The Heritage Springer came out in 1997. Eventually the front fork was blacked out and around 2006 or so it was deleted from model production. To the forum: What reason do you think the Motor Company deleted this model? Deleting this model to me was one of the "dark" days in the history of the company. Someday I just might have to bag me a used one, but not one with the blacked out fork. I prefer the shiny traditional chromed out springer fork. Please respond.