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Had me a look at the new 18s today....
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Popped down to the local Harley Shop today and had me a look at the new range of 18s...
The Fatboy is lovely in the flesh for sure....
Got a test ride on her tomorrow....
Also taken the new Fatbob for a run....Just for fun and giggles....
The new CVO was also in there. Grey in colour. Mmmmmm Nice but no real changes to mine other then a extra 300watts in the blaster...
So lake of interest there for me.
Talking to some lout who just took the Fatty for a run. He was blown away. He owns a Fatty currently. No comparison he says.
 Hers a few snaps anyhows....
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Be interested young Robo to here your review of the Fatboy as it is the only one that remotely interests me out of the new line up
 




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I will do a review for you my big good looking friend....
I'm also taking the Fatbob for a run.....
Of course I will do a equal review on it also....
 




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I wait with anticipation .. .. ..      
 




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How good are the 114 cube FatBobs?

I put my Deposit down after riding one

Now to get rid of that Fugly numberplate holder
 



 
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That makes it how many bikes in the stable now Lofty....
I'm still out on the fatbobs,
Your right about the number plate holder...looks like an after thought
 




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Ok....
Took the Fatboy and the Fatbob for a run today. Both with the 114 Motors. All I can say is. I'm impressed.
The Fatboy.
Just like all Fatboys. You just sit right in that Saddle and feel everything was made for you. Nothing to do.
Riding around town for about and hour I was wondering. What the fuck I could do to the set up to make it more.....Me.
Nothing really. Maybe a set of 14s.....Maybe. That's about all.
The Motor. Very responsive. 100km, 5th gear and wind it on and she takes off. I tapped 130km on a back road easily with a quick twist of the right hand.
Fucking great power up in the high end....
It had a set of Screaming Eagle Slip ons fitted......Boring as bat shit so they wouldn't be my pipe of choice and unfortunitly there is fuck all at there.........Yet.
Fly Wire throttle....... Come on HD. What happened to the Cruise control. You say you have to keep up.
Cruise is no longer a option. Its a standard on even a horse drawn cart nowadays.....Of course you can fit a after market said Scotty the Salesman.
It should be standard nowdays.
Cable clutch.......Come on. Get with it moco. Hydraulic please. Yous can fit it on the littles ol S series of past.. 2018 you know.
Floorboards was comfy and I see they've followed suite of every other rider and made the Heel Shifter a think of the past. So that's another mod taken care of by the Moco for me...
Corning was a absolutely shock for me. I wasn't expecting to much because of that big arse end. Well I tell yous what. It fucking handles the corners like a dream.
Lean angle was a issue. But hey. Its a Softail. I pushed here around a roundabout and got the boards on the tarmac.....I hate that sound.
So the next few roundabouts and tight corners I just pointed my work supplied Olivers out and used them as the lowest apex.....Loved it.
Took it out to Nelly at work..She likes. So I'm taken her down Saturday to see if she like the back seat.....     
Ok...Its no Tourer for sure. But shit I missed me Softies.....
I gives the Fatboy a Robo rating of 8 outta 10. Cruize Control and Cable Clutch plus ground clearance let it down for me.

Now my unbiased opinion on the Fatbob.
Now Ive ridden me mates 2010 Bob and liked it.
Getting on this is not like getting on the Fatbobs of old. Not even close. I actually even asked. Why are they called Fatbobs.
Is it because of the front wheel because its the only resemblance to a Fatbob I could find from memory...
What a ball of fun this bike is to ride.  Fair fucking dinkum. I didn't really want to take it back. I could've ridding the fucker all day around town.
Handles the bends like a Jap bike. Honestly. For every corner ound about I went around I look forward to hitting the next one harder.
This bike is a blast. Ooodles of power and the set up is just right.....Other then the footbrake......Had to search for it every time so I gave up using the bastard.
I think its more of a sports bike setup then a Cruiser for sure. Would I own one.....
Yeah. For around town doing my Coffee run. I can only see Demerit points on this thing. It begs you to push it more and more.
So mush fun to ride....
MR Sack and you other Dyna louts would have a giant orgasm riding this thing....
I think it would suck on long rides....But around the Urbs.......Fuck yeah.
Yes. That rear plate holder is a real fucking nasty arse ugly looking thing....
Now I gives the Fatbob a Robos rating of 9 outta 10. Hard to fault it other then the gay name....
And the sitting position on it. Just aint cruiser for me.

