Iconic Arnold Schwarzenegger Harley Davidson Fat Boy Sold for Big Bucks Despite Not Being ‘Road Legal’

Published 03/28/2023, 7:00 AM EDT

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Arnold Schwarzenegger may have been a newcomer when he portrayed the Terminator, but he did it with such finesse that the role remains iconic to this day. While the entire mercenary missioned-to-kill aspect remains a tried and tested formula to get fans interested, Schwarzenegger’s swagger is still unattained. The leather jacket, the sunglasses, and most importantly the Harley Davidson Fat Boy, much like the Austrian Oak himself, are a fan favorite to this day.

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In the sequel of The Terminator titled Terminator 2: Judgement Day, one of the most applauded action sequences included the Harley Davidson monster that Schwarzenegger rode through a good part of the movie. The bike, mirroring its rider, rose in fame and worth.

The Harley Davidson bike from The Terminator sequel sold!

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For someone that was not listed as a cast member, the Harley Davidson bike of the model ‘Fat Boy’ ended up doing a lot of promotion for Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The creators made an active effort to use the bike as a promotional piece and it is safe to say that the Harley Davidson Fat Boy provided the wheels to Arnold Schwarzenegger to make the movie a blockbuster success earning around 520.9 million at the theatres. Much like how the movie still has a chokehold on its fans, the bike seems to have one as well. The fact that it got sold for $480,00 at an auction in 2018 according to Web Bike World is a testament to this.

An action sequence from The Terminator sequel that is still kept on a pedestal consists of Arnold Schwarzenegger jumping the Fat Guy into a sewer. Unfortunately, the buyer cannot try the stunt with his newly purchased Harley Davidson Fat Boy, as it is not Road Legal yet. The motors need to be checked and the mirrors need to be installed before anyone takes it on a drift.

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Does Arnold Schwarzenegger have a favorite bike?

While the Fat Boy, with its sleek finish, is a stunner in itself, it is also true that Schwarzenegger quite literally had a hand in it becoming a mega-success. Given how they are often remembered together, one would think that the Fat Boy is the Terminator actor’s favorite bike. But that is far from the truth.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger does have a favorite bike. And he has been spotted riding it all around town. However, it is the one that uses his muscles as a motor instead of an engine. The actor is very fond of luxurious cars, but does not seem to have made any notable motorbike purchases.

Is the bike from The Terminator worth the money? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aliza Siddiqui

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Aliza Siddiqui is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She headed the Korean Wave team at a reputed organization for over a year and had over 1000 published articles on the subject to her name. She is currently persuing a degree in Psychology from Ewing Christin College.

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