Hobbies Cars & Motorcycles 2008 Harley-Davidson Lineup Gallery and Buyer's Guide The iconic manufacturer added four new bikes to its stable that year Share PINTEREST Email Print Cars & Motorcycles Motorcycles Buying & Selling Motorcycle History Restoration & Repairs Cars Used Cars Trucks ATVs & Off Road Public Transportation By Basem Wasef Basem Wasef Basem Wasef is the author of "Legendary Motorcycles" and "Legendary Race Cars." His work has appeared in Autoblog, Men's Journal, Robb Report, and Wired. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 01/13/20 Harley-Davidson remains one of the most iconic motorcycle manufacturers in the world. Each year, great bikes hit the production lines, and the 2008 models were no exception. Harley's big news for 2008 was the addition of four new bikes and the availability of anti-lock brakes on touring and V-Rod bikes, a total of 10 models.The FXCW Rocker joined the Softail family as a custom cruiser, and the FXCWC Rocker C variant offered a small, foldaway passenger seat. Also new was the post-war bobber-inspired Softail Cross Bones. The FXDF Fat Bob also joined the Dyna family that year. The 2008 model year was Harley-Davidson's 105th anniversary, which they celebrated with a limited-edition trim package available on 14 models, including the Road King Classic. The special editions featured Copper and Vivid Black paint, a seat with a copper-colored insert, a copper air cleaner cover, and exclusive badging. Here's what collectors and used bike buyers can expect from the lineup: Road King Classic Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley Road King Classic's new features included a Brembo triple-disc brake system with optional ABS, 6-gallon fuel tank, revised handlebar design, and electronic cruise control. The Road King Classic started at $17,945. FLHRC Road King Classic 105th Anniversary Harley-Davidson The Anniversary Edition of the 2008 Harley Road King Classic adds two-tone paint and trim and started at $19,195. FLHRSE4 Screamin' Eagle Road King Harley-Davidson Only four Harley models received the CVO treatment for 2008, and the Road King was one. The Screamin' Eagle Road King boasts an 1,800-cc V-twin, custom Ghost Flame graphics, and standard ABS; it started at $29,290. FLHR Road King Harley-Davidson For 2008, the Harley FLHR Road King featured a new Brembo triple-disc brake system, 6-gallon fuel tank with a full-length console, and fuel range indicator. The 2008 Road King started at $17,595. FLHTC Electra Glide Classic Harley-Davidson The 2008 Electra Glide Classic added features to the standard Electra Glide, including an adjustable Tour-Pak and passenger seating area, 40-watt Harmon/Kardon stereo, full instrumentation, and fender and saddlebag trim. It started at $18,695. FLHTCUSE3 Screamin' Eagle Ultra Classic Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley-Davidson CVO Screamin' Eagle Ultra is powered by a twin cam 110 V-twin with a new Granite and Chrome finish. Not only is its model designation FLHTCUSE3 one of Harley's longest, but at $34,995 it was also one of the most expensive. FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide features a rubber-mounted 1,584-cc twin cam 96 V-twin engine with electronic fuel injection. Vented lower fairings and integrated storage compartments make it a comfortable tourer. FLTR Road Glide Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley Road Glide features an aerodynamic "shark nose" frame-mounted fairing, hard-shell saddlebags, cruise control, and 40-watt Harman/Kardon stereo. As with all 2008 Harley Touring models, ABS is optional. FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide Harley-Davidson Adjustable fairing-mounted wind deflectors were new for the 2008 Ultra Classic Electra Glide. Standard equipment includes cruise control, an 80-watt sound system, and vented fairing lowers. The 105th Anniversary Edition started at $23,270. FLHT Electra Glide Standard Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard offers basic touring features and is often used as a "blank slate" for customizing. It started at $16,545 in black. FLHX Street Glide Harley-Davidson New-for-2008 features on the Harley Street Glide included a 6-gallon fuel tank, electronic throttle control, optional electronic cruise control, and optional ABS. It started at $18,675 in black. FLSTC Softail Heritage Classic Harley-Davidson The Heritage Classic model offers dresser style touring with chrome passing lamps, studded leather saddlebags, and a full windshield. MSRP in black was $17,945. FLSTC Softail Heritage Classic Anniversary Model Harley-Davidson The 105th Anniversary Edition Softail Heritage Classic brought the MSRP to $19,270. FLSTF Fat Boy Harley-Davidson The Fat Boy rolls on a 200-mm rear tire and chopped FL rear fender. A large 17-inch front wheel and bright chrome fork dominate the front end, and Bullet Hole Disc Aluminum wheels distinguish its profile. It started at $17,195. FXSTSSE2 Screamin' Eagle Softail Springer Harley-Davidson A recipient of 2008's Custom Vehicles Operations treatment, the Screamin' Eagle Softail Springer boasts the largest displacement production engine offered by Harley, a 110-cubic-inch twin cam 110B. It started at $24,995 with two-tone paint. FLSTN Softail Deluxe Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley Softail Deluxe features an integrated luggage rack, full-length footboards, and wide whitewall tires on Chrome Laced Steel wheels. A low 24.5-inch seat height rounds out this classic package, which started at $17,445 in black. FXSTB Softail Night Train Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley Night Train wears an all-black powertrain and wrinkle-black trim. Drag bars and forward foot controls round out this package, which started at $15,895 in black. FXSTC Softail Custom Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley Softail