2012 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Softail Fat Boy
The original fat custom icon with a burly style that's often
imitated but never duplicated
The legendary Fat Boy motorcycle defined the "fat custom" category
and imitators everywhere tried to copy its magic. This original
continues to turn heads wherever it rolls, with fat tires, fat
bars, a fat fender and a big, powerful, black powder-coated,
counter-balanced Twin Cam 96B engine. The Fat Boy model is the very
definition of a heavyweight motorcycle, delivering a bold styling
statement and a wide, comfortable riding stance.
Now, for 2012, this boulevard icon offers a larger readout on the
odometer with more information, such as gear and RPM data, plus the
new Security Package option with an Anti-lock Braking System and
Smart Security System. All this technology works seamlessly into
the exquisite styling in a way that only Harley-Davidson can
NEW Rigid-mounted, counter-balanced Twin Cam 103B V-Twin engine
with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
NEW Low profile, 1.25-inch internally-wired handlebar
NEW Paint color options
- Security Package option including factory-installed
Harley-Davidson Smart Security System with hands-free fob and
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
- Hand controls with fewer wires
- Odometer trip switch
- Single button hazzard warning
- Large odometer readout with gear and RPM display
- Fuel tank sender for accurate fuel-level readings
- Black powder-coated powertrain with chrome covers
- Chrome over/under shotgun exhaust
- Silver, Bullet Hole Disc Cast Aluminum wheels
- 200 mm rear tire
- Chrome front fork nacelle
- Chrome nostalgic seven-inch ball headlamp
- Chrome oil tank
- Chrome tank console with electronic speedometer
- Chrome bullet-studded seat valance and tank strap
- Chrome 1.25-inch, internally-wired handlebar and Bare Knuckle
- Full-size rider footboards
- Two-piece, two-up Softail seat with removable pillion
- Custom trimmed front fender
- 6-Speed Cruise Drive Transmission
- Horseshoe oil tank
- Five-gallon fuel tank
- Optional Mirror-Chrome Bullet Hole Disc Cast Aluminum wheels
- Optional Original Equipment Custom Color paint program
FAT CUSTOM STYLE
Hearkening to the 'hardtail' choppers of the '60s and '70s, the Fat
Boy motorcycle keeps that heritage alive more than forty years
later. This is the original 'fat custom' bike—laid-back and
luxurious with an unmistakable profile on the road.
But the nostalgic style isn't just about the confident stance,
chrome and old-school detail. It's how you look riding it. It's how
it feels. It's the classic, relaxed riding position. You're not
just cruising. You're in charge—kicked back on a throne of machined
metal surveying your domain.
HIDDEN REAR SHOCKS
If you want a comfortable bike but love that rigid-suspension look,
you've come to the right bike. We've kept all the modern comforts
where they belong—below the surface of a rad, vintage-looking bike.
You get the classic lines of a vintage 'hardtail' frame with the
horizontal rear shocks hidden in the guts. It's a signature rigid
look, and you'll only find it on a Softail model.
Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint
comes standard on all Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Clearcoat
layering up to five mils deep. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects.
Skimping simply is not in our vocabulary.
HAND FINISHED FUEL TANK
All Harley-Davidson fuel tanks are finished by hand—that's what
makes them stand out from the competition. Their seamless design
and unmatched style are unique among all motorcycles on the road.
The tanks are one of the first and last things people notice when
they lay their eyes on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle—so we make it
worth their time.
Big in all the right places. The 17-inch wheels of silver,
bullet-hole, disc-cast aluminum definitely make an
impression—especially with rubber 140mm wide in front and a beefy
200mm in back. And check out the chopsticks up front—fat front fork
behind the huge, gorgeous headlamp. The handlebars are wide, giant
stainless steel with bare-knuckle chrome risers.
Plus, the fuel tank medallion boasts a generous slab of mirror
chrome finish—noticeable on any stretch of road. It's a lot of fat
in one tight bike. Definitely meaty. Wide. Big-boned. A bruiser.
Call it what you want. Just admit that you want it.
FAT CUSTOM TANK DETAILS
This tank makes a statement with its leather tank strap, chrome
side badges, and chrome speedometer and ignition switch console.
The speedo face boasts a big, bold display for the odometer and an
ancillary display for gear and rpm, so all the info you need on the
fly is yours at a glance.