Thursday, 4 August 2011

Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Special comes to India at Rs 19.70 lakh




Harley-Davidson India has announced the addition of the Fat Boy Special model to its portfolio in India. With this addition, Harley-Davidson offers a new riff on one of the greatest hits to ever roll out of the Harley-Davidson design studio. The Fat Boy Special will be introduced at Rs.19,70,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). This model will be imported as a completely built unit and will be available across all Harley-Davidson dealerships in addition to the 14 models currently available in the 2011 line-up. Darker, with a lower seat positioning than the original icon of fat-custom style, the new Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Special retains the bold presence of the original Fat Boy while offering a fresh interpretation of the motorcycle that still defines the segment.
Speaking on the occasion, Anoop Prakash, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India said, “The past year has been memorable with the opening of new dealerships, Harley Owners Group rides, new model introductions and commencement of complete knockdown assembly operations to better serve our customers in India. We are grateful for the tremendous response we have received from our customers and enthusiasts across the country. Commemorating this milestone, we are now launching the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Special, offering a special take on the motorcycle that embodies Harley-Davidson’s rich heritage.”

In addition to its existing partnership with ICICI Bank, Harley-Davidson India has now partnered with HDFC Bank for a broad spectrum of services including consumer financing, dealer financing, and banking services that will support Harley-Davidson India’s plans of strengthening its business operations in the country and providing its customers easy finance options.
“We are delighted to welcome HDFC Bank as a preferred finance partner and are confident that our customers will be well served by the bank’s pan-India presence and competitive rates. This arrangement will help more motorcycle enthusiasts realize their dream of joining the Harley-Davidson community”, he further added.
Dressed in satin chrome, the Fat Boy Special model features a reshaped seat and handlebar that places its rider "in" the motorcycle, with the lowest seat height of any Harley-Davidson model. The half-moon footboards, black wheels and leather tank panel help Fat Boy Special rock to a singular, fat-custom beat. The Fat Boy Special is a Harley-Davidson Softail model with a rear-suspension design that mimics the lines of a vintage hardtail frame, but offers the comfort of modern suspension that is hidden under the chassis. A horseshoe oil tank located below the seat, forward foot controls or foot boards, and the classic five-gallon fuel tank are notable styling details of each Softail model.
A counter-balanced Twin Cam 96B™ V-Twin powertrain, rigid-mounted in the frame, powers the Fat Boy Special model. The rigid powertrain allows tight packaging of the engine within the frame. Rated at 125 nm of peak torque at 3500 rpm, the engine features Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and is finished in black powdercoat with bright machined highlights on the cylinder fins, and satin-chrome engine and primary drive covers. The 6-Speed Cruise Drive™ transmission features a new helical-cut fifth gear for smooth operation. Bookings for the Fat Boy Special will commence in August 2011, at Harley-Davidson dealerships across India. 

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