2012 Harley-Davidson MotorcycleThe Harley-Davidson Fat Boy gets three significant upgrades for 2012. Like the rest of the Softail line, the Fat Boy is moved up to the Twin Cam 103 motor.
Using the balanced version, the Fat Boy has nicely modulated power pulses and a useful additional helping of low-end torque.Ergonomics have been improved with a reduced-reach handlebar that puts the rider in a much more comfortable position on the new lower and narrower seat.There is also a Lo version of the Fat Boy that drops the seat about three-quarters of an inch.2012 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Quick Stats:
ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod V-twin
BORE x STROKE: 3.875″ x 4.38″
WHEELBASE: 64.5 inches
RAKE: 31 degrees
SEAT HEIGHT: 27.1 inches
CURB WEIGHT: 725 pounds
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