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2023 Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® 114 vs. Heritage Classic | Branford, CT

If you’re looking for a new cruiser with serious power and eye-catching looks, consider the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® 114 and 2023 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic. The Fat Boy 114 is a brawny choice, with fat tires that give it a steamroller stance and bright chrome all over for some serious style. The Heritage Classic trades out the burly stance for a more classic look, plus a detachable windscreen and saddlebags that allow you to take longer rides. Learn more about the differences and similarities between these two using this comparison put together by the pros at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson. For more information, see our Heritage Classic review.

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2023 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy vs. Heritage Classic

2023 Fat Boy 114 vs. Heritage Classic Engine Specs & Powertrain

The 2023 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 114 and Heritage Classic roll with the same engine — a Milwaukee-Eight® 114 with identical performance specs. The pipes have a different look; the Heritage Classic gets a 2-into-2 shorty dual exhaust while the Fat Boy 114 gets a 2-into-2 staggered exhaust. Regardless of your choice, you get to enjoy the throaty rumble from the big-twin engine. Both bikes get a six-speed Cruise Drive® transmission. The wheels and tires are also different, with machined Lakester cast aluminum wheels and 11-inch Michelin® Scorcher® tires on the Fat Boy 114 and gloss black nine-spoke cast aluminum wheels with Dunlop® Harley-Davidson series tires on the Heritage Classic.

See the shared performance specs in the accompanying chart.

Engine Milwaukee-Eight 114
Engine Bore 4.016 in.
Displacement 114 cu.-in.
Horsepower 94 HP
Torque 119 lb.-ft.
Torque RPM 3,000 RPM
Combined Fuel Economy 47 MPG
2023 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy cruising fast on desert highway

2023 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

2023 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic riding through forest in fall

2023 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic

2023 Fat Boy 114 vs. Heritage Classic Safety & Technology

Focus on the road ahead with the essential safety and tech features on the 2023 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 114 and Heritage Classic. See the road home with all-LED forward lighting on either bike and be seen with an LED taillamp and LED blinkers on the Fat Boy 114 or an incandescent Zeppelin taillamp and blinkers on the Heritage Classic. You also get auxiliary LED fog lamps on the Heritage Classic. An antilock braking system (ABS) is available on the Fat Boy 114 and standard on the Heritage Classic.

When it comes to viewing your gauges, both motorcycles include a 5-inch analog speedometer and digital readouts for your gear, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip, range, and tachometer indicators. Cruise control is standard on both bikes for easy riding.

2023 Fat Boy 114 vs. Heritage Classic Dimensions

Overall, the 2023 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic is a larger and slightly heavier bike than the 2023 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 114. Another key difference is that the Heritage Classic is a bagger with two lockable and sealed saddlebags. Ride with a more upright posture on the Heritage Classic or with a slightly leaned-back stance on the Fat Boy 114. Both bikes feature floorboards for you and a passenger pillion for your back warmer.

See the key dimensions for your bike in the accompanying chart.

Model Fat Boy 114 Heritage Classic
Length 93.3 in. 95.1 in.
Wheelbase 65.6 in. 64.2 in.
Rake 30 deg. 30 deg.
Trail 4.1 in. 5.5 in.
Laden Seat Height 25.9 in. 26.3 in.
Ground Clearance 4.5 in. 4.7 in.
Weight (as shipped / running order) 671 / 699 lbs. 697 / 728 lbs.
Luggage Capacity N/A 1.5 cu.-ft.
2023 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy parked by rocks

2023 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

2023 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic leaving cabin

2023 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic

2023 Fat Boy 114 vs. Heritage Classic Pricing

The starting price points for the Fat Boy 114 and Heritage Classic differ by $1,000. You can find the 2023 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic starting at $21,199 MSRP* in Vivid Black, while the 2023 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 114 starts at $20,199 MSRP* in Vivid Black.

*Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, surcharges (attributable to raw materials costs in the product supply chain), added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.

Visit Freedom Road Harley-Davidson for a Test Ride

Freedom Road Harley-Davidson is ready to help you find your next bike. Browse our current selection of new motorcycles, including the Fat Boy 114 and Heritage Classic and set up a time for a test ride with your favorite model. For more information about a particular bike, contact our team online or by calling or texting us at (203) 315-4759.

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*Financing Offer available only on select new 2023 and 2022 Harley-Davidson® motorcycles financed through Eaglemark Savings Bank and is subject to credit approval. Harley-Davidson® CVO™, Police Duty, Anniversary, Icons, Highway King, Ultra Limited® Anniversary, Road Glide® Special Anniversary and Street Glide® Special Anniversary models are excluded, along with 2023 Trike, 2022 Trike and 2022 and 2022 Sportster® (Evolution Engine) and 2023 Breakout® models. Not all applicants will qualify as the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) will vary based on the applicant’s past credit performance and the term of the loan. Financing offer is available only for up to a 48 month term. For example, a 2023 Street Glide® Special motorcycle in Vivid Black with Black Trim with an MSRP of $28,999, no down payment and amount financed of $28,999, 48 month repayment term, and 1.99% APR results in monthly payments of $629.01. In this example, customer is responsible for applicable taxes, title, licensing fees and any other fees or charges at the time of sale. APR is calculated according to the simple interest method. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. Customer must take delivery by December 31, 2023. This Financing Offer is valid during the period of October 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023. Other terms, conditions, and limitations may apply. Dealer participation may vary. Financing offer is subject to change or cancellation at anytime. See your Harley-Davidson® Dealership for details.