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Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Harley-Davidson’s Fat Boy was teased at Daytona in ’88 and ’89 ahead of a MY1990 release, but it was the cameo in Terminator 2 that really put the model on the map. The Fat Boy originally came built around H-D’s original faux rigid Softail frame, and it makes the jump to the next-generation Softail frames. The Fat Boy sets itself apart from the rest of the family with a wide front end, solid-disc wheels and classic-style headlight nacelle.

2018 - 2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

2018 - 2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy
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  • Harley-Davidson Fat Boy
  • Year:
    2018- 2020
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Milwaukee-Eight 114
  • Displacement:
    114 cubic inches
  • Price:
    19049
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Expect a low seat height, butt-friendly saddle, and a smooth ride

Harley-Davidson’s Fat Boy survived the Great Purge of 2017 that saw so many models eliminated from the Softail and Dyna lineups as the former absorbed the latter. The FLSTF joins the rest of the all-new-in-2018 Softail range with a completely reworked frame and a choice between the 107-inch and 114-inch Milwaukee-Eight powerplant, though the 107 was dropped going into 2020. New design features add to the aesthetics and clearly mark these Fat Boys as members of the New Guard.

 

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2018 - 2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

2018 - 2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Expect a low seat height, butt-friendly saddle, and a smooth ride

Harley-Davidson’s Fat Boy survived the Great Purge of 2017 that saw so many models eliminated from the Softail and Dyna lineups as the former absorbed the latter. The FLSTF joins the rest of the all-new-in-2018 Softail range with a completely reworked frame and a choice between the 107-inch and 114-inch Milwaukee-Eight powerplant, though the 107 was dropped going into 2020. New design features add to the aesthetics and clearly mark these Fat Boys as members of the New Guard.

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2021 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 114

2021 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 114

2021 Restyling brightens H-D’s iconic Softail

Harley-Davidson pared down its Softail lineup ahead of MY2021, but its venerable Fat Boy makes the cut to continue into the current lineup. It rolls with the relatively new, 114 cubic-inch Milwaukee-Eight engine in a similarly newish Softail frame, but the overall look still displays the classic genetic markers of the Fat Boy family. Better handling and improved performance join with stock ABS protection to complete the 2021 package.

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2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary

2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary

Only Harley-Davidson would have the courage to name a motorcycle “Fat Boy” and here’s celebrating 30 years of the iconic design

Harley-Davidson marks three decades of production for one of its most-iconic families with the release of the 2020 Fat Boy 114 30th Anniversary model. This machine proudly displays DNA from H-D’s immediate post-WWII era all the way down to the old-school frame geometry that mimics the rigid rear ends from way back in the day. Harley powers it with its largest production engine and wraps the whole project in a unique graphics package complete with a limited-edition serial number and 2,500-unit limited production run for an extra bit of exclusivity.

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2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary Limited Edition

2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary Limited Edition

This limited-edition evilness gets dark finishes with bronze highlights and is powered by a blacked-out Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine

Becoming a part of the Softail range in 2018, the Fat Boy received a massive upgrade on the reinvented Softail chassis, powered by the Milwaukee-Eight engines. Celebrating 30 years of this monster, the 2020 model gets a blacked-out theme, converting the satin-chrome outlook to a sinful looking “Vivid-Black” theme. And running this evil hooligan is the thumping Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-twin engine.

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Harley-Davidson lends its flair to the Ford F-250 truck, courtesy the Fat Boy 30th Anniversary

Harley-Davidson lends its flair to the Ford F-250 truck, courtesy the Fat Boy 30th Anniversary

The V8 truck harks on the Fat Boy’s persona with 65 customized components

Post 30 years of a bodacious run, the Bar & Shield brand celebrated the iconic Fat Boy it with a limited run affair of a bold all-black livery, complete with gentle touches of bronze – The Fat Boy 30th Anniversary. Tuscany Motor Company, the Indiana based dealership that gives us enthusiasts Harley-Davidson special limited-edition trucks, has now the sent the Ford F-250 to the beauty shop to get a butch makeover based on the limited-ed Fat Boy.

Under the direction of the Milwaukee firm, notable and iconic features of the cruiser will get onto the 2020 model F-250 truck with over 65 proprietary components to dazzle the vibe and the character of the already striking pick-up. Just like what this partnership did with the Harley-Davidson GMC Sierra Truck

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Harley-Davidson celebrates 30 years of its iconic Fat Boy cloaked in Darth Vader style

Harley-Davidson celebrates 30 years of its iconic Fat Boy cloaked in Darth Vader style

This limited-edition evilness gets dark finishes with bronze highlights and is powered by a blacked-out Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine

Low, wide and intimidating. Ever have these been the hallmarks of the Fat Boy line since its launch in 1990, and it’s still true of today’s subjects. Post 30 years of a bodacious run, the Bar & Shield brand is celebrating it with a limited run affair of a bold all-black livery, complete with gentle touches of bronze. And running this evil hooligan is the thumping Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-twin engine.

