Harley Bronx and other new variants

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  1. Monkeyshines

    Monkeyshines Long timer

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    It's not a standard so no, they didn't fuck it up by not making it a proper version of something it's not intended to be.
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  2. Nosotros Racing

    Nosotros Racing Long timer Supporter

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    According to sources, the Bronx naked streetfighter has been shelved, but the cruiser-type thingie that looks like a Fat Boy screwed a V-Rod is next up.

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  3. Mobiker

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    I can't tell what its intended to be :scratch
  4. liberpolly

    liberpolly Lazy rider

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    A poor man’s Ducati?
  5. Nosotros Racing

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    The best-looking (IMO) of the three prototypes and this is the one they're shelving
  6. Nosotros Racing

    Nosotros Racing Long timer Supporter

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    Another familiar silhouette.

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    pjensen641 Long timer Supporter

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    Good grief..... Forward pegs and drag bars. Way to bend the rider in to an awkward C shape.
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  8. Monkeyshines

    Monkeyshines Long timer

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    Seeing the execution of the PA now in the flesh, this bike has huge potential. I hope they just stick the 1250 from the PA in it. 150 HP and 90+ lbft of torque is immediately it the meaty range of the supernakeds (if we're calling the Duc Streetfighter V4 and SDR Hypernakeds now).
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  10. Nosotros Racing

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    I imagine their thinking with the Fat Baby (or whatever hey call it) is, some younger people in the old crowd will buy these and grind the edge off those who can't brook change to make them culturally accepted as true Harleys.

    If the platform is reliable and successful, they can always do other models. If anyone knows how to stretch a couple models into a dozen, it's Harley.
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  11. Mobiker

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    With pseudo flat track styling and forward controls? I think not.
    Unless you mean the Diavel? Maybe.

    Edit: I used to have a Honda NT650GT Hawk. People used to say it was a poor man's Ducati. A friend of mine had a 750 Monster at the time. After a couple of bike swaps back and forth I found I preferred the Hawk.
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  12. pjensen641

    pjensen641 Long timer Supporter

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    That tank shape isn't helping to hide the wiring and plumbing for sure. I think they need to reshape it or put some sort of cover over this area...

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    I also think they would be better of with a taller/skinnier radiator on the Bronx. The low wide one is going to look out of place. There is plenty of room to go talller with the rad. New Triumph Bonnevilles have a well done tall/skinny radiator.
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  13. dirtbagger

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    The Bronx was ditched this year by Harley.
  14. BigIron

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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    i would. A LiveWire with a less committed riding position and the LiveWire promo prices would make me very interested. But I don’t think HD ever intended the LiveWire to be anything other than a statement.

    I’d like to try the electric bike thing, but I’m done with Zero. I’ve tried three times to get a test ride with no response. Say what you want, but at least the stealerships will sell you a bike.

    And, yeah, I get it, there are a bunch of reasons to not buy an electric: cost and charging stations being the biggies. But I think it’d be a cool experience.

    As it is, I’ll also hope for the mini-Pan unicorn.
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  15. HapHazard

    HapHazard Be Kind - Rewind

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    If not "Fat Baby", then how about "Black Hole"?
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    It's their styling department's super power.
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    BarKnee Been here awhile

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    And the accretion disk makes me see "raisin" when looking at the tank graphics:wave
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  18. NarcoPolo

    NarcoPolo Been here awhile

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    That would imply the Harley will be considerably less costly than a Ducati. I have my doubts.
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    Doubtless someone(s) realized that it looks very similar to a tuber Buell and decided it was consequently a lose-lose proposition: the vast majority of their established customer base wouldn't buy it 'cause they hate Buells and this bike looks like a(n updated) Buell, and the people who liked Buells wouldn't buy it 'cause they hate what the MoCo ultimately did with Buell (and, if nothing else, would likely fear a repeat).

    Which is to say, just too much baggage/a bridge too far to produce that style of bike at present, especially with their new motor-of-the-future tied to it. Let the clean-sheet/new market segment PA establish itself/gain acceptance for both bike and the new motor--and also expand, diversify, and dilute their current customer base--and also build acceptance for the motor amongst their established base with this new power cruiser, and then maybe they'll feel confident enough that a Bronx-style bike can succeed.

    PS--speaking of Buells, the belt drive 1125s put out 145+ HP and over 80 ft/lbs of torque, so no reason to think any pavement-only bike with the new motor(s)--the teased new power cruiser, Bronx-type production bike, etc.--wouldn't have a belt final drive.
  20. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Yup, there were a number of things I didn't care for about the Buell I owned, but I LOVED that belt drive.

    I was disappointed that the FTR didn't come with one.
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