What a bike!
I only moved to Harley Davidson recently from Ducati. The hard thing I had to face is to find a bike so it was not too much of a culture shock for me. I ended up getting the FXDR and realised the Fat Bob was the better choice so I traded in the FXDR only recently. Wow, what a bike. It feels like riding an italian bike again. Need to change if you are into exhaust sound but not bad.
Purchased in March 2021.
Reading other reviews
I own a dyna fat bob an I love it . I've owned Harley davidson motorcycle my whole life an have always loved them I don't knock other bikes cause every brand has it's own riding style. After reading all these I see that the people that gave low grade wernt harley riders they were more triumph an other bikers. You cant compare other bike to Harley davidson cause there nothing alike if you expected to get on a Harley that dosnt vibrate then you didnt do your research at all they all vibrate . A triumph is a beast of a bike that is awsome but it'...s a totally dif category of bike . The fat bob is the next best bike to the fxr meaning fxr is still number one but if you want a awsome bike you can make your own build the engine an beast the road the fat bob is awsome. I can only talk about 2008 to 2017 fat Bob's. I test road a new 2018 an 2019 . It's really fast but in my opinion it poorly made. So if you ate a triumph owner or another kind of bike an you love what your riding stay were your at cause you wont like a mans bike lolol
Absolutely love it
Happy wife happy life so the saying goes and yes my wife loves going for rides with me on the FATBOB, we bought it last year and have done 15000 klms on it and every day is and absolute blast, had Vance and Hines exhaust with a stage 2 up grade now it hammers and sounds awesome, have had no trouble or issues with the Bike to date, its been a joy to own as my previous bike which I still have and ride a Yamaha XJR 1300 So riding styles and handling dynamics had to be adjusted with the Big bore Harley.
Harley Fat Bob 2016 - Never too old
Has been a many years since I have had ridden bikes but with my boys growing up and starting to get into road bikes I thought what the heck I would take them for a ride (Yamaha / Honda sports) but my old back told me very quickly I was too old for that but now I had the itch I decided to look for something more my style (age) so I went to the local Harley Dealer and took a couple of models for a run but the handling wasn't up to my liking and was about to give up when my son said to me try the Dyna so I did it was a 2016 FXDF Fat-Bob WOW what a...bike.. Power, handling and comfort, I had found my bike. My only dislike at the time was the standard pipes they are too quiet not what I expected from a Harley and I also like to be heard, so the dealer recommended I change to some S&S pipes what a difference. If anyone is interested in getting back into bikes after a decent spell and their body is telling them to leave the bikes alone give a Dyna Fat-Bob a go. The only thing that I have updated in the past 8 months since owning is the headlights no longer am I the one eyed bandit...
The ultimate Harley Davidson
Brought fatbob 2016 model from HD Perth, Helen was awesome, helped me with everything , also got upgrades Vance and Hines long shot exhaust system , screaming eagle air intake and stage 3 race tune and saved about $5000 due to paying cash, sounds and goes like a rocket. Awesome harley
Why you want this bike.
First off I am not a hard core Harley owner. I am a motorcycle enthusiast. I have owned and ridden Yamaha, Kawasaki and Honda. I had a 2008 Dyna back in 2010 my 1st Harley. I actually was not in love with it. It was heavy, not really special. I sold it and bought a Vulcan 900, then a Kawasaki Versys and the a new Vulcan 650s. All great bikes. Then I made the mistake of riding a New 2015 Fatbob. Bamm !! I was sold. Looks like no other Harley. Great lean angles. I did intake, exhaust and dyno tune. Top it off with a touring seat and short wind...shield and Wow ! What a great performance machine. Whats crazy is this is just as heavy as my first Harley but it rides so much differently. I ride with a group of guys that have cruisers and sport bikes and they all like this bike. The 103 with mods pulls like a beast, sounds great and moves your soul. Ride one.
One of the best bikes I've owned handles great looks good comfortable little bit of vibration it's a harley got used to it luv the the bike going for a stage 3 soon test drive other bikes fatbob. Come up trumps was going for a softail glad I didn't made the right choice
2009 Harley Davidson Fatbob 96cub inch
I have owned heaps of motorbikes BMW's, all Jap versions and now later in life a 2009 Harley Fatbob.
I still have a R1200GS BMW. I love my Fatbob, Harleys I have previously ridden are Wide glides and StreetGlides, 96 and both 103,s. I prefer the looks and feel of my Fatbob. It is all I want as a cruiser, good handling, very adequate acceleration, great quality, good chrome, it has V&H big shot exhausts, that really make this bike something else, recommend them. It is not too big for a Harley, 305kg's, I am only 76kg so have set rear suspension...
Surprised me how goid
I have loved the fat bob from first sight. Stout and tough. The ride of my 2008 is what surprised me most. Nothing like the sportster 1200 I had. Plush by comparo. Handling belies its size. Brakes don't feel up to it, but it's for cruising, not for racing. Very very happy.
