The iconic Fat Boy motorcycle celebrates its 30th anniversary and to mark the occasion, Harley-Davidson created 2,500 models of the Fat Boy® 30th Anniversary Limited Edition bike. The motorcycle honors the original design with a number of black finishes, a serialized badging that commemorates the bike as 1 of only 2,500 in the world, and a single color option, Vivid Black.
The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, is a V-twin softail cruiser motorcycle with solid-cast disc wheels. Designed by Willie G. Davidson and Louie Netz, Harley-Davidson built a prototype Fat Boy in Milwaukee for the Daytona Bike Week rally at Daytona Beach in 1988 and 1989.
The Fat Boy’s frame comes from the 1984 “Softail” which appears to have a rigid hardtail chassis but which in fact has a swinging arm with concealed springs that was originally designed in a Missourian garage in the 1970’s by “a mechanical engineer” named Bill Davis and later Patented in 1976. Willie G the grandson of Harley-Davidson co-founder William A. Davidson originally turned down engineer Bill Davis’ softail concept; however, the company later bought the rights and produced its own softail frame in-house.
Harley-Davidson Fat Boy® 30th Anniversary Limited Edition is characterized by the aggressive appearance with black finishes throughout, including on the Milwaukee-Eight powerplant, the disc wheels, and the exhaust, juxtaposed with subtle bronze tones in the engine bay and console. The bike is fitteed with the updated Harley-Davidson Softail platform launched in 2018. The front end has a massive LED headlamp in a newly shaped blacked-out headlight nacelle. The Lakester disc aluminum wheels feature the 160 mm front tire, complemented by the 240 mm rear tire, which deliver a signature factory-custom look.
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