Harley-Davidson stays true to its fame of producing class-leading cruisers with the launch of the Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) lineup. Among the exclusive 2009 models, the new CVO Dyna Fat Bob is impossible to be ignored, not only because of the new, attractive paintjobs, but also due to the Screamin’ Eagle V-twin motor, which is the largest ever produced by the American company. Can you guess the number of cubic inches on this thing?
The new Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) Fat Bob rolls with a high-performance rumble and the flash of custom chrome. From its beefy front tire to its twisted Tommy Gun exhaust to the arrogant flip of its Bobtail rear fender, the 2009 CVO Fat Bob will stake its claim to a wide stretch of asphalt.
Below the distinctive Fat Bob fuel tank that gives this model its name rests the largest engine produced by Harley-Davidson, the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110. Available only on CVO models, the Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) Twin Cam 110 produces 114 ft. lbs. of torque at 3500 rpm and features a heavy-duty, self-adjusting clutch with hydraulic actuation and the 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission. The Heavy Breather intake with exposed high-flow conical filter features a special chrome end cap, a “110 SE” emblem and a sculpted trim ring. The CVO Fat Bob-exclusive Tommy Gun 2-1-2 exhaust snakes around the engine before exiting through chrome blunt-cut mufflers. The header pipes, which are exposed through the exhaust shield slots, are finished with a black coating. The powertrain is finished in CVO-exclusive granite powdercoat with chrome covers, and features new a “110 Cubic Inch” badge on the chrome billet derby cover.
With a chunky 130 mm front tire and dual headlamps framed in thick, 49 mm fork legs, the original Fat Bob took Dyna styling in a new direction when it first appeared in 2008. For 2009, the CVO group gives the Fat Bob the CVO treatment – bold paint, brilliant chrome and a monster motor – to create a premium custom motorcycle loaded with exclusive features.
New 16-inch Fang wheels debut on the CVO Fat Bob. These cast-aluminum wheels feature a black powdercoated slotted center that contrasts with a chrome rim flange with bolt-on “fang” inserts clawing over each slot. The brake discs and sprockets are styled to complement the wheels. The front wheel carries a 130 mm tire with a distinctive, blocky tread pattern. On the rear is a 180 mm tire. Premium suspension includes lowered front forks and chromed rear shocks that have been re-tuned for enhanced ride comfort.
Chromed from the axle covers to the triple clamps, the front end of the CVO Fat Bob is topped with a chrome pull-back riser, chrome 1.25-inch-diameter internally-wired handlebar, and chrome switch housing, hand levers, and clutch and brake master cylinders. Hand grips, forward-mounted footpegs, shifter peg and brake pedal pad are from the Ironside Collection. A new two-piece tank console is finished in chrome and then is color-matched with a special CVO medallion.
CVO debuts another new material on this motorcycle’s saddle, which features a seating surface covered in Alcantara, a high-tech engineered material that looks and feels like soft, natural suede but exceeds Harley-Davidson standards for durability and comfort. The remainder of the seat is smooth black leather, and it’s finished with a recessed chrome Harley-Davidson medallion. The seat rests over a wide Bobtail rear fender that holds a smoked LED tri-bar tail/brake light with a chrome slotted cover for a sinister look in the back.
The CVO Fat Bob is available in three color combinations: Sunrise Yellow Pearl with Platinum Quartz, Black Diamond with Fire Quartz, and Denim Granite with Electric Blue Fade, CVO’s first ever combination of matte and gloss paint finishes. In each case, the frame, swingarm, battery cover, electrical panel cover and coil cover are color-matched to the main bodywork color. A security system with smart siren, a CVO indoor cover and unique Harley-Davidson CVO gold ignition key with display keepsake box are included.
The CVO Fat Bob is a limited-production motorcycle created by the Harley-Davidson CVO group, and based on the Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob. Approximately 2,450 examples of the 2009 CVO Fat Bob are being produced by a team of highly skilled technicians in a special assembly area at the Harley-Davidson Kansas City Vehicle Operations facility. The suggested U.S. retail price for the 2009 CVO Fat Bob is $25,299 ($25,499 in California).
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Engine and Transmission
Engine Type: 2 Air-cooled, Twin Cam 110™
Displacement: 110.00 cu. in.
Bore x Stroke: 4.000 in. / 4.380 in.
Engine Torque: 3 155.58 Nm / 114.00 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm
Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Compression Ratio: 9.15:1
Miles per Gallon: 53.00 hwy / 36.00 city
Primary Drive: Chain, 34/46 ratio
Gear Ratio (overall)
Chassis and Dimensions
Brakes: 4-piston fixed front, and 2-piston floating rear
Parking Brake: N/A
Lean Angle (per SAEJ1168): 34° / 30°
Exhaust System: Chrome, 2-1-2 collector exhaust w/ dual mufflers
Front Wheel: Powder Coated and Chrome Plated "Fang"
Rear Wheel: Powder Coated and Chrome Plated "Fang"
Wheel Option: N/A
Front Tire: D427F 130/90B16
Rear Tire: D427 180/70B16
Length: 91.02 in.
Seat Height: 25.20 in. (laden) / 26.90 in. (unladen)
Ground Clearance: 4.33 in.
Rake Steering Head/Trail: 29° / 5.53 in.
Wheelbase: 63.66 in.
Track Width: N/A
Fuel Capacity: 5.00 gal.
Oil Capacity: 3.00 qt.
Dry Weight: 701.00 lbs.
Running Order: 728.00 lbs.
Indicator Lamps: 7 High beam, directional light bar, neutral, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, turn signals, security system6 6-speed, low fuel warnings
Reverse Function: N/A
Features of the 2009 CVO Fat Bob include:
o Sunrise Yellow Pearl with Platinum Quartz
o Black Diamond with Fire Quartz
o Denim Granite with Electric Blue Fade
Color matched frame, swingarm, electrical box cover, battery cover and coil cover, fender support covers and console cover.
Chrome handlebar clamp with integrated tachometer mount
o Shifter peg
o Brake pedal pad
o Hand grips