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Old 07-30-2018, 03:06 PM
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It's about time...

It's about effing time. Check out the Streetfighter!

2020 Harley-Davidson Pan America, Streetfighter and Custom Model
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Old 07-30-2018, 03:29 PM
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That mean you are going to run out and buy one?
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
That mean you are going to run out and buy one?
HAHAHAHA well I'll have to see what it's priced like and what the performance/reviews are like come 2020... I've only owned one brand new vehicle in my life and that was a brand new leftover '98 Superhawk I got a pretty smokin' deal on. I don't think most people realize there was a time when a Sportster was the fastest bike money could buy. Yes I always wanted a Harley sportbike but a VR1000 has always been a bit out of my budget. Shame I had around $800 in a perfect running Superhawk with a dirtbike bar on it that will probably outperform this thing...

I guess it's just nice to see someone FINALLY trying to move them forward a little bit. Cadillac did it. Hopefully Harley can too. I'm sure somewhere Erik Buell is rolling his eyes.

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Old 07-30-2018, 06:50 PM
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Guarantee it weighs a metric ton.
And when was this time you speak of?
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
Guarantee it weighs a metric ton.
And when was this time you speak of?
Yeah I'd fear the same thing.

Haha a LONG time ago... 1957-8?

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Old 07-31-2018, 05:25 AM
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Finally, a Harley for the true enthusiast... what the V-Rod should have been all along...
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:00 AM
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they never should have pulled the XR1200X from the US market. They'd already have 10 years of sport bike sales.
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Does this indicate that the Harley business model is failing ?

Is the "Harley " niche in the market place saturated ?

These new bikes will surely test how loyal Harley owners are .

Here in Australia Harley sales aren't exactly flash with a lot of machinery sitting on showroom floors.

As a marketing exercise I wonder about the validity of competing with the well established tried and proven products from our European , British and Japanese friends.

Is their some arrogance at play here?

Sort of like " Build it and they will buy it "

I hope for the sake of Harley that they are good bikes, and a sales success.

This will be interesting to watch.
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Old 07-31-2018, 04:42 PM
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My guess is they've reached market saturation among Boomers and Gen X'ers and Millenials can't afford Ramen noodles let alone a Hardley so they've no choice but to make a play for the sportbike crowd. Who's left?
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:17 PM
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liquid cooling for hopefully at least 100hp, but should be a lot higher. think triumph speed triple and or thruxton, just to name a couple. Brembo front brakes(hd rear?). I would not miss cleaning and lubing a chain(but still has chain adjusters, I thought belts don't need adjusting?). inverted forks. small details like a 1 1/8" handle bar.
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:30 PM
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surprisingly my first impression was "good for hardly, they pretty much have to start diversifying their client base." do they offer cane holders as optional accessories yet? lol

https://jalopnik.com/harley-davidson...w-m-1827978257

that live wire is a really interesting turn for any motorcycle manufacturer. cool looking rig

I think I read an onion article a while back about hardly quitting the motorcycle manufacturing business to focus more intensely on their higher margin product like clothing, trash and trinkets. LOL
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Originally Posted by finepooch View Post
liquid cooling for hopefully at least 100hp, but should be a lot higher. think triumph speed triple and or thruxton, just to name a couple. Brembo front brakes(hd rear?). I would not miss cleaning and lubing a chain(but still has chain adjusters, I thought belts don't need adjusting?). inverted forks. small details like a 1 1/8" handle bar.
Belts use adjusters just like chains, unless there is a separate tensioner, like Buell.
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Old 08-01-2018, 12:21 PM
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As long as there's a Honda to be had, I will NOT own another Harley Davidson....
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Originally Posted by john the red View Post
As long as there's a Honda to be had, I will NOT own another Harley Davidson....
Yep, it'd be a cold day in hell...
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Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
Belts use adjusters just like chains, unless there is a separate tensioner, like Buell.
that's the second thing I learned today. thanks
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