It was decided, the HH Dandy Battle of the Kings concept had to have mass appeal, be understated, with a spoonful of menace and edge. A 2018 114ci Black Denim FXFBS Fat Bob was the starting point with a determination to have everything set below the handlebars.
The ‘little’ 16 inch rims had to go. We sourced wide and dark 18 x 5.5 spoked rims with contrasting chrome nipples and the widest possible Pirelli tyres. This instantly provided the bike with a healthy diet of fatness. Whilst the rims and tyres complemented the Fat Bob’s proportions, the bike was then slammed front and rear to create the tough look we were after.
We lowered the bike with rideability in mind which resulted in a competent road machine that looks fat as. A fender eliminator was a no brainer.
We chose one that eliminated the bulky rear indicators providing minimal but intensely bright LED items. We also fitted integrated LED indicator mirrors which minimised frontal bulk. Reflectors were removed accentuating the dark persona we were looking for.
The performance of this bike had to support the appearance so the exhaust chosen was a dyno proven off the shelf two into one.
We also installed a Screaming Eagle stage II kit to ensure that the engine was grumpy at idle and delivered additional grunt. Sounds mean, goes hard. Black cosmetic items including pushrod tubes and bolt covers were also added to continue the blackened theme.
When the Fat Bob finally rolled out of the workshop there was no doubt that the bike had met the brief of ‘Dark, Fat and Muscular’.
We named it ‘The Steamroller’ and we hope you like it.