The Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy for Residents in Vaughan
The Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy has been around for precisely twenty-eight years now. It gained popularity when it was showcased in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous movie, Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Since then, the Fat Boy has been associated with the movie franchise and Arnie. Fortunately though, while the age-old imagery has stuck with the Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy, the motorcycle itself has evolved in spades. The Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy is available for residents in Vaughan, and we encourage all of our customers to schedule a test drive at their earliest convenience. In this article by Pfaff Harley-Davidson®, we will be talking about why you should consider the Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy for your next bike purchase!
Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy: Design
While the design does look modern, it retains the signature Fat Boy elements: the Lakester wheels, the satin-finished metal covering, the now-squarish headlight, and the low and imposing stance. For 2018 Harley-Davidson® has offered a mix of chrome and satin-finish metal to give it a more premium edge and we can’t stop drooling over its level of fit-finish. The Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy in Vaughan also gets an LED headlight assembly that gives it a slightly futuristic look. The overall build quality too is top notch and at par with the best in segment. The same is evident from the paint finish and even the quality of welds, which are consistent overall. One bit we didn’t like, and was immediately evident, were the grinding marks on either side of the handlebar near the switchgear.
Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy: Instrumentation
Instrumentation consists of a large analogue speedometer on the middle of the tank with a digital information display for the odometer, trip, fuel level, distance to empty and even rpm. While the cluster itself is quite informative, reading it involves taking your eyes off the road and glancing down quite a bit - a rather difficult thing to do on the move. This instrument pod is flanked on either side by two fuel-filler caps, with the real one on the right and the faux cap on the left there just for symmetry.
Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy: Driving Experience
If you are a diehard cruiser fanatic, you will never want to leave the Fat Boy parked for too long. That’s mostly due to its 1745cc, V-Twin Milwaukee Eight motor, which has enough character to excite even the most jaded biker. It’s paired to a six-speed gearbox that offers precise, but clunky, shifts. Thankfully though, it isn’t as mechanical as the older generation Harley-Davidsons®. On the highways, it’s a breeze to cruise upwards 100kph: just shift into sixth and the rpm meter drops to 3000 rpm with a barely audible thump.
The Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy is available for residents in Vaughan. We encourage our Vaughan customers to schedule a test drive on a Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy either on our website, or by phone. For more information about our selection of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and trikes, please feel free to continue browsing through our website. Click here to find our contact information, schedule a test drive, or to fill out our contact form.