2018 Fat Boy 117 Stage 4 First Ride

  • Published on Nov 4, 2018
  • 2018 Fat Boy 117 Stage 4 First Ride
    My first time on a stage 4 117 and it did not dissapoint. The engine was response, fluid and and the sound coming through was amazing. The Fat Boy felt easier to manage this time round however I still stick to my first impression of the bike not being designed for carving the roads.
    Anyway as always its just an opinion. Make sure tobit that thumbs up button and if you're new to the channel hit that subscribe button.
    Make sure you follow me on my social media sites!

Comments • 301

  • Joseph Marton
    Joseph Marton 3 days ago

    at 6000 miles, the extra extreme heat from the greater compression/HP ,
    the exhaust springs will break and the valve will bend !!! guaranteed .
    its happening in epidemic proportions. is Harley warranty good ??? you
    will be left stranded. this kit requires a fuelling oil pump ,
    titanium valves, springs also . about 8000 rpm springs as the shifting
    in a stage 4 is about 6200 rpm to shift at max HP . the stage 4 kit
    117cui is not reliable. every bike with this kit is in the shop broken
    down. it simply does not work.

  • Joseph Marton
    Joseph Marton 3 days ago

    at 6000 miles, the extra extreme heat from the greater compression/HP ,
    the exhaust springs will break and the valve will bend !!! guaranteed .
    its happening in epidemic proportions. is Harley warranty good ??? you
    will be left stranded. this kit requires a fuelling oil pump ,
    titanium valves, springs also . about 8000 rpm springs as the shifting
    in a stage 4 is about 6200 rpm to shift at max HP . the stage 4 kit
    117cui is not reliable. every bike with this kit is in the shop broken
    down. it simply does not work.

  • Dennis Morris
    Dennis Morris 17 days ago

    I keep my rpms 2k-4-5k range

  • Dennis Morris
    Dennis Morris 17 days ago

    Its important not to lug the engine

  • Dennis Morris
    Dennis Morris 17 days ago

    Harley Davidson's cruise control is flawless

  • Dennis Morris
    Dennis Morris 17 days ago

    Harley makes masterpieces

  • Dennis Morris
    Dennis Morris 17 days ago

    I'm happy with the stage 2

  • Manuel Mendoza
    Manuel Mendoza 22 days ago

    What a beautiful bike!!!! Enjoyed the video a lot

  • SRV1
    SRV1 23 days ago

    practice those turns, that was slow so go see Jerry Palladino and Ride Like a Pro ;)

  • gemini232003
    gemini232003 28 days ago +1

    Nice looking bike, it just needs someone that knows how to ride.

  • Sagar MotoVlogs
    Sagar MotoVlogs 28 days ago

    is this bike ok for short height Rider Like 5.2?

  • Joseph Marton
    Joseph Marton Month ago +1

    the 117 with the right cam sure makes power but way more heat in traffic, and the counter balance shafts are useless now ! the 117 vibrates lots so there goes the smooooth ride of the 114 ci !!!! keep it 114 and do as little as possible, enjoy the smooth ride and vibration free ride. the 117 stage 4 will vibrate like the old harley did

  • Mr Grinch35 is wise

    SO. What's the opening song?

  • Ejay Hughes
    Ejay Hughes Month ago

    I enjoyed that !!!!

  • lamilumag
    lamilumag Month ago +1

    Its nice that you show off what the bike can do - but for my taste you are going much too fast in those tight roads - ride safe ;)

    • SRV1
      SRV1 23 days ago

      too slow, and you never ride the brake on a curve.

  • Powerpuffboys
    Powerpuffboys Month ago

    someone rich gift me this beauty? 😍

  • ian ball
    ian ball Month ago

    Is it in imperial gallons or us gallons

  • ian ball
    ian ball Month ago

    Stop with the dam music.its stupid. Music playing while your talking?? Amiturish

  • Joseph Marton
    Joseph Marton Month ago

    Nice city ride in style. Its a beautiful second bike. Stylish and strong. Gotta go for chain drive and barnett clutch . Get them wheels off, 200 rear and 130 front is plenty wide to rob horse power.

  • junior duffaut
    junior duffaut Month ago +1

    Awesome review

  • Mr. E
    Mr. E Month ago

    Harley's are fun because they're rude and rough, loud and torquey. Sport bikes are fast and can carve corners, sure, but you'll never get that feeling of a torque-driven pull. In the corners, it's more of a handful as well but that's part of the fun. You're more engaged with the bike and the experience. And at the end of the day, you can relax and enjoy the ride without your back and shoulders killing you.

