2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy

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2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy

Model Overview:

2012 Softail Fat Boy

Bodystyle Cruiser
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country USA
Introduction Year N/A
Displacement (cc) 1687.9
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy


The 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail is powerful machine that packs quite a punch. The sleek and authentic look of the Softail features all the classic elements as well as the unique visual elements that stay current with the time. The rear fender is bobbed high up over the slim tires and gives the Softail that raw look. On the other hand, the rear suspension mimics the clean lines of the classic vintage frame but also offers optimal comfort. The comfort level is enhanced by the modern suspension that is hidden well under the chassis. Overall the Softails offers a clean look that allows has that defiant attitude that only bikes from Harley-Davidson can provide. The rigid look of the 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail is one of the key features of this powerhouse of a bike.

The split drag handlebar adds to the minimalist, yet full-of-attitude style to the 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail. As with all Harley-Davidson models the fuel tanks are completely finished by hand which helps to make heads turn whenever the bike passes someone by, It has often been said that the tanks on the Harley-Davidson bikes are the first things that people notice as well as the last thing that catches their eye. Just one of the many amazing features of the bike that is considered to head turning.

Let's take glance at the heart of this powerhouse which is a V-Twin 1687cc fuel injected engine that delivers continuous and instant power that delivers a crisp throttle response at all times. One will experience a surge of power that can be felt when passing traffic or climbing hills and this is thanks to the Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection System. One will never notice this until they need it the most and that point, one will really experience the power of the 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail. The low end torque helps to balance the engine power and speed which in turn delivers a powerful and exhilarating ride.

Harley-Davidson have long been the bike of choice for many and this 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail offers many unique features that make many people choose this bike over and over. From the powerful and precise performance to the classic and minimalist styling, the 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail delivers a bike that is sure to please just about anyone.

New For 2012
  • Electronic sequential port fuel injection (EDPFI) and powerful torque have been combined perfectly in the 2012 Softail Blackline.
  • Stepped up passenger seat that sits perfectly on the rear fender
  • Driver triangle gives an aggressive riding position
  • Chopped fender with integrated tail lights. Also features state of the art technology that delivers advanced turn signals.
  • Split drag handlebar style that adds to the unique and minimalist style and design of this bike.
  • Six speed cruise drive transmission delivers a smooth ride no matter where one is.
  • This system delivers quiet shifting that will reduce the engine speed when driving on highways. This helps to get a much better match between engine turnover and maintaining constant road speed.

2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Specs

  • Model: 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Blackline
  • Engine Type: 1687.9 cc, four-stroke, two-cylinder, V twin, electronic sequential port fuel
  • injection (ESPFI)
  • Bore and Stroke: 98.4mm X 111.1mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.6:1
  • Valve Train: Overhead value (OHV)
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Electronic
  • Transmission: Six-speed
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 5 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: TBD
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork, air adjustable, 5.6 inches travel
  • Suspension (Rear): Dual steel twin sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 66.5 inches
  • Rake: 30 degrees
  • Trail: 4.84 inches
  • Seat Height: 24 inches
  • Curb Weight: 682.5 gallons
  • Tires (Front): MH85/B16 77H
  • Tires (Rear): MU85/B16 77H


  • Sidekick seat designed for additional comfort for the passenger.
  • Chrome sport luggage rack to allow for additional storage. Mounted in the rear and is simple to attach and detach.
  • King size windshield to add extra level of wind protection from the rider. Also helps to keep dirt and debris from the riders face.
  • Bullet style turn signal visor kit. Adds a unique sense of style to the bike.

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Available Softail Sub Models

2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Blackline Buyer's Guide 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Blackline
N/A / 98.7
2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe Buyer's Guide 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe
N/A / 98.7
2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim Buyer's Guide 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim
N/A / 98.7
2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Softail Classic Buyer's Guide 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Softail Classic
N/A / 96.9
2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy Lo Buyer's Guide 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy Lo
N/A / 98.7
2012 Harley-Davidson Softail CVO Softail Convertible Buyer's Guide 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail CVO Softail Convertible
N/A / 110
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