Open Day: tested a Fat Boy

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

  1. ugocon

    ugocon Active Member

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    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

    Ciao
    Ugo