Harley-Davidson Fat Bob launched in India at Rs 12.8 lakh
November 23, 2012, 11:51 am
Harley Davidson has now launched its latest CKD (Completely Knocked Down) offering in the country, the Fat Bob, priced at Rs 12.8 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
A member of the Dyna family, just like the Street Glide Custom and Street Bob that were launched a few months back, the Fat Bob is the sixth Harley to enter the Indian market via the CKD route.
The Fat Bob is styled like most other Harleys, but its twin round headlamps give the motorcycle a very distinct identity.
The name Fat Bob comes from the fat front end of the motorcycle, consisting of thick front forks and a meaty 130-section tyre.
The engine is the same 1690cc, air-cooled V-twin motor seen previously on other members of the Harley family.
The engine produces a healthy 135Nm at a lowly 3500rpm and is mated to a six-speed transmission. ABS is on offer as an option.
The handlebar is flat, but sits on high risers, which makes it very comfortable even for shorter riders.
The bike, in five different colours, will be available at all nine Harley-Davidson dealerships across the country.
The clocks sit on the fuel tank like most other Harleys, and the dummy fuel cap on the left which is actually the fuel gauge is a nice touch.
The tear-drop tank ends in a wide comfortable seat for the rider. The seat is a single piece unit including the pillion perch as well, which is a tad too small.
This motorcycle should offer great value for money at the price %u2013 it has all the presence you could ask for, but isn%u2019t loud enough to wake up your neighbours in the wee hours, and is comfortable and powerful on the highway and in city.