A softail is a motorcycle with its rear suspension springs or shock absorbers located out of direct view, so as to look like a hard-tail motorcycle. The word softail is a registered trademark of Harley-Davidson, coined for the FXST Softail in 1984. 

Hardtail bikes feature frames made of simple construction and no movable parts. These lightweight frames are easy to build, which attract novice bike customizers, and cost as much as 30 percent less to build than softails. 

Are hardtail bobbers uncomfortable? Many bobbers have a hardtail frame which can make them unsuitable for traveling down roads with potholes as it will make the journey rather uncomfortable and in some instances painful particularly for those who suffer from back problems. 

No, it's not the ideal motorcycle for road trips but a Bobber, like most styles of motorcycle are all about compromise. Personally I'm happy to accept a Bobbers impracticalities in exchange for it's looks. 

With their low seat height and centre of gravity a Bobber makes a great choice for the inexperienced rider. Bobbers are also built with an emphasis on styling rather than performance so don't reach the top speeds of some of the other motorcycle styles. 

So, will a motorcycle start in gear? Motorcycles can be started in first gear easily by pulling in the clutch. For higher gears, you cannot as the motorcycle will die down once you release the clutch to move forward. In case the clutch switch is not functioning, motorcycles won't start in any gear. 

The Harley-Davidson Iron 883 custom-built bobber is the perfect combination of the two – vintage and style. The bobber features a modern retro styling coupled with vintage looks of a 1960 chopper.0 

The Iron 883 is one of the best looking Harley's in my opinion. It has a beastly look that is classic at the same time as it is modern. If you want an aggressive looking motorcycle, look no further than this bike. The engine of this monster is powered by a 53.9 cu inch engine, or 883 cc's. 

This is one of the reasons that 883 models have become so popular with beginners. The Iron has a top speed of around 118 mph. One nifty feature that beginners may enjoy about the 

The main reasons why the Iron 883 isn't great for amateurs is due to its performance. This bike boasts a massive engine that only gets 45 hp. The size of its engine, along with its overall weight, makes it difficult to control, especially at low speeds. It's also not a cheap motorcycle, starting at about $9,000