The 2008 Harley-Davidson Screaming Eagle Softail Springer was a full-size motorcycle powered by an 1800 cubic inch V-Twin engine. Like all Softails, the Softail Springer featured a hidden spring suspension at the rear of the bike to improve ride comfort.
The 2008 Screaming Eagle Softail Springer featured the largest Harley-Davidson V-Twin engine in production at the time. The Twin-Cam 110B engine produced 110 foot-pounds of peak torque using electronic sequential fuel injection and counterbalanced engine shafts that eliminated 90 percent of engine vibrations, despite the rigid engine mounts used in the Softail Springer. This motorcycle also featured a six-speed Cruise Drive transmission, 17-inch rear wheel with floating brake calipers, 18-inch front wheel and Heavy Breather high-flow air intake system.
The 2008 Softail Springer was built during Harley-Davidson's 105th anniversary of operation by the Custom Vehicle Operations Team, a special unit within the company that produced high-end versions of its motorcycles. Because of this, the Softail Springer was available in both a base model and special 105th Anniversary Edition that was limited to 1050 units with unique production serial numbers. Both versions were mechanically similar. Major additions to the 105th Anniversary Edition were custom gold leaf graphic accents and an exclusive Copper Pearl and Black Onyx color scheme.