  • Tiago Ferreira Miguel

    For the European city roads I recommend the Softail Slim and/or the Sport Glide. But if I was living in the US, where the roads are wide and plain, I would go for the Fatboy. Although the cost of the Slim in Europe is around €21k while the other models have the same price. With the exception of the UK with a price of £16k which is equivalent to $16k in the US. Business as usual.

  • Bulldog Badger
    Bulldog Badger Month ago +1

    Great video, great bike! Subbed 👍

  • AndyLee103
    AndyLee103 2 months ago

    gday mate great vid one this one!!! I cant understand why they didn't bring those colours out on the roadking of all bike,s to not have the 115 colours is bad in my boke!! do you have any idea why Harley never did it on the roadking????????????????????????

    • Motonewbrider
      Motonewbrider  Month ago

      No idea at all fella. This Fat Boy was epic though.

  • Andrew Marlow
    Andrew Marlow 2 months ago

    Can Fatboy's be fitted with luggage racks

  • 6speed Sti
    6speed Sti 2 months ago

    aftermarket suspension??? you spent 25 thou us dollars on a can't brake no trq no hrspwr American frickin joke no handling POS

  • Vinicius Freiri
    Vinicius Freiri 2 months ago

    ohh man this beaty called Fat Boy

  • scott peters
    scott peters 2 months ago

    Great video!! Your enthusiasm just draws the audience in... Definitely agree about the handling aspect of the bike. It is designed more for laid-back straight line performance, not to say it won't cut a tight line but quick transitions are not its cup of tea. Can only imagine what it feels like for a stage IV/114 in a light chassis. My stage II /114 in my Roadglide Ultra pulls so well, Love It!!
    Thanks ...

  • TianoRR
    TianoRR 2 months ago +1

    Hi man, last 5 months I moved from Iron883 to Breakout, and if I have 1 tip to give to help you go much more aggressive and tight especially with them wide tires it will be...Countersteering!
    Let me know how it works for you.

  • Jerry Hubbard
    Jerry Hubbard 2 months ago

    Y'all still riding on the wrong side of the road mate

  • Jerry Hubbard
    Jerry Hubbard 2 months ago

    Flat out ugly exhaust

  • Kris N
    Kris N 2 months ago

    Harleys are made to fit short dudes

  • Gary Chandler
    Gary Chandler 2 months ago +2

    Oh please man! I don't know your experience or preference, but as a performance-modded cruiser rider, (88TC with Andrews torque cams, suspension mods, Darksider, 2- over tubes, other things plus a year of tuning), I love the review except for calling bends in the road "curves" or whatnot, taking the roundabouts like a scooter rider, and in the end game, to me, I totally love this motor, but feel as though you personally aren't used to pushing cruisers to their limits, fixing the problems, and discovering the Motto of my crew; "If the Boards Ain't Sparkin', You're just Parkin'!"

    • Gary Chandler
      Gary Chandler 27 days ago

      @gemini232003 I had to Darkside mine partly for the grip, partly for the extra height, put 2" over tubes and tins up front, Ricor Intimidator valves adjusted for Harley, rear shocks super tight and I still scrape my boards (with bolts welded beneath) all the time, same lean angles as a 2010 Sportster, but it was a Heritage!

    • gemini232003
      gemini232003 28 days ago +2

      Yes he is not capable on a Harley. I can scrape the boards or pegs on any Harley I ride. The new softails handle better than the old, but I like the old chrome look on a Harley.

  • Paragon DrugScreening
    Paragon DrugScreening 2 months ago

    I just don’t like square headlight at all. Otherwise...very badass.

  • Melissa Schroeder
    Melissa Schroeder 2 months ago

    you need a Gopro7 Black, makes a much better smoother video.

    • Melissa Schroeder
      Melissa Schroeder 2 months ago

      sorry I forgot the Hero , Gopro Hero 7 Black. by the way we had an 05 Fatboy and Loved it. We now ride a 2018 Ultra Limited, Awesome ride We LOVE IT.

  • Marks Harley
    Marks Harley 2 months ago +3

    Lovin the sound of those short shots.

  • Lew Scagnetti
    Lew Scagnetti 2 months ago

    Why doesn't CVO sponsor a Fat Boy model and drop a 117 in it from production ? A stage 4 is $5K up here in Canada ! That Bike in Canada the way it sits with all the chrome accessories + 4 stage = $35K ....OUCH !!

  • William Gainford
    William Gainford 2 months ago

    I hope you werent breakin the speed limit !!lol

  • christoforos pilitsis
    christoforos pilitsis 2 months ago

    They looked great,with the same sized solid wheels,
    Back with the evo and early twin cams,
    They call these new ones fat boys,
    they don’t have that classic awesome style now,
    No thanks,ugly ass fat rear wheel and low profile tire,can’t stand it.

