FXDFSE2 CVO Review
The 2010 Harley-Davidson CVO Fat Bob punches up the aristocratic proceedings with a little disorderly conduct, returning for its second year with a badass new wardrobe.
Emphasizing the bike’s hooligan character, many of the Fat Bob’s shiny parts have been given a muted, smoky chrome finish Harley-Davidson is calling “Midnight Pearl,” which is bound to trickle down to the Motor company’s OE machines and P&A catalog. The CVO Fat Bob wears the new cast like an elegant bruise.
Last year’s color choices clashed with the Fat Bob’s greasy charm-not everyone can pull off Sunrise Yellow Pearl. This year, the styling department hit the ball on the screws, especially with the Satin Pewter/Sandstone Grind option. The subdued tone and finish blends with the smoky chrome and perfectly matches the bike’s thuggish character. The new-look 2010 Harley-Davidson CVO Fat Bob drops your jaw, and then wires it shut.
Fire up the Granite powdercoated Twin-Cam 110cc and you will see that, mechanically, not much has changed since last year. The new distressed leather seat raises you an inch and the gear ratios have been massaged, but the CVO Fat Bob still delivers the solidly planted, nimble handling you would expect from the Alpha Dyna.
Gulping air through the chrome-skull capped Heavy Breather intake and spitting fumes from the 2-1-2 Tommy Gun exhaust, the 2010 Harley-Davidson CVO Fat Bob punches out 113 ft/lbs of torque at 3500 rpm and, in keeping with the bike’s unruly character, you feel every ounce through the shallow two-plus inches of travel on the firm rear shocks. Rugged and unruly, the Fat Bob lends CVO a welcome dose of curb stomp appeal.
2010 FXDFSE CVO Fat Bob Features
>> Midnight Pearl plating process is featured on the dual headlamp shell
>> Tri-Bar LED tail light cover, timer and derby covers, horn cover and fender strut covers
>> Two-piece chrome and Midnight Pearl console tops the fuel tank
>> New Brown distressed-leather two-piece seat is convertible from rider/passenger to solo configuration
>> Chrome-and-rubber rear fender protectors
>> Speedometer and tachometer with Diamond Black backfaces
>> Diamond Black Collection footpegs, shifter peg, brake pedal pad, and grips
>> Exclusive paint scheme in three new color combinations with color-matched chin spoiler
>> Electrical box cover, battery cover, coil cover, and custom-color frame and swingarm
>> Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 Granite powder-coated powertrain
>> 110 Screamin’ Eagle identifiers on cylinder heads
>> Heavy Breather high flow intake with rain sock
>> Tommy Gun 2-1-2 exhaust with blunt-cut mufflers
>> Fang wheels with bolt-in inserts
>> Black solid rotors
>> Profile mirrors with solid stem
>> Shor’tee chrome belt guard