There’s something about a name. It describes or doesn’t describe, sometimes completely defying description. The 2009 Harley Davidson Fat Boy begs the question, what’s in a name? Perhaps one of the most iconic motorcycles of the twentieth century, or the twenty-first, for that matter, the 2009 Harley Davidson Fat Boy is a force for any motorcycle company to recon with. The subject of an update for the 2007 model year, the 2009 Harley Davidson Fat Boy receives no major changes this year. The .50 caliber bullet-hole wheels are still in evidence, as one would expect, as is the chubby-looking front fork and wide, comfortable seat. The 2009 Harley Davidson Fat Boy still sits comfortably on a 25.4 inch seat height, and stretches out its muscle with a 64.5 inch wheelbase. Running weight of the 2009 Harley Davidson Fat Boy is a moderately porky 714 pounds, set low on the frame to help provide a stable, confidence-inspiring ride free of crosswind push that would send lighter rides into the weeds.
The 2009 Harley Davidson Fat Boy is powered by Harley’s ubiquitous 96B V-twin engine, air cooled, of course, that delivers a beefy 89.8 lb/ft of torque at only 2,750 RPM. Fed with the Electronic sequential port fuel injection, the 2009 Harley Davidson Fat Boy manages to deliver 54 miles per gallon highway fuel economy and 35 miles per gallon in the city. With a 5-gallon fuel tank, the 2009 Harley Davidson Fat Boy has the capability to offer a range of up to 270 miles between fill-ups. Braking is handled by 4-piston calipers with discs up front, and two-piston calipers in the rear, though is not available with an ABS option for the 2009 model year. The control display of the 2009 Harley Davidson Fat Boy is a tank-mounted electronic unit that includes the speedometer, odometer, clock, dual trip meters, low fuel light with countdown feature, fuel gauge, low oil pressure indicator, engine diagnostic readout, LED indicator lights, and a transmission indicator light. Other indicator lights on the 2009 Harley Davidson Fat Boy include high beam light, turn signals, and security system.
For the base price of $15,999, you can get your 2009 Harley Davidson Fat Boy in the same Vivid Black as is available on the rest of the Harley lineup for 2009, but you’ve also got the option of some custom colors or solid colors. New colors for the 2009 Harley Davidson Fat Boy include Flame Blue Pearl and Red Hot Sunglo. These and the other solid colors carried over from the 2008 model year will set you back $16,344. In the mood for some more custom flavor? Three custom colors are available, and will cost you $16,824. One wheel option is available for the 2009 Harley Davidson Fat Boy aside from the standard wheel. Available is a chrome wheel to go along with the standard aluminum. A security system is available and advisable for an additional $345, and the wheel option for the 2009 Harley Davidson Fat Boy will set you back an additional $700. The Fat Boy is the all-around cruiser that is often imitated, but never duplicated. Without question, it is one of the most identifiable rides in the Harley Davidson lineup, and as such, its popularity will likely keep it relatively unchanged and still around for years to come.