Designed by Willie G. Davidson and Louie Netz, the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy debuted in 1990, becoming immensely popular in very quick time. With a 1340cc, 80 cubic inch V twin engine, softail frame, characteristic solid disc wheel, shotgun exhaust, hand-laced leather seat and gunmetal grey finish with distinct yellow trim, the Fat Boy’s “handmade” style took the world by storm and has since become synonymous with US patriotism and nostalgia.The name “Fat Boy” comes from the fact that the bike is indeed fat – its appearance wider than most other bikes when viewed from front-on. But while this may be the story that Harley-Davidson will forever stick to, there is another theory behind this motorcycle’s iconic name.
As the rumour goes, the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy was designed as a morbid yet patriotic tribute to the bombing of Japan during World War II. As farfetched as this may seem, here is the evidence presented to support such a claim:
“Fat Boy” is an amalgamation of the names given to the two atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki – “Fat Man” and “Little Boy”
The colour of the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy is similar to that of the Enola Gay and Bockscar – the Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers which dropped the atomic bombs
The bike’s solid disc wheels resemble those used on planes such as the B-29s
The yellow rings on the motorbike are allegedly the same as those on the two atomic bombsBUYER CAN PICK UP LOCALLY or PAY FOR SHIPPING ANYWERE IN USA.