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2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - International version

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The international version of the Softail Fat Boy draws inspiration from the choppers of the ’60s and ’70s, so it sports a classic design language which makes you think in its iconic ancestors.

The motorcycle is a laid back and luxurious chopper fitted with a robust fuel tank, custom looking rims and an air-cooled Big V-Twin Cam Harley engine.
Air-cooled, Twin Cam 103B Bore 3.875 in. Stroke 4.38 in. Displacement 103 cu in
The 103 cu in engine delivers 98.7 ft-lb of torque at 3000 rpm and delivers a fuel efficiency of 42 mpg.
The strong powerplant is kept in leash by a six speed cruise drive transmission which provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway. The stopping power is assured by a set of strong brakes combined with ABS (optional).

Another feature offered by the Harley Davidson Softail Fat boy is the factory-installed next-generation security system which features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the electronic security functions.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy.

Overview

Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - International version

The 2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy FLSTF is one of the quintessential cruiser motorcycles. Hearkening to the ’hardtail’ choppers of the ’60s and ’70s, the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle keeps that heritage alive more than forty years later. The FLSTF Fat Boy is the original ’fat custom’ bike—laid-back and luxurious with an unmistakable profile on the road. The Harley Fat Boy features an air-cooled Big V-Twin Cam Harley engine. Take a seat on this Harley and get the experience of one of the 2013 H-D cruiser motorcycles. Learn about other Harley Softail motorcycles in addition to this cruiser. Look at the Heritage Softail Classic too, this classic motorcycle is ready for the road. If you like choppers, be sure to take a look at the Fat Boy Lo, another of the custom Harley motorcycles.

Styling

Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - International version

Fat Custom Style

Recalling the "hardtail" choppers of the ’60s and ’70s, the Fat Boy® motorcycle keeps that heritage alive more than forty years later. This is the original "fat custom" bike—laid-back and luxurious with an unmistakable profile on the road. But the nostalgic style isn’t just about the confident stance, chrome and old-school detail. It’s how you look riding it. It’s how it feels. It’s the classic, relaxed riding position. You’re not just cruising. You’re in charge—kicked back on a throne of machined metal surveying your domain.

Fat Features

Big in all the right places. The 17-inch wheels of silver, bullet-hole, disc-cast aluminum definitely make an impression—especially with rubber 140mm wide in front and a beefy 200mm in back. And check out the chopsticks up front—fat front fork behind the huge, gorgeous headlamp. The handlebars are wide, giant stainless steel with bare-knuckle chrome risers. Plus, the fuel tank medallion boasts a generous slab of mirror chrome finish—noticeable on any stretch of road. It’s a lot of fat in one tight bike. Definitely meaty. Wide. Big-boned. A bruiser. Call it what you want. Just admit that you want it.

Hidden Rear Shocks

If you want a comfortable bike but love that rigid-suspension look, youve come to the right bike. Weve kept all the modern comforts where they belongbelow the surface of a rad, vintage-looking bike. You get the classic lines of a vintage hardtail frame with the horizontal rear shocks hidden in the guts. Its a signature rigid look, and youll only find it on a Softail model.

Fat Custom Tank Details

This tank makes a statement with its leather tank strap, chrome side badges, and chrome speedometer and ignition switch console. The speedo face boasts a big, bold display for the odometer and an ancillary display for gear and rpm, so all the info you need on the fly is yours at a glance.

Premium Paint

Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Deep clearcoat layering. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects. Skimping simply is not in our vocabulary.

Hand Finished Fuel Tank

All Harley-Davidson fuel tanks are finished by handthats what makes them stand out from the competition. Their seamless design and unmatched style are unique among all motorcycles on the road. The tanks are one of the first and last things people notice when they lay their eyes on a Harley-Davidson motorcycleso we make it worth their time.

New Mirror Chrome Wheels

You made it clear, so we made them standard. These Mirror Chrome Bullet Hole Disc wheels are so popular that, new for 2013, this premium style is the new iconic look for the Fat Boy® model. So now you can roll with gleaming eye-appeal that’s thick with legendary Fat attitude, right off the lot.

Engine

Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - International version

Twin Cam 103™ 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 103™; 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®, Twin Cam 88®; and Twin Cam 96™ 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.