Faster than a Breakout
Well here we are again the ole Fat Bob proved a point at Palmyra test n tune -to those that speak big of their bikes superiorness,were reading number plates again & not putting money where their mouths are.The stage 4 & tuning that Mackay Motorcycles done on the Fatty proved a treat running on ole 91 RON fuel still smokin the Breakout down the strip consistent 11:80s where the others stayed in the low 12:00s running same Stage kits & gearing.Just shows that the Dyna produces slightly more horsepower than the Breakouts balance shaft motor,so not...only do you get better handling,ground clearance for cornering,rider comfort,you get the added bonus of straight line tourque & horsepowner.Off to Benaraby next month for the all bike drags so stay tuned as I will try & run with a few different model HDs & report back to those that are interested in how the different HD models perform on the track with various modifications
Fat bob 2014....Unbelievable!!
Had my 2014 Fat-bob for 2 months now. My first Harley and am very impressed. Had a double into single Vance & Hines pipe fitted along with a heavy breather and sports tune, sounds beautiful!! Ive had Japanese sports bike most of my life (i'm 49) and am very pleased with the handling of this bike. Higher clearance and less rake than the normal Harley image however that makes it handle unbelievably well. Ive scrapped my boots a few times on the forward pegs as she slides around the corners with ease. If i had one complaint it would be that it ru...ns out of puff when you are high in the rev range. However its a cruiser and not a mountain carving machine. Anyone looking at investing in a Harley i would strongly reccomend having a look at the Fat-Bob, especially if you've been a sports bike rider.
RIDE HARD OR GO HOME!
This is my third Harley, and i have to say, it's my best ride yet! I take it up the coast with my girls, or go solo. Just a real comfortable ride! What else is there to say!. A definate head turner and would recommend to all die hard Harley riders.
2013 Harley Davidson FXDF Dyna Fat Bob
Big cruiser, loads of grunt from the stock 103 cubic inch engine, handles surprisingly well for a 320kg bike. ABS braking system works very well. Twin disc front end is a major plus. Never owning a Harley before and only riding a couple in my life, it was surprisingly easy it was to get comfortable with the bike. Self cancelling indicators again take a little time to get used too, fandangle technology. Keyless start, great idea and makes life that much easier. I received very good service from the dealer during the purchase. No warranty issues so far. Over all loving my Fat Bob couldn’t have made a better choice.
Grunt, Handling, Braking and Keyless start
Asthmatic exhaust, that will all be changed on the first service.
Mean Features get a lot of looks!
By far this is one of the meanest looking bikes on the road. Forward front pegs and low seat give a look that the rider is totally relaxed and in control. The dual front headlights, flare rear fender and fat tires add to the looks of this beast. Harley Davidson came out with a winner when this bad boy was introduced!
Comfortable Ride. No service issues.
Just doesn't look right with a windshield or bags.
2012 Fat Bob Headlight Cracking
I have had my bike since March 2012 and am very happy. Very nice bike to look at. Handles really well and stable on road. Stable at very low speeds also. I have lower back problems and the sitting position does not effect me. I feel the 98 octane fuel feel smoother, and serves the bike better that 95.
After about 200km on a highway trip I noticed my right hand side headlight had multiple cracks, with several crack over entire glass. I assumed I had sustained a stone chip although I didn't see, hear or feel a stone or other impact object. On ...return home I made closer observations and noticed I couldn't find an obvious stone crack but noticed about 8 x star style cracks all on the outer edge of the glass directly beside/against the metal headlight frame. It now appears to me as though the headlight glass sustained cracking due to some form of stressing, either headlight framing, insufficient lens cushining, but can't be sure and intend to look into it further. Fuel guage inaccurate and will indicate about to run out when actually got more fuel than expected. I now go off trip metre. Headlight cracking. Fuel gauge is very inaccurate.
After 13 New Harleys this is the best yet
Motor Cyclist for 51 years owned a wide range of British, Japanese and American Motorcycles.
This is the 13th new (big bore)Harley I have owned.
This 2010 model FXDF was purchased new and is now 2 & 1/2 years old.
It is the best Harley that I have owned. It has been 100% reliable without any problems whatsoever.
The handling is very good without any of the tramping(FLHTC) and vibration (FLSTC)issues experienced with other HD bikes.
Great bike that loves corners
Easy bike to ride and easy to handle around corners. Great to start each time and ready to ride. small mdifications with screamin eagle exhausts and heavy breater air cleaner the bike really opens up ready for a good ride over any mountain. would recommend to anyone looking for an easy ride.
reliable and easy to ride
Questions & Answers
If one of my bulbs blow out on a 08 dyna fat will neither one work both of my bulbs will not light up?
hi i have 2013 fat bob left hand switches dont work exept when i put hazzard lights on pleasr advise
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