Harley ADV Bike

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  1. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    That fairing looks like something I made in my garage.
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    unlucky1 Been here awhile

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    ugly
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  5. Hughlysses

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    Seriously? Have you seen an ADV bike that isn't?
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    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Of course, the Ulysess. Not like that ugly Vstrom I used to own. :lol3
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    You do nice work. ..
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  8. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Not by the looks of it.
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    I think this is super cool personally, but I guarantee it weighs an insane amount, stock street 750 is like almost 500lbs lol

    so definitely not worth producing
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  10. EastRoad

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    Could I join a harley riding MC with that?
    will harley now offer the matching gore-tex harley ADV STEALTH jacket?
    Will my old lady still look good on that ?

    oh mates, a lot of questions (most of them silly).




    on a second thought: Grotesque
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    Yea, I suspect you're right, and it does look awfully long. Still, it's pretty cool that someone associated with Harley realizes you can build something besides a cruiser.
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    To me it does the same thing as most modern harelys: I hate the design on the fairing, the cooler, etc... those convulsed fattened useless curves and shapes... essentially design-plastic squeezed to give it some sort of bat-bike type pseudo bad-assery.. form without any function and in my opinion lacking any type of aesthetic aspect too...
    I know design and visual appeal are a matter of personal taste.

    I don't mind harleys, I'm certainly no hd-hater or so. I wouldn't mind tinkering and occasionally riding an old sportster or so....
    Including all the issues pre-90ies harleys tend to have... it's part of the charm in my book.
    sure technically speaking Buell was the best thing for harley ever...
    But design wise I simply can't like those massive fairingy, plastic weird shit and anything that looks like a movie prop in some ways.

    whilst - according to the text- the "stealth ADV" is a concept made by a harley dealer (like the author of the text I find that a tad hard to believe)...
    maybe it's the "stealth" part alone that kills it for me... I don't buy into tactical bollocks ... and I really don't know what's stealth about that bike either.
    (aside from the dull black / gray paint job)...
    it's the bastardised KLR look on the front, the modern harley look in width... the silly backrest that is oddly reminiscent of a sissy bar on a harley... but gets completely undone by the aluminium boxes...
    it looks like frankenstein... cobbled together from too many different body parts... a bit of a mishap.


    Look at Buell's ulysses .... design meets function in a very nice way in my opinion.
    heck that thing was a beautiful touring / adv type bike... had a lot of (unused) potential....
    unfortunately there's not a slice of this in that harley concept.

    the basic 750 platform would lend itself nicely for a cool custom job - even some sort of ADV bike.,... but that contraption, at least in the eyes of this writer is hideous and a tad pointless.
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    My wife showed me this this morning - something she saw on Face book. :lol3

    I explained that it's a custom done bike, not something HD actually did.
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    meanwhile at headquarters.... :D

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    Klim leather chaps and vest and a Shoei adventure half helmet. Fit right in here.

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    I wonder if it can tow a trailer... to carry spare parts...
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    An alum frame/swingarm, uncork the engine, ohlins front & rear and it'll weigh about 365#. With close to 100HP. Not a bad exercise.
    Wonder what a V-ROD engine weighs...
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    Too heavy for Erik Buell to use in the Ulysses.:D
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    I like it. To me it looks better than many of the adv bikes on the market today, regardless of the manufacturer. HD haters on here annoy the shit out of me.
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