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Photo ou archives : M. Montange

Capacity : 1340
Model : Fat Boy
Production : 1989 - 1998
Category : (R) Street Bike

Harley Davidson

1340 Fat Boy - 1990

The immortal V-twin

Harley-Davidson has responded energetically to meet the growing demand, particularly from Europe, for its cycles with new superbikes still based on its immortal V-twin engine. Massive, elegant, and stripped to the bare essentials, the latest Fat Boy seems to have ridden straight out of the Fifties. This Fat Boy, however, represents an entirely new concept. Impressive but still exceptionally smooth, the power unit has become more reliable. The frame, though it looks exactly like the old, rigid Harley set-up, conceals twin shock absorbers beneath its gearbox. The height of innovation is the use of a cogged belt for the final drive.

Custom Bikes: A New Way of Life

What has become known as the ‘custom bike’ keeps getting more and more popular every day. The big Harleys and their Japanese counterparts are ushering in a new era of cycling, offering a lifestyle in which sheer performance has been replaced by the more relaxed pleasures of tooling along on a slick machine with a monster engine. But the bikes themselves are not always so subtle! Listening to the way one of these things roars away from a stoplight will tell you all you need to know about why riding a Harley gets you noticed!


Engine: 1338cc (88.8x108mm) four-stroke 45 degree V-twin

Power output: 59 hp @ 4800 rpm

Fuel system single Keihin carburetor

Valve gear overhead pushrod

Transmission: primary, chain ; secondary, cogged belt

Suspension: (front) telescopic forks; (rear) swinging frame

Brakes: (front) single disc; (rear) single disc

Wheels: 16 in cast aluminum

Weight: 628 lb

Maximum speed: 106 mph

With its timeless good looks, the Fat Boy is the quintessential Harley-Davidson – and the best bike of its kind currently in production.

Le fichier Moto Passion réalisé par François-Marie Dumas réunit près de deux mille photos accompagnées d'un historique très complet des machines présentées.
Il sera progressivement mis à jour ici et toute information complémentaire est la bienvenue sur info@moto-collection.org.

Cette documentation unique, qui constitue sans doute l'encyclopédie la plus exhaustive jamais écrite sur l'histoire de la moto, a été réalisée avec l'assistance de nombreux spécialistes dont principalement Didier Ganneau, Christophe Gaime, Mick Woollett, Jean Goyard, Bernard Salvat, Christian Rey, Yves Campion, Helmut Krackowizer, Michael Dregni, Michel Montange, etc. que je remercie ici.

Disponible sur demande :
- Les fiches originales sur papier
- Les photos et archives signées de mon nom en haute définition ou les documents originaux.
Me contacter sur info@moto-collection.org pour les conditions et droits d'utilisation.