The 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob is more muscular than ever, with a new Milwaukee-Eight 107 motor in the standard edition.A bruising version with a Milwaukee-Eight 114 motor is also available for an additional $1700. The audacious exhaust system, fat Dunlop tires, inverted forks, and dual disc brakes give the Fat Bob a serious look, with the handling and power needed to back up the statement.
If you’re looking to lay down the rubber, the Milwaukee-Eight 114 motor gives you a boost of 11 ft/lbs of torque with a weight penalty of just three pounds.The 114 motor gets its extra displacement via a longer bore and stroke, keeping the lively personality of the Milwaukee-Eight mill intact.The all-new Softail chassis is up to the challenges of the new motors, with impressive suspension and increased chassis stiffness.Click to page 2 for specs and a photo gallery
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!