Best Cruiser: Harley-Davidson CVO FAT BOY

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Best Cruiser: Harley-Davidson CVO FAT BOY - Ten Best Bikes 2005

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When Cycle World rolled out a flotilla of heavy-cruiser models at the 2004 Sturgis Rally, one bike cruised at the head of the fleet, if only by a whisker. At $28 Large, Harley-Davidson's Screamin' Eagle Fat Boy offers proof in the pounding that you can get what you pay for. The main course in the Fat Boy buffet is a bored-and-stroked, 103-cubic-inch Twin Cam V-motor offering an impressive boost in power and torque over the standard 88-incher. Factor in 50-plus chromed, polished, drilled, braided or otherwise tricked-out tasty bits as dressing to its stunning two-toned paint scheme accented by clearcoated bare-metal scallops. Simply put, this limited-edition factory custom is as close to cruiser perfection as anything we've ridden.