Auto Expo 2014: Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Special

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Auto Expo 2014 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Special (4)

Color Shop Limited Series – Sickleblade

Recalling the “hardtail” choppers of the ’60s and ’70s, the Fat Boy Special model keeps that heritage alive more than forty years later. It shows a darker side of the original “fat custom” bike—laid-back and blacked-out with an unmistakable profile on the road. But the nostalgic style isn’t just about the confident stance, paint and old-school detail. It’s how you look riding it. It’s how it feels. It’s the classic, relaxed riding position that speaks volumes. You’re not just cruising. You’re in charge—kicked back on a throne of machined metal surveying your domain.

This tank makes a statement with its leather tank strap, satin chrome side badges, and satin chrome speedometer and ignition switch console. The speedo face boasts a big, bold display for the odometer and an ancillary display for gear and rpm, so all the info you need on the fly is yours at a glance.

Big in all the right places. The 17-inch wheels of black, bullet-hole, disc-cast aluminium definitely make an impression—especially with rubber 140mm wide in front and a beefy 200mm in back. And check out the chopsticks up front—fat front fork behind the huge, gorgeous headlamp. The handlebars are wide, giant stainless steel with bare-knuckle satin chrome risers. It’s a lot of fat in one tight bike. Definitely meaty. Wide. Big-boned. A bruiser. Call it what you want. Just admit that you want it.

You want a ride that rumbles—not begs for mercy—when you lean on it a little. The Six-Speed Cruise Drive transmission provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway, so you get a better match between engine turnover and road speed. It’s a rare ride when a bike responds like this, and a low growl goes a long way when you’re opening up the road ahead.

PRICE: Rs. 15.70 lakh

 

 

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