Harley Davidson new models that are forayed into the Indian auto market relished the retro & vintage enthusiasts. The new lineup comes mated to a new Milwaukee-Eight engine which was serving most of the lineup very efficiently and moreover, powerfully. The Milwaukee-Eight is the bike makers revolutionary third new invention which features a 4-valves and two spark plugs per cylinder and a larger alternator with refined output figure, and throttle response.
This new engine has been employing in the new Softail line that to ensure fruitfully and breakthrough rides to the biker. One Such model that gets power from the new mill is the ‘Fat Bob’.
The new Fat Bob appears to be fascinating and adventurous too. The front of the Fat Bob gets a rectangular headlamp unit that was simply superb and also distinctive to see. This Fat Bob gets 16-inch sturdy alloy wheels wrapped to a 150-section front and 180-section rear tyres, which gives ample stability under all conditions.
The twin bronze-finished mufflers with exhaust headers draw all the attention towards the exhaust. The short fenders at both ends give the macho stance to the bike, which was extreme to see.
As said, the Milwaukee-Eight engine is the heart of the entire Softail lineup which was available in 2-different configurations; 1,868cc and 1,745cc. In India, we are getting only the 1,745cc spec models. The new and updated twin counter-balancers reduce the noise of the engine accordingly and cool the engine with the employment of cooling technology. The engine churns out a peak torque figure of 145Nm @ 3,000rpm, which is good to see in the Indian spec model.
The maneuvering of this Bobber is possible with the shredded weight of about 6 to 8kg for the chassis and the overall of 17kg. The chassis of the Fat Bob is sturdy and reliable which was almost 70% robust than the Softail lineup.
The steering head is also unique for this bike, which gives good riding stance to the biker. The suspension of the bike is perfectly designed to ease the customers to the fullest. The monoshock absorber at the rear hidden under the seat to ensure the hassle-free rides to the biker & pillion.
While the front suspension also gets revamped to increase the handling and comfort of the users. It gets fitted to inverted forks for comfortable rides.
The Fat Bob is the performance-oriented model that was mainly designed to facilitate the Harley adores. The high-speed maneuvering of the bike is stoppable with the twin front disc brakes, which gives efficient braking operation at the desired time.
The shifting of gears is easy and comfortable to the rider, who desire to ride the bike at top speed. Being from a most reputed manufacturer, the Fat Bob gets offered with the trendy and futuristic elements, that is equal to the roadster.
With the new commendable engine setup and flamboyant design language, the Fat Bob is damn surely remembered by the most. With all the revolutionary updates and offerings the Fat Bob gets a price tag starting at a range of INR 15,61,345 (ex-showroom, Delhi).