2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary Guide

2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary

2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary 2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary 2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary 2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary 2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary 2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary

2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary: Only 2500 Created.

Introducing the 2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary:

Harley-Davidson celebrates an icon with the introduction of the Fat Boy® 30th Anniversary motorcycle. Cloaked in dark finishes with bronze highlights and powered by a blacked-out Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine, production of the 30th Anniversary Fat Boy will be limited to 2,500 examples, each serialized with a number plate affixed to the fuel tank console.

Harley-Davidson celebrates an icon with the introduction of the Fat Boy® 30th Anniversary motorcycle. Cloaked in dark finishes with bronze highlights and powered by a blacked-out Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine, production of the 30th Anniversary Fat Boy will be limited to 2,500 examples, each serialized with a number plate affixed to the fuel tank console.

The Fat Boy was a perfectly outrageous name for a motorcycle that at its 1990 introduction was brilliantly bodacious.

“The Fat Boy took the look, proportions and silhouette of a 1949 Hydra-Glide motorcycle and completely modernized it for a new generation of riders,” explains Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Styling and Design. “Those riders appreciated our post-war design DNA but also found themselves drawn to the clean simplicity of contemporary industrial design. Each of these elements was captured in the new 2018 version of the Fat Boy model. For this 30th Anniversary model we wanted to create something very special, so we leaned into the popularity of darker finishes and a limited run/serialized strategy to make the bike truly unique and exclusive.”

 

Fat Boy 30th Anniversary Model

The Fat Boy 30th Anniversary motorcycle celebrates the three-decade impact of the original model with a bold reinterpretation executed in dark finishes paired with a single color option, Vivid Black. The cast-aluminum Lakester wheels are finished in Satin Black with machined highlights. The blacked-out Milwaukee-Eight 114 powertrain is finished with engine covers in gloss black and subtle bronze-tone lower rocker covers and timer cover script. The exhaust finished in a Black Onyx, a durable physical vapor deposition paint finish that reveals the underlying chrome in bright light.

A Vivid Black headlamp nacelle, handlebar and controls complete the over-all dark look that is distinctive from the regular production model. A new bronze-tone waterslide Fat Boy tank logo complements the black finish and other bronze details that set the Fat Boy 30th Anniversary apart from the regular-production model.

Based on the Harley-Davidson® Softail® platform launched in 2018, the Fat Boy motorcycle re-defines an icon with power and presence. The entire Fat Boy front end is massive and topped with an LED headlamp in a newly shaped nacelle. The Lakester disc aluminum wheels update that defining Fat Boy style point. The 160mm front tire is balanced by a signature 240mm rear tire that delivers a factory custom look.

The Softail frame and suspension combine to form a chassis that’s stiff and lightweight, for agility and performance that will exceed the expectations of the most-demanding cruiser riders. The mono-shock rear suspension preserves the signature “hard tail” lines of the Softail chassis and places a single coil-over shock absorber below the seat at the optimal angle for a smooth ride and outstanding handling. Remote hydraulic pre-load adjustment is accomplished by simply turning a knob located below the seat, making it easy to dial in the ride and handling for rider weight.

The Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin engine, the most-powerful Softail powertrain option, delivers inspiring performance and classic Harley-Davidson look-sound-feel. The rigid-mounted powertrain further enhances chassis stiffness. Dual engine counter-balancers are tuned to reduce primary vibration at idle speed.

Dealer-installed Screamin’ Eagle® Performance Parts Stage Upgrades from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories are available to boost engine performance even further.

Base price for the Fat Boy 30th Anniversary model is $21,949* USD.

*Price listed is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for base model. Options are available at additional cost. Price excludes 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.

 

2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The Limited-Production Fat Boy 114 with Special Styling Will Be Serialized

 

Birth of an Icon

Introduced in 1989 as a 1990 model, the original Fat Boy was designed by legendary Harley-Davidson stylists Willie G. Davidson and Louie Netz and combined a fresh, contemporary look with classic Harley-Davidson styling cues. To achieve a “milled from billet” look the bike was finished in monochromatic Fine Silver Metallic with a matching powder coated frame, and rolled on aluminum disc wheels – the rear exposed by the Softail chassis – that would become the defining characteristic of the Fat Boy model. The look was beefy for the time, from the fat front tire covered with a trimmed fender to the wide handlebar and a seven-inch headlamp in a massive chrome housing perched on a polished FL-style nacelle. Davidson designed the winged tank logo, which has been an enduring feature of the Fat Boy model.

In 1991 the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle entered popular culture with its featured appearance in the motion picture “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” in which actor Arnold Schwarzenegger rides a Fat Boy motorcycle through Los Angeles in a dramatic chase scene. The movie was a global sensation, helping cement the Fat Boy model as an iconic representative of the Harley-Davidson brand in many markets, especially Europe.

 

About That Name

Only Harley-Davidson would have the confidence to name a motorcycle Fat Boy. Here’s how it happened, according to an account by Willie G. Davidson from his book “100 Years of Harley-Davidson”:

You’re probably wondering how we came up with a name like “Fat Boy,” and I’ve heard a lot of tales about this, nearly all of which are untrue. Here’s the real story: it’s tough to come up with names that will be popular on the street. We always have to ask ourselves, “What’s the street going to name this?” and work from there. We were looking for something unusual and maybe even a little irreverent, because there’s something sort of cool about poking fun at your products from time to time. To me, and to a lot of other insiders who’d seen it, the bike had a massive  “fat” look. So the folks in marketing came up with the name “Fat Boy” – and the street picked it up.

