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Old 06-19-2007, 08:48 AM   #1
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Word on the street has it that Harley is going to be introducing a new model for their 08 lineup in a couple of weeks. It is said that it will be marketed to a younger audience. Anyone want to guess as to what it might look like and what engine they may put in it?
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:03 AM   #2
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Default Xr 1200!!!

Just like the prototype, with adjustable suspension bits, and a Buell motor. With EFI.

Now the wish list... a 6 speed with a slipper clutch.

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Old 06-19-2007, 09:09 AM   #3
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I'd like to see something along the lines of the XLCR they made back in the 70's. Use a Buell motor, and a six-speed with a bike that is slightly bigger and a cafe style.
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With the positive response that they recieved from the concept bike, I can imagine them NOT building it. We will see.

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Old 06-19-2007, 09:29 AM   #5
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They did get lots of positive press on the new XR 1200. I'm just wondering if this might be something completely different. I was just at Harley HQ, and they were really tight-lipped about what it is they are bringing to market. I think it will be here in 2 weeks, so it won't be long.
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Does this engine look familiar to anyone?:

Engine and transmission case assembly - Google Patents
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Does this engine look familiar to anyone?:

Engine and transmission case assembly - Google Patents
Looks familiar to me. It's called a TwinCam.
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I thought the Twin Cam is older than the patent date- by about five years?
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Ah, I read the patent and it only appears to cover some work HD did fitting engines to transmissions.

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Hopefully it's along the lines of the Euro only XR1200.
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