2018 Fatboy 114
Ever since Arnold Schwarzenegger rode a Harley-Davidson Fatboy off an overpass into a Los Angeles storm-water drain as the Terminator, the Fatboy has become a cult hero. But not even the creators of the Terminator science-fiction franchise could have come up with such a monumentally modified take on the Harley-Davidson theme as this machine.
A True One-Off
Bought as a brand-new bike, this Fatboy was completely disassembled and the huge process of turning it into a true one-off began with every nut, bolt and washer receiving attention. The frame was smoothed and prepared for the oversize wheels and tyres while the bike makes extensive use of hydro-dipping to recreate a carbon-fibre finish as well as satin-black painted parts.
The original owner specified a huge, 23-inch front wheel and matching fender for the bike, as well as an equally impressive rear wheel and tyre combination which required a custom rear fender to be fabricated especially for this application. An aftermarket exhaust gives the 114 cubic-inch (the larger of two powerplants offered) Harley V-twin some real bite and an Air FX air suspension kit was added to give the bike its tough stance while also enabling it to be ridden anywhere.
Just so Cool
The attention to detail is astounding, too, with a custom seat pan, PM grips, stainless-steel handelbars, custom mirrors, and even special brake calipers and pulleys to fit in with the overall theme of the Fatboy. And that included blacking out anything that was silver on the H-D original.
The bike has covered just 113 km and is finished in stunning Ford Grabber Blue with a contrasting GT stripe. It comes with receipts for tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of custom work and its current owner believes it to be the most unique Fatboy in the country. Make no mistake, this is a true show-quality bike which could not be replicated for anything like the asking price.
Features include: Custom wheels and fenders, modified frame, air suspension, stainless-steel handlebars, all receipts for custom work and modifications, carbon-fibre finishes, satin-black highlights, custom seat, custom mirrors, performance exhaust.