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Harley-Davidson lends its flair to the GMC Sierra limited edition truck

Harley-Davidson lends its flair to the GMC Sierra limited edition truck

The V8 truck harks on the Fat Boy’s persona with 65 customized components

For 20 many years, Indiana based Tuscany Motor Company would often give us enthusiasts Harley-Davidson special limited-edition trucks based out of Ford’s most famous pickup, the F-150. Ford never had a factory kit directly, but Tuscany customized these cosmetic packages under the direction of the Milwaukee firm, reflecting notable and iconic features of a cruiser almost every year.

For 2020, Tuscany has shed the Ford badge to a brand new GMC Sierra and have launched the Harley-Davidson GMC Sierra Truck, with the Fat Boy being the inspiration for this build. The limited run of 250 examples will include over 65 proprietary components designed alongside Harley-Davidson to uplift the vibe and the character of the already striking Sierra truck.

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Lego Teams Up With Harley Davidson For Stunning Fat Boy Creator Set

Lego Teams Up With Harley Davidson For Stunning Fat Boy Creator Set

Lego has been ignoring motorcycle fans but that’s about to change

Lego’s affair with the automotive world has seen the creation of whole lineups such as the Speed Champions franchise, as well as a wave of car sets offered under the Creator or Creator Expert moniker. Speaking of which, Lego’s latest collaboration with Harley Davidson will bring a very special motorcycle, in plastic brick form, to your desks. That’s right, folks, Lego just launched a Harley Davidson Fat Boy Creator Expert set and guess what - it is way cooler than anything we would have ever imagined. Let’s check it out.

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Top 10 Cruisers of 2018

Top 10 Cruisers of 2018

Large motors with plenty of low-end torque, forward set footpegs, and a laid-back reclined riding position

Being the closest thing to flying without leaving the ground, Cruisers have been the incarnation of the ‘30s to ‘60s American lifestyles. Large motors with plenty of low-end torque, forward set footpegs, and a laid-back reclined riding position define any modern-day cruisers. Traditionally, large V-twins ran under the hoods, but inline engines have become more common these days.

Here is our list of the cruiser motorcycles of 2018 that gets us to simply cruise, at one with our bike, taking in the sights and smells, the cool air washing over, and supposedly cleansing the soul. Basically defining the concept of motorcycling, cruisers keep us wandering off with just a twist of the throttle to the unknown.

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Harley-Davidson models get limited edition 115-year celebratory color options

Harley-Davidson models get limited edition 115-year celebratory color options

Nine models get two serialized designs with a 115th anniversary eagle

This year, the Bar & Shield brand turns 115-years-old, and the company plans to leave no stone unturned to celebrate it with its fans worldwide. Doing so, they have also released two limited edition paint jobs and 115th-anniversary eagle badges on nine models of their lineup destined to become machines for collectors.

Harley has always celebrated such milestones with a bang, be it their first ever one on their 85th, 100th, or their 110th anniversaries, and each has surpassed their previous celebrations by a huge way. This time too the brand plans of treating everyone with a cynosure and for the first time, Harley invites those non-riders as well to enjoy the big bash set for August 29 – September 2.

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2015 - 2017 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy / Fat Boy Lo / Fat Boy S

2015 - 2017 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy / Fat Boy Lo / Fat Boy S

When old Arnie jumped his “borrowed” Fat Boy into the drainage sluice in Terminator 2back in ’91, he cemented the Fat Boy’s place in American pop culture for all time. Harley has stayed true to the original look, and they’ve continually refined the Fat Boy in the interim to bring us the newest range of models built on the FLSTF platform.

We have the traditional-looking Fat Boy as a base model with the blackout Fat Boy Lo as sort of a side-grade model. The factory included the Fat Boy in its “S-series” program that sees existing bikes souped up with Harley’s biggest production engines and decked out with Screamin’ Eagle performance parts. Join me while I take a look at the specific upgrades H-D sprinkled across the range.

Continue reading for my review of the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, Fat Boy Lo and Fat Boy S.

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2013 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Softail Fat Boy – USA Version

2013 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Softail Fat Boy – USA Version

There aren’t many motorcycles that are able to compete against the iconic Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy as this model is considered by many riders the purest form of an American motorcycle. Starting with its unique style and finishing with its state of the art technologies, the USA version of the 2013 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Softail Fat Boy is a true benchmark in its segment.

The 2013 version of the Harley-Davidson FLSTF Softail Fat Boy (USA model) comes with a rigid-mounted, counter-balanced Twin Cam 103B V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI). The engine cranks out a peak torque of 97.5 ft. lbs. @ 3000 RPM (132 Nm @ 3000 RPM and is mated on a six speed Cruise Drive transmission.

The 2013 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Softail Fat Boy (USA version) is offered with a starting price of $16,999 USD.

