Harley Davidson Fat Boy Special

We rolled the Fat Boy® Special out just five years ago and its reputation is growing. It’s black: the wheels, frame, exhaust shields, mirrors, only the paint job can if you want deviate from the black colour scheme. But it’s also chrome in all the right places such as the speedometer and tank badge.

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Harley Davidson

Building on the Fat Boy® legacy, the Fat Boy® Special brought a darker, slammed appearance to the world of boulevard cruisers, drawing the attention of core customers and dreamers alike.

From front to back, this custom cruiser 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.

But it’s not just about looks. A slammed, narrow-cut seat rides just 24.25-inches off the ground, while the forward foot controls and low, 1.25-inch handlebar create a secure stance that inspires a cruising state of mind. And with of standard Anti-lock Brakes and the Security Package option, the Fat Boy Special truly remains at the head of the pack.

-6-Speed Cruise Drive® Transmission

-Horseshoe oil tank

-Five-gallon fuel tank

-Optional Smart Security System with proximity- based, hands-free security fob

-Optional Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy (EITMS) (Dealer activated option)


Model Highlights

-NEW Braking system

– New handlebar master cylinder and front caliper

– New high-stiffness 4-piston fixed caliper with larger pistons and premium piston coating

– Larger 300 mm rotor with higher effective radius

-NEW Easy reach side stand

-NEW Paint color options including Custom color

-Standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

-Rigid-mounted, counter-balanced Twin Cam 103B™ V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

-Low profile, 1.25-inch internally-wired handlebar

-Seat is lower and narrower for an easy reach to the ground

-Leather tank panel with Harley-Davidson® medallion

-Satin-chrome tank console and side badges

-Black Bullet Hole Cast Aluminum Disc wheels with black centers and machined outer rims

-Denim Black frame, swingarm, front shock covers, derby cover, horn cover, coil cover, oil tank, and air cleaner cover

-Gloss Black triple clamp covers and nacelle, headlight bucket, air cleaner cover trim ring, rear fender supports, footboards

-Black powder-coated powertrain with satin-chrome covers

-Rear suspension lowered 1.15-inch

-200 mm rear tire

-Over/under shotgun exhaust with satin-chrome mufflers and muffler shields, and flat-black header shields

-Half-moon black rider floorboards

-Stainless steel 1.25-inch, internally-wired handlebar

-Rolled edge front fender

-Full-coverage rear fender



Source: Harley Davidson

Technical Specifications Harley Davidson Fat Boy Special
Type Twin Cam 103B - Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Displacement 1690 cc
Bore x Stroke 98.4 mm x 111.1 mm
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Maximum Power 58 KW (78,86 HP) @ 5250RPM
Maximum Torque 132 NM (13,46 KGF.M) @ 3000RPM
Cooling System Air-cooled
Fuel Supply System Pressurized, dry-sump
Starter System Electric (1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement)
Transmission Type 6-Speed Cruise Drive®
Final Transmission System Belt Drive (32/66 ratio)
Clutch Type Multi-plate, wet
Frame Mild steel tubular frame; rectangular section backbone; stamped, cast, and forged junctions; forged fender supports; MIG welded / Swingarm: Mild steel, round tube sections, forged junctions; MIG welded
Caster Angle 31,6°
Trail 147 mm
Front Suspension Front Forks 41.3 mm telescopic, “beer can” covers
Front Wheel Travel 130 mm
Rear Suspension Hidden, horizontal-mounted, coil-over
Rear Wheel Travel 91 mm
Front Tyre 17”/DUNLOP D408F 140 MM
Rear Tyre 17”/DUNLOP D407 200 MM
Overall Length 2385 mm
Overall Width 990 mm
Overall Height 1095 mm
Seat Height 670 mm
Wheelbase 1630 mm
Min. ground clearance 125 mm
Kerb Weight 332 kg
Fuel Capacity 18.9 Liters

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