• 2010 Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob

    2010 Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob
  • 2010 Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob
  • 2010 Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob

Harley-Davidson’s 2010 CVO lineup needs no presentation whatsoever, but the Fat Bob is now making an even stronger name for itself as a limited-production custom motorcycle. It relies on an aggressive, super-duty presence behind a beefy front wheel, twisted Tommy Gun exhaust, bold paint and innovative custom styling, meaning that it stands all the chances to achieve its goal.

Using the Harley-Davidson Dyna platform, which pairs Big Twin performance with an extended FX front end, exposed twin rear shock absorbers, and an under-seat battery box, the CVO Fat Bob has the proper back up for the job.

  • 2010 Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Model:
    Fat Bob
  • Engine:
    Air-cooled, Twin Cam 110
  • Transmission:
    6-Speed Cruise Drive
  • Torque @ RPM:
    153.21 Nm @ 3500 rpm
  • Energy:
    Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Displacement:
    1803 L
  • Top Speed:
    125 mph
  • Price:


New CVO Street Glide and CVO Softail Convertible Debut Exclusive Features

Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) will create four extraordinary motorcycle models for 2010, each an uninhibited expression of American motorcycle performance and style. Now in its 11th year, the mission of the CVO program is to design and build limited-production, factory-custom motorcycles for customers who appreciate brilliant chrome, exquisite paint, thundering power and the exclusivity of owning and riding a very special motorcycle.

Harley-Davidson will offer two all-new CVO models for 2010.

2010 Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob
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2010 Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob

  * 2010 CVO Softail Convertible: Designed to be a "two-in-one" touring-and-cruising motorcycle, the CVO Softail Convertible features a new compact fairing, leather saddlebags, a passenger pillion, and upright with backrest that are each quickly detachable. A new full-coverage rear fender, a five-inch digital speedometer with analog tachometer, Stinger chrome aluminum wheels and Ventilator high-flow engine air intake all debut on the CVO Softail Convertible.
 * 2010 CVO Street Glide: The ultimate hot rod bagger from Harley-Davidson, the CVO Street Glide features new 18-inch front and rear "Agitator" contrast chrome wheels, hydraulic rear shocks with adjustable preload, a low-profile custom seat with matching passenger backrest, and a lowered-and-trimmed front fender. New full-depth extended saddlebags are flanked with filler strips incorporating LED stop/tail/turn lighting.

Two CVO models are reprised for 2010 with new paint and features:

  * 2010 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide: This magnificent custom touring machine features a new flamed paint scheme, new LED saddlebag lights and LED King Tour-Pak brake/tail light. The seat and backrest have a new perforated leather insert. The backrest also now features adjustable lumbar support. New dimpled trim items and medallions are also included.
 * 2010 CVO Fat Bob: Wide and muscular, the 2010 CVO Fat Bob debuts an exclusive new plating process called Midnight Pearl that is featured on the headlight shell, timer and derby covers, fender strut covers and other components. An all-new paint scheme is offered in three color combinations.

Each 2010 CVO model is powered by the fuel-injected Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 V-Twin, the largest-displacement engine produced by Harley-Davidson, rated at up to 115 ft. lbs. of torque. This engine is only available from the factory in CVO models.

Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are produced in limited numbers by a team of highly skilled technicians in a special assembly area at the Harley-Davidson production facilities in Kansas City, Mo., and York, Pa. CVO models are customized using existing components from the Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories catalog, and with many all-new custom parts that are exclusive to CVO models. The CVO program is often used to introduce new custom components and techniques before they are offered as individual accessories. Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are backed by a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.


2010 Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob
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2010 Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob

Engine and Transmission

Engine: Air-cooled, Twin Cam 110™
Valves: Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 4.0 in. x 4.38 in. (101.60 mm x 111.252 mm)
Displacement: 110 cu. in. (1803 cc)
Compression Ratio: 9.15:1
Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner: Heavy breather intake; high flow, forward-facing exposed filter
Lubrication System: Pressurized, dry-sump
Primary Drive: Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive: Belt, 32/66 ratio
Clutch: Hydraulically actuated, 9-plate, wet, with high performance spring
Transmission: 6-Speed Cruise Drive®
Gear Ratios (overall): U.S.
1st 9.311
2nd 6.454
3rd 4.793
4th 3.882
5th 3.307
6th 2.790


Engine Torque (per SAE J1349):
o North America: 113 ft. lbs. @ 3500 rpm (153.21 Nm @ 3500 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168):
o Right 28.5°
o Left 31°
Fuel Economy (EPA urban/highway test): 36/53 mpg (6.53/4.44 L/100 km)

