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.
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The Harley Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe is characterized by a low slung stature, an extremely low seat with "collapsing sides," pull back handlebar and riser, and easy-reach, extended kickstand.
The Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe is powered by a strong Twin Cam 96B engine which is paired with a 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission and offers an average fuel consumption of 42 mpg.
The unique look of the 2012 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe is given by a series of tasty styling cues such as the clean front light bar, tombstone taillight, chrome grab rail and luggage rack and wide whitewall tires. On the options list you’ll find chrome profile laced aluminum wheels and more custom color schemes.
The bike is offered with a standard Smart Security System with proximity-based, hands-free security fob, five-gallon fuel tank and a horseshoe oil tank.
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The Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic received a few upgrades for 2012 which help it remain on the same level with its rivals. The motorcycle continues to deliver smooth performance from its Air-cooled, Twin Cam, 1690 cc engine. The engine is paired with a six speed cruise drive transmission which offers combined fuel consumption (city/highway) of 42 mpg.
The bike is not only strong, but is also comfortable to ride thanks to its low seat height, ample luggage space, wind protection and the passenger accommodations. Its Lexan windshield allows for quick conversion to custom cruising, while the 1940s-style leather saddlebags offer a pretty generous storage volume.
As far as styling goes you’ll especially like the full FL front fender and the chrome laced wheels and hub cover.
On the options list you’ll find Anti-lock Braking System, tubeless chrome aluminum profile laced wheels and an original equipment custom color paint program.
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With its unique, minimalist style, the Harley-Davidson Softail has conquered a lot of fans. The motorcycle is now available in Slim configuration, which is basically a stripped down version of the base model.
Among the features offered by the new Harley-Davidson Softail Slim you’ll find black-rimmed wheels, round black air cleaner cover, Hollywood-style handlebars and fat chromed front forks. The vintage look of the motorcycle is underlined by its chopped rear fender and the low slung profile.
But what makes this bike truly desirable is its twin cam 96B counter-balanced engine. This unit has evolved on the legacy of the Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution and Twin Cam 88 engines that made Harley Davidson’s motorcycles famous. The engine has a 1,688 cc displacement and rewards you with a peak torque of 132 Nm achieved at 3,250 rpm.
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The International version of the 2013 Softail Fat Boy Special Lo is a tasty looking custom bike manufactured by Harley Davidson. The motorcycle draws inspiration from the iconic Harley choppers that made history in the ’60s and ’70s.
The 2013 Fat Boy Lo FLSTSB version features a black-out paint scheme which gives it a unique appearance. It’s also worthy of being mentioned that the motorcycle is available in a limited number and features exclusive commemorative anniversary styling elements and premium features.
The international version of the Softail Fat Boy Special Lo is propelled by a Twin Cam 96B counter-balanced engine (the USA model comes with a Twin Cam 103B unit) which features a lightweight piston design for enhanced refinement and maximum performance. The engine offers a maximum torque of 117 Nm at 3,000 rpm and is paired with a six speed gearbox. The Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy Lo FLSTSB delivers an average fuel consumption of 5.6 l/100 km.
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If at any point in your life you doubted the co-existence of a watchmaker/motorcycle brand partnership, there will be no shortage in ways Harley-Davidson and Bell & Ross will show you just how ridiculous you are in your skepticism.
The iconic American motorcycle brand and the American watchmaker have collaborated in turning a Harley-Davidson FXSTB Softail Nightrain into a creative mash-up that features a Bell & Ross BR 01 Carbon watch installed in the handcrafted center console using a machined section of aluminum.
The special edition bike, which was overseen by Harley tuner extraordinaire, Shaw, is a one-off edition that has been christened as the “Nascafe Racer”. In building the bike, Shaw stripped the Harley back to its bare ‘n bones state before implanting the B&R watch into the center console. After doing so, the tuner custom painted the bike by using a combination of anodized blue, carbon, and a matte black custom paint finish to complete the stylish and expensive makeover.
While we never would have thought that Bell & Ross and Harley-Davidson would go hand-in-hand, given the segments to which their clientele belongs, we do applaud both American brands for the collaboration, if only to show that a hardcore-performance bike like Harley-Davidson and a luxury American timepiece like Bell & Ross can strike a partnership and create a one-of-a-kind ride.
House of Thunder is a German custom motorcycle builder that brags to have built the world’s most expensive motorcycle. In fact, the bike is a customized Harley-Davidson Rocker, which sells together with a 45metre transoceanic yacht built by Sunrise Yachts. The package also includes a rescue-boat and two jet skis if that’s a relief when you’re a billionaire willing to spend 22.66 million U.S. dollars on toys.
