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2012 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob | Preview

2012 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

When Harley-Davidson designed the 2012 FXDF Fat Bob, that had one thing in mind – just what the name implies, Fat.

With an aggressive style, double chrome headlight and 130-mm front tire, the 2012 Fat Bob arrives stock with that mean, custom look.

Stock items from the Motor Company include forward controls, drag-style handlebars, and an exposed under-seat battery box. Out back, the Fat Bob features chrome-covered, coil-over shocks showcase the beefy 180 mm wide rear tire.

All this is powered by the Twin Cam 103 engine hooked to a 6-speed transmission, setting the mood for the Fat styling.

Following are highlights, specs, color options and MSRP of the 2012 Harley Fat Bob:

2012 Harley-Davidson FXDF Fat Bob Highlights:

  • NEW Optional Security Package bundling Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and a Smart Security System for greater value
  • NEW Rubber-mounted Twin Cam103TM V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), rated at 92 ft. lbs. of torque
  • NEW Paint color options – Black powder-coated powertrain with polished covers
  • Chrome, "Tommy Gun" 2-1-2 collector exhaust with dual mufflers
  • 5-gallon Fat Bob fuel tank
  • Silver, Slotted Disc Cast Aluminum wheels
  • Sport front fender with painted brace supports
  • Bobtail rear fender with chrome supports
  • One-piece, two-up Dyna classic seat
  • Stainless steel drag-style handlebar on black riser
  • Black fork lowers and mirrors
  • Polished aluminum triple clamps
  • High-performance, chrome-covered, coil-over rear shocks
  • Chrome low-profile tank console with electronic speedometer
  • Twin chrome headlamps

2012 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob Specs:


  • Length: 91.7/2329
  • Seat Height: 26.1/663
  • Wheelbase: 63.7/1618


  • Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front and rear
  • Front: D427F 130/90B16 67H
  • Rear: D427 180/70B16 77H


  • Front: Machined Aluminum Slotted Disc 16 in. x 3 in. (406 mm x 76 mm)
  • Rear: Machined Aluminum Slotted Disc 16 in. x 5 in. (406 mm x 127 mm)


  • Engine: Air-cooled, Twin Cam 103TM
  • Displacement (ci,cc): 103/1690
  • Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Cruise Drive®
  • MPG: 42 MPG combined City/Hwy
  • Gas Capacity: 5/18.9


  • 673lbs/305kg

2012 Harely-Davidson FXDF Fat Bob Color Options/MSRP

  • Vivid Black: $15,349
  • Big Blue Pearl: $15,734
  • H-D Orange: $15,734
  • Black Denim: $15,734


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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