 The Fat Boy model received regular styling updates until 2018, when an all-new Fat Boy model was rolled out on the reinvented Softail chassis, powered by the Milwaukee-Eight engine. The current Fat Boy model turns up the volume on all of the distinctive Fat Boy cues, from the aluminum disc wheels to the massive headlamp and nacelle. The Fat Boy remains one of the most physically imposing motorcycles in the Harley-Davidson portfolio.

 

 

 

2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary Totalmotorcycle.com Features

Limited Edition and Sealialized

Cloaked in dark finishes with bronze highlights and powered by a blacked-out Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine, production of the 30th Anniversary Fat Boy will be limited to 2,500 examples, each serialized with a number plate affixed to the fuel tank console.

 

Lakester Wheels

The cast-aluminum Lakester wheels are finished in Satin Black with machined highlights.

 

The blacked-out Milwaukee-Eight 114 Powertrain

Finished with engine covers in gloss black and subtle bronze-tone lower rocker covers and timer cover script.

 

Black Onyx

The exhaust finished in a Black Onyx, a durable physical vapor deposition paint finish that reveals the underlying chrome in bright light.

 

Steamroller Stance

A muscular look thanks to solid-disc Lakester wheels wrapped in the widest front tire we’ve ever offered from the factory at 160mm combined with a rear tire at 240mm.

 

Milwaukee-Eight® Big Twin Engine

A powerful, smooth-running engine with crisp throttle response and a pure, soul-satisfying rumble. Available in 1 114 engine displacements.

 

Signature LED Forward Lighting

Darkness-defying lighting that gives you great visibility at night.

 

Softail® Frame

The frame retains the classic Softail® lines, but its lightweight design and stiffness translate to a responsive ride unlike anything you’ve felt before.

 

High Performance Front Suspension

Sophisticated suspension technology provides the performance of a racing-style cartridge fork for reduced weight with linear damping characteristics.

 

High Performance Rear Mono Shock

Easily adjustable mono-shock rear suspension allows for dynamic cornering while preserving the hardtail look.

 

 

 

 

2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary – Totalmotorcycle.com  American Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price from: $21949
USD
Canada MSRP Price from: $27399 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

DIMENSIONS

Length93.3 in. (2,370 mm)
Seat Height25.9 in. (658 mm)
Fuel Capacity5 gal. (18.9 l)
Dry weight671 lb. (304 kg)

POWERTRAIN

EngineMilwaukee-Eight® 114
Displacement114 cu in (1,868 cc)
Bore4.016 in. (102 mm)
Stroke4.5 in. (114 mm)
Engine Torque119 ft-lb (161 Nm)
Transmission6-Speed Cruise Drive®

WHEELS / TIRES

WheelsSatin black, machine highlighted, Lakester cast aluminum
Tires Front160/60R18,70V,BW
Tires Rear240/40R18,79V,BW

COLOR OPTIONS

Color OptionsVivid Black

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary – Totalmotorcycle.com  Canadian Specifications/Technical Details

PRICING

  • VIVID BLACK$ 25,599

 

  • COLOUR$ 26,049

 

  • TWO-TONE$ 26,449

 

  • CUSTOM COLOUR$ 26,799

 

  • VIVID BLACK ANNIVERSARY$ 27,399

 

  • TWO-TONE CUSTOM COLOUR$ 28,099

 

  • ABS OPTIONStandard

 

  • SECURITY SYSTEM OPTIONStandard

ENGINE

  • ENGINE Milwaukee-Eight® 114

 

  • BORE102 mm

 

  • STROKE114 mm

 

  • DISPLACEMENT1,868 cc

 

  • COMPRESSION RATIO10.5:1

 

  • FUEL SYSTEM3Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

 

  • EXHAUST2-into-2 staggered; catalyst in muffler

DIMENSIONS

  • LENGTH2,370 mm

 

  • SEAT HEIGHT, UNLADEN675 mm

 

  • GROUND CLEARANCE115 mm

 

  • RAKE30

 

  • TRAIL104 mm

 

  • WHEELBASE1,665 mm

 

  • TIRES, FRONT SPECIFICATION160/60R18,70V,BW

 

  • TIRES, REAR SPECIFICATION240/40R18,79V,BW

 

  • FUEL CAPACITY18.9 l

 

  • OIL CAPACITY4.7 l

 

  • WEIGHT, AS SHIPPED304 kg

 

  • WEIGHT, IN RUNNING ORDER317 kg

PERFORMANCE

  • ENGINE TORQUE TESTING METHODJ1349

 

  • ENGINE TORQUE2161 Nm

 

  • ENGINE TORQUE (RPM)3,000

 

  • LEAN ANGLE, RIGHT (DEG.)25.6

 

  • LEAN ANGLE, LEFT (DEG.)25.6

 

  • FUEL ECONOMY: ESTIMATED CITY/HWY 5 l/100 km

DRIVETRAIN

  • PRIMARY DRIVEChain, 34/46 ratio

 

  • GEAR RATIOS (OVERALL) 1ST9.311

 

  • GEAR RATIOS (OVERALL) 2ND6.454

 

  • GEAR RATIOS (OVERALL) 3RD4.793

 

  • GEAR RATIOS (OVERALL) 4TH3.882

 

  • GEAR RATIOS (OVERALL) 5TH3.307

 

  • GEAR RATIOS (OVERALL) 6TH2.79

CHASSIS

  • WHEELS, FRONT TYPE Machined, Lakester cast aluminum

 

  • WHEELS, REAR TYPEMachined, Lakester cast aluminum

 

  • BRAKES, CALIPER TYPE4-piston fixed front and 2-piston floating rear

ELECTRIC

  • LIGHTS (AS PER COUNTRY REGULATION), INDICATOR LAMPS High beam, turn signals, neutral, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, ABS, security, low battery voltage, low fuel

 

  • GAUGES5-inch analog speedometer with digital gear, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip, range and tachometer indication

 

 

 

 

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