Harley Davidson Fat Boy

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Harley Davidson Fat Boy

When Willie G. Davidson rode the Fat Boy® model into Bike Week the first time, let’s just say it stopped traffic. No one had ever seen a factory custom motorcycle with this much visual impact before. The look was pure Harley, yet totally new. In the years since, the Fat Boy hasn’t let up. From the chrome of the solid disc wheels, to the muscular lines of the new High Output Twin Cam 103B™ engine to the curve of its distinctive rear fender, this machine is built to make an impact. Ride one and you’ll understand.

The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy comes with everything oversized but fitting perfectly. From fat tires, fat handlebars and a fat fender to the powerful, black powder-coated, Twin Cam 103B engine. The standard Anti-lock Braking System combined with the optional Smart Security System would make this a truly technologically advanced by Harley-Davidson. It comes with a fuel tank sender for precise fuel levels each time and with a five gallon fuel tank you can get up to 42 miles per gallon so you can stop less frequently.

New for 2016, H-D introduced the Fat Boy S and the Softail Slim S, limited edition models that feature some special paint and most importantly, a Screamin’ Eagle Performance 110ci (1801cc) Twin Cam. This is the first time the Scream’ Eagle 110ci has been available in a bike that wasn’t a CVO—Harley’s high end brand.

The Softail Slim S along with the Fat Boy S, also bring into the Softail line cruise control, standard on S models and a first for Softails, along with a security system and ABS standard.

It’s difficult to find a true apples to apples model from a competitor, even Victory doesn’t have a confident Fat Boy comparison. Maybe the Gunner or High-Ball, which we’d say compares more to the Dyna platform and most notably the Fat Bob. They retail for $12,999 and $13,349 respectively. The Hammer S from Victory would be the best bike to compare the Fat Boy to as it’s Victory’s muscle bike, which features an inverted fork front suspension and 250mm rear tire (the Fat Boy has a 200mm) and retails for $15,499.

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