Bike Review: 2012 Harley Davidson FXDF Dyna Fat BobFebruary 9, 2012 by: Bhavesh Kumar
To show off your attitude isn’t easy as it sounds and that’s precisely what Harley’s Fat Bob FXDF Dyna is designed to achieve on the road. The forward installed gear and brake levers, stylish looking drag-style handlebars and some luxurious leather to relax on is all that this Fat Bob has to offer to those who have an eye for such indulgence.
Drag style Handles have the wiring done inside the bars only with overall height of the handle being 1.25” high. The strong and wide handles too will rekindle the imagination of one those quarter mile sprinters that we have been seeing all these years.
The usual Bar and Shield medallions tucked to the fuel tank are a legacy in themselves and puts you in sync with the tradition of wandering unperturbed.
The way this machinery is paint is not an ordinary process either. The paint being used for the job is nearly twice the thickness then what the second best is covering their products with. All this quality comes to sight when the bike rolls out of the shed and people simply fume over what this bike is glossed with.
Crafting the fuel tanks with the Hands is also another procedure which makes this bike a worth looking at structure. All the designing cues come off brilliantly in each of the tanks.
It’s a patented Harley 103 twin cam powerhouse that comes fitted with this Harley. The torque statistics are impressive and so is the Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection jet which lends certain vitality to the acceleration grip bars. Any kind of terrains is a glib ride for this piece of engineering. The benefits of making the piston lighter than what it used to be is also to be felt in this cruiser because now every state of the engines performance has gone more polished and so is the improvement going to make you cover a little extra miles on that favorite highway of yours.
The intelligent embedded chip inside this bike is also capable of auto turning off the side indicators based on the speed and turning angle of the bike. So there is not much fuss about remembering to turn off that signal of your bike.
The Anti Lock Braking System and Smart Security System are also available as additional add on options, so that it does not inflate the bill for that price sensitive customer plus whenever you have got some extra dollars to yourself you can get it fitted.
Even the suspension could be self adjusted based on the way that suits you being upright or laidback which seems pretty necessary for those long hauling road trips.
Customized riding tune-up
Apart from all the other features offered by this machine of Harley family you can also choose the distance between seat and front foot pegs so that it remains comfy and you don’t need to shift front and backwards to get that perfect position.
Another choice is that of choosing your own style of seat and the padding there-on to match up to your unique needs. The Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy is also available so that when the bike comes to halt and remains so, the overall fuel burnt in the cylinder gets limited and as a result the heat flashes emerging from the engine could be controlled.
Analysing Harley seems a little awkward and so I too won’t take the liberty of spitting in the sky but one thing that particularly catches up my imagination is the option of choosing ABS and Smart Security. I think Harley should treat their customers a little with making them mandatory and play its part in responsible driving.