New or used FatBob?? Can't decide - Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 1
New or used FatBob?? Can't decide

I am considering getting a Fatbob but I'm totally lost between two options and I can't make up my mind...

Last week I went to a HD dealer in Beirut to test-drive the new 2012 103ci Harley Davidson Dyna FatBob. It was an amazing ride, I fell in love with it and they made me an offer of $21,500.

The bike is an entry level with no customizations at all. I was going to buy it right away until I saw another FatBob, used 2008 model with 96ci engine, dark grey color with full skull kit and the curved V&H exhaust, the bike ran only 9000 miles and is offered at $16,500. (see attached photos)

Which one do you think should I go for? Is the 103ci with no customization worth spending the extra cash?

I appreciate your guidance.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1601.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	3.25 MB
ID:	31661   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1597.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	2.97 MB
ID:	31662  
cinnzeo is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 09:45 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,247
Personally I'd go for the 103. You'll appreciate the extra power. On top of that, you can customize your new bike to make it all yours.
RAD_Softail is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 09:22 AM
Senior Member
squeekie's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Capistrano Beach, CA.
Posts: 1,317
I would think it depends on your bank account. For $21,500 and you could easily put another $5000 into seats, windshield, exhaust pegs, grips...
How much more power do you really need as compared to the $16,500 96 ci?

Ward, don't you think you were a little rough on the Beaver last night?

2005 XL1200C Vance & Hines Staggered Short Stacks w/QQ Thunder Monster Baffles, D & M chrome spike air cleaner, 48, 185 jets, 12" Burly's, Mustang Cyclone solo seat, Progressive 412 shocks.

2009 FXSTC Vance & Hines Big Radius, V&H air filter, 16" RSD King Apes w/1 1\2" risers and 1 1/2" riser extensions, Progressive 422 shocks, Corbin seat.
squeekie is offline  
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 10:09 AM
Senior Member
redcad's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Long Island
Posts: 801
9k is just broken in. But it may need tires soon, figure that expense.

If you plan to keep for a little while, you may save the depreciation on the new one. The warranty is nice on the other hand.

103 vs 96? Mostly bragging rights for some folks.

The Big Twins were 74 when I started riding. Next year it will be 108 then keep us thinking we own underpowered bikes and get a new one.

"There is no place like chrome"
redcad is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 10:59 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Mandan ND
Posts: 2
I bought a new fat bob in june 2011. Paid a lot of money for extras! 9000 miles is nothing and
I think the exhaust is a bonus!
mmmbugs is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 02:59 PM
Official COA Hunter
dcoley's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 276
If money is not the issue - Warranty and 103 would be nice. Get them to throw in part of the scheduled maintenance and/or some merchandise.

2003 XLH1200 USAF Vet.

"I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious." - Thomas Jefferson
dcoley is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 05:02 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: westchester, NY
Posts: 69
get the 103ci. you will not regret it. i was torn between the same as you and i went with the 103ci. well worth it
bobbybreach is offline  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 05:58 PM
Senior Member
jitzy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: FL
Posts: 1,495
$21,500 seams really high to me. I didn't pay anywhere near that for my Deluxe and they added some stuff to it. Try and negotiate both prices then go with the one you like best as others said 9k isn't much.
jitzy is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 06:36 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Attleboro, Ma
Posts: 19
If I remember correctly my 2010 Fat Bob was only $14,999.00 new. It's a 96ci 6-speed. I'm very happy with the power having added Vance & Hines exhaust, SE intake, H-D Race Tuner, and DYNO adjustments by the dealer. You'll probably want to do that much at least to the new one. So add about $1,400.00 to that. As far as $16,500.00 for a 2008 with someone else's glitter, you really have to like that glitter because I think the seller is trying to make money off it. You should be able to find a more reasonably priced used one with low miles in my opinion.
watoad is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 10:04 PM
gorilla glue tuff
Frosty4232's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Charleston sc/ Cleveland oh
Posts: 274
I would go for the 08. With the money you would put in for the pipes, tune and any other extras, you would probably be better off. Especiall with a 6k price drop. Plus if you buy brand new you lose money the second you roll of the lot.

2012 wide glide, Ember Red Sunglo with Flames. Stock for now
Future upgrades,
Vance and hines big shots. (check)
Screamin eagle heavy breather (check)
14 inch evil ape's with 1" riser
lepera daddy long legs seat
Frosty4232 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome