2009 Harley-Davidson CVO Fat Bob Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob

2009 Harley-Davidson CVO Fat Bob | Review


Last year, the Fat Bob inconspicuously its way into the Harley-Davidson Dyna adding some menace to the with its imposing heft and Gun exhaust. A tight-lipped knuckle the surprisingly agile Fat Bob proved it deliver a serious beatdown and a fleet-footed getaway. It was George with drag bars.

the Softail Rocker, its flashy twin, the Fat Bob went about its with discreet brutality in and powdercoat. This year, of Harley’s Custom Vehicle (CVO) group, The Bob’s belligerence has been groomed, shined and heavily armed.

The CVO group produces low-yield, interpretations of standard Harley Each of the four models in the CVO line boasts the 110 Screamin’ motor and has been customized the debaucherous H-D Parts and Accessories Additionally, CVO machines feature paint schemes not available on baseline brethren.

The Fat Bob’s styling enhancements are CVO handiwork. Surfaces, once out, are extensively color What had been powdercoated, now in rivers of chrome. Standing out the finery are the Fat Bob’s 16-inch aluminum Fang wheels.

specifically for the CVO version of the bike, the are a two-piece construction, consisting of a slotted center and a chrome accented by fang inserts appear to have clawed way through the rims. Unfortunately, natty and intricate detail is concealed behind the three brake rotors.

The Fat Bob’s system is not so bashful. Inhaling the conical Heavy Breather with its chrome end cap and Screamin’ badge, the unit boosts while adding some muscle to the bike’s forward The engine discharges through the looking Tommy Gun 2-1-2

The header pipes coil the engine, exposed through the heat shield like a version of the Prohibition era gat. blunt-cut chrome mufflers the slash-cuts found on the base There is inevitably a price to be for beauty; in this case it is the to keep your right leg on the peg at without burning a coin into your inner

The dual chrome headlights and bobtail rear fender are over from the standard Fat Beneath the rear awning, the taillight has been replaced by a chrome LED unit that a malevolent space heater. bullet turn signals are front and rear.

Chunky controls, as well as a rugged granite and chrome chin from Harley’s Ironside (along with chrome bracketry and sundry filigree) serve to cultivate the Fat Bob owner’s technique.

Climb aboard and the first you will notice is the rider’s patch. The scooped leather features side accents from Alcantara, a tenacious material that is plush exceeding H-D’s durability A deeply recessed Harley-Davidson finishes the posh saddle.

The is firm and comfortable, providing lumbar support and ample to shift around during a ride.

The console on the Fat Bob’s color-matched fuel tank a spun aluminum speedo and tach mounted atop the wired low-rise bars. the forward controls are far from a the mid-mount option available on the model would better the Fat Bob’s estimable handling

Thumb the starter and the rubber-mounted Eagle motor shoots shivers up through the seat and The mill’s throaty burble is a come-on that will you dumping the clutch and racing for a motel. The SE 110 claims a shoulder-dislocating of 114 ft/lbs of torque, much of is located on the extreme left of the tach.

The SE 110′s enhanced muscle the 728-pounder around by the nose spotlighting its pudgy finesse. Get on the gas and the vibrations obediently vanish in exhaust wake. The transmission is the six-speed Cruise Drive, a shifting box that delivers a version of the Harley clunk.

The clutch feels stiffer most Harleys, but most do not have a 110 motor.

In sixth the Fat Bob skims along at a tick 80 mph at 3000 rpm, as though the were paved with foam. The full-metal jacket rear shocks have retuned for plushness at the expense of under an inch of travel, in occasional rude awakenings on roads. Up front, the 49mm forks have been three-quarters of an inch to level the profile.

Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob

In the esses, the Fat Bob suffers from a of reverse body dysmorphia, itself to be a svelte, athletic rather than a paunchy cruiser. It is not entirely delusional. The front Dunlop bulging from under the bobbed turns in easily and, with the 180mm rear, grippy reassurance as the bends and boot heels begin to

The Fat Bob’s laudably engineered quality and handling make it a candidate for CVO promotion. The extra delivered by the SE 110 makes this an even more giddy, pleasure to ride than the Stylistically, it surrenders some of its charm in translation; if ever were a bike that matte black like a Perfecto, it is the Fat Bob.

But, if you are for some custom-tailored muscle to do uptown, the Harley-Davidson CVO Fat Bob is your


Helmet: Carbon Kevlar Half

Eyewear: Harley-Davidson Performance

Jacket: Harley-Davidson Complete Jacket

Gloves: Shift

Pants: Icon Strongarm

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Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob
Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob
Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob
Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob
Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob
Harley-Davidson FXDFSE2 CVO Fat Bob


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