  • glennsftn
    glennsftn 2 months ago +3

    Did you notice the Skull Cloud at 10:10?

  • the_Luk
    the_Luk 2 months ago

    we need a 114 street bob! for 2020

  • Jerry Setlerr
    Jerry Setlerr 3 months ago +3

    No matter how hard I try I can't seem to like anything else other than Harley Davidson , I have tried to broaden my taste and think outside the box , but all I can see is Harley Davidson , they are so beautiful .

  • gazelam1973
    gazelam1973 3 months ago

    I am so sick of watching you tube motorcycle videos from the 1st person perspective. Hire a camera guy to film you.

  • Rabsputin
    Rabsputin 3 months ago

    The foot-boards are for pensioners.

  • Daniel --
    Daniel -- 3 months ago +1

    those roads your flying down are making me hella nervous. I couldnt ride on those sidewalks.

  • Jay Sands
    Jay Sands 3 months ago

    Why did Harley stop making the softtail custom

  • busa busa1
    busa busa1 3 months ago

    Wow seems like an awful lot of money to be riding around on a such a big heavy set slug

  • Adrian G
    Adrian G 3 months ago

    How says new Harleys aren't loud ?

    • kinster02
      kinster02 2 months ago +1

      They aren't, those are not the stock exhaust. Most HD owner's toss the stock exhaust or remove the baffles because they want and like it loud.

  • 80sruler
    80sruler 3 months ago

    Hot bike. I sat on that at the dealer and the bar set up is really comfortable - that tank wants to go straight - good for Florida

  • Bill Flixtone
    Bill Flixtone 3 months ago

    You got to stop breaking in corners. They all stand up in a corner if you break

  • Raghib Weber
    Raghib Weber 3 months ago +1

    This thing is just beautiful

  • Jeffrey Nye
    Jeffrey Nye 3 months ago +2

    I got a 107 stage 1. It rips just fine.

  • karl Tempest
    karl Tempest 3 months ago

    Getting fatter and uglier.Looks like it's got some ole alloys off a Audi on it..

  • never mind
    never mind 3 months ago +1

    Very nice. Touring bike? Not so much. Great cruiser, tho.

  • Craig Pennington
    Craig Pennington 3 months ago

    With your feet forward, your turns will have to be re negotiated by the rider. You can't lean this bike for it will scrape the hell out of the floor boards. After you got on the bike audio improved greatly.

  • Craig Pennington
    Craig Pennington 3 months ago

    Please don't speak metric. This is H.D. speak inches - lbs. - m.p.h. And slow down. Audio way muffled and based out too. I love the Fat Boys but them damn floor boards must go. I hate them with a passion.

  • DR. Smith
    DR. Smith 3 months ago

    It sounds underpowered,kinda crappy sounding...im out!

  • anthony armstrong
    anthony armstrong 3 months ago

    That bike is awesome, but the mirrors look useless in function.🤔

  • Lex Kantoor
    Lex Kantoor 3 months ago

    What cost the bike

  • Mollie tol
    Mollie tol 3 months ago +1

    Any option to get the foot boards off?

  • Marc Russell
    Marc Russell 4 months ago

    I love the look of the Fat Boy, and would consider one. Great review, you cover the important issues very well.

  • Steven Guzman
    Steven Guzman 4 months ago +1

    I could go on a cross country ride with this guy....Bluetooth headsets connected and him giving me the play by play the whole way.

  • The Ram
    The Ram 4 months ago

    yeah I can see myself on this bike.

  • Andrew Hoffman
    Andrew Hoffman 4 months ago

    Very tiring work that - opening up that throttle and hanging on.

  • roy z
    roy z 4 months ago

    Ive got a 117 fat bob stage 3 loads of power but runs out of steam at upper rev's so just bought the extra bits to make her a stage 4, hopefully be a beast for a Harley.

  • The Meister
    The Meister 4 months ago +2

    "i like fat bikes and i can not lie"...

  • Johnathan Doe
    Johnathan Doe 4 months ago

    I know the boys a bit longer so you can use more rear brake because of the weight balance...
    ...but I still don’t get why they didn’t do twin front discs on the boy like they did with the bob, or at least fit a big six piston calliper on the single disc if they were trying to keep the clean look on the right side.
    Harley’s brakes are so shockingly behind on pretty much every other make.

  • james butterworth
    james butterworth 4 months ago

    Great ride love bike and the wide handlebars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • David Hereaux
    David Hereaux 4 months ago

    Great review and I was excited the whole ride. :-)

  • David Hereaux
    David Hereaux 4 months ago +1

    Just like my '08 Rocker, the turns take a bit of practice, using lean and handlebars, you can go through turns no problem.