What bike do you want today?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by fivehitsweak, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    No, that is what only some people were waiting for. I was hoping for something like that with a normal 18/19 rim/tire set, pegs under the rider's butt, and a lighter looking set of pipes. It was a disappointment that Harley was back to thinking inside the box with the tires, peg position and general custom cruiser look... but as expected. You don't open new markets by building a rehash of what was done before. Heck, it may even get the same "girl's/beginner's bike" label as the Sportster always got.

    If they had put high pipes and that seat on the Street Rod 750 I'd own one right now, having bought it instead of what I did buy. But still no Harley made yet that I want. I hope they survive selling to the same aging customer base, instead of opening up to new ones.
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  2. DutchVDub

    DutchVDub Adventurous Pirate Supporter

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    Price wise its in line with the new Indian Chief and the FTR S or FTR R Carbon, but it does pack a lot of features. It has the same 4" round LCD gauge as the upscale Chief's that have navigation integrated into them, lean sensitive ABS/TC, and cruise control. Its too expensive to be a beginner bike, but its also the S model so you have to figure that baser models will come out later with a stripped down version of the same platform. I doubt they will have an air cooled and watercooled bike sharing the Sportster name for long and the Evo motor has had a hell of a run, but its going away. I know they already announced the 883 is gone, but I'm sure the 1200 will only last long enough to get more base models of the new platform out. Between this and the PanAm I'm sure there is plenty of room to mix in a lot of different ergonomic options.
  3. rick danger

    rick danger The further adventures of

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    [​IMG]Or [​IMG]Which one will hit the US first?
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  4. ridenm

    ridenm WALSTIB Supporter

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    One of the better looking Zeros. Still has range problems, and Zero needs to offer an updated version of the Xu at a loss-leader price with much lower seat height.

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  5. HapHazard

    HapHazard Be Kind - Rewind

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    Oh, you mean the Fat Baby!:lol3
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  6. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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  7. ridenm

    ridenm WALSTIB Supporter

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    My V-rod would go bye for that, even if my kids have an emotional attachment to it.
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  8. DutchVDub

    DutchVDub Adventurous Pirate Supporter

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    That looks much cleaner than the Sportster S, I wonder what the other side of the bike looks like. The left side of the Sportster S looks very unkept and cluttered to me, and honestly I think the right side looks pretty cobbled too. The low pipe on that Cafe version just flows better.

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  9. motorat

    motorat Is it raining

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    There is just something about the mud guard floating license plate signal thing that I really don't like.
    The black one above looks a lot better. I like the hint of xlcr.
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  10. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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    Not sure, just want a crashed or cheap and or fast motorcycle. To fix up that is.

    Any ideas where to look? FB market place? CL doesn't seem to have much for basket cases. :dunno
  11. TheHeretic

    TheHeretic Been here awhile

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    A mini's fun factor is truly hard to beat on the back roads. Grom or Z125, either will have you grinning from ear to ear.
  12. TheHeretic

    TheHeretic Been here awhile

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  13. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    they had to leave SOMEthing that could be customized.
  14. ridenm

    ridenm WALSTIB Supporter

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    I like my bikes like my women - with noticeable headlights.
  15. FranknStein7

    FranknStein7 Been here awhile

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    A Svartpilen 901 has been rumored. A much larger line-up of Huskies has been discussed. We shall see. I know I would be first in line to buy a Svartpilen 901.
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  16. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle Supporter

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    Am I the only one who prefers the look of the 2018 CB650F to the newer 650R?

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  17. relayer4u

    relayer4u Been here awhile

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    I know it's just a paint job and it's close to 500 lbs. BUT, for today, I WANT IT.

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  18. JETalmage

    JETalmage Long timer

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    Does anyone else find it rather shocking that a brief perusal of current models on the Big Four Japanese manufacturers' web sites turns up not a single scrambler?

    Talk about missed opportunity!

    JET
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  19. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Oh fuck, I can't unsee that now. Looks unfinished.
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  20. RevnUp

    RevnUp Adventurer

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    My plan is to replace my Electra Glide with a Road King in a couple of years after the last kid graduates . . . but what I want today . . .

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