Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Bike Overview
If retro-style is your thing, then the Fat Boy will hit all the right buttons. This cruiser may not be the most comfortable of bikes to ride but the V-twin engine, the distinctive disc wheels and the Harley-Davidson sound more than make up for a little discomfort every now and then.
Riders have observed that although the suspension features twin shocks, its location under the engine means that it gives a harder ride than you might expect whilst others report that the bike is also a little heavier than they might have anticipated. However, this cruiser handles itself well with good balance, torque and with a simplicity to the steering which makes it a pleasure to ride.
The Fat Boy is probably one of the more expensive of Harley-Davidson bikes but it is also one of the more desirable, so tends to hold its value well. The rugged look, with steel finishes over alloy, and under-stated build, make this the Harley-Davidson most bikers dream of owning. The good thing about purchasing a Harley-Davidson is that you can be confident the bike will have been well made and with high quality products, although it is always a good idea to see full service history if you decide to buy second-hand.
This bike comes without some of the modern technology riders might expect to find in bikes on today’s modern market but this is a throw back to bikes in their glory days with style, chrome and plenty to draw the attention of passers-by.
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Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Bike Spec
- Weight (Wet)320kg
- Seat height635mm
- EngineFour stroke, OHV, 2v
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Bit heavy could be made lighter.
Not a sports bike so doesn't handle like one
1450cc, more than enough
Never had any problems
Could be better