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Old 11-04-2013, 05:03 PM   #46
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More info here: http://street.harley-davidson.com/en...=Vanity_street
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:06 PM   #47
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http://street.harley-davidson.com/en...=Vanity_street

Since posting pics here is a pain, I'll let others dig into this. But look at the bike at 4:44 on the street customs concept video. Pretty nice.

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Old 11-04-2013, 05:09 PM   #48
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I'm pretty shocked.

One, that Harley can keep a secret so well.

Two, that it's a clean-sheet engine design.

Three, that it's a pretty big change from the usual aircooled stuff (vrod not included).

Four, that they're going to make the thing in the U.S. Or at least assemble it here.

When was the last time there was a "smaller" motorcycle built in the US?? (Other than the Buell Blast).

Harley's new CEO seems to be keeping his word that they're going to move a lot faster into product design.

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It may have stayed so well hidden because it was developed in India?

Looks Bolt-ish, with a raked out front fork.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:09 PM   #49
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First impression from the one pic (so far) is it looks like a V-Rod engine stuffed in a Sportster frame. This could get interesting..............
Except not really, much narrower angle than the V-rod... and the Piglet weighs 480#. About what the Sportsters used to weigh... I'm not the target audience for either of these bikes but I'll test ride them for sure. Nice looking bike

And they finally returned to the Boat Tail...
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:11 PM   #50
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Well, that's just mean, GB.

(Note that the new piglets do have cast wheels with tubeless tires. JerryH approved, they are.)


Speaking of which.....this thread is at 4 pages now, and those two have been awfully quiet.

As for the bike...I like it.....and I think it will sell very well.....although, I would like to eventually see something like this in a 1000cc version for the States.

I have to wonder if this is the litmus test to moving towards all (or mostly) water-cooled engines for their bikes?

Hmm..

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Old 11-04-2013, 05:12 PM   #51
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:15 PM   #52
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:16 PM   #53
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:16 PM   #54
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:20 PM   #55
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I don't think it looks half as good as anything Japan makes.

Even if it's a good bike, the "real HD" guys won't give it any respect.

I'm predicting a sales flop if it's sold here, might do well in other parts of the world.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:26 PM   #56
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I don't think it looks half as good as anything Japan makes.

Even if it's a good bike, the "real HD" guys won't give it any respect.

I'm predicting a sales flop if it's sold here, might do well in other parts of the world.
You may well be right but I dont give a damn what real HD guys think. I have to admit I am intrigued by these. A 1000cc would really get my interest. For what ever reason, I think they look pretty good.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:31 PM   #57
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And I just bought a 2012 Honda Shadow Spirit. I think I like the Honda Shadow better.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:37 PM   #58
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Five years is fast?
I said fast-er.

As in, that snail is sure faster than that other snail.

I'm still giving HD props. I like a smaller bike, and for all the ragging on the company for not doing "modern"...here's a watercooled 4-valve ohc 750 cc bike. Pretty different from a sportster, that's fer sure.

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Old 11-04-2013, 05:44 PM   #59
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It may have stayed so well hidden because it was developed in India?

Looks Bolt-ish, with a raked out front fork.
a modern Royal Enfield?
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:45 PM   #60
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If you get away from the hype...like, will "real" H-D riders respect it, did H-D copy Yamaha, Honda, (fill in blank) ______, is it Harley's new "girl" bike, etc., what I see is a nicely designed, well-proportioned standard motorcycle with what is potentially a pretty nice modern liquid cooled engine, a 6-speed transmission (finally on a smaller bike) and belt drive. I'm going to wait on final judgment until I actually see and sit (and ride, if possible) one.
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