I would proudly have both in me shed if I could.
One for runs and the Bob for fun times.
Do yourselve a favour. Throw ya old leg over the Bob and take it for a run.
Just see if you don't feel like throwing the knee out and pulling this bastard down on every corner you find...
 




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Good write up young man, from what I've heard the FATBOB does ride like a sorta japper but still looks like a love child of Ducati. Can't get past how fugly it is. When got some time might take the Fatboy for a test ride though
 




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Thanks for reading it Mr Sack....Starting to think Posting in here is a waste of effort......Oh well.
But yeah. I don't think it should be called a Fatbob....Maybe a Fatduke....Something like that.
But as I said mate....What a fun bike to ride. It don't ride like no Harley ive ever ridden..
Cool bike. Ugly but fun.
Just like the Friday night 10pm barskank...
Ugly as but good to ride.....   
 




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Hahahaha don't dispare young Robo keep postin and they will come   
 




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Read your opinion on both bikes,agree the fatty should come with hydraulic clutch
and for what the bike is I can see it doing some long miles,so cruise would be handy for sure .
What did you think of the mono shock rear ?...is it what was promised or rip it  out and replace with something  that works?
I was waiting for your rightup to see what you thought...
I can't wait to throw a leg over the lowrider,not that I'm getting rid of my bagger,
but the lowrider with a 107 and around 40kg lighter than the SGS,it should boogie  
 




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Honestly Pizz....
That Mono appears to work sweet. No woddles around the corners. Tracks nicely with none of that ol jumpy Softail nonsense.
It was preloaded to the softest possible. I'm 120kgs and it was dam friggen smooth as. With no sign of a bottom out.
I'm taking the wife down there Saturday to try it out 2 up.....Put some weight on it.
Still hasn't swung me from the Glide yet.....
But a hell of a improvement on the Old Softies for sure.
 




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Honestly Pizz....
That Mono appears to work sweet. No woddles around the corners. Tracks nicely with none of that ol jumpy Softail nonsense.
It was preloaded to the softest possible. I'm 120kgs and it was dam friggen smooth as. With no sign of a bottom out.
I'm taking the wife down there Saturday to try it out 2 up.....Put some weight on it.
Still hasn't swung me from the Glide yet.....
But a hell of a improvement on the Old Softies for sure.


The things I will do 1st are, junk the pipes (no brainer) stiffen up the front forks (only because those front brakes are soooooo fucken good) and relocate the number plate underneath the rear guard.

I agree, the thing is a weapon, and shits all over the FXDLS.

Regards Lofty
 



 
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Had a look at the 2018 models while at HD Museum in Milwaukie. Still not keen on FatBoy wheels.
 




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Mate I read your road test, Thanks. I road tested the '17 Roadking and didn't like the hydro clutch. But there you go.
 



 
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   Thanks for taking the time to read me Road test nonsense Duct man....   
But yeah...First Hydro Ckutch on me RK and I had issues with it and had to ride a ways home with no clutch.....Interesting to say the least.
Plotting a ways home dodging Lights roundabouts and mostly traffic.....
But yeah. Rectified and cured and abosolutely love the Hydro clutch now man....Ol Cables just seems so old school....   
But realistically man....
These fuckers have flywire throttle...Why not make Cruise a standard instead of after market...
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I too read your road test report Robo ... Well, i looked at the pictures at least, which brings me to one conclusion .. there were no pictures  

I did read another short review on the fatty and the rider was very impressed with it and mentioned how stable it cornered and felt.
So can only imagine how much better the Bob perform's ... gunna be some very embarrassed rocket pilots in those mountains by the sounds of it    
 




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Might pay to control the temptation for a few more years ......

Milwaukee 8 owners beware, the gremlins are hard at work. The plastic intake manifolds are melting. The transmission gears are harden steel, they are breaking apart. The rocker arms have a 28 degree deflection.
 




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I too read your road test report Robo ... Well, i looked at the pictures at least, which brings me to one conclusion .. there were no pictures  

I did read another short review on the fatty and the rider was very impressed with it and mentioned how stable it cornered and felt.
So can only imagine how much better the Bob perform's ... gunna be some very embarrassed rocket pilots in those mountains by the sounds of it    


  These be the 2 I test rode...
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Thus being the Fatboy....
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Thus being the Fatbob....As ya scratch ya head and ask....Fatbob. Is ya sure ol cock.
Yep....Its a Fatbob. The front wheel be says it all.....But what a blast to ride.
 




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Fuck me  FATBOB fugley,ugly pipes that rear guard just looks like an after thought. Handles great ,goes like stink and looks like shit
 




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