Open Day: tested a Fat Boy

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by ugocon, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. ugocon

    ugocon Active Member

    Well, today (and tomorrow) has been the Open Day for all HD dealers in Italy.
    At my dealer in Rome the models available for testing were:
    • XR1200 Black
    • Dyna Wide Glide
    • Night Rod
    • Fat Boy Black

    I took the opportunity to have a ride on the Softail and following are my impressions compared to my Street Bob.
    The first thing is that it handles very well, like a Dyna.
    Brakes seem better, but must be the forward position of the pedal allowing a higher pressure with the foot.
    The engine runs smooth, less vibration than the Dyna, but you feel that there's a little bit less thrust.
    My first time with the gear/footrest stuff: need to get used because couple of times I geared up instead of gearing down!! :small3d007:
    On the suspensions side, I passed over a hole on the the road and the effect is the same: a painful shock on my back lower parts! :(

    The Fat Boy is not my favorite Softail, but I think that the behavior must be the same also for my favorite, the Heritage Softail Classic, and the quality is very good.

    I liked the reduction of vibrations of the engine mostly.

    Just FYI