The 1997 Harley-Davidson FXSTS Heritage Springer motorcycle was initially available only in white with either red or blue trim. Black was the standard color in 1998, though maroon-and-gold 95th Anniversary editions were also offered; since then, other colors have been added.
As the nickname suggests, this model was designed to look like Harley-Davidsons of years past. Though "retro" styling was certainly nothing new to the company, this model looked further back than the others: specifically, to the 1940s.
The front fender design dated from before World War II, as did the fender light. Forties-style springer forks had been reincarnated by Harley-Davidson in the late 1980s, but up to now had been used only on custom models.