Pure Harley-Davidson Styling

Feast your eyes on the Twin Cam 96B counter-balanced engine and theres no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an attention to detail you wont find on any other bike. The black powder-coated engine, cylinders and cylinder heads feature polished cooling fin tips and are topped off with brilliant chrome rocker covers. Rigid-mounted and air-cooled, the 1584cc Twin Cam 96B engine provides increased power, smooth performance and a maintenance-free built-in primary auto chain tensioner. Its 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 coversthe Twin Cam 96B engine makes an ironclad statement to holding on to whats right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.

Six-Speed Cruise Drive

You want a ride that rumblesnot begs for mercywhen 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. Its a rare ride when a bike responds like this, and a low growl goes a long way when youre opening up the road ahead.

Technology

Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - International version

Anti-Lock Brakes (Optional)

When it comes to the Fat Boy motorcycle with ABS, stopping power has a double meaning. The components of our ABS are tastefully hidden within the wheel hub, so youll still turn heads with clean, streamlined design. More importantly, though, you get certainty in the saddle knowing your bikes going to behave when you need it.

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.

Intuitive Controls

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 bikethe tank, engine and all the other eye-popping features you want to see. Its just another way The Motor Company goes the extra mile to give its bikes that premium, top-of-the-line fit and finish.

Handling

Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - International version

Fat Dunlop Tyres

Fatter is better. Rubber 140mm wide up front mitigates feedback from the street for a smoother ride. And the beefy 200mm rear tyre provides a confident feeling of sure contact with the road, and excellent traction under braking. And since theyre from Dunlop, you know youre wrapping your premium rollers in quality rubber.

Tuned to Be Ridden

Harley-Davidson motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road. Theres a balance to them. The steering, the maneuverabilityits 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. Lets face it, we didnt get to where we are by being like everyone else.

Comfort

Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - International version

Full-Length Rider Footboards

Your boots were made for riding, in any way you see fit. Our full-length footboards boast a tried and true design thats stood the test of time. Plenty of foot positions for your taste and comfort. Rubber vibration isolation for a comfortable ride. And heel-toe shifting for confident shifting every time. It takes a few rides, but once youve gotten used to the smooth heel-toe rhythm, youll never give it up. The toes of your boots wont take the same beating, either.

Narrow Seat

To go along with the low seat height, we’ve added some ergos to make sure every inch of low pays off in pleasurable riding. We’ve slimmed up the seat itself. With the seat shape, lowdown frame and rigid powertrain, you can be sure you’ll feel a solid, comfortable connection with the bike and road.

Chrome Low Profile Handlebars

These beefy 1-1/4-inch bars not only add to the overall Fat styling, with internally-routed wiring for a bold clean look, their ergonomic design and reduced-reach positioning provide comfort and confidence as you guide your ride whether you’re heading across town or onward to the horizon.

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.

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.

Specifications (International Version)

Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - International version
EngineAir-cooled, Twin Cam 103B™
Bore3.875 in.
Stroke4.38 in.
Displacement103 cu in
Compression Ratio9.6:1
Fuel SystemElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Length2,396 mm
Seat Height, Unladen690 mm
Ground Clearance130 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg)31
Trail147 mm
Wheelbase1,635 mm
Tyres, Front Specification140/75R17 67V
Tyres, Rear Specification200/55R17 78V
Fuel Capacity18.9 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter)3.3 l
Weight, As Shipped313 kg
Weight, In Running Order330 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
ExhaustChrome, over/under shotgun exhaust with dual mufflers
Wheels, Optional Style TypeN/A
Wheels, Front TypeMirror Polished Chrome, Bullet Hole Disc Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear TypeMirror Polished Chrome, Bullet Hole Disc Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type4-piston front and 2-piston rear
Engine Torque Testing MethodEEC/95/1
Engine Torque98.7 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm)3,000
Lean Angle, Right (deg.)26.2
Lean Angle, Left (deg.)27
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy42 mpg

Engine Specifications for the Harley Davidson Fat Boy LO Softail USA version

EngineAir-cooled, Twin Cam 103B
Bore3.875 in.
Stroke4.38 in.
Displacement103 cu in
Compression Ratio9.6:1
Fuel SystemElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Primary DriveChain, 34/46 ratio



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