback

FXR Superglide II

FXRS Low Glide

FXRSFXR Sport Convertible

FXRT Sport Glide

FXRP Police/Defender


FXS Low Rider


Sportster Models

The Harley Sportster Models are a smaller size bike in the Harley family and offer great versatility for either solo or two-up riding. Sportsters are offered with two motor size options – either 883cc or 1200cc.

Sportster Model LettersModel NameXL



Sportster Hugger

XL883 Sportster 883

XL883C Sportster 883 Custom

XL883L Sportster 883 Low

XL883N Sportster 883 Iron

XL1200 Sportster 1200

XL1200C Sportster 1200 Custom

XL1200L Sportster 1200 Low

XL1200N Sportster 1200 Nightster

XL1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster

XL1200S Sportster 1200 Sport

XL1200V Sportster Seventy-Two

XL50 Sportster 50th Anniversary Ed.


V-Rod Models

Perhaps the most unique model in Harley’s lineup, the V-Rod’s feature a distinct engine that was developed jointly with Porsche. The V-Rod Models are power packed with a Revolution Engine that utilizes overhead cams and liquid cooling.

V-Rod Model Letters

Model Name VRSCV-Rod

VRSCAW V-Rod (240mm rear tire)

VRSCB V-Rod Black Finish

VRSCD Night Rod

VRSCDX Night Rod Special

VRSCF V-Rod Muscle

VRSCR Street Rod

Other Models

Harley rounds out their lineup with trikes and their new Street Bike series as they continue to expand into new markets – offering a bike or trike for just about anyone on the road.

Other Model Letters

Model Name

XG500Street XG500XG750Street XG750FLRT Freewheeler Trike

FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

FLHXXX Street Glide Trike


The Harley-Davidson® name, the H-D bar and shield logo, and all related logo names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are trademarks of Harley-Davidson, Inc. or its affiliates or licensors.