Everything about the 2017 Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob is muscular. From the beefy 16-inch wheels and the dual headlights to the High Output Twin Cam 103 engine and blacked-out finishes, the Fat Bob exudes power.
Tommy Gun mufflers are abbreviated and purposeful, and the passenger function of the seat is low-key. Forward controls and drag bars give the rider an aggressive stance, while the Dunlop tires provide both a strong grip of the road, as well as cushioning from mistreated inner-city roads—a good thing, as the shocks have just two inches of travel.With limited cornering clearance, tight canyons are not the Fat Bob’s natural domain. Instead, this is a serious urban assault vehicle, with performance to match its attitude.Read our Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob Review.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
2017 Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob Specs:
Type: Pushrod V-twin; High-Output Twin Cam 103
Bore x stroke: 3.875 x 4.375 inches
Displacement: 103 cubic inches
Maximum torque: 99.5 ft/lbs @ 3750 rpm
Compression ratio: 9.6:1
Fuel system: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection
Lubrication: Dry sump
Clutch: Web multi-plate
Primary drive: Chain
Final drive: Belt
Frame: Mild tubular steel
Front suspension: Non-adjustable 49mm forks/5 inches of travel
Rear suspension: Non-adjustable shocks/2.1 inches of travel
Front tire: 130/90 x 16; Harley-Davidson Dunlop
Rear tire: 180/70 x 16; Harley-Davidson Dunlop
Front wheel: 16” x 3”; cast aluminum
Rear wheel: 16” x 5”; cast aluminum
Front brake: 300mm floating disc w/ dual piston caliper
Rear: 292mm disc w/ dual piston caliper
ABS: Optional ($795)
DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES
L x H x W: 94.5 x 44.7 x 35 inches
Seat height: 27.2 inches
Wheelbase: 63.8 inches
Rake: 29 degrees
Fork angle: 28 degrees
Trail: 4.9 inches
Right lean angle: 30 degrees
Left lean angle: 31 degrees
Fuel capacity: 5 gallons
Curb weight: 706 pounds
Estimated EPA fuel consumption: 42 mpg
2017 Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob Colors:
Crushed Ice Denim
Red Iron Denim; Laguna Orange
2017 Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob Prices (MSRP):
$16,049 (Vivid Black)
$16,449 (Black Denim, Crushed Ice Denim; Red Iron Denim)
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