The original cruising bike
WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
The Harley-Davidson FLSFT Softail Fat Boy is the original cruising machine brought very much up to date in this latest version for 2012. It features a new 1,690cc Twin-cam V-twin 103 engine with added power and torque thanks to a new Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection system. The Softail's ride is very familiar however, providing the ultimate mobile throne from which the rider can view the subjects of an imaginary realm in true regal splendour. The only downside being the need of a King's ransom to own one!
WHAT DOES IT COST?
The Harley-Davidson FLSTF Softail Fat Boy costs £15,899 on the road which is a lot of money for what is essentially a bike that was designed over forty years ago. Admittedly, it features modern day technology but the ancient design and styling merely delivers superb nostalgia rather than a state-of-the-art road bike. Harley-Davidson however are past masters in knowing what their customers want and the latest Softail is designed to deliver it in spades.
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Valid until: Tuesday, May 28 2013
HOW DOES IT HANDLE
The legendary Softail Fat Boy has defined the "fat custom bike" which many have tried to mimic over the years but few have succeeded. Despite its longevity, the Fat Boy is still able to turn heads wherever it rolls, with huge tyres, fat bars and a big, powerful, black powder-coated, counter-balanced Twin Cam 1,690cc 103 engine linked to a 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission.
The Fat Boy model is the very definition of a heavyweight motorcycle, delivering a bold styling statement and a very comfortable ride. This style of bike was designed specifically to cruise and not be ridden at high speed. It's only when it is that the short comings of the Softail Fat Boy become apparent. Stick to cruising and it won't disappoint
For 2012, this Softail comes with a larger instrument display showing more information, such as gear and RPM data, plus the new Security Package option with Anti-lock Brakes and a Smart Security System. All this technology works seamlessly well and has been implemented in a way that doesn't detract from the Softail's historic heritage in any way.
What is amazing is how Harley-Davidson can manufacture such rudimentary bikes like the FLSTF Softail Fat Boy and still charge such a high price for what is essentially an historic relic. Don't get me wrong, the FLSTF Softail Fat Boy is not a bad bike. It has a presence and sounds fantastic especially when cruising down Santa Monica Boulevard should you ever get the chance! For Harley fanatics it will certainly tick all the boxes.