Harley Davidson revealed the 2013 International version of its popular Dyna Fat Bob model. The bike is propelled by a strong air-cooled Twin Cam 96 Harley engine mated on a 6 speed cruise drive transmission (the 2013 US model is packed with a Twin Cam 103B unit with a displacement of 1,690 cc).
As far as styling goes, the 2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob FXDF features a drag-style handlebar combined with an aggressive front end, coil over rear chrome shocks and a dual chrome headlamp. You also get a premium paint job which further enhances the custom look.
To offer a smooth ride the motorcycle is equipped with adjustable suspension which suits a wide range of riding styles. The company’s engineers have also spent a lot of time to reward the Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob’s rider with top notch ergonomics. Thereby you are treated with forward-mounted controls, engine idle temperature management strategy and a comfortable saddle.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob FXDF.
The 2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob FXDF is a Dark Custom with a big motorcycle feel. The Harley Fat Bob features a powerful air-cooled Twin Cam 103 Harley engine with 6 speed cruise drive tranmission, providing more performance power for passing, hill-climbing, and riding with passenger and cargo. For the custom style you want, the Fat Bob motorcycle’s beefy handlebar is truly reminiscent of an aggressive quarter mile monster. And with the wires routed through the steel, you get a clean, minimal look with nothing standing in your way of the open road. Add to that the wide stance and 16 inch front wheel, and you have a cool fat custom look with a powerful big twin engine. And if you like a little Harley chrome on an otherwise stripped down bike, take a look at the Fat Bob rear chrome shocks. These high performance coil over rear chrome shocks give a smooth ride and custom look. For a little more chrome, the Dyna Fat Bob model also features a distinctive cast chrome double headlamp bucket. Learn more about this bike with a big motorcycle feel and the other Harley Dyna motorcycles. Also check out the Street Bob, the Super Glide Custom, and Wide Glide motorcycles.
The Fat Bob® motorcycle features an internally wired 1 1/4’ bar with tall risers. This beefy handlebar is truly reminiscent of an aggressive quarter mile monster. And with the wires routed through the steel, you get a clean, minimal look with nothing standing in your way of the open road.
Aggressive Front End
With its wide stance and fat styling, the Fat Bob® comes on like a back-alley brawler: big, bold and dripping with attitude. Muscled up forks, huge headlamp and a 16-inch front wheel wrapped in a 130mm tyre give it a menacing, all-business stance and powerful performance—that thick Michelin® Scorcher™ gripping the blacktop for better control and smoother cruising.
Dual Front Chrome Headlamp
Twice the custom style. Twice the badass attitude. The Fat Bob® model features a distinctive cast chrome double headlamp bucket that blasts open the night so you can see everything in your path. And with double the chrome coverage of a single bucket, you’re bound to turn twice as many heads on the boulevard.
Chrome Covered Rear Shocks
Lowered and drenched in genuine Harley-Davidson® chrome, the rear suspension on the Fat Bob® motorcycle features high-performance coil-over rear shocks that provide a smooth ride and help strike the bike’s eye-catching balance of chrome and darkness.
Fuel Tank Medallions
When it comes to motorcycles, there’s one name that people will never mistake for another: Harley-Davidson. The Fat Bob® model features the Harley-Davidson® ’Bar and Shield’ proudly displayed on the tank. Consider it your badge of honor bolted on the side of your bike so everyone can see exactly how you roll.
Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Clearcoat layering up to five mils deep. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects in the sunglo and pearl colors. Skimping simply is not in our vocabulary.
Twin Cam 96™ Engine Heritage
The knowledge of what makes an engine truly move a rider runs deep at The Motor Company, and it was put to good use when we created the Twin Cam 96™ engine. We sweated bullets perfecting every cubic inch, pushing design and technology forward. And we did it all without compromising one bit of Harley-Davidson’s unique styling. Evolved, yet carrying on the legacy of the Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution® and Twin Cam 88® engines that came before. The performance and durability are a direct result of the untold miles logged on the V-Twin since 1909, and the proud heritage that comes from a century’s worth of commitment to life on two wheels.
Twin Cam 96™ Engine Innovation
Fire up the Twin Cam 96™ engine and feel the low-end torque unleashed. Thanks to the lightweight piston design, delivery of the added power is more refined than ever. Then put your foot on the shifter and feel how the engine and Six-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission were designed to work together. Six speeds. A strong driveline and strong internal parts. Low routine maintenance. And a low cruising rpm couldn’t feel better.
