We’re absolutely loving this Harley Davidson Dyna Fat Bob!
Subtle is not the word that comes to mind when describing the Fat Bob model. It isn’t just built to grab eyes. It’s built to cause a commotion. Tommy Gun exhaust. A unique dual headlight and custom taillight. Fat rubber rolling on machined disc wheels. And performance that lets you get down to business with 103 cubic inches of high-output H-D engine and dual disc brakes. The look is outrageous, but when you sink into the saddle you’re in for one sweetheart of a ride.
You don’t see a lot of 21 century technology peeking through the clean old-school lines of the motorcycles in the Dyna Fat Bob. That’s the point. Once the teams of engineers and industrial designers have finished building the systems that load these motorcycles up with modern function, the job is only half finished. The next step is to find smart ways to integrate it into the design without taking away from the styling cues. Take the standard anti-lock brakes. It’s one of the top ABS systems out there, and gives you the control you want in a modern motorcycle. But the real beauty is the way we streamlined the look of the hardware.
If there’s anything the unruly bunch of riders that gravitate to a Dyna motorcycle have in common, it’s that they’re not easily satisfied. So we built every bike in the family to bridge the gap between knockout looks and uncompromising open road function. The exceptional stiffness of the chassis makes for sure-footed handling. The brakes and suspension components are top end, and the custom-style wheels roll on premium rubber designed for both durability and grip performance. A Dyna motorcycle is rolling proof that you don’t need a bike that looks like it belongs in a B-grade science fiction movie to burn through a wicked set of curves.
Journey back far enough in the factory custom history of the Dyna family and you get to the machine that started the whole thing off: a Harley-Davidson touring bike. Seriously, and that’s your first clue to the rider comfort that waits for you in the saddle of today’s Dyna motorcycle. That early touring machine featured a new kind of isolation mounting system for the engine. Which led to a series of innovative frame designs. And that brings us to the current Dyna frame and its two-point engine isolation mounting system.
It makes sure the power of 103 cubic inches of Twin Cam 103 engine gets to the pavement. But the vibrations don’t get to the rider. You’ll find the same dogged approach to rider comfort throughout every inch of every bike in the family. Handlebars designed to fight the fatigue of a long day in the wind. Foot pegs and controls that hit your boots exactly where they ought to. The look is hard as nails. That doesn’t mean the ride has to be.