Harley-Davidson is an iconic American motorcycle brand that primarily focuses on building big, low-slung cruiser bikes that bring with them style, power, road presence and an unmatched exhaust note. The riders who buy these bikes follow a unique culture that is a tradition across the globe. The Fat Boy is a bike that looks the part, is powerful and comes at an eye-watering price.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 1745cc, twin-cylinder engine that produces 65bhp and 144Nm of torque. The motor is air-cooled and comes paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy is BSIV-compliant.
The silhouette of the Fat Boy is unmistakably Harley-Davidson. At the front, it sports a large LED headlamp unit, a well-rounded tank and a massive engine drenched in chrome with two huge exhausts coming out from the side. The seat is well contoured and the rear mud guard is well curved. The wheels get a satin finish and look extraordinary. We also liked how the indicators are placed just below the brake levers on the handlebar. The digital-analogue instrument cluster is found on the tank-mounted shroud with two fuel tank caps on either side. The quality, fit and finish of the switchgear is very good. In terms of dimensions, the Fat Boy is 2370mm in length, 990mm in width and 1095mm in height. The engine settles into a deep rumble when fired up. The clutch is well weighted and is very easy to use in traffic. It picks up pace effortlessly. There’s a lot of grunt on offer, and the motor gets quiet once you cross 100kph. Low-speed rideability is good. There’s also sufficient torque on offer. At 322kgs, the bike’s weight is quite manageable. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 115mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1665mm and a seat height of 670mm.
The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy has a fuel tank capacity of 19.1 litres. In terms of mileage, the bike is capable of returning 15kmpl by ARAI, in BSIV guise.
Like any other Harley, you sit pretty low on the Fat Boy. The wide handlebar is perfectly within reach. The large tank is in no way uncomfortable. The saddle is very comfortable, thanks to good cushioning. Even the pillion’s seat provides good under-thigh support. You sit upright, which is common for a bike of this type. The bike feels very agile and the steering is precise. The bike handles quite well too, thanks to its wide front and rear tyres. Despite the girth of the bike, it stops incredibly well, thanks to the predictable braking performance. The underseat monoshock soaks in bumps with ease, and is far better than the twin shock-absorbers on the previous bike. At the front, the bike rides on cartridge forks, while the rear gets an adjustable monoshock-absorber. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a cast aluminium frame. The Fat Boy runs on 160/60 R-18 tyres at the front and 240/40 R-18 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and at the rear.
The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like a digital-analogue instrument cluster, digital trip meter, pass-light switch, low oil indicator, low battery indicator, engine kill switch, ABS, clock and a LED headlight.
The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy is available in a variety of shades like Vivid Black, Industrial Gray, Wicked Red / Twisted Cherry, Legend Blue Denim, Black Tempest, Bonneville Salt Pearl and Legend Blue / Vivid Black. Vivid Black is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.
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Prices and Variants
The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy is available in one variant: Fat Boy Standard for ₹ 18.21 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the bike, you can head to autox.com.
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