Harley changing the name of the Fat Boy!

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Harley-Davidson Motor Company, which has been making legendary motorcycles for 116 years, had been targeted in recent months by vocal protests organized on social media and various boycotting campaigns from individuals and organizations who felt that “Fat Boy” was a form of body shaming. Not wanting to alienate potential new customers, the company chose “Big Boned” as a replacement moniker to appease critics.
Link: https://www.hdforums.com/articles/harley-davidson-to-change-name-of-fat-boy-to-big-boned/

 

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Other than myself and maybe one other person everybody I’ve ever seen on a fat boy is a fat ass. And they’re proud of it. I don’t know who’s doing all this sh*t, but they need to sit down, shut up, and quit ruining my life. :swear::CWL:
 

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Other than myself and maybe one other person everybody I’ve ever seen on a fat boy is a fat ass. And they’re proud of it. I don’t know who’s doing all this sh*t, but they need to sit down, shut up, and quit ruining my life. :swear::CWL:
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Most people don't know even know why the Harley is called Fat boy. It first appeared on the 1990 Softail version as a silver bike with yellow striping the same colors of the two bombs over Japan. The "Fat Man" and the "Little Boy. The wheels were solid to emulate the B-29 Enola Gays wheels. This was to mock the emerging Japanese motorcycle sales
Often referred to "Jap junk" This Harley marketing campaign sort of slid under the mass market radar.

 

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