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Old 11-06-2009, 03:42 PM   #16
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http://www.southparkstudios.com/episodes/251889

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Old 11-06-2009, 08:10 PM   #17
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OMG! The guy in the ad wears a polo shirt! It can't be happening!
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:11 AM   #18
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saw that episode for the first time the other day. one of their best.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:09 PM   #19
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Can you imagine in this age of farkles and 100 hp BMW station wagonstroms if someone made a new 175 dual sport for the American market?



As a matter of trivia, was that a 175 dirt bike with a tag and indicators?

That's a very cool ad. Thanks for posting it.
indeed. My 650 is considered an underpowered lightweight these days....
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:14 PM   #20
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HD pioneered alot of things for motorcycling across America. They have since forsaken all those things in favor of the v-twin cruiser. shame really.
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:42 AM   #21
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went riding Sunday to the famous "Fast Eddie's Bon Aire" in Alton,Illinois. All I could think about was that South Park Episode.
It is so true.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:29 AM   #22
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odd that no one has commented that the m/c in question is not a "real" harley-davidson. believe this ad was published in the days when H-D owned aermacchi (an italian brand that they had purchased during the AMF days, i believe)....
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:40 AM   #23
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It's still harley and this ad is from their marketing dept.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:47 AM   #24
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It's still harley and this ad is from their marketing dept.
That's how we saw it back in the day. You bought them at the HD shop and they said HD on the tank. It is the same way we thought of Penton's as Penton's not rebadged KTM's back in those days.
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:20 PM   #25
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OMG! The guy in the ad wears a polo shirt! It can't be happening!


He's just bike curious.
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:32 AM   #26
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That would be a fun bike to ride to a H-D meeting...
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:43 AM   #27
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Try buying a Aermmachi Harley. My fellow baby boomers have made buying one rather expensive. Personally, I have never figured out the fascination with old junk. But all my buddies have restored muscle cars and crappy old DT's and such filling up their garages.
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:12 PM   #28
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The SX175 was very underpowered compared to the Japanese enduros of the same time period. I had one for a brief time.
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:25 PM   #29
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Don't work in Canada WTF this is the internet.

You got me curious now what episode is it?
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:04 AM   #30
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as some have said, people have always had the 'touring' gene, but have had to rely on the technology of the time to satisfy it. back in the early days of motorcycling, that gene got pleased, but the bike choices were few...indian and harley mainly. since its all they had it worked well.

harley, in recent decades, had to find another way to convince people to buy the crap they were making back then (admit it, they WERE crap a couple decades ago!). thats when the harley marketing took over and became successful at mass brain washing (marketing at its best) and left the 'real' touring scene in favor for what they are today (decent bikes, worthless attitudes)

so, they may have gotten the motorcycle touring theme started, but they sure as hell didnt improve upon it. too bad it took buell to try to do it with the uly (great bike)...
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