The 1988 FLSTC set new standards for Harley's "Back to the Future" models.

1988 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Pictures

The 1988 Harley-Davidson FLSTC motorcycle was an instant hit and was dubbed the Heritage Softail. The official name meant "FL" frame and forks, "ST" softtail rear-suspension technology, and "C" classic styling.

Simple, bold, machine-like--that was the rider's view.

Dual spotlights had been common add-ons since the 1950s, and are no less useful today.

The front-fender badge mimicked the lettering style used since the Hydra-Glide days of the late 1940s.

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