Fat Boy turns 30 as Harley-Davidson celebrates

THE Harley-Davidson Fat Boy is 30. To celebrate, the American bike builder is launching a limited edition 30th Anniversary model. At the same time, they’ve unveiled the final piece of the 2020 puzzle, the new CVO Road Glide.

Some 2,500 serialised examples will be available worldwide, with each featuring a new bronze-tone water-slide Fat Boy tank logo which will be unique to the 30th Anniversary model. The production number of each bike will be found on the fuel tank console.

Cloaked in dark finishes with bronze highlights and powered by a blacked–out Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine. The 30th Anniversary Edition Fat Boy will be available in Vivid Black only, set against Satin Black cast – aluminium Lakester wheels with machined highlights.

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A Vivid Black headlamp nacelle, handlebar and controls complete the over-all dark look that is distinctive from the regular production model.

“The Fat Boy took the look, proportions and silhouette of a 1949 Hydra-Glide motorcycle and completely modernised it for a new generation of riders,” explains Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Styling and Design.

“Those riders appreciated our post-war design DNA but also found themselves drawn to the clean simplicity of contemporary industrial design. Each of these elements was captured in the new 2018 version of the Fat Boy model,” he said.

“For this 30th Anniversary Limited Edition model we wanted to create something very special, so we leaned into the popularity of darker finishes and a limited run/serialised strategy to make the bike truly unique and exclusive.”

The Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide motorcycle returns as a mid-year addition to the 2020 portfolio of limited-production, super-premium motorcycles from the Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations program.

The CVO Road Glide offers the ultimate combination of premier style, thrilling performance, and ride-enhancing technology in a touring motorcycle for customers who only settle for the best-of-the-best.

Boosting the CVO stable for 2020, the CVO Road Glide joins the CVO Tri Glide, the CVO Limited and the CVO Street Glide. The CVO Road Glide features outstanding long range comfort, commanding performance, and the new 2020 rider defensive systems.

Fitted with the largest factory installed engine available from Harley-Davidson, the Milwaukee Eight 117 (exclusive to CVO models), it also comes with a host of premium features.

These include the Kahuna Collection heated hand grips, shifter pegs, floor boards and muffler caps that feature mirror-like chrome finishes, assisting Harley-Davidson execute the custom edge with this bike.

The CVO Road Glide is available in a single colour custom paint scheme, Premium Sand Dune monotone finish, with pearl topcoat and subtle graphics highlighted by Smoke Satin Chrome, Gloss Black and Black Onyx finishes.

The front 21-inch and rear 18-inch wheel feature a split seven spoke design and are finished in Gloss Black/Smoked Satin, while the heavy breather air cleaner is finished in Gloss Black.

A steroid injected Boom Audio Stage2 sound system comes standard, boasting four bi-amped speakers, offering 150 watts per channel from two separate 300-watt amplifiers that are controlled via a 6.5-inch colour touchscreen.

It’s covered in durable Corning Gorilla Glass that offers low reflectivity, with minimal sun washout, for exceptional visibility for the rider. Extra benefits include advanced Sat Nav and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

The entire system can be managed through the touch screen, motorcycle hand controls and by voice commands.

Pricing for the 30th Anniversary Fat Boy starts at $35,995 ride away, while the CVO Road Glide starts from $55,995. All prices are Australian dollars. For further information, please contact your local Harley-Davidson dealer.

2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide
2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide
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