The Harley-Davidson Rocker turned into the most expensive motorcycle ever features a cleaned-up frame, hand-fashioned fenders and fuel tank as well as foldable handlebar to ease entrance in the garage on the boat. The paintjob matches that of the boat.
Eric Vauth of House of Thunder: “We still will build our normal custom bikes for our customers, but this is a completely new market and we always welcome new impulses for markets yet unexplored.”
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.
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!
Bikers who like to simply lay back and enjoy the ride and sights ahead of them are offered a unique Softail model with a chopper profile straight from the FX custom era – the 2009 Harley-Davidson FXSTC Softail Custom. Also, meeting Harley’s most recent performance and reliability standards, this is a bike that combines nostalgia of the original American chopper design with the benefits of modern engineering.
Harley-Davidson is supposed to offer the proper ride to anyone with a taste for freedom, not necessarily speed, and the 2009 FXSTB Softail Night Train is one of those special bikes that the American company builds for a specific rider crowd. Destined to young, rebel and fit (if we take in consideration the riding position) bikers, this might not be the ideal highway cruising motorcycle, but it will make a striking good impression down the boulevard.
In the past few years we’ve witnessed Harley-Davidson taking on roads they’ve never rolled on before and last year’s launch of the all-new Rockers was a clear indicator that we’ll be seeing more of Harley’s innovative side. We certainly did with the introduction of the all-new Iron and V-Rod Muscle, but the two very similar Softail models stand out once again, now as 2009 model years, and we’re not looking the other way.
Meanwhile, this bike also got a very capable and threatening opponent so the manufacturer custom bike market is in full growth and dispute.
In what concerns the Softail lineup, Harley-Davidson has an ace up its sleeve and it is called the Cross Bones. Part of the “Dark Custom” line, this model first stands out visually and brings impressive performance down the scene as soon as the reliable, massive and yet extremly refined V-twin motor is started. The bike envokes the old-school style although being still a relatively new addition to the American maker’s family, a model that shares no apparent feature with it’s siblings, but there’s got to be something.
With the 2009 FLSTN Softail Deluxe, Harley-Davidson is set on touching a sensible cord as this is one very special ride, not necessarily due to the engine, also present on the rest of the Softail family, but because of the unique look. This here is the precise bike on which nostalgia meets modern powertrain and suspension for a confidence-inspiring incursion into the past.
Each and every one of the Harley-Davidson families has an iconic model that simply can’t be missed in the crowd. The Fat Boy is that specific model for the Softail family due to the multitude of distinctive features completing the already unique American style. Can’t get enough of it? It’s all about the pure pleasure of admiring your ride long after you’ve stopped the engine so we’re talking about a rolling work of art right here.
We keep on witnessing the apparel of new, modern and very attractive motorcycles in HD’s lineup so it’s a must to be said that the American Company doesn’t drift away from the original bikes that people now simply take for granted and the 2009 FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic is one good example in that concern. The bike is not only carried on, but features a new retro look for an even more powerful impact.
All riders are very happy about their new bikes, especially if they had it custom made, but designing it yourself and ending up being the winner of your very own creation is indeed something else. Harley-Davidson has announced the winner of their “Build It and Win It” contest and made one lucky women extremely happy.
Talented Libby Hitchcock from Dallas, Georgia has used the interactive web tool and built her dream 2009 Harley-Davidson Softail Cross Bones motorcycle and it is now the lucky winner of the Build It and Win It contest. It means she won the precise motorcycle that she designed and shows how we all should give it a shot as soon as we hear about such contests.
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.
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.
A Harley-Davidson Softail Springer Classic features prominently in the new Indiana Jones movie ’Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ opening in theaters across the country today.
Directed by Steven Spielberg, the latest in the series of cult Indiana Jones movies stars Harrison Ford and Shia LaBeouf along with a 2007 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer Classic customized to reflect the movie’s 1957 period setting. The bike’s starring role comes during one of the film’s signature (...)
The new Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones cuts the aggressive profile of an authentic custom bobber, but with some dark twists that deliver a wickedly fun and emotional riding experience.
The new Softail model was announced today at the Harley-Davidson Winter Dealer Meeting in San Antonio. With the retro look of a Springer front end and other post-war era bobber styling cues like a sprung solo seat, half-round rider footboards, Gloss Black round air cleaner cover and chopped front (...)
With the release of the movie "Wild Hogs" on March 2, Harley-Davidson, in conjunction with Disney and Touchstone Pictures, will be giving away a 2007 FLSTF Fat Boy through the Wild Hogs Text2Win Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes started February 19 and will end April 15.
