Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > Harley-Davidson News

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-27-2006, 10:45 AM   #21
johnnyb
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,597
Default 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.
johnnyb is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 11-27-2006, 10:50 AM   #22
JLWarrior
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 61
Default Re: Question?

That pretty much covers my thoughts as well.
JLWarrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2006, 10:52 AM   #23
Neal
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 730
Default Re: New MO Poll/Survey

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 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2006, 10:57 AM   #24
Neal
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 730
Default Re: New MO Poll/Survey

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.
Neal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2006, 10:57 AM   #25
longride
Super Duper Mod Man

 
longride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Anywhere they let me
Posts: 10,479
Default Re: New MO Poll/Survey

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.
__________________
I'm a knucklehead
longride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2006, 10:58 AM   #26
longride
Super Duper Mod Man

 
longride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Anywhere they let me
Posts: 10,479
Default Re: New MO Poll/Survey

But I'd bet my bottom dollar you would buy something else rather than this bike.
__________________
I'm a knucklehead
longride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2006, 11:00 AM   #27
KLRer
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 233
Default Re: New MO Poll/Survey

I like it stylingwise. Clean lines. Somewhat like the 883 Sportster in appearance.
KLRer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2006, 11:02 AM   #28
Buzglyd
Founding Member
 
Buzglyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 10,904
Default Re: New MO Poll/Survey

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.
Buzglyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2006, 11:06 AM   #29
seruzawa
The Toad

 
seruzawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: 8501 ft.
Posts: 17,461
Default Re: New MO Poll/Survey

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.
__________________
"Make no mistake, Communism lost a big argument - one we know today as the 20th century."
seruzawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2006, 11:09 AM   #30
Dangerousdave_2
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,188
Default Re: New MO Poll/Survey

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.
Dangerousdave_2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off