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Old 08-29-2003, 05:55 AM   #21
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Ebass, we're kindred spirits and I'm a subscriber forever just because of the Nigel Tufnel reference.



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Old 08-29-2003, 06:10 AM   #22
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Are the new Sportsters still gonna be too small for anyone north of 6'?
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Old 08-29-2003, 06:45 AM   #23
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The title of the article mentioned "the new look". Um... what would that be, exactly? A black V-Rod? A blue frame? That's it? They still look the same to me, and more importantly, they're still basically the same old, same old underneath. Still underpowered, still ugly with a capital UG.



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Old 08-29-2003, 07:31 AM   #24
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A manufacturer would never fire all its bullets on the first release.



You'll see a "super Sporty" a year or two from now I'll bet.
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Old 08-29-2003, 08:11 AM   #25
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Default Re: Yaaawwwwwnnnnnnn ..... zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Although I didn't see any mention of it in the article, the current Cycle World says the new sportsters weigh 50 pounds more than the previous version, due to the stronger frame required since the motor's no longer solidly mounted. Kind of reminds me of a Chevrolet Camaro ad I read years ago - "Heavier this year, to hold the road better!"



Also, ValkBandit, I'm only trying to be constructive, but it's "cojones" and "melons."
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Old 08-29-2003, 08:23 AM   #26
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That would be a good move I think, Though I can't see some Willi-come-lately like Harley knocking the GREATEST MOTORCYCLE EVER MADE SINCE '85 off it's dizzying pinical of wonderfullness.

An artical in the paper the other day said Harley is aware of it's demographic being a little long in the tooth, and realizes that at some point they're going to have to go after a younger market.

A sport touring Vrod as part of a whole Vrod line might drum up some interest in a crowd thats not interested in $20 K bikes that need another grand or two worth of mods to get any kind of power out of them.
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Old 08-29-2003, 09:27 AM   #27
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Default Great article EBass !!!

It is good Harley changed the Sporty. Some say it should of had the Buell engine. But I think that should be another model cause Sporty folks will want a genuine Harley. Harley played to strength of the Sporty i.e. classic styling and heritige. Any more radical changes would of been too much for the brotherhood. After riding a Sporty I think EBass has it right about how the elimination of excessive vibration will go far to help the attractiveness of the Sporty to women.



VRod color is good. But put the Porche engine in another platform. Probably next near.





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Old 08-29-2003, 09:52 AM   #28
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Even try it in an upgraded sportser frame with modern suspension, a HD naked streetfighter
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Old 08-29-2003, 10:19 AM   #29
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EB, you mentioned that the forward-set foot controls on the Customer Sporters were moved back.



Has there been any change to the seating position on the standard Sportster? On the '03 and older models, the pegs were uncomfortably high in relation to the seat for taller riders. The photo of the 1200 Roadster appears to show a more "standard" riding position. Any specifics from the HD press release?



Oh yeah... any word on pricing?
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Old 08-29-2003, 10:22 AM   #30
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Harley's website how has the 