2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob

Big power, muscular style, and better handling than you’d expect.

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We became big fans of the Fat Bob 114 right from the launch in 2018 because it offered seemingly impossible dynamics from a chunky-tired chassis and big-bore engine. Despite its unique looks defined by the signature horizontal LED headlight and 2-into-1-into-2 exhaust (H-D designers say they built this bike “for the zombie apocalypse”) the muscular, Softail-based cruiser represents a seismic shift from The Motor Company’s traditional V-twin profile. But if the Fat Bob 114 stretches The Motor Company’s styling DNA the most, it also pushes the boundaries of expected performance, with a steep 28-degree rake, dual disc brakes, and a solidly mounted 114ci Milwaukee-Eight V-twin engine giving it a combination of power and agility you don’t find on most cruisers.

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2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

The Fat Bob 114 was so much fun to ride, we picked it as Cycle World’s Best Cruiser of 2018.

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The last time we ran it on the Cycle World dyno, the portly Softail made 82.3 hp and 111.39 pound-feet of torque, so it matches well against other beefy models in the musclebike category, such as the Ducati Diavel, Yamaha’s evergreen VMAX, and Triumph’s new Rocket 3, due similar category positioning and intent. We matched up a couple of those models in a power cruiser shootout last year.

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Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 Updates For 2020

When it was first launched, the Fat Bob was available in both 107 and 114ci engine options, but for 2020 it only rolls with the Milwaukee-Eight 114, and ABS and security comes standard.There are new color options and pricing as well.

Manufacturer Claimed Specifications

Price $18,799–$19,749
Engine Air-/oil-cooled, OHV V-twin; 4 valves/cyl.
Displacement 1,868cc
Bore x Stroke 102.0mm,x 114.0mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque 118 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Belt
Seat Height 27.7 in.
Rake 28.0°
Trail 5.2 in.
Front Suspension 43mm inverted fork; 5.1-in. travel
Rear Suspension Preload adjustable; 4.4-in. travel
Front Tire 150/80-16
Rear Tire 180/70-16
Wheelbase 63.6 in.
Fuel Capacity 3.6 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight 676 lb.
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