When a motorcycle makes 50 per cent more power than stock, it’s only fair that it gets enhanced show to match the increased go. That’s why this fat boy special is all matt-blacked, projector-lamped, smoked-lensed coolness. This is one harley with which you’ll never risk chrome-blindness, a condition endemic to harleys. We’re not too sure about those white/blue-light projectors, though – seems a bit too futuristic to be on a fat boy.
What really strikes you about the fat boy is that it’s a simple motorcycle – but everything is super-sized in typical american fashion. Fat boy, indeed. The overall effect is subtle but striking, and it looks like the fat boy a 23rd century terminator would ride. Thankfully, you don’t need to be built like arnie or have hydraulic-powered limbs to ride it.
Continuing to live up to its apt name, the fat boy weighs in at a massive 330kg. And like all harleys, you never really feel the weight, since like all harleys, it carries its weight as close to the ground as possible. Especially when you start moving, you forget that you’re commandeering (sounds like the right word for a bike this size) a mothership of a motorcycle. The fat boy dances pretty well, well enough to outrun a golden hayabusa with loud exhausts in fast-moving traffic. No kidding, that. It’s more nimble than a 330kg motorcycle has any right to
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