2022 Fat Boy 114 Harley-Davidson Cruisers Review Specs Price

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2022 Fat Boy 114 Harley-Davidson Cruisers

Despite the reduction in Softail models available before MY2021, Harley-Davidson has kept the classic Fat Boy in its current range. It features a reasonably modern Milwaukee-Eight engine and a relatively modern Soft ail frame. Yet, it nevertheless bears the distinguishing genetic markers of the Fat Boy family in its overall design. Additionally, the 2021 model has standard ABS for added safety and has enhanced handling and performance. The review of the 2022 Fat Boy 114 Harley-Davidson Cruisers with its price and specifications is given below.

2022 Fat Boy 114 Harley-Davidson Cruisers – Features and Specs

2022 Fat Boy 114 Harley-Davidson Cruisers

Performance and Capability

The Fat Boy is popular among cruiser riders because of its powerful Milwaukee-Eight 114 mill. For a total displacement of 1,868 ccs (114 cubic inches), the bore and stroke mic out at 102 mm (4.0 inches) and 114.3 mm (4.5 inches), respectively, resulting in a compression ratio of 10.5:1. To function, this engine may utilize standard quality pusholine.

The Mil-8 114 is the middle engine in the current Big Twin series, between the base Mil-8 107 and the top-of-the-line CVO 117 engine. An electronic throttle body and an exhaust catalytic converter work together to reduce pollution. The catalytic converter breaks down unburned hydrocarbons in the exhaust stream.

A single camshaft in the nosecone region controls four-valve heads with external pushrods in their tubes. This setup hearkens back to the days before the advent of the Twin Cam engine when designs relied on a single-cam. One innovation that isn’t as obvious is the two counterbalances in the engine, which help lessen some of the V-Twin wobbles. Those who are purists in the art form could argue that doing so drains away too much of the power, but I’ll let you make up your mind.

The engine generates 119 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm. The Fat Boy can reach up to 105 mph because of its chain-type primary drive, six-speed gearbox, and carbon-reinforced belt.

Design

The Fat Boy debuted as a concept car in 1988 and 1989 before going into production for the 1990 model year. Despite this, the Fat Boy didn’t become well-known until 1991, when Arnold Schwarzenegger rode one to fame in the science fiction action blockbuster Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The Fat Boy, a classic Soft ail model with wide chrome-skirted front forks and a low seat height of 25.9 inches, as well as solid-disc wheels front and rear, checks all the right boxes.

2022 Fat Boy 114 Harley-Davidson Cruisers

The windsock position, achieved by a combination of a short-rise/slight-pullback handlebar, front foot controls, and full footboards, is an upright posture that is comfortable for most riders. Riders of all heights and builds will have difficulty using body English with those front foot supports.

While the overall design is conventional, the front and rear fenders have been cocked ever-so-slightly to pay respect to more archaic norms. The conversion to LED illumination necessitated a modification to the actual headlight housing, even though the manufacturer had gone to some lengths to preserve the classic chrome-nacelle appearance up front.

The rear equipment consists of a thin LED light bar taillight, a license plate holder, and a pair of bullet-shaped turn signal housings placed on the struts. The Fat Boy’s hefty front end and signature solid rims give the car a substantial feel and solid appearance because of the weight they carry down low.

Chassis

The front end of the Large Boy is supported by fat, skirted forks that employ cartridge technology for damping, while the only adjustable part of the suspension is the under-seat shock at the back. The optimal parameters are 30 degrees of rake for stability and 4.1 inches of trail for positive cornering. As a result, The Fat Boy benefits from these two characteristics.

When the MoCo discontinued the Dyna series in favor of the Soft ail as its flagship heavy-cruiser platform, it started by redesigning the distinctive frame to solve handling and comfort issues associated with the original Soft ail skeleton. The vintage vibe is sold and the tone is established with the same triangular swing arm as the original.

These 18-inch solid-cast aluminum disc rims are made in the Lakester style. The thick tires, a 160/60 in front of a 240/40, not only help maintain the “fat-and-low” aesthetic but also give a substantial contact patch at both ends, improving traction and safety.

2022 Fat Boy 114 Harley-Davidson Cruisers

Given its wet weight of 699 pounds, it is surprising that the MoCo released the newest Fat Boy with just one front brake. The only silver lining is that you can now utilize all of your brakes without fear of skidding, thanks to the ABS.

2022 Fat Boy 114 Harley-Davidson Cruisers – Pricing

Color has a role in how much you’ll pay for an H-D. For $19,530, the Vivid Black version is the most expensive. The price for the Reef Blue paint job is $19,980, while the Midnight Crimson/Vivid Black two-tone kit will run you $20,305.

Fat Boy 114 vs. Indian Vintage

I’ll be the first to admit that, out of the box, the Indian Vintage is more of a bagger/traditional tour bike, but once you take the quick-disconnect windshield and the bags off, you’ve got a fine competitor for the new Fat Boy 114. Plenty of chrome can be found in the Vintage, but what stands out are the tan leather details that provide a splash of color to otherwise all-black interiors.

While anti-lock brakes (ABS) are standard across the board, India’s three Ride Mode profiles and optional rear-cylinder deactivation put it ahead of Harley-Davidson in engine electronics. Indian goes above and beyond by creating an engine roughly matching the machine’s age. Despite looking like an antique flathead/side-valve engine thanks to details like parallel pushrod tubes and fake cooling fins on the rocker boxes, this modern engine produces 119 lb-ft of torque.

