One owner, 12,500 miles from new, 1990 Harley-Davidson 82ci FLSTF Fat Boy 'Grey Ghost' Frame no. 1HD1BML11Y030493

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One owner, 12,500 miles from new, 1990 Harley-Davidson 82ci FLSTF Fat Boy 'Grey Ghost'
Registration no. G751 BFC Frame no. 1HD1BML11Y030493

Sold for £ 6,900 (US$ 9,022) inc. premium
One owner, 12,500 miles from new
1990 Harley-Davidson 82ci FLSTF Fat Boy 'Grey Ghost'
Registration no. G751 BFC
Frame no. 1HD1BML11Y030493
'The evolutionary retro-revolution produced a chubby new member of the species in 1990, the Fat Boy. Genetically engineered with components from the Softail Custom and Heritage Softail Classic, the portly FLSTF was an instant crowd pleaser.' – Todd Rafferty, 'The Complete Harley-Davidson Encyclopedia'.

For 1990 Harley-Davidson introduced a new model based on the successful Softail, the FLSTF Fat Boy, that has remained a popular fixture of the range ever since - only Harley could get away with giving one of its bikes such a seemingly derogatory name. Introduced immediately after Harley had freed itself from AMF ownership, the Softail had featured a cleverly disguised tail looking like that of a pre-war 'rigid'-framed Harley but was, in fact, sprung. But whereas the original Softail came with a girder-type front fork to create the look die-hard Harley traditionalists had been waiting for, the Fat Boy was an entirely different animal.

The Fat Boy's most striking feature was its solid 16" disc wheels, with the silver paint finish – complemented by a series of bright yellow accents – coming a close second. More sci-fi than retro, the love-it-or-loathe-it styling was the work of company founder's son Willie G Davidson, and earned the Fat Boy a starring role in the motion picture 'Terminator II', starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the eponymous cyborg. Along with the rest of the range, the FLSTF received all the engine and drive train engineering improvements introduced for 1990. The so called 'Grey Ghost' finish was applied only to machines built for the 1990 model year, of which 4,440 were made, and today these first-of-the-line Fat Boys are among the most collectible of modern Harleys.

This example was purchased new by the current owner from Southland in Detroit, USA and has covered approximately 12,500 miles from new. The vendor has incorporated the following upgrades: Python II full exhaust system; S&S carburettor; high-lift cams; Single Fire electronic ignition; and a Billet front brake calliper. Described as in generally good condition, the machine is offered with V5C registration document and MoT to 11th April 2014.

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  • The Engine number is BMLL030493.
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One owner, 12,500 miles from new, 1990 Harley-Davidson 82ci FLSTF Fat Boy 'Grey Ghost' Frame no. 1HD1BML11Y030493
One owner, 12,500 miles from new, 1990 Harley-Davidson 82ci FLSTF Fat Boy 'Grey Ghost' Frame no. 1HD1BML11Y030493
One owner, 12,500 miles from new, 1990 Harley-Davidson 82ci FLSTF Fat Boy 'Grey Ghost' Frame no. 1HD1BML11Y030493
One owner, 12,500 miles from new, 1990 Harley-Davidson 82ci FLSTF Fat Boy 'Grey Ghost' Frame no. 1HD1BML11Y030493
One owner, 12,500 miles from new, 1990 Harley-Davidson 82ci FLSTF Fat Boy 'Grey Ghost' Frame no. 1HD1BML11Y030493
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