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Old 10-16-2003, 05:17 AM   #1
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Here we go again!
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Old 10-16-2003, 05:31 AM   #2
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Buell? How are they doing? A loss leader for Harley or are they making money?
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Old 10-16-2003, 05:35 AM   #3
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Well, I guess H-D doesn't have to build an SV650 to make money. How DO they DO that?!?
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Old 10-16-2003, 05:47 AM   #4
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Prolly 'cuz SVs don't make much money. Harley is smart enough to make bikes that rake in big profits.



Come on, where are the Harley haters? Already four posts and not one denouncing Harley for being an evil empire tricking lawyers and accountants into buying vibrating, oil leaking inferior air-cooled, pushrod engined motorcycles with incredibly low price/performance ratios.
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Old 10-16-2003, 05:57 AM   #5
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Maybe this insane prosperity for Harley has made us awestruck. Who'da ever thunk that any company could be this successful this long selling, basically, two motorcycles? Apparently HD's imminent demise, as predicted by the usual infallible savants, has been greatly exaggerated. We may be in a recession, but HD would never know it.



HD has certainly been able to find what people want to buy and make it available for them. I'm just afarid that I'll be old and grey before I can afford another shovelhead basket project... er, maybe older and greyer would be a better depiction.
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Old 10-16-2003, 06:28 AM   #6
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[*]Thanks for making me another satisfied stockholder.[*]Thanks for buying overpriced bikes (way above the cost of making them)[*]Thanks for being loyal (like sheep) buyers of H-D apparel and accessories[*]Thanks for ignoring superior bikes built by Victory, Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Suzuki.[*] Thanks for buying a legend (a legend in how to market "vintage" bikes to aging baby boomers in the midst of midlife crisis's
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Old 10-16-2003, 06:32 AM   #7
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Don't forget about all those low mileage used Evos flooding the market and depressing the used prices.



That's gonna happen soon, right?
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Old 10-16-2003, 06:32 AM   #8
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Default Another bad review for the new Firebolt (reality check)

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Old 10-16-2003, 06:56 AM   #9
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Was this intended to be an ironic title to the post? The review concludes:



"ItÂ’s easy to see the attraction to this unique machine. When riding previous Buell offerings, they provided a satisfyingly unique experience that faded with time in the saddle. After many miles on the new Firebolt, I never tired of going out for another ride on it. Dare I say that I even considered it as a possible addition to my garage of the future.



"The XB12R is worthy of consideration, especially to those who enjoy riding something a little different...



"The bottom line: The XB12R Firebolt is a breath of fresh air in a mostly cookie-cutter sportbike scene, and it offers a robust platform to personalize an interesting bike even further."



That sounds like a fairly positive conclusion.
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Old 10-16-2003, 07:02 AM   #10
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...and all those pristine condition Knuckleheads gathering dust in old farmers' barns in the midwest!
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