Custom boasts a classic arms-up, feet-out, long-chopper profile. A 200-mm rear tire and Bobtail fender combine with a polished ape-hanger handlebar for a classic look, which started at $16,895. FXSTC Softail Custom Anniversary Model Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley Softail Custom, seen here in Anniversary trim, started at $17,970. FXCWC Softail Rocker C Harley-Davidson The Rocker C features custom cruiser styling with a hardtail-style rear and foldaway passenger seat. A V-bar handlebar and raked-out fork add character, and a massive 240-mm tire graces the rear. The Rocker C started at $19,840. FXCW Softail Rocker Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley Rocker, like the Rocker C variant, is powered by a counter-balanced twin cam 96B V-twin with electronic fuel injection. The rear suspension moves the wheel and large rear fender with it. It started at $17,295. FLSTSB Cross Bones Harley-Davidson Harley-Davidson's Cross Bones joined the Softail family for 2008, featuring post-war bobber styling, sprung seat, and mini-ape hanger handlebars. It started at $16,795 in black, $17,140 with color paint. FXDB Dyna Street Bob Harley-Davidson A member of the Dyna family, the 2008 Harley Street Bob is a modern interpretation of the post-World War II "bobber" movement, featuring a solo saddle, mini ape-hanger bars, and laced wheels. It started at $13,795. FXDSE2 Screamin' Eagle Dyna Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley Custom Vehicles Operations Screamin' Eagle Dyna was built for speed and features a massive twin cam 110 engine, 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission, and high-performance clutch. It started at $24,995. FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley Dyna Super Glide Custom is characterized by laced wheels, a two-up seat, and added chrome. It started at $12,995. FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Anniversary Model Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley Dyna Super Glide Custom 105th Anniversary Edition cuts a distinctive chopper profile with forks raked to 36 degrees, mini-ape hanger handlebar, and stepped seat. With its two-tone 105th Anniversary paint, it started at $17,620. FXD Dyna Super Glide Harley-Davidson The back-to-basics 2008 Dyna Super Glide was the most affordable Harley Big Twin model, starting at $11,995. FXDF Dyna Fat Bob Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley Fat Bob boasts distinctive twin headlights and Tommy Gun 2-1-2 exhaust. The Fat Bob started at $14,795. FXDL Dyna Low Rider Harley-Davidson With a 25.8-inch seat height, the 2008 Dyna Low Rider was one of the lowest bikes in the Harley lineup. Lower rear shocks, mid-mount foot controls, raked-out fork, and standard highway pegs also characterize the Low Rider. FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide Anniversary Model Harley-Davidson With its chrome staggered shorty dual exhaust pipes, Bobtail rear fender, and internally wired mini ape-hanger style handlebars, the 2008 Dyna Wide Glide Anniversary exudes attitude. Shown in 105th anniversary trim, MSRP was $17,620. VRSCAW/A V-Rod Harley-Davidson For 2008, the Harley V-Rod included a new 121-horsepower liquid-cooled, 1,250-cc Revolution V-twin engine, slipper clutch, and optional ABS braking. The V-Rod started at $16,695; the anniversary trim seen here started at $17,465. VRSCD/A Night Rod Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley VRSCD Night Rod features five-spoke cast aluminum wheels, black powder-coated 125-horsepower Revolution V-twin engine, and other blacked-out components. The Night Rod started at $14,995. VRSCDX/A Night Rod Special Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley Night Rod Special added drag bars, forward controls, and more blacked-out components. A 240-mm rear tire provides an authoritative stance, and brushed straight-shot dual mufflers with black end caps add a mean touch. MSRP started at $16,695. XL1200C Sportster 1200 Custom Harley-Davidson The "C" in XL1200C stands for "chrome," and this Sportster has more of it than other Sporties. From the 21-inch front wheel spokes to the handlebar and headlight, this bike is the polar opposite to the Nightster. The XL1200C started at $9,895. XL1200C Sportster 1200 Custom Anniversary Model Harley-Davidson The anniversary version of the XL1200C Sportster adds two-tone trim and started at $10,685. XL1200 L Sportster 1200 Low Harley-Davidson The 2008 XL1200L Sportster 1200 Low combines a fuel-injected 1200-cc Evolution V-twin with a seat height of only 26.3 inches, providing agile around-town handling. The Sportster 1200 Low started at $9,695. XL1200N Sportster 1200 Nightster Harley-Davidson he 2008 Harley XL1200N Nightster features stripped down, retro-rod styling. A solo seat on lowered suspension sits only 25.3 inches high, and fork gaiters add a stylish touch. MSRP started at $9,695. XL1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley XL1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster features triple-disc brakes and a high-mount tachometer. A dirt-track handlebar and mid-mount foot controls make leveraging the bike easier. It started at $8,895. XL883C Sportster 883 Custom Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley XL 883C Sportster 883 Custom features a rubber-mounted 883-cc Evolution engine, new tank graphics, and low-profile rear shocks. It started at $7,945. XL883 Sportster 883 Harley-Davidson Its simple lines, chrome staggered shorty dual exhausts, and "peanut" fuel tank lend an iconic appearance. Starting at $6,695, the Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 was the most affordable bike in the 2008 Harley lineup. XL883 SPORTSTER 883 LOW Harley-Davidson The 2008 Harley Sportster 883 Low features a diminutive seat height of 25.3 inches, offering agile handling for riders of smaller stature.