2018 H-D® Softail Fat Boy®
2018 Softail Fat Boy®
Available at Appalachian Harley-Davidson® in Mechanicsburg, PA
If you're in search of an affordable mode of transportation that reconnects you to the open road and satisfies your thirst for adventure, head over to Appalachian Harley-Davidson® to explore the brand Softail Fat Boy®. Harley-Davidson® has taken this impressive custom bike and paired it with a powerful Milwaukee-Eight® 107 or 114 engine that will have you yearning for your next trip! What are you waiting for, schedule a test ride today and reconnect to the road!
Slip into your stylish riding apparel and swing your leg over the new Fat Boy®. The muscular look and feel of this bike is only further enhanced by the chrome solid disc wheels and authentic styling. The air-cooled engine can take on those Mechanicsburg, PA errands or carry you onto the open highway with ease, so no matter what trip you're planning on tackling, team up with a 2018 Softail Fat Boy®. The clean shape of the new engine complements the frame of this 2018 motorcycle, experience the responsive handling and comfortable seat for yourself!
Our conveniently located Harley-Davidson® dealership is excited to welcome you over and go over the details of the new Softail Fat Boy®, head over now to start exploring or give our dealership a call to go over any concerns and to learn about the comprehensive warranties that will come included on your purchase!
- The original fat custom icon matches unmistakable style with a High Output Twin Cam 103B™ engine.
- Length 93.3 in.
- Seat Height, Laden 7 25.9 in.
- Seat Height, Unladen 26.6 in.
- Ground Clearance 4.5 in.
- Rake (steering head) (deg) 30
- Trail 4.1 in.
- Wheelbase 65.6 in.
- Tires, Front Specification 160/60R18,70V,BW
- Tires, Rear Specification 240/40R18,79V,BW
- Fuel Capacity 5 gal.
- Oil Capacity (w/filter) 5 qt.
- Weight, As Shipped 670 lb.
- Weight, In Running Order 699 lb.
- Wheels, Front Type 9 Machined, Lakester cast aluminum
- Wheels, Rear Type Machined, Lakester cast aluminum
- Brakes, Caliper Type 4-piston fixed front and 2-piston floating rear
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps
8 High beam, turn signals, neutral, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, ABS, security, low battery voltage, low fuel
5-inch with digital speedometer, gear, odometer,fuel level and analog tachometer indication
- Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
- Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
- Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
- See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
- Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
- Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.
- Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
- North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
- Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered. Specifications and prices listed may differ from specifications and prices of vehicles manufactured and delivered. All product descriptions (including depictions, specifications, dimensions, measurements, ratings and competitive comparisons) are based on available information at the time of publication.Although such descriptions are believed correct, errors and changes can occur and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Harley-Davidson® may make changes at any time to prices and specifications, and may change or discontinue models, without notice and without incurring any obligation.Attention: Vehicles in the configurations shown and many of the accessories described in this catalog may not be available for sale or use in some locations. Please check with your dealer for complete product details and the latest information.All models feature 6-speed transmission (V-Rod™ models and Sportster® models are 5-speed) and carbon fiber belt final drive; multi-plate clutch with diaphragm spring in oil bath; and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.
|Sometimes something comes along that changes everything. When Willie G. Davidson rode the Fat Boy® model into Bike Week the first time, let’s just say it stopped traffic. No one had ever seen a factory custom motorcycle with this much visual impact before. The look was pure Harley®, yet totally new. In the years since, the Fat Boy hasn’t let up. From the chrome of the solid disc wheels, to the muscular lines of the new High Output Twin Cam 103B™ engine to the curve of its distinctive rear fender, this machine is built to make an impact. Ride one and you’ll understand.|
|Fat Features: Big in all the right places. The 17-inch wheels of silver, bullet-hole, disc-cast aluminum definitely make an impression, especially with rubber 140 mm wide in front and a beefy 200 mm 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 chrome risers. Plus, the fuel tank medallion boasts a generous slab of mirror chrome finish, noticeable on any stretch of road. 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.|
|Mirror Chrome Wheels: These mirror chrome bullet-hole disc wheels speak for themselves. So this is the iconic look for the Fat Boy model. You can roll with gleaming eye-appeal that’s thick with legendary Fat attitude, right off the lot.|
|Fat Custom Style: Recalling the "hardtail" choppers of the '60s and '70s, the Fat Boy motorcycle keeps that heritage alive more than forty years later. This is the original "fat custom" bike – laid-back and luxurious with an unmistakable profile on the road. But the nostalgic style isn't just about the confident stance, chrome and old-school detail. It's how you look riding it. It’s how it feels. It's the classic, relaxed riding position. You're not just cruising. You're in charge – kicked back on a throne of machined metal surveying your domain.|
|Fat Custom Tank Details: This tank makes a statement with its leather tank strap, chrome side badges, and chrome speedometer and ignition switch console. The Fat Boy model speedometer 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.|
|Hidden Rear Shocks: If you want a comfortable bike but love that rigid-suspension look, you've come to the right bike. We've kept all the modern comforts where they belong – below the surface of a rad, vintage-looking bike. You get the classic lines of a vintage "hardtail" frame with the horizontal rear shocks hidden in the guts. It's a signature rigid look, and you'll only find it on a Softail® model.|
