November 23, 2012

Harley-Davidson India launches Fat Bob @ Rs. 12.8 lakh

As the leisure motorcycle culture in India becomes stronger, Harley-Davidson gave motorcycle enthusiasts another reason to hit the road with the launch of the much awaited Harley-Davidson Fat Bob in India. Assembled at the company's Bawal, Haryana facility,
this new addition from the Dyna family expands Harley-Davidson India's portfolio of CKD (Complete Knockdown) models to six. Launched at an attractive price point of Rs. 12.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Fat Bob will be available at all nine Harley-Davidson dealerships across the country.

The Fat Bob is a motorcycle with a real punch, including a hardcore front end, complete with twin headlights for a mean and moody stance. Tommy Gun exhausts add to the distinctive side profile and deliver the glorious 1,600 cc V-twin soundtrack that is pure Harley-Davidson.

"Along with being an ideal motorcycle for India attitudes and roads, the introduction of the Fat Bob, our newest addition to our lineup available through CKD, is further proof of our ability to move ahead of the marketplace by listening to our customers. The launch of the Fat Bob as CKD will allow more customers to experience our Dyna range at an attractive price point. At Harley-Davidson India, we will continue to adopt and invest in strategies that make our products and ownership experience accessible to more enthusiasts and customers in India," said Anoop Prakash, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India.

Technical specifications & key features
> Iconic engine: Harley- Davidson Fat Bob will be available with air-cooled, Twin Cam 96 engine delivering 126 nm@3,500 rpm of peak torque. The super-efficient 1,585 cc engine is mated to a Six-Speed Cruise Drive. The Six-Speed Cruise Drive transmission provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway, so one gets better match between engine turnover and road speed.

> Aggressive front end: With it wide stance and fat styling, the Fat Bob comes on like a back-alley brawler: bib, bold and dripping with attitude. Muscled up forks, huge headlamp and 130/90B16 front wheel wrapped in a tyre give it a menacing, all - business stance and powerful performance.

> Dual front chrome headlamps: The Fat Bob model features a distinctive cast chrome double headlamp bucket that blasts open the night so one can see everything in the path. And with double the chrome coverage of a single bucket, one is bound to turn twice as many on the road.

> 2-1-2 exhaust: A perfect example of pure Harley-Davidson style and smart engineering, the 'Tommy Gun' 2-1-2 exhaust increases exhaust flow to provide heart stopping performance, signature Harley-Davidson rumble and big style.

> Chrome covered rear shocks: Lowered and drenched in genuine Harley-Davidson chrome, the rear suspension on the Fat Bob motorcycle features high-performance coil-over rear shocks that provide a smooth ride and help strike the bike's eye-catching balance of chrome.

> Fuel tank medallions: The Fat Bob model features the Harley-Davidson Bar and Shield proudly displayed on the tank which has a capacity of 18.8-L. 

> Anti-Lock Breaking System (ABS): A sophisticated, factory-installed ABS gives 'stopping power' a double meaning. Its components are hidden within the wheel hub, so one gets impressed with clean, streamlined design.

> Seat engineering and design: The seat is home for Harley-Davidson motorcycles riders. They want a seat that has unique style without sacrificing comfort. Because of that, Harley-Davidson invests a lot of time in researching, designing and testing seats so that every bike has the right saddle.

> Adjustable suspension: Preload is easily adjusted with a spanner wrench to make suspension suit everyone's riding style. The slammed low rear suspension gives more laid-back riding position and style. Low- profile, kicked back for profiling down the road and hugging corners.

> Dual disk front brakes: High performance, sleek design, the dual brakes feature 4-piston fixed calipers out front grabbing on floating rotors for superior stopping power.


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