Harley-Davidson Fat Boy
Introduced in 1990, the FLSTF Fat Boy almost instantaneously earned legendary status among fans of The Motor Company. The original Harley-Davidson Fat Boy was affectionately called ‘the gray ghost’ because that was the only color it was available in. The first Fat Boy had a 1340cc engine and was launched as a derivation of the FLST Softail.
Stylistically, Harley-Davidson hasn’t messed much with the Fat Boy’s recipe for success. It has undergone a few engine upgrades, like in 1999 when it began running with Harley’s new Twin Cam 1450cc engine, and its eventual outfitting with the counter-balanced, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B in 2007. Since its introduction, the Fat Boy has been a leading seller in H-D’s Softail class.
The Fat Boy’s popularity is based on its classic good looks in an American-made cruiser motorcycle. Its signature traits are a set of solid cast aluminum wheels, a beefy front fork and a wide-bodied fuel tank. It combines a classic hard tail look without a rigid ride as its twin shocks are tucked neatly out of sight. The 2009 model features a rigid-mounted Twin Cam 96B engine, chrome over/under dual exhaust, and the five-gallon signature Fat Boy fuel tank.