|Pure Harley-Davidson® Styling: Feast your eyes on the High Output Twin Cam 103B engine and there's no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an attention to detail you won't find from any other motorcycle company. Black powder-coated heads and cylinders are highlighted by machined cooling fin tips and chrome rocker covers. It's a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power. From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers, the High Output Twin Cam 103B engine makes an ironclad statement about holding on to what's right and staying true to what satisfies.|
|Six-Speed Cruise Drive® Transmission: 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.|
|New Air-Cooled, High Output Twin Cam 103B: The knowledge of what makes an engine truly move a rider runs deep at The Motor Company, and it was put to good use when we created the High Output Twin Cam 103B engine. We sweated bullets perfecting every cubic inch, pushing design and technology forward. And we did it all without compromising one bit of Harley-Davidson's unique styling. Evolved, yet carrying on the legacy of the Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution® and Twin Cam 88® and Twin Cam 96™ engines that came before. The performance and durability are a direct result of the untold miles logged on the V-twin since 1909 and the proud heritage that comes from a century's worth of commitment to life on two wheels.|
|New High Output Twin Cam 103B Engine Innovation: Fire up the High Output Twin Cam 103B engine and feel the low-end torque unleashed. Thanks to the lightweight piston design, delivery of the added power is more refined than ever. Then put your foot on the shifter and feel how the engine and Six-Speed Cruise Drive transmission were designed to work together. Six speeds. A strong driveline and strong internal parts. Low routine maintenance. And a low cruising RPM that couldn't feel better.|
|New High Output Twin Cam 103B Engine Power: Asking riders if they’d like more power is like asking them “Would you like more beer in the pitcher?” when they've reached the end of a long day tearing up the roads. Everybody wants it, and the High Output Twin Cam 103B engine is 103 cubic inches of Harley-Davidson V-twin you can rely on to deliver it. The airbox increases intake airflow and the cam optimizes phase and duration. The result: better low-end torque and faster 60 to 80 mph 5th gear roll-on to get you around that 18-wheeler. In other words, it gets you motivated in a hurry. In the tradition of the legendary Harley iron that came before it, the High Output Twin Cam 103B engine is once again raising the bar for the feeling an engine delivers to the rider. There’s a reason we’re called the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Once you send some fuel to this engine, you’ll have no doubt whose it is.|
|Anti-Lock Brakes: When it comes to the Fat Boy model with ABS, "stopping power" has a double meaning. The components of our ABS are tastefully hidden within the wheel hub.|
|Fat Dunlop® Tires: Fatter is better. Rubber 140 mm wide up front mitigates feedback from the street for a smoother ride. And the beefy 200 mm rear tire provides a confident feeling of sure contact with the road and excellent traction under braking. And since they're from Dunlop, you know you're wrapping your premium rollers in quality rubber.|
|Front Brake System: The front brake system on the Softail models this year delivers a 40% reduction in the amount of lever force required at peak braking. The handlebar master and front cylinders have been restyled. There's a new 4-piston fixed caliper with 32 and 34 mm pistons, premium caliper piston coating to minimize initial displacement and a larger 300 mm rotor. It all adds up to more stopping power with less effort.|
|New Ergonomically Designed Hand Controls: When you've put as many miles as we have in the saddle, you get a strong feel for what's right and wrong on a motorcycle. Even the smallest annoyances start to add up with each passing mile, and that's especially true of the way the handlebar feels in your grip. So we worked over the hand controls with as much passion as we worked over the engine powering the Fat Boy motorcycle. The shapes feel good, and are angled to fall right under your thumbs. It's just one more way each new mile feels even better than the ones that came before.|
|New Electronic Throttle Control: The pure heavyweight style of the Fat Boy motorcycle gets even cleaner with the addition of electronic throttle control. Take a look. There's no cable cluttering up the handlebars. Plus, the electronic set-up makes it a simple no-fuss-no-muss procedure to install Harley-Davidson cruise control.|
|Low Profile Chrome Handlebars: These beefy 1-1/4 inch bars not only add to the overall Fat styling, with internally-routed wiring for a bold clean look, their ergonomic design and reduced-reach positioning provide comfort and confidence as you guide your ride whether you're heading across town or onward to the horizon.|
|Narrow Seat: To go along with the low seat height, we've added some ergos to make sure every inch of low pays off in pleasurable riding. We've slimmed up the seat itself. With the seat shape, lowdown frame and rigid powertrain, you can be sure you'll feel a solid, comfortable connection with the bike and road.|
|Convertible Two-Piece Seat: Cruise the boulevard in style with the classic Softail two-piece seat. It's comfort for you or two. The classic, old-school styling includes a chrome bullet-studded seat valance, and the seat pillion is removable. Just ditch it for stripped-back, solo profiling. Or leave it on and bring your better half along for the ride.|
|Full-Length Rider Footboards: Your boots were made for riding, in any way you see fit. Our full-length footboards boast a tried and true design that's stood the test of time. Plenty of foot positions for your taste and comfort. Rubber vibration isolation for a comfortable ride. And heel / toe shifting for confident shifting every time. It takes a few rides, but once you've gotten used to the smooth heel / toe rhythm, you'll never give it up. The toes of your boots won't take the same beating, either.|