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Harley-Davidson Fat Bob in India

Dec 19, 2012, DHNS: 18:42 IST
As the leisure motorcycle culture in India becomes stronger, Harley-Davidson has offered motorcycle enthusiasts in India another reason to hit the road with the launch of the much awaited Harley-Davidson Fat Bob in the country.

Assembled at the company’s Bawal, Haryana facility, this new addition from the Dyna family expands Harley-Davidson India’s portfolio of CKD (Complete Knockdown) models to six. Launched at a price of Rs 12.80 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Fat Bob will be available at all nine Harley-Davidson dealerships across the country.

The Fat Bob is a motorcycle with a real punch, including a hardcore front end, complete with twin headlights for a mean and moody stance.

Tommy Gun exhausts add to the distinctive side profile and deliver the glorious 1600cc V-twin soundtrack that is pure Harley-Davidson.

Harley-Davidson Managing Director Anoop Prakash said: “Along with being an ideal motorcycle for Indian attitudes and roads, the introduction of the Fat Bob, our newest addition to our lineup available through CKD, is further proof of our ability to move ahead of the marketplace by listening to our customers.

The launch of the Fat Bob as CKD will allow more customers to experience our Dyna range at an attractive price point. At Harley-Davidson India, we will continue to adopt and invest in strategies that make our products and ownership experience accessible to more enthusiasts and customers in India.” Harley- Davidson Fat Bob will be available with Air cooled, Twin Cam 96 engine delivering 126 N-m @ 3500 rpm of peak torque. The super - efficient 1585cc engine is mated to a Six-Speed Cruise Drive.

The Six-Speed Cruise Drive transmission provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway, so one gets better match between engine turnover and road speed.

Styling


With its wide stance and fat styling, the Fat Bob comes on like a back-alley brawler: bib, bold and dripping with attitude. Muscled up forks, huge headlamp and 130/90B16 front wheel wrapped in a tire give it a menacing, all – business stance and powerful performance.

The Fat Bob model features a distinctive cast chrome double headlamp bucket that blasts open the night so one can see everything in the path. And with double the chrome coverage of a single bucket, one is bound to turn twice as many on the road.

A perfect example of pure Harley-Davidson style and smart engineering, the ‘Tommy Gun’ 2-1-2 exhaust increases exhaust flow to provide heart stopping performance, signature Harley-Davidson rumble and big style.

Also, lowered and drenched in genuine Harley-Davidson chrome, the rear suspension on the motorcycle features high-performance coil-over rear shocks that provide a smooth ride and help strike the bike’s eye-catching balance of chrome.

The Fat Bob model features the Harley-Davidson Bar and Shield proudly displayed on the tank which has a capacity of 18.8L. A sophisticated, factory-installed ABS gives ‘stopping power’ a double meaning.

Its components are hidden within the wheel hub, so one gets impressed with clean, streamlined design.

Handling

The seat is home for Harley-Davidson motorcycles riders. They want a seat that has unique style without sacrificing comfort.

Because of that, Harley-Davidson invests a lot of time in researching, designing and testing seats so that every bike has the right saddle.

Preload is easily adjusted with a spanner wrench to make suspension suit everyone’s riding style. The slammed low rear suspension gives more laid-back riding position and style. Low- profile, kicked back for profiling down the road and hugging corners.
High performance, sleek design, the dual brakes feature 4-piston fixed calipers out front grabbing on floating rotors for superior stopping power.

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