Harley-Davidson Fatboy Special and Softail Heritage : First Ride

Harley-Davidson have just made their CKD line up in India even more exciting with the inclusion of the Fat Boy and the Heritage Softail Classic. We take the big boys out for a spin!


Harley-Davidson Fatboy Special and Softail Heritage in action



Phat Boy!

Talk about the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy and the mind immediately takes you a couple of decades back when The Terminator 2 movie came out. Schwarzenegger was either trying to destroy the future or save it as the unstoppable T-800 cyborg. His high-speed rescue of young John Connor while steering his Fat Boy with one hand and doing one-handed shotgun pumps with the other was the ultimate in movie macho. I was simply overawed by what a big Harley could do in the right hands. So when the time came, I immediately straddled the Fat Boy leaving Arun with no choice but to take the Heritage Softail Classic.



Harley-Davidson Fatboy Special and Softail Heritage static shot



Back to the Fat Boy, India gets both versions, the standard and the Special with the latter sporting a new reduced reach handlebar, a lower narrower seat shape and a matte black and aluminium finish instead of chrome and boy was I glad about getting the special.  It looks simply fantastic and the absence of chrome makes it look even meaner. The bike turns heads wherever it goes with fat tires, fat bars, a fat fender and a big, powerful, black powder-coated, counter-balanced Twin Cam 103B engine.



by Abhishek Nigam & Arun Mohan Nadar Photography: Kunal Khadse Posted on July 2, 2013 18:11 IST Views: 103984

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