Sporting plenty of chrome, a big Milwaukee-Eight 114 powerplant, and a fat 240mm rear tire, the 2022 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 114 makes a big splash at the local watering hole. Also grabbing the attention of everyone in the vicinity are the thick Lakester aluminum wheels, square headlight, and prominent tank-mounted dash.Slung low with floorboards and ready to accommodate a comely passenger, the Fat Boy 114 epitomizes the cruiser ethos. The 119 ft-lbs delivered by the powerplant move the 699-pound motorcycle around with authority, and the Showa suspension provides an impressive ride. Good handling manners and Michelin Scorcher 11 tires make it a pleasant ride through the twisties to any destination.Although the base price is reduced this year, ABS is now an $819 option. Also, there’s a vague $750 “surcharge” on the 2022 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 114, which bumps up the base Vivid Black model over the $20,000 mark.
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Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 is an excellent foray into the middleweight ADV world. Associate Editor Neil Wyenn owns a 2021 model, and has spent the last year adding and improving various aspects of his bike. Some add-ons are more vital others, and he lets us into his secrets for getting the most out of the Yamaha Ténéré. His total enthusiasm for ADV riding and the Yamaha Ténéré in particular were pretty obvious to me—I’m sure you’ll feel the same. Links to all the items he mentions are below.