2011 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Harley-Davidson FLSTFI Fat Boy Injection
Harley-Davidson FLSTFI Fat Boy Injection

2011 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy | Review


I guess the first I should disclose is that never really liked the Fat Boy that Harley-Davidson put on this motorcycle. But, then, I liked the name Fatburger–a local hamburger chain in Los as I happily devoured their sandwich. So, like the famed the neo-classic 2011 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy a non-intuitive name and is a winner all town.

The logic for the first in the Fat Boy name comes from the appearance of the motorcycle, including a 140 front tire. Is it a boy bike? It undeniably masculine and post-pubescent to me.

it’s all about the Twin Cam 96B engine with Electronic Port Fuel Injection and how it this bruiser around

As it turns out, the Fat Boy is a stunningly boulevard cruiser. I’m a big fan of the balanced Cam motor with the rigid for city cruising. The engine shake like a cement at stoplights, and the vibes never go perfect balance (no pun intended, I wrote it).

Ergonomics are pure genius. is where it should be on the Fat Boy. I the dual switches for blinkers and the horn gets the message insistently. The speedo is easy to and all the … lights are stealth.

a small LCD readout that can be between various mileage as well as a completely unnecessary indicator.

That fat front along with a boisterous 200 tire (both are Harley-Davidson Dunlop 17-inchers), gives the Fat Boy a solid presence and a solid No one is going to cut you off, thinking you’re on some slight The bike weighs in at over 700 with fluids in place, and is no effort to hide the appearance of

Handling is a different story. The Fat Boy’s weight all but disappears you, thanks to the low-slung frame. The seat height rider aboard is just 25 inches, low enough that few will complain.

Additionally, the front of the seat is so you can move your thighs at a stop, making the seat even lower.

Despite the fat tire, the Fat Boy is more than enough around town. a motorcycle that responds to you much thought. The powerband is wide, with plenty of the maximum of 94 ft/lbs of torque at 3000 rpm on tap no matter where you are in the rev

Add in a six-speed gearbox and you always access to exactly the right

You can pull away from the with authority, and shock a few bike guys who aren’t ready when the light green. 2nd or 3rd gear in-town is all you so shifting only happens at (and neutral was typically a to find). The clutch pull unreasonable, so your left stays fresh all day.

No one is to describe the Fat Boy’s Softail as plush. However, with five inches to work for the forks mounted at a 31-degree and the hidden rear shocks over four inches of you aren’t going to get beaten up, on some mean city For the most part, the Fat Boy takes the off the potholes and dips, without trying to isolate you from

It’s a visceral ride and I it.

Braking on a Harley-Davidson is always a Some have great brakes; others are lacking at the In the case of the Fat Boy, the rear is the way to go.

It allows you to modulate your nicely. If something unexpected let the single 292mm front get involved. ABS is an option, but I didn’t it was necessary in dry conditions.

On the freeway, the Fat Boy is a ride. The wide front end some of the windblast against and the bars aren’t overly The 6th speed overdrive comes in when cruising at 70 mph, but seem too high for roll-ons.

At anything under 70, or when you’ll want 5th gear. 6th is stratospheric on this bike.

If the kind of rider who likes to for the canyons, you’ll find the Fat Boy a bit The lean angle of 31-degrees on side is certainly adequate, so you be grinding down the comfortable any time soon. If you are, you consider getting an XR1200X.

not a sporty Harley-Davidson by any means, but you can it leisurely through the twisties a thought. Turn-in is predictable, solid through the turns, and stand up on exits.

Harley-Davidson did the Fat Boy this year, but the changes are The wires on the bars are hidden than in the past. The horn does double duty as the switch.

As I mentioned earlier, the LCD tell you what gear in, but that’s not critical info and hard to read, as is the utterly RPM display. Also, you can get a Harley-Davidson Security System with fob if theft is a concern.

Me? I’ll just park the Fat Boy where I can see it, and lock it up in the garage. The to go keyless on the standard version is a convenience. It’s a perfect cruiser with a comfortable seat that let’s you the street all day (and all night) You can’t knock the styling, and its appearance is backed up by the 96B’s grunt and wonderful feel.

He may be a Fat but there’s plenty of muscle and go along with it.

2011 Fat Boy | Motorcycle Specs 

Length in. (2395 mm)

Overall Width in. (996 mm)

Harley-Davidson FLSTFI Fat Boy Injection
Harley-Davidson FLSTFI Fat Boy Injection

Overall Height in. (1130 mm)

Seat Height in. (699 mm)

Ground Clearance 5.1 in. mm)

Rake (steering head) 31°

Angle 31°

Trail 5.8 in. (147 mm)

96 cu. in. (1584 cc)

Compression Ratio 9.2:1

System Electronic Sequential Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

Air Paper, washable

Lubrication Pressurized, dry System

Primary Chain, 34/46 ratio

Drive Belt, 32/66

Clutch Multi-plate, wet

Transmission Cruise Drive®

Frame steel tubular frame; section backbone; stamped, and forged junctions; forged supports; MIG welded

Harley-Davidson FLSTFI Fat Boy Injection
Harley-Davidson FLSTFI Fat Boy Injection
Harley-Davidson FLSTFI Fat Boy Injection
Harley-Davidson FLSTFI Fat Boy Injection
Harley-Davidson FLSTFI Fat Boy Injection
Harley-Davidson FLSTFI Fat Boy Injection
Harley-Davidson FLSTFI Fat Boy Injection


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