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. The 1,585 cc engine delivers 117 Nm of torque at 3000 rpm and requires 5.6 liters of fuel for every 100 km (The US model is equipped with a slightly bigger Air-cooled, Twin Cam 103B unit).
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Twin Cam 96B 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 96B counter-balanced engine. We sweated bullets perfecting every cubic inch, pushing design and technology forward. And we did it all without compromising one bit of Harley-Davidsons 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 96B Engine Innovation
Fire up the air-cooled, rigid-mounted Twin Cam 96B counter-balanced engine and feel the low-end torque unleashed for a smooth ride. 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 couldnt feel better.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
|Engine||Air-cooled, Twin Cam 96B™|
|Fuel System||Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)|
|Seat Height, Unladen||690 mm|
|Ground Clearance||130 mm|
|Rake (steering head) (deg)||31|
|Tyres, Front Specification||140/75R17 67V|
|Tyres, Rear Specification||200/55R17 78V|
|Fuel Capacity||18.9 l|
|Oil Capacity (w/filter)||3.3 l|
|Weight, As Shipped||313 kg|
|Weight, In Running Order||330 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, over/under shotgun exhaust with dual mufflers|
|Wheels, Optional Style Type||N/A|
|Wheels, Front Type||Mirror Polished Chrome, Bullet Hole Disc Cast Aluminum|
|Wheels, Rear Type||Mirror Polished Chrome, Bullet Hole Disc Cast Aluminum|
|Brakes, Caliper Type||4-piston front and 2-piston rear|
|Engine Torque Testing Method||EEC/95/1|
|Engine Torque||117 Nm|
|Engine Torque (rpm)||3,000|
|Lean Angle, Right (deg.)||26.2|
|Lean Angle, Left (deg.)||27|
|Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy||5.6 l/100 km|
Engine Specifications for the Harley Davidson Fat Boy LO Softail 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|