The Harley-Davidson FatBob 114 Is Like if Ford Built a Brand New 1969 Mustang Today - One Take

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Don't judge, but this is my first-ever week riding an old-school type, air-cooled Harley Davidson, and I just had to see what it was like. I never understood their appeal, but now, I think I do. This is the new Fat Bob 114, part of the "Softail" series of motorcycles. It's got an 83 HP, 114 cubic inch (1860CC) air-cooled, pushrod V-Twin engine with four valves per cylinder, a belt drive, and weighs 676 lbs. Keyless start and ABS braking are the only real technologies on the bike, and the redline on the tach is so low, you'd swear it was a diesel. It handles better than it looks, but still not very well. It is a highly imperfect machine. But, as I learned after a week, it absolutely has its charms, and would make an excellent addition to a well-rounded motorcycle collection.

Harley-Davidson provided the bike, insurance, and a tank of fuel for this review.

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The Harley-Davidson FatBob 114 Is Like if Ford Built a Brand New 1969 Mustang Today - One Take
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