Saturday, December 17, 2011

2012 Harley-Davidson FLSTFB Softail Fat Boy Lo Review

2012 Harley-Davidson FLSTFB Softail Fat Boy Lo Review
From front to back, this custom cruiser shows attitude, with custom, black bullet hole wheels, a denim black frame, blacked-out covers and header shields, and satin chrome in all the places mirror chrome would normally reside. A slammed, narrow-cut seat rides just 24.25-inches off the ground, while the forward foot controls and low, 1.25-inch handlebar create a secure stance that inspires a cruising state of mind. FAT FEATURES
It's a lot of fat in one tight bike. Wide. Big-boned.
HIDDEN REAR SHOCKS
If you want a comfortable bike but love that rigid-suspension look, you've come to the right bike.
PREMIUM PAINT
Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects.
HAND FINISHED FUEL TANK
BLACKED OUT FINISHES
There's black denim finish on the frame, swingarm, front shock covers, derby cover, horn cover, coil cover, oil tank and air cleaner cover. Black, bullet-hole disc-cast aluminum wheels with black centers and matching outer rims. Flat-black exhaust shields on the satin chrome shotgun exhaust. Gloss black half-moon footboards. With all this paint, you won't just be riding fat and low.
FAT CUSTOM TANK DETAILS
SIX-SPEED CRUISE DRIVE®
The Six-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway, so you get a better match between engine turnover and road speed.
TWIN CAM 103™ ENGINE POWER
The air cooled Twin Cam 103™ Harley Davidson® engine delivers more stump pulling torque, while its Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection jetting gives crisp, lively throttle reaction.
TWIN CAM 103™ ENGINE HERITAGE
TWIN CAM 103™ ENGINE INNOVATION
Fire up the Twin Cam 103™ engine and feel the low-end torque unleashed. Six speeds. Low routine maintenance.
PURE HARLEY-DAVIDSON STYLING
ANTI-LOCK BRAKES (OPTIONAL)
ARTFULLY HIDDEN TECHNOLOGY
Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function.
INTUITIVE CONTROLS
Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive.
LOW SUSPENSION
To give the Fat Boy® Lo model its distinctive road-hugging stance, we've dropped the front and rear suspension 1.15 inches. That makes it the lowest seat height of any stock Harley-Davidson® model at a down and dirty 24.25 inches.
FAT DUNLOP® TIRES
Fatter is better. Rubber 140mm wide up front mitigates feedback from the street for a smoother ride.
TUNED TO BE RIDDEN
Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road.
FULL-LENGTH RIDER FOOTBOARDS
Rubber vibration isolation for a comfortable ride.
NARROW SEAT
ENGINE IDLE TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
Our motorcycles are built to be ridden. With the Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy (EITMS) feature, the motorcycle automatically cuts fuel and fire from rear cylinder when idling, which helps reduce engine heat felt by rider and passenger.
SEAT ENGINEERING AND DESIGN
The seat is home for Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders.
LOW PROFILE HANDLEBARS