Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. The iconic V-twin softtail cruiser most recognizable for its solid-cast disc wheels is 30 years young this year. And that calls for a celebration which the American bike maker is doing so with the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary – a handsome, blacked-out ride.
Only 2,500 units will be made with each bike serialized with a number plate on the fuel tank console. Only one color option is available and H-D is calling it “Vivid Black. Almost every elements that could be blacked out, gets blacked out and that includes the Lakester cast aluminum wheels, the obvious bodywork, the headlamp nacelle, handlebar, and the Milwaukee-Eight Big Twin 114 motor.
The exhaust is black too, but in a finish called Black Onyx, a durable physical vapor deposition paint finish. But as you may have already noticed. It is not entirely blacked-out per se. And that’s the beauty, IMHO.
The all black look is punctuated with subtle bronze-tone accents on the very obvious lower rocker covers and timer cover script on the engine. Yes. I am digging the look despite it not getting any mechanical and/or performance upgrades.
I guess you could say it is right on my money… except, I don’t have the $21,949 it is asking in for. Sadly. The LEGO version, albeit not the 30th anniversary edition and not blacked-out, is something I can afford.