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Old 11-04-2013, 04:18 PM   #31
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I stole this from Businessweek:

The Street, Harley’s first new bike platform in 13 years, reflects the customer feedback. Harley tweaked the frame, lowered the seat to 25.4 inches (64.5 centimeters) and changed the handlebar sweep. At 480 pounds (218 kilograms), the bike is Harley’s smallest and easiest to maneuver, Levatich said.

Harley, which received 25 percent of revenue outside the U.S. in 2006, forecasts 40 percent of sales from international markets by next year. More than half of its dealerships are outside the U.S. as the company tries to broaden its traditional customer base to new buyers: women, younger drivers, blacks, first-time riders and customers outside the U.S.
You've got to site this article. I'd love to see Businessweek refer to a new customer base as "blacks". Holy crap.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:21 PM   #32
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Engine looks wider than a 45 degree V. These things are long over due for HD. Now who is copying who?
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:21 PM   #33
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Does anyone know anything about this engine?

Two valve? Four? Pushrod? OHC?

I would almost certainly guess it won't spin very fast, so it certainly won't be a powerhouse up high.

But I kinda dig the looks. I'd put a higher seat on it...but funny that Harley is now making a standardish midsized bike when Honda is focusing on their weird scooter things and BMW and the Europeans have a love of Transformer-Angry Insect Design.

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Old 11-04-2013, 04:24 PM   #34
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You've got to site this article. I'd love to see Businessweek refer to a new customer base as "blacks". Holy crap.

Does this make ya feel better? BTW, AP style manual advises either "black" or African-Americans. Normal usage.



http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...ht-bike-market

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Old 11-04-2013, 04:25 PM   #35
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You've got to site this article. I'd love to see Businessweek refer to a new customer base as "blacks". Holy crap.
That has become an often used term in academic circles. Particularly when discussing more than one demographic category.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:26 PM   #36
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Does anyone know anything about this engine?

Two valve? Four? Pushrod? OHC?

I would almost certainly guess it won't spin very fast, so it certainly won't be a powerhouse up high.

But I kinda dig the looks. I'd put a higher seat on it...but funny that Harley is now making a standardish midsized bike when Honda is focusing on their weird scooter things and BMW and the Europeans have a love of Transformer-Angry Insect Design.

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I'm guessing around 50 horsepower and 50 ft/lb of torque on the 750.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:27 PM   #37
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I wonder if they'll use this motor for flat track?
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:32 PM   #38
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:32 PM   #39
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Does this make ya feel better? BTW, AP style manual advises either "black" or African-Americans. Normal usage.



http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...ht-bike-market

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Reminds me of the scene from Anchorman where corporate brings in a woman anchor to increase diversity. Champ asks, "What's diversity". Ron Burgundy, "It's an old, old wooden ship".
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:33 PM   #40
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In China.. well in Beijing new riders that have never ridden just go out and buy 1300s bikes and learn at the shop for a free minutes. What is the big deal. I was at the shop and watched two guys drop 300000 RMB or about 45000 US dollars on two used HDs .... never have been on even a scooter. One was a 1200 and the other 1600 ....insane.

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Old 11-04-2013, 04:40 PM   #41
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Does anyone know anything about this engine?

Two valve? Four? Pushrod? OHC?

I would almost certainly guess it won't spin very fast, so it certainly won't be a powerhouse up high.

But I kinda dig the looks. I'd put a higher seat on it...but funny that Harley is now making a standardish midsized bike when Honda is focusing on their weird scooter things and BMW and the Europeans have a love of Transformer-Angry Insect Design.

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four valve OHC 60 Degree vee makes me wonder if its not a sleeved down VRod?
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:46 PM   #42
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:47 PM   #43
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four valve OHC 60 Degree vee makes me wonder if its not a sleeved down VRod?
All new. No commonality with VR. VR engine is much larger physically and heavier.


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Old 11-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #44
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If a Sportster is a girls bike what does it make these things?
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:52 PM   #45
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If a Sportster is a girls bike what does it make these things?
Vespa alternative for gay guys.
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