Chassis and Dimensions

Frame: Mild steel, tubular frame; rectangular section backbone; stamped, cast, and forged junctions; forged fender supports; MIG welded; color-matched to vehicle
Swingarm: Mild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions; MIG welded; color-matched to vehicle
Front Forks: 49 mm with dual-rate springs
Rear Shocks: Fully Covered, Coil-over shock
Wheels: Powder-coated, Chrome-plated "Fang" wheels
o Front: 16 in. x 3 in. (406.40 mm x 76.20 mm)
o Rear: 16 in. x 5 in. (406.40 mm x 127.0 mm)
o Caliper Type: 4-piston fixed front, and 2-piston floating rear
o Rotor Type (diameter x width): Floating rotors
o Front: (dual) 11.80 in. x .20 in. (300.0 mm x 5.08 mm)
o Rear: 11.50 in. x .23 in. (292.10 mm x 5.84 mm)
Suspension Travel:
o Front Wheel: 4.33 in. (109.98 mm)
o Rear Wheel: 2.13 in. (54.10 mm)
Length: 91.0 in. (2311.40 mm)
Overall Width: 36.60 in. (929.64 mm)
Overall Height: 45.50 in. (1155.70 mm)
Seat Height:
o Laden: 26.20 in. (665.48 mm)
o Unladen: 27.90 in. (708.66 mm)
Ground Clearance: 4.33 in. (109.98 mm)
Rake (steering head): 29°
Fork Angle: 28°
Trail: 5.53 in. (140.46 mm)
Wheelbase: 63.60 in. (1615.44 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front and rear):
o Front - D427F 130/90B16 67H
o Rear - D427 180/70B16 77H
Fuel Capacity: 5 gal. (18.93 L) (warning light at approximately 0.9 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter): 3 qts. (2.84 L)
Transmission Capacity: 1 qts. (0.95 L)
Primary Chain Case Capacity: 1 qts. (0.95 L)
o As Shipped: 692 lbs. (313.89 kg)
o In Running Order: 719 lbs. (326.14 kg)
o Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 1085 lbs. (492.16 kg)
o Gross Axle Weight Rating:
o Front: 390 lbs. (176.90 kg)
o Rear: 695 lbs. (315.25 kg)


Battery (per Battery Council International Rating): Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 19-amp/hour, 270 cca
Charging: Three-phase, 40-amp system (493W @ 13.5V, 2000 rpm, 540W max power @ 13.5V)
Starting: 1.4 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
o Headlamp (dual quartz halogen): 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
o Tail/Stop Lights: 3W/11W (2W/10W)
o Turn Signal Lights: 28W (21W) self-canceling
o Indicator Lamps: High beam, directional light bar, neutral, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, turn signals, security system, 6-speed, low fuel warnings8, 9

Color Options

Custom Colors
• Cryptic Black with Hellfire Flames
• Satin Pewter with Sandstorm Grind
• Opal Blue with Hellfire Flames


U.S. MSRP $25,299


Warranty: 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval: First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

Model Highlights

2010 Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob
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2010 Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob
  • New Midnight Pearl plating process is featured on the dual headlamp shell, Tri-Bar LED tail light cover, timer and derby covers, horn cover and fender strut covers
  • New Two-piece chrome and Midnight Pearl console tops the fuel tank
  • New Brown distressed-leather two-piece seat is convertible from rider/passenger to solo configuration
  • New Chrome-and-rubber rear fender protectors
  • New Speedometer and tachometer with Diamond Black backfaces
  • New Diamond Black Collection footpegs, shifter peg, brake pedal pad, and grips
  • New Exclusive paint scheme in three new color combinations with color-matched chin spoiler, electrical box cover, battery cover, coil cover, and custom-color frame and swingarm
  • Screamin’ Eagle® Twin Cam 110™ Granite powder-coated powertrain with 110 Screamin’ Eagle identifiers on cylinder heads
  • Heavy Breather high flow intake with rain sock
  • Tommy Gun 2-1-2 exhaust with blunt-cut mufflers
  • Fang wheels with bolt-in inserts
  • Black solid rotors
  • Profile mirrors with solid stem
  • Shor’tee chrome belt guard
  • Key Features

  • Polished shift linkage
  • Slotted chrome sprocket
  • Bullet-style turn signals with smoked lenses
  • Braided stainless steel cables and lines
  • Chrome Accessories
    • Front and rear axle nut covers
    • Valve stem caps
    • One-piece riser
    • Lower fork sliders and dust covers
    • Triple clamps and headlight mount
    • Voltage regulator
    • Fork nut covers
    • Wheel spacers
    • Rear shocks and upper shock nut covers
    • Dipstick
    • Lowered front forks
    • Forward controls
    • Rider and passenger footpeg supports
    • Handlebar clamp with tachometer mount
    • Clutch and brake master cylinders
    • Switch housings and hand levers
    • Billet style shift lever and rear brake lever
    • Rear brake rod
    • Black high-torque 1.4kW starter
    • High-performance clutch with hydraulic actuation
    • Harley-Davidson® Smart Security System with siren
    • Indoor storage cover with embroidered CVO logo
    • Commemorative CVO ignition key with display box
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      (433) posted on 07.28.2010

    yes, i agree poor design.

      (612) posted on 03.22.2010

    This is the Harley that I’ve been talking about. Those Harley I’ve seen a while ago doesn’t fit for the famous name. The Harley i know rocks!

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