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Old 03-10-2013, 02:27 PM   #1874
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Originally Posted by OldRoadToad View Post
Playing on your own history instead of stealing another's? How novel.

If HD were to make a fake Yamaha, I would belittle them as much as I do those finger puppets over at Yamaha/Starley. But they are too smart for that.

The Toad
They might be too smart for that. Equally -- they're incapable of it, so it's a moot point. The Japanese can spit out cruisers in their sleep, but HD is trapped by their single layout. And why? Because they don't have the engineering capability. It would take them 2 or 3 decades to match a 2013 R1, by which time it would be, uh, pretty obsolete. They have to play the nostalgia angle as it's all they've got. Not trying to offend the Harley faithful out there, but it's the truth.

Anyways Mr. Road Toad, I think we'd probably all appreciate it in this thread if you would limit the Yamaha/Starley rage to the Bolt thread. Can you give us that small courtesy?
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