To enter the Wild Hogs Text2Win Sweepstakes via SMS Text Messaging, send the keyword, "HOGS" to the SMS short code 49788. Additional means of entry and detailed rules are also available at (...)
The Harley-Davidson FXSTC Softail Custom was named "Cruiser of the Year" at the annual V-Twin Expo Excellence in Motorcycling Awards. H-D’s Factory Security System also won the "Accessory of the Year" award. Harley-Davidson representatives Larry Gutjahr, Gene Guizzetti and Oleg Tzanev accepted the awards at the event.
The Softail Custom, powered by the rigid-mounted Twin Cam 96B V-Twin engine, redefines long-haul comfort and easy-riding style. The Custom includes a Fat (...)
This past January at the 2007 Washington D.C. Auto Show, Harley-Davidson conducted a live, on-site bike build demonstration of a 2007 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic motorcycle within the Urban Restylin’ Salon presented by Automotive Rhythms. The Softail was completely stripped down to only three stock pieces left untouched during the customization: frame, 6-speed "Cruise Drive" transmission and Twin Cam 96B engine. The rest of the bike was modified, customized and (...)
The Customizer, found in the Accessories section of the Harley-Davidson Web site, will now feature Softail models too. Currently, the Customizer features Sportster, Dyna, and VRSC models only, but H-D plans to eventually include all model families.
The Customizer allows users to build their dream bike online by selecting a model and then customizing it by adding accessories and changing paint colors. This allows users to see different accessory combinations on their chosen bike so they can (...)
Keith Kennedy, of Calera, Okla., was notified November 17, 2006 by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company that his name had been drawn as the Grand Prize winner in the 2007 Wide-Open House Sweepstakes. About a month later, Keith received an early Christmas present when he visited the local dealership, Texoma Harley-Davidson, of Sherman, Texas, to pick up his 2007 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle on December 23, 2006. "The ride home was great!" said Keith.
In addition to the Fat Boy, (...)
The new FXSTC Softail Custom offers the ultimate ride for those who want to kick back with their feet stretched out for a comfortable solo ride, or with a passenger. The new Twin Cam 96B engine and 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission enhances the ride, while the combination of laid-back chopper-inspired style and the comfort of a two-up seat and backrest is sure to stand out on the street.
As one of the more versatile motorcycles in a diverse family, the Softail Deuce remains a styling leader by getting low and long for 2007. With a lowered suspension reducing seat height by nearly an inch, the Softail Deuce is a custom motorcycle primed for the long ride.
The road is radical for the 2007 FXSTB Night Train, now rolling on a wide 200 mm rear tire with the new Twin Cam 96B engine, 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission and standard Electronic Port Sequential Fuel Injection (ESPFI). A new extended rider footpeg and brake pedal allows the rider to stretch out just that much further.
Just a little or a lot of creativity can give the Softail Standard a personality all its own, or more than likely, that of its owner. Proving that less can be more, the Softail Standard is considered an original long factory custom. It’s also an excellent canvas for customization.
The smooth-riding enjoyment of custom touring aboard the Heritage Softail Classic gets even better with the new Twin Cam 96B engine, 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission and Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI). The Heritage Softail Classic features touring essentials like comfortable riding position with a low seat height, wind protection, passenger room and luggage space, combined with early dresser style and a nostalgic feel.
The FLSTSC Springer Classic digs deeply into Harley-Davidson history for the retro look of a classic Springer front end with deep black powder-coated front forks and chrome shocks and springs. The new Twin Cam 96B engine in black and chrome, 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission and Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) deliver a sweet rider with confident handling.
FLSTN Softail Deluxe sets its sights to the future with a look to the past. A 24.5-inch seat height makes this the lowest Harley-Davidson 2007 model and one of the lowest on the market. The Softail Deluxe is heavy on nostalgic style as a unique paint scheme, beautiful cloisonnÃ© and abundant chrome combine with the new Twin Cam 96B engine, 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission and Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) for stunning overall performance.
Only the name is the same on the revised to the FLSTF Fat Boy, which grows bigger, broader and brighter for 2007. Besides more power, 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission and standard Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), the Fat Boy gets funkier and flashier with a major upgrade to its already muscular profile. Start at the back with a new 200mm rear tire and extra chopped rear fender.
The Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) crew has infused the new 2006 limited-edition FLSTFSE2 Screamin’ Eagle Fat Boy with rowdy performance and a lean, urban custom profile. Based on the popular Harley-Davidson FLSTFI Fat Boy, the Screamin’ Eagle Fat Boy features a Screamin’ Eagle 103 Stroker Twin Cam engine tuned to crank out more than 100 ft. lbs. of torque, special custom colors with metal grind accents, and a new steel seat.
