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johnnyb 11-27-2006 10:45 AM

Re: New MO Poll/Survey
Also there is a shedload of guys out there who bought cruisers and might be getting tired of them, wanting something a little sportier but non-intimidating. I am not a HD guy but i like it. I would rather ride around on this thing than a V-Rod.

JLWarrior 11-27-2006 10:50 AM

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That pretty much covers my thoughts as well.

Neal 11-27-2006 10:52 AM

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The 2007 XL1200 R goes for 8695 in black and 8955 in colors. The XL1200C goes for9695 in black and 9995 in colors. I cant see this new bike going for less than 9500 and more likely for over 10K. its performance will probably be compareable to the Ninja 750 or SV650 .

By the way my local dealer has 06 Sporties in the floor at 1000 below MSRP(7100 bucks for an XR1200R). For 3000 bucks (if you do your own work) you could roll your own street tracker.

Neal 11-27-2006 10:57 AM

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I agree with you ...I like it and would prefer it over a VROD. But do you prefer it over a Monster or a Buell? If it comes out in 08 will you buy one? I really like the bike and hopes HD takes the chance,but I dont think it will draw many folk from other brands into Harleys.Hope i'm wrong.

longride 11-27-2006 10:57 AM

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I think they aren't bringing it stateside for a reason. If it sells in Europe, they might bring it here. I don't see the market for it here, and I don't think Harley sees it either.

longride 11-27-2006 10:58 AM

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But I'd bet my bottom dollar you would buy something else rather than this bike.

KLRer 11-27-2006 11:00 AM

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I like it stylingwise. Clean lines. Somewhat like the 883 Sportster in appearance.

Buzglyd 11-27-2006 11:02 AM

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No kidding. Check H-D's stock price over the last six months or so.

I'll bet the Grape Prohylactic sold his at $40.

seruzawa 11-27-2006 11:06 AM

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I'd test one first. It's easy to hang around motorcycle sites and develop the dreaded "horespower envy" but then I go out and jump on my Zrex with a "mere" 96Hp and soon remind myself that 90hp is still enough to get anyone in serious trouble pretty danged quick. JB might be right in thinking that there are middlesized cruiser owners who'd like a bit more oomph and flickability.

'Course he'll change his mind now that I'm agreeing.

Dangerousdave_2 11-27-2006 11:09 AM

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Why wouldn't any bike with sporting pretensions come with 17 inch wheels, front and rear? Pretty much all the good sport/sport touring tires come in 17 inch sizes only.

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