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

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2012 Harley-Davidson Softail FLSTFB Fat Boy Lo

2012 Harley-Davidson Softail FLSTFB Fat Boy Lo

The Fat Boy Lo moves further the Fat Boy legacy and its unique character continues to impress us.

This new boulevard cruiser features a tasty custom design language which draws inspiration from the classic cruisers but also throws into mix numerous modern details. From front to back, the Harley-Davidson Softail FLSTFB Fat Boy Lo shows attitude, with custom, black bullet hole wheels, a denim black frame, blacked-out covers and header shields, and satin chrome in all the places mirror chrome would normally reside.

The rider is met by a narrow-cut seat which ides just 24.25-inches off the ground. You’ll also like the forward foot controls and the low, 1.25-inch handlebar.

The motorcycle is propelled by an air-cooled, Twin Cam 103B engine with a displacement of 1690cc. The engine is mated on a six speed cruise drive gearbox which offers an average fuel consumption of 42 MPG.

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

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2012 Harley-Davidson Softail FLSTF Fat Boy

2012 Harley-Davidson Softail FLSTF Fat Boy

The Harley Davidson Softail Fat Boy is a classy looking cruiser. Despite its relatively old age, the motorcycle continues to be in the center of attention thanks to its custom looking design, the modern technologies and first class performances.

The 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail FLSTF Fat Boy’s distinctive features are the fat tires, fat bars, fat fenders and a big, powerful, black powder-coated, counter-balanced Twin Cam 96B engine. The latter is air cooled and has a 1690 cc displacement. The engine is mated on a six speed transmission which offers an average fuel consumption of 42 mpg.

New for 2012, the Harley-Davidson Softail FLSTF Fat Boy offers a larger readout on the odometer with more information, such as gear and RPM data, plus the new Security Package option with an Anti-lock Braking System and Smart Security System.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail FLSTF Fat Boy.

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2010 Harley-Davidson FLSTFB Fat Boy Lo

2010 Harley-Davidson FLSTFB Fat Boy Lo

Harley-Davidson took their notorious Fat Boy model, lowered it and gave it a nice custom look before calling it a 2010 model year. The bike features the lowest seat in the American maker’s entire lineup and still the proven Twin Cam 96B V-Twin engine and six-speed Cruise Drive transmission. The colors available for 2010 are Vivid Black and Black Denim.

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Harley-Davidson bikes are good for stunts too

Matt Mingay is a stunt rider from Stuntz Inc performing on Harley-Davidson motorcycles such as the 2009 Fatboy and Ultra Glide as well as the Muscle and the Nightster. As crazy as it might sound, this guy manages to do with these bikes what few sport bike riders can with theirs.

Harley-Davidson has teamed up with Firestorm for the making of this video, which looks almost unrealistic due to the type of bikes involved. Believe it, it’s real!

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Lego bike with real bike handles = ingenuity and a lot of free time

Lego bike with real bike handles = ingenuity and a lot of free time

The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy inspired the creation of this impressively accurate remote-controlled Lego replica named the Mindstorms NXT Fat Boy. Good for kids, but not for us, you will say and we must agree, but what makes us interested in it is the fact that its controller is shaped like a real bike’s handles.

In the video attached below you will notice that it also leans, like any respectable modern two-wheeled toy and the additional wheels aren’t easy to spot. So now you know what to buy your kid for Christmas and we also know who’s going to be playing with it when snow will cover the asphalt.

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Georgia State Lottery ad: Harley Rider vs Meter Maid

Georgia State Lottery ad: Harley Rider vs Meter Maid

This is a Old West style ad for the Georgia State Lottery featuring as modern as possible elements such as a parking meter and a 105th Anniversary Harley-Davidson Fat Boy mechanical horse. The two touches of modernity start the conflict in this clip, but the funny part is how it ends.

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A Harley-Davidson Motorcycle donated by Harley-Davidson, Vance & Hines and Comp Performance

A Harley-Davidson Motorcycle donated by Harley-Davidson, Vance & Hines and Comp Performance

A Harely-Davidson Motorcycle was donated at SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fondraser together with many different items.

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More about the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

The Fat Boy is arguably the most-recognized H-D cruiser, largely because of its silver screen exposure, and it was a no-brainer as a model that is to be kept alive and current. This machine is all about the visual-weight effects that start out in the thick front end that comes complete with classic, beer-can skirts that make it fatter still.

Solid wheels add a significant portion of visual (and real) weight down low to give the Fat Boy a bottom-heavy appearance. A low seat height leaves the pilot in a good position for nimble footwork in the parking lot and confidence at the stop lights. Typically, the front fender is cut down for a custom flair along with a heavily bobbed rear fender and a shotgun-esque exhaust to bring it all together.

This model will usually be powered by the largest production V-Twin the MoCo has available at the time, and it may carry the high-displacement version of same to turn the Fat Boy into a proper boulevard bruiser.