Harley-Davidson Review: Softail FLSTF Fat Boy

harley-davidson-softThe 2012 Softail Fat Boy is another classy cruiser from the Harley-Davidson brand. Despite coming from an old line, this motorcycle with its custom-looking architecture, great performance, and modern technologies still captures the eyes of bike lovers.

The Softail FLSTF Fat Boy is called such because of its fat bars, fan fenders, fat tires, and the hefty and poweful Twin Cam 103B powerplant. The engine is air cooled and outputs 1690 cc or around 6% more compared to the Twin Cam 96B that it replaced. It is linked to a 6-speed transmission. The big boy consumes returns a fuel mileage of 42 mpg.

The new version of the Fat Boy comes with a larger odometer readout that comes with more information for the driver like RPM data and gear position. Harley-Davidson also throws in the option for a Smart Security System and an ABS.

The 2012 version of the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy has a new rigid-mounted, powerful, counter-balanced engine with ESPFI or Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection; a low profile; and internally-wired 1.25-inch handle bar. There are also new options for the paint finish.

This version of the Fat Boy comes with a trip switch for the odometer, a button for hazard warning, easier to read odometer, and more accurate fuel-level feedback .

If you love some bling, the Softail Fat Boy has chromed front fork nacelle, oil tank, tank console, headlamp, handle bar, tank strap, and seat valence.

A lot of imitators have been trying to copy this beautiful bike through the years but they cannot duplicate its magic.