Bye bye Honda Hornet, Hello Harley Davidson FXDF Fatbob.

Yep, that’s right .. I made the switch from a sports bike (well naked sports bike) to a cruiser, and a Harley no-less.

I did it about two weeks ago, and so far love it. Gobs of torque, much less top speed (although yesterday I did hit 170kph .. on a closed road of course!)

Here’s a bit of a video (taken by the dealership before I bought it)

I’ve already starting adding extras (or had extras added)

  • Quick detachable Harley Davidson leather saddlebags.
  • Quick detachable Harley Davidson passenger backrest.
  • Kuryakyn floor boards (on their way, due on Wednesday).
  • Quick detachable Harley Davidson compact screen (on it’s way, due Tuesday).
  • Harley Davidson Sundowner seat.
  • Willie G hand grips, and Willie G pegs (which will be replaced by the floorboards; came with the bike).
  • Lifestyle Imports genuine leather tool bag.

The baffles have been removed from the pipes which gives it a lovely sound (not too loud), and makes the engine rev a bit free-er. Plus I’ve start researching air intake options, plus an ECM remap (once I’ve done the intake).

Even more exciting is the immediate errr, re-ignition of motorcycling enjoyment; I was getting bored with the Hornet (I did have it 10 years). The Hornet definitely lost its’ spark.

Helen and I have already started planning weekend motorbike adventures ! great fun.

And now I guess it’s time for a new forum signature ? Rotund Robert Rider I reckon 🙂



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