1990 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy Solo Motorcycle
Result: PASSED IN
|Engine||Twin cylinder, 80-cid|
A new variation on the classic Harley theme was offered by Willie G.Davidson and his boys in 1990, the so-called Fat Boy that was derived from the Softail range. The new model boasted distinctive styling, with an all-steel front guard, sold disc wheels riding on 16-inch tyres and dual chrome exhausts.
The seat had a leather insert in a new texture while the bike was finished in attractive monochromatic silver with yellow markings on the cylinder heads. Mechanically, the Fat Boy was largely standard Softail, with the 80-cid air-cooled V-Twin engine and five-speed gearbox with primary drive by duplex chain and final drive by Gates Kevlar Poly Chain belt.
Front suspension was the usual telescopic forks and at the rear a typically Soft Tail swing-arm set-up with twin gas-pressure shock absorbers kept the rider nice and comfortable. The Fat Boy was an immediate sales success with 4,440 sold in 1990 and is without doubt a future classic.