2022 Fat Boy 114 Harley-Davidson Cruisers

Indian Vintage prices start at $20,499, but that’s not what matters. If you’re looking for a motorcycle, the Harley Fat Boy is perfect.

2022 Fat Boy 114 Harley-Davidson Cruisers – Technical Specifications

Dimensions

Length 93.3 in. (2,370 mm)
Overall Width 38.8 in. (985 mm)
Overall Height 43.1 in. (1,095 mm)
Seat Height, Laden 25.9 in. (658 mm)
Seat Height, Unladen 26.6 in. (675 mm)
Static Ground Clearance 4.5 in. (115 mm)
Rake (steering head) (deg) 30
Fork Angle (deg) 32
Trail 4.1 in. (104 mm)
Wheelbase 65.6 in. (1,665 mm)
Tires, Type Michelin® Scorcher® “11” front and rear
Tires, Front Model Scorcher™ “11”
Tires, Front Specification 160/60R18,70V,BW
Tires, Rear Model Scorcher™ “11”
Tires, Rear Specification 240/40R18,79V,BW
Fuel Capacity 5 gal. (18.9 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 1.43 qt. (1.35 l )
Coolant Capacity N/A
Weight, As Shipped 671 lb. (304 kg)
Weight, In Running Order 699 lb. (317 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1,175 lb. (533 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front 450 lb. (204 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear 760 lb. (345 kg)
Luggage Capacity -Volume N/A

Engine

Engine Milwaukee-Eight® 114
Valves Pushrod-operated overhead valves
Bore 4.016 in. (102 mm)
Stroke 4.5 in. (114.3 mm)
Displacement 114 cu in (1,868 ccs)
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Ventilator intake with fiberglass media, the washable exposed element with rain sock
Exhaust 2-into-2 staggered; catalyst in a muffler
Lubrication System Pressurized, dry-sump with an oil cooler

Drivetrain

Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 32/66 ratio
Clutch Mechanical, ten plates 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

2022 Fat Boy 114 Harley-Davidson Cruisers

Chassis

Frame Mild steel, tubular frame; rectangular section backbone; stamped, cast, and forged junctions; MIG welded; aluminum forged fender supports
Swingarm Mild steel, tubular sections, stamped x-member, forged axle junctions; MIG welded; removable belt spacer
Front Fork Dual-bending valve 49 mm telescopic with aluminum fork triple clamps; dual-rate spring; “beer can” covers
Rear Shocks Hidden, free piston, coil-over monoshock; 43mm stroke; toolless hydraulic preload adjustment
Wheels, Optional Style Type N/A
Wheels, Front Type Machined, Lakester cast aluminum
Wheels, Front Width 4.5 in. (114 mm)
Wheels, Front Height 18 in. (457 mm)
Wheels, Rear Type Machined, Lakester cast aluminum
Wheels, Rear Width Eight in. (203 mm)
Wheels, Rear Height 18 in. (457 mm)
Brakes, Caliper Type 4-piston fixed front and 2-piston floating rear
Brakes, Rotor Type Front and rear silver, Split 7-spoke floating rotors
Brakes, Front Diameter 11.8 in. (300 mm)
Brakes, Front Thickness 0.2 in. (5.1 mm)
Brakes, Front is dual No
Brakes, Rear Diameter 11.5 in. (292 mm)
Brakes, Rear Thickness 0.23 in. (5.8 mm)
Front brake lever free travel N/A
Rear brake pedal free travel N/A
Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Standard
Suspension Travel, Front 5.1 in. (130 mm)
Suspension Travel, Rear 3.4 in. (86 mm)

Performance

Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 119 ft-lb (161 Nm)
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,000
Power (Hp/kW) 94 HP / 70 kW @ 4750 rpm
Lean Angle Testing Method J1168
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 34
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 34
Maximum hill-starting ability N/A
Fuel Economy Testing Method Estimated City/Hwy
Fuel Economy 49 mpg (4.8 l/100 km)
CO₂ Emissions Testing Method N/A
CO₂ Emissions N/A

Electric

Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery, 12V, 12Ah, 225 CCA at 0°F
Charging Three-phase, 45 Amp system (300 Watts @13 Volts, 1200 rpm, 585 Watts max power @ 13 Volts, 2250 rpm)
Starting 0.9 kW electric with direct drive starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp All LED headlamps, low and high beams with signature position lighting
Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/Stop All LED Tail/Stop lamps with signature tail lighting
Lights (as per country regulation), Front Signal Lights LED Bullet Turn Signals
Lights, Rear Turn Signals LED Bullet Turn Signals
Gauges 4-inch viewable area TFT display with speedometer, gear, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip, ambient temp, low temp alert, side stand down the watch, TIP over attention, cruise, range, and tachometer indication BT capable – phone pairing to access phone calls, music, navigation (H-D App ONLY)
Auxiliary Lamps N/A
Electric Power Outlet USB A-Type, Output 5V at 2.4 Amp
GPS System N/A
Reverse Gear N/A

2022 Fat Boy 114 Harley-Davidson Cruisers

Warranty And Service

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