When Harley-Davidson released the new line of Softails, all eyes went to the Fat Bob. With its large 2-to-1-to-2 pipe, futuristic-looking LED headlight, and inverted fork, it looked to be the natural successor to the Dyna (though that's still up for debate). Now back for 2019, we don't see any real updates to the platform, just some nice new paint colors—but that doesn't take away from how much we like this bike.

The new color we brought in is called Wicked Red Denim, “Denim” being H-D’s term for that pearly matte finish that really sets it off. Pair that with the largest engine offered in this platform—the Milwaukee Eight 114—and you’ve got yourself one hell of a good-looking and nice riding combination.

We’ll be riding this bike for the next couple of weeks and pitting it against a couple of other cruisers to see which comes out on top, so if you like the Fat Bob, stay tuned!

2019 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 front.
Asymmetric badging is a unique aspect of the Fat Bob’s paint scheme.Morgan Gales
2019 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 dual front disc brakes and inverted forks.
Dual front disc brakes and inverted forks with a 28-degree rake make the Fat Bob’s front end one of the best in the new Softail lineup.Morgan Gales
2019 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 branding on the Wicked Red Denim gas tank.
The left side of the Fat Bob’s tank doesn’t bear the H-D bar and shield, just the company’s name across the dash on top.Morgan Gales
2019 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 engine and air cleaner.
Engine and air cleaner detail on the 2019 H-D Fat Bob 114.Morgan Gales
2019 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 horizontal LED headlight.
The horizontal LED headlight was a point of contention for many when the Fat Bob first came out, but its unique look is gaining popularity.Morgan Gales
2019 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 in Wicked Red Denim.
2019 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 in Wicked Red DenimMorgan Gales
2019 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 back on the seat.
The steep back on the Fat Bob’s seat is reminiscent of custom stunt-style Dyna builds.Morgan Gales
2019 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 in Wicked Red Denim
The 2019 Harley-Davidson Fat bob 114 in Wicked Red DenimMorgan Gales