For most Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy owners, it's surprisingly good. The rear ‘softail’ suspension (with the twin shocks hidden under the engine to give the hardtail look) may give a slightly harsh ride, but otherwise the antiquated but quaint Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy is well balanced, predictable and easy to steer and manouvere.
The Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy's long-lived (it dates from the 1950s) pushrod V-twin was boosted again in 2006 from 1450 to 1584cc (the original 1989-99 motorcycles were 1340s) and is now respectably meaty, especially when liberated with some fruity Screamin’ Eagle of other aftermarket exhausts. Still a vibey dinosaur, though, but that’s part of the Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy's appeal.
Build quality is fair and the Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy is about as rugged as new motorcycles come. Steel proliferates over alloy, finishes are decent quality and mechanicals are generally proven and understressed, so you should have no worries with your Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy. Full service history is recommended, though.
Swings and roundabouts. At £13K, the Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy is hellishly expensive for what it is. There’s no clever technology, no impressive spec, no incomparable performance. But then, as the most desireable of Harleys, there’s no alternative, either and the Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy's value holds up well. You pays your money. Find a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy for sale.
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With Harleys, most of the goodies come extra and the Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy is more basic a Harley than most. But what you get built-in is incomparable style, gloriously deep paint and chrome and high residuals. Most used Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boys will come with pipes and other Harley goodies already fitted and, if genuine Harley accessories, are worth extra.