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Old 11-27-2006, 08:53 AM   #1
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It's a harley i might actually buy.
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:03 AM   #2
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I'd like to read how others rate it after riding it first.
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:03 AM   #3
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Why would someone buy this over a Buell?



Seriously, I would come closer to buying a Buell Lightning if I wanted a standard but maybe I am missing something. Enlighten me please? Is it styling? Performance? Having the Harley-Davidson name on the gas tank?



The resident HD critic would like to know? To me this bike is at least 20 years too late.

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Old 11-27-2006, 09:05 AM   #4
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It will be the perfect bike to tell Harley not to make another one like it ever again. It's a bike many will say they will buy, but few will purchase. It's not going to be super fast or super cheap, and it's a Harley, so 99% of the talkers will walk on by. If it had 120 rwhp and sold for 7 grand it might have a chance, but it doesn't, and it doesn't.
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:11 AM   #5
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Thanks for making my point.. I suspected as much

By the way Excellent Point..[b][i] Too bad about the Bears getting beat by a middle of the pack AFC team. Just think what the Chargers, Ravens, Colts, Broncos and Chiefs would do to the Bears. Note Denver beat NE at NE this season rather convincingly.

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Old 11-27-2006, 09:12 AM   #6
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Longride is right, it's a competitive marketplace, and overpriced, primitive, overweight, underpowered bikes will not sell even the Harley Davidson label is on them. Romantic daydreamers are not the guys with the money buying the bikes
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:14 AM   #7
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Longride is right, it's a competitive marketplace, and overpriced, primitive, overweight, underpowered bikes will not sell even if the Harley Davidson label is on them. Romantic daydreamers are not the guys with the money buying the bikes
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:40 AM   #8
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Don't all HD cruisers, with the exception of the V-Rods, fit that category i.e. overpriced, primitive, overweight, underpowered?
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:55 AM   #9
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Phah. Sure, I'll take two (one for parts).



Burn me once shame on you. Burn me twice, and uh, guess I'll buy the extended warranty.
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:58 AM   #10
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How do we know what the price would be? Maybe Harley are looking to catch even more of the EU standard/naked market. Isn't it possible that the engine is mostly from Buell's parts bin, reversing the old argument?



Bottom line, I'd be riding a Lightning instead of a Firebolt were that sort of thing my cup of tea. But I'd certainly like to test and/or price one and be pleasantly surprised...

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