Long, low and lean in profile, the FXSTD/I Softail Deuce is a style icon of the Softail line. Its chromed FX front end, raked out 33 degrees, carries a laced 21-inch wheel and low-rise, flat-track style handlebars on a curved riser. The clipped rear fender and low-profile tail light are signature cues that blend seamlessly with a stretched fuel tank and console exclusive to the Deuce. In keeping with the long, low and lean custom profile, the Deuce rolls supremely on 160mm rear rubber that not only accentuates the look but delivers a great-handling ride. Choose from 12 solid, SunGlo and two-tone paint options for the Deuce. Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels are a new option for 2006.
A new, wide bobtail fender covers a fat, 200mm rear tire that gives the FXST/I Softail Standard an imposing new attitude. It’s a long, raked custom look that inspires customization among Softail Standard owners. This is the elemental Softail, with simple styling and clean lines that make the FXST/I the ultimate starting point for personalization. A Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced front wheel and Forged Polished Aluminum Disc rear wheel are available as factory-installed options.
A new 200mm rear tire, Black Slotted Cast Aluminum Disc rear wheel with color-matched belt sprocket and a wider bobtail fender have the already menacing FXSTB/I Night Train looking tougher than ever for 2006. Staggered chrome pipes flash in front of an all-black powertrain with wrinkle-black trim on the engine covers and air cleaner, oil tank and rear fender supports. A black console is perched on the fuel tank. The raked FX front end carries a 21-inch laced wheel. The Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced front wheel and Forged Polished Aluminum Disc rear wheel are available as factory-installed options. Available in Vivid Black, Black Pearl and Black Cherry, of course.
The pure custom styling of the FXST/I Softail Standard makes it the perfect starting point for any owner planning to create a personal interpretation of a classic motorcycle profile. It’s a clean canvas that enables the process of customization with a wide selection of accessories
Designed to offer comfortable touring accommodations with early dresser styling, the FLSTC/I Heritage Softail Classic features ample, 1950s-style leather saddlebags, the protection of a detachable windshield, touring handlebars and a comfortable passenger position with backrest. Laced wheels, passing lights, studded-leather trim and a full-skirted FL front fender over a fat Touring front tire complete a look thatÃ•s truly classic, but also comfortable for the long road ahead. Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels are available as a factory-installed option
One of the most recognizable motorcycles on the road, FLSTF/I Fat Boy offers a muscular profile with fat tires wrapping disc wheels front and rear. A big chrome headlight mounted on wide handlebars, a custom flared front fender and shotgun exhaust announce its arrival. Parked or rolling, the wide handlebar on the Fat Boy completes the large, aggressive and unmistakably Harley-Davidson look. New for the first time in the history of the Fat Boy, Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels are an available option
The FLSTSC/I Springer Classic slides a fat front tire and clean FL fender between a Springer front end in black powdercoat with a chrome shock and springs. It’s a tough, retro look that’s pure Panhead, enhanced by the front- fender running light, a stamped aluminum tank graphic and wrap-around trim strip, as well as a vintage-style patent label on the oil tank. The crossover chrome dual exhaust system hangs long and low on each side of the rear wheel. The seat features embossed nameplates and a separate passenger pillion that can be removed easily. There is plenty of style, but loads of function, too. The Springer front suspension is engineered to deliver an outstanding ride and precise handling. A Silver Slotted Cast Aluminum disc rear wheel is new. The standard steel laced front wheel can be replaced with an optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheel.
FLSTN/I Softail Deluxe combines easy-riding comfort with a heavy dose of nostalgia to create an eye-catching custom that’s a joy to ride. It hugs the road on lowered suspension. The pull-back riser and handlebars and 24.5-inch seat height make the Softail Deluxe comfortable for a wide range of riders. It’s also the lowest Softail in the line. Custom details include a tapered chrome luggage rack, checked seat side panels and a chrome grab rail, tapered floorboards with chrome trim and clean front and rear light bars with bullet signals. Wide whitewall tires over laced chrome wheels, distinctive tank and fender emblems and a classic tombstone tail light recall another era. Choose from seven paint schemes, including the two-tone combinations of Glacier White/Deep Cobalt and Glacier White/ Vivid Black. Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels are available as a factory-installed option.
The reintroduced FLST/I Heritage Softail offers the elemental styling traits of the Softail platform - hardtail styling and a rigid-mounted engine - with the classic Harley-Davidson FL "large" front end and wrap-around FL rear fender. The Heritage Softail comes equipped with laced steel wheels, a silver powder-coated engine with polished covers, and floorboards with a heel-and-toe shifter. A new seat design includes a quick-release passenger pillion that can be removed in seconds, leaving the rear fender uncovered behind a solo seat.