Pure Harley-Davidson Styling
Feast your eyes on the Twin Cam 96™ engine and there’s no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson® style through and through with an attention to detail you won’t find from any other motorcycle company. Black powder-coated heads and cylinders are highlighted by machined cooling fin tips and chrome rocker covers. It’s a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power. From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers—the Twin Cam 96™ engine makes an ironclad statement to holding on to what’s right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.
Six-Speed Cruise Drive®
You want a ride that rumbles—not begs for mercy—when you lean on it a little. The Six-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway, so you get a better match between engine turnover and road speed. It’s a rare ride when a bike responds like this, and a low growl goes a long way when you’re opening up the road ahead.
H-D® Smart Security System
The factory-installed next-generation security system features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle electronic security functions as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your ignition key ring and let it do all the work. It’s this attention to details and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique.
You may be cruising with swagger, but you know safety counts. This sophisticated, factory-installed ABS gives ’stopping power’ a double meaning. Its components are tastefully hidden within the wheel hub, so you’ll still turn heads with clean, streamlined design. But more importantly, you get certainty in the saddle knowing your bike’s going to behave when you need it.
Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive. The turn signals are self-canceling and, based on the speed and angle of the motorcycle, they know how long to stay on. Engaging the controls quickly becomes second nature so you can focus less on turning off your signal and more on basking in the freedom of the ride.
Artfully Hidden Technology
Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function. That means we hide electronics. The whole wiring harness is skillfully routed behind the jewels of the bike—the tank, engine and all the other eye-popping features you want to see. It’s just another way The Motor Company goes the extra mile to give its bikes that premium, top-of-the-line fit and finish.
Preload is easily adjusted with a spanner wrench to make your suspension suit you and your riding style. The slammed low rear suspension gives you a more laid-back riding position and style. Low-profile, kicked back for profiling down the boulevard and hugging corners.
Tuned to Be Ridden
Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road. There’s a balance to them. The steering, the maneuverability—it’s all in concert. And each Harley-Davidson® model is tuned differently to create a unique riding experience for each individual no matter which bike they swing their leg over. Let’s face it, we didn’t get to where we are by being like everyone else.
With the custom forward-mounted controls on the Fat Bob® model, you can kick back a little and stretch your legs for the ultimate cruise through town or across the state line. It’s time to take in the open road the way you were meant to—on a two-wheeled machine that’s built to outdo the rest.
Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy
Our motorcycles are built to be ridden. A lot. So that means that rider comfort is top of mind. Always. With the Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy (EITMS) feature, the motorcycle automatically cuts fuel and fire from rear cylinder when idling, which helps reduce engine heat felt by rider and passenger. This feature can easily be turned on by your dealer.
Seat Engineering and Design
The seat is home for Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. They want a seat that has unique style without sacrificing comfort. Because of that, Harley-Davidson invests a lot of time in researching, designing and testing seats so that every bike has just the right saddle.
Specifications (International Version)
|Engine||Air-cooled, Twin Cam 96™|
|Fuel System||Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)|
|Seat Height,||Unladen 690 mm|
|Ground Clearance||125 mm|
|Rake (steering head) (deg)||29|
|Tyres, Front Specification||130/90B16 67H|
|Tyres, Rear Specification||180/70B16 77H|
|Fuel Capacity||18.9 l|
|Oil Capacity (w/filter)||2.8 l|
|Weight, As Shipped||305 kg|
|Weight, In Running Order||320 kg|
|Primary Drive Chain,||34/46 ratio|
|Gear Ratios (overall)||1st 9.311|
|Gear Ratios (overall)||2nd 6.454|
|Gear Ratios (overall)||3rd 4.793|
|Gear Ratios (overall)||4th 3.882|
|Gear Ratios (overall)||5th 3.307|
|Gear Ratios (overall)||6th 2.79|
|Exhaust||Chrome, “Tommy Gun” 2-1-2 collector exhaust with dual mufflers|
|Wheels, Optional Style Type||N/A|
|Wheels, Front Type||Machined, Aluminum Slotted Disc|
|Wheels, Rear Type||Machined, Aluminum Slotted Disc|
|Brakes, Caliper Type||4-piston fixed front, and 2-piston torque-free floating rear|
|Engine Torque Testing Method||EEC/95/1|
|Engine Torque||118 Nm|
|Engine Torque||(rpm) 3,500|
|Lean Angle, Right (deg.)||30|
|Lean Angle, Left (deg.)||31|
|Fuel Economy||Combined City/Hwy 5.6 l/100 km|
Specifications - Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob – USA version
|Engine||Air-cooled, Twin Cam 103B|
|Displacement||103 cu in|
|Fuel System||Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)|
|Primary Drive||Chain, 34/46 ratio|