Motorcycle Types Cruiser 2012 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy | Preview

2012 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy | Preview

2012 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy is one of the original heavyweight boulevard cruisers, providing motorcyclists with all the “fat” essentials – 200mm rear tire, low-profile wide bars and super-fat fenders.

For 2012, Harley continues this fat tradition, but with the addition of an even fatter powerplant; replacing the 96 V-Twin for 2012 is the counter-balanced, Twin Cam 103B engine. The 103 V-Twin, which pushes 98.7 ft.lbs of torque, is hooked to a 6-Speed Cruise Drive Transmission, providing optimal gearing.

Also new for 2012 are the internally-wired, 1.25-inch low handebars, with the option of a security package and ABS.

Following are the highlights, specs, color options and MSRP for the 2012 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy.

2012 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy FLSTF Highlights:

  • NEW Rigid-mounted, counter-balanced Twin Cam 103B V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • NEW Low profile, 1.25-inch internally-wired handlebar
  • NEW Paint color options
  • Horseshoe oil tank
  • Five-gallon fuel tank
  • Optional Mirror-Chrome Bullet Hole Disc Cast Aluminum wheels
  • Optional Original Equipment Custom Color paint program
  • Security Package option including factory-installed Harley-Davidson Smart Security System with hands-free fob and Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Hand controls with fewer wires
  • Odometer trip switch
  • Single button hazzard warning
  • Large odometer readout with gear and RPM display
  • Fuel tank sender for accurate fuel-level readings
  • Black powder-coated powertrain with chrome covers
  • Chrome over/under shotgun exhaust
  • Silver, Bullet Hole Disc Cast Aluminum wheels
  • 200 mm rear tire
  • Chrome front fork nacelle
  • Chrome nostalgic seven-inch ball headlamp
  • Chrome oil tank
  • Chrome tank console with electronic speedometer
  • Chrome bullet-studded seat valance and tank strap
  • Chrome 1.25-inch, internally-wired handlebar and Bare Knuckle risers
  • Full-size rider footboards
  • Two-piece, two-up Softail seat with removable pillion
  • Custom trimmed front fender

2012 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy FLSTF Specs:

Engine:

  • Air-cooled, Twin Cam 103B
  • Displacement (in./cc): 103/1690
  • Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Cruise Drive
  • Miles Per Gallon: 42 MPG combined City/Hwy
  • Fuel Capacity (U.S. gals/liters): 5/18.9
  • Power: 98.7 ft. lbs. torque @ 3,000 rpm

Dimensions:

  • Length (in./mm): 94.3/2395
  • Seat Height (laden) (in./mm): 25/635
  • Wheelbase (in./mm): 64.5/1638

Tires:

  • Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, radial blackwall front and rear
  • Front: D408F 140/75R17 67V
  • Rear: D407 200/55R17 78V

Wheels:

  • Front: Silver Bullet Hole Disc Cast Aluminum 17 in. x 3.5 in. (432 mm x 89 mm)
  • Rear: Silver Bullet Hole Disc Cast Aluminum 17 in. x 6 in. (432 mm x 152 mm)
  • Optional Style: Polished Chrome Aluminum Bullet Hole Disc, front and rear

Weight as Shipped (lbs./kg):

  • 694/315

2012 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy FLSTF Color Options/MSRP:

  • Vivid Black / $16,349
  • Chrome Yellow / $16,734
  • Midnight Pearl/ Brilliant Silver Pearl / $17,024
  • Tequila Sunrise/H-D Orange / $17,224

 

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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