Brando Rosales / Barney Biscocho, Inigo Roces | May 22, 2018 09:18
Special matte blue livery adorns Fatboy
Celebrating 115 years of freedom, Harley-Davidson of Manila recently launched its 115th Anniversary Edition Fat Boy (FLFBS), part of the Softail series, at the Moto Builds Pilipinas and Big Bike Expo 2018 in SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. The 115th Anniversary Edition Harleys first premiered in Asia at the Bangkok International Motor Show. As with every ‘Anniversary Edition’ Harley-Davidson, this new Fatboy comes with an exclusive, limited edition two-tone paint scheme and “115” badge.
According to Harley-Davidson, the new Fatboy also features a lighter and stiffer frame, high-performance suspension and a fully counter-balanced 114 CI (1868cc) 45-degree Milwaukee Eight V-Twin engine. It has four valves per cylinder and produces 101-PS of horsepower at 5,020 rpm, and 161 NM of torque at 3,000 rpm. It's paired to a 6-speed transmission that propels the rear wheel via belt drive. It has fuel tank capacity of 18.9 liters and a seat height et at 675 mm. The Fatboy tips the scales with wet weight of 317 kg. It is priced locally at PhP 1,950,000.
“The new Softail models are the result of the most extensive research and development program in the company’s history,” said Paul James, manager of product portfolio, Harley-Davidson. “Thousands of hours of research and testing were put into the complete ground-up design of these new cruisers. We focused on taking the total rider experience to a higher level, where authenticity, heritage and soul meet the modern edge of technology for a ride that must be felt to believe.”
The new Fatboy 115th Anniversary Edition also features a 6-speed gearbox, Anti-lock Braking System and new LED headlights. The bike also boasts of being one of the “best handling cruisers Harley-Davidson has ever produced”, thanks to new design improvements.
Present during the launch were Harley-Davidson of Manila executives led by fellow motorcycle enthusiast Jay Bautista, different Harley-Davidson and cruiser clubs and Moto Builds Pilipinas’ organizer Zach Lucero.
There will also be celebrations happening in Europe and America for the Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary. Thousands of riders, no matter what motorcycle they ride, will all go to Milwaukee for the Harley-Davidson pilgrimage in the U.S. In Europe, all roads lead to Prague, Czech Republic for the Harley-Davidson Anniversary celebrations.