We take a look at the Harley Davidson fat bob review.
When it comes to motorbikes, there are very few manufacturers that go on to become common household names. Harley Davidson happens to be one of these breeds of manufacturers that are world renowned for their all-American muscle motorbikes. The American manufacturers decided that it was time to update the design of their latest models for the year 2018, to attract the new-age customers. The latest addition to their lineup is the Harley Davidson Fat Bob, a motorbike for the new generation. Will the motorbike live up to the expectations of its 115-year heritage? Let’s dive in to find out!
The new Harley Davidson Fat Bob uses the American manufacturer’s Softail styling to give it a more modern look. It’s everything you expect a Harley Davidson to be, just that it looks even better than before. In the front suspension, you will find Showa Dual Bending Valve upside down forks, while the rear has monoshock. You can change the rear suspension according to your riding habits as it has five levels of adjustment. The new suspension system on the Harley Davidson Fat Bob is exceptional as it eats up most of the bumps on the road. As a result of this, you will enjoy taking the motorbike around the city and the countryside.
The riding position on the new Harley Davidson Fat Bob is neutral, thanks to its 710 mm seat, frontal footpegs, and wide bars. Just like every other Harley Davidson, the ride is smooth and comfortable. Even though the Fat Bob weighs 306 kg, you can bend the motorbike and go through corners like a professional.
For the front brakes, you get 4-pot, dual disc callipers, while the rear comes with 2-piston, single disc callipers. Coupled with the motorbike’s reliable ABS, the stopping power from both the brakes is phenomenal. You won’t have any fear in bringing the motorbike to a quick halt, even at high speeds.
Harley Davidson made updates to the instruments so that they keep up with the latest trends in the motorbike industry. You get keyless ignition, a USB port, security system, and a trendy dashboard on the motorbike.
The Harley Davidson Fat Bob comes with two editions of Milwaukee-Eight engines. The 107 is 1745 cc engine that can produce 107 lb-ft of torque at an astounding 3,500 rpm. If you are willing to pay £1,200 more, you can get the more powerful 1868 cc engine that produces 92.7 hp of power and torque of 114 lb-ft. You also get dual counter-balancing systems in the motorbike to keep vibrations as low as possible. Performance-wise, the Harley Davidson Fat Bob is an absolute beast.
Overall, the Harley Davidson Fat Bob is a beautiful all-American muscle bike with a modern body. The motorbike is bound to get attention, thanks to its looks and the sound of the engine. Even though the motorbike doesn’t have chrome styling, you will still fall in love with its aesthetics. The performance and comfort are spot on as Harley Davidson made the right decision this time.