2021 Fat Bob 114 Harley-Davidson Softail Cruisers Review

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2021 Fat Bob 114 Harley-Davidson Softail Cruisers

The Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine produces enormous torque, and the Softail® frame’s inverted front forks and readily adjustable rear suspension give the Fat Bob® 114 a contemporary, aggressive appearance. The Fat Bob® 114 is meant to disrupt the status quo. Breaking new ground at a rapid rate of speed is what this is about.

A motorcycle that believes it’s a sportbike with inverted race-style forks, twin disc brakes, 2-1-2 exhaust, and Milwaukee-Eight engine.

2021 Fat Bob 114 Harley-Davidson Softail Cruisers

When it comes to riding in town or on rural roads, the undiluted riding experience and powerful, stylish, and authentic history are combined in one motorcycle. A street thief with a hunger for power and money. It is built for strength and performance in a slender package.

2021 Fat Bob 114 Harley-Davidson Softail Cruisers – Features

Milwaukee-Eight® Big Twin Engine

A robust and smooth-running engine with a genuine, soul-satisfying rumbling and sharp throttle response.

Dual Disc Front Brakes

Power is not an issue with the Milwaukee-Eight® engine. Dual disc brakes are a great way to control that power when necessary.

2-1-2 Exhaust

Large, upswept exhaust with a bespoke contrast finish inspired by performance.

Cast Wheels With Fat Tires

Fat, aggressive tires on big, bold aluminum wheels provide asphalt-eating traction.

LED Lighting

All eyes are on you at night and during the day, thanks to a distinctive headlamp design that provides excellent visibility.

2021 Fat Bob 114 Harley-Davidson Softail Cruisers

Race-Style Fork Technology

Single-cartridge front forks with an inverted racing fork design increase steering responsiveness, braking performance, and overall handling.

One glance at the Low Rider S reveals how far Softail has come. It’s part of a new wave of bespoke motorbikes that began in 2018 and continues today. The Milwaukee-Eight v-twin engine provides plenty of power and responsiveness on every Softail. As is customary, each model has a distinct personality and flair, from the blacked-out nostalgia of Heritage Classic to the futuristic edge of Fat Bob models. Find the one that suits your personality. It’s going to be a wild journey.

2021 Fat Bob 114 Harley-Davidson Softail Cruisers – Price

An all-new 2021 Fat Bob 114 Harley-Davidson Softail Cruisers is available at $18,799 only.

2021 Fat Bob 114 Harley-Davidson Softail Cruisers

2021 Fat Bob 114 Harley-Davidson Softail Cruisers – Technical Specifications

USA Pricing

Vivid Black $18,799
Color $19,199
ABS Option Standard
Security Option Standard
California Emissions $200
Freight $390

Canadian Pricing

Vivid Black $23,599
Colour $24,049
ABS Option Standard
Security Option Standard

UK Pricing

Vivid Black £16,995
Colour £17,345
ABS Option Standard
Security Option Standard

Dimensions

Length 92.1 in. (2,340 mm)
Overall Width 37.8 in. (960 mm)
Overall Height 43.7 in. (1,110 mm)
Seat Height, Laden 27.7 in. (704 mm)
Seat Height, Unladen 28 in. (710 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.7 in. (120 mm)
Rake (steering head) (deg) 28
Fork Angle (deg) 28
Trail 5.2 in. (132 mm)
Wheelbase 63.6 in. (1,615 mm)
Tires, Type Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front & rear
Tires, Front Model D429F
Tires, Front Specification 150/80-16,71H,BW
Tires, Rear Model D429
Tires, Rear Specification 180/70B16,77H,BW
Fuel Capacity 3.6 gal. (13.6 l)
Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light) 1 gal. (3.8 l)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 5 qt. (4.7 l)
Transmission Capacity 1 qt. (.95 l )
Primary Chain Case Capacity 1.25 qt. (1.18 l )
Coolant Capacity N/A
Weight, As Shipped 653 lb. (296 kg)
Weight, In Running Order 676 lb. (306 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1,160 lb. (526 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front 450 lb. (204 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear 730 lb. (331 kg)
Luggage Capacity -Volume N/A

2021 Fat Bob 114 Harley-Davidson Softail Cruisers

Engine

Engine Milwaukee-Eight® 114
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves
with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters;
four valves per cylinder
Bore 4.016 in. (102 mm)
Stroke 4.5 in. (114 mm)
Displacement 114 cu in (1,868 cc)
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Ventilator intake with fiberglass media, a washable exposed element with rain sock
Exhaust 2-into-2 shorty dual; catalyst in the muffler
Lubrication System Pressurized, dry-sump with oil cooler

Drivetrain

Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 32/66 ratio
Clutch Mechanical, 10 plate wet, assist & conventional
Transmission 6-Speed Cruise Drive®
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.311
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.454
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.793
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 3.882
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.307
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 2.79

Chassis

Frame Mild steel, tubular frame; MIG welded; stamped, cast, & forged junctions; rectangular section backbone; aluminum forged fender supports
Swingarm Mild steel, tubular sections, MIG welded; forged axle junctions; stamped x-member, removable belt spacer
Front Fork Single cartridge 43 mm inverted with aluminum fork triple clamps; triple rate spring
Rear Shocks Hidden, free piston, coil-over monoshock; 56mm stroke; toolless hydraulic preload adjustment
Wheels, Front Type Denim black, Structure cast aluminum with laser-etched graphics
Wheels, Front Width Three in. (76 mm)
Wheels, Front Height 16 in. (406 mm)
Wheels, Rear Type Denim black, Structure cast aluminum with laser-etched graphics
Wheels, Rear Width 5 in. (127 mm)
Wheels, Rear Height 16 in. (406 mm)
Brakes, Caliper Type 4-piston fixed front and 2-piston floating rear
Brakes, Rotor Type Front and rear black, Split 7-spoke floating rotors
Brakes, Front Diameter 11.8 in. (300 mm)
Brakes, Front Thickness 0.2 in. (5 mm)
Brakes, Front is dual Yes
Brakes, Rear Diameter 11.5 in. (292 mm)
Brakes, Rear Thickness 0.23 in. (5.8 mm)
Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Standard
Suspension Travel, Front 5.1 in. (130 mm)
Suspension Travel, Rear 4.4 in. (112 mm)

Performance

Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 118 ft-lb (160 Nm)
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,500
Lean Angle Testing Method J1168
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 31
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 32
Fuel Economy Testing Method Estimated City/Hwy
Fuel Economy 47 mpg (5 l/100 km)

Electric

Battery Maintenance-free, sealed, absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery, 12V, 17.5Ah, 310 CCA at 0-degree F
Charging Three-phase, 42 Amp system
Starting 1.6 kW electric having solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights Headlamp All LED, high beam, low beam, and signature position lamp
Lights Tail/Stop Incandescent bullets
Lights Front Signal Lights Incandescent bullets
Lights Indicator Lamps High beam, turn signals, neutral, engine diagnostics, low oil pressure, ABS, security, low battery voltage, low fuel
Lights, Rear Turn Signals Incandescent bullet light bar
Gauges 4-inch analog tachometer with digital speedometer, gear, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip, and range indication
Auxiliary Lamps N/A
Electric Power Outlet USB A-type; output 5V at 2.4A
GPS System N/A
Reverse Gear N/A

Warranty And Service

Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

Conclusion

Ample torque is generated by this machine’s 114ci Milwaukee-Eight® engine Rumble-inducing rumble and quick throttle response make this engine a joy to drive. With the Milwaukee-Eight® engine, power is never a problem.