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Old 11-17-2006, 06:50 PM   #41
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:33 PM   #42
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Thank God Eric sticks to the logic of the worst engines and gearboxes (apart from the notorious Indian made Enfield) in the universe.



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Old 11-17-2006, 07:39 PM   #43
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:21 PM   #44
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I've got to agree with Buz and KP. Jeez, how many times can you say that?



First of all, the TT is just butt ugly. Second, it fills no real need in the market. It's not really a supermoto, isn't significantly different than the current products and the other Lightning variants look much better. I think the Uly is closer to a supermoto than the TT.



It's pretty obvious Buell is following the H-D new product development philosophy, which works well for the cruisers but is less than exciting in the sportbike world.



How about H-D giving EB a little more capital to work with? They can afford it and it might just pay off.
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:28 PM   #45
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Holy crap. I'm going to agree with KP again. H-D can certainly afford to develop a new engine. Plus they've already got the data from the Revolution project. Now, whether they think it's a good investment is another issue.



H-D makes plenty of money selling their stuff. Maybe it's not the initial investment in the new motor but the ongoing costs associated with entering the traditional sportbike market that makes them hesitant. Once they throw in the towel and build a new engine, they're sort of compelled to keep up with the competition. Then again, it is H-D. The theoretical new engine could be in production with few real changes for 40 years or more.
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:31 PM   #46
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Did he ever actually ride it? I don't recall.
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:07 PM   #47
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:29 PM   #48
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You were doing pretty well until that post, KP. Shoulda known it wouldn't last.
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Old 11-18-2006, 02:50 AM   #49
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I have to agree that Harley makes plenty of money to develop a new sportbike. I'm sure I can't think of a better way to ***** that money away on a wasted effort than that. Everyone can see how fantastically successful the American sportbike market is. We all see the new American sportbike manufacturers are coming out of the woodwork. Tons of money being made here, right? How is Harley stupid enough to miss this? Here's how. People aren't going to buy it because it's American, and there is no way they can make it a fast, or as cheap as the Japanese. But you'll buy it because it's an American product, right? That's the biggest lie since 'The check is in the mail'. Just ask GM and Ford how the 'buy American' schtick is working out for them these days. Harley just asked for concessions from thier labor union. I doubt the glorious new American sportbike is coming soon, despite all the time and effort we all spend thnking of ways to lose Harley a boatload of money. All of you need to thank Harley. They saved you all from the effort inventing new excuses not to buy a sportbike from them.
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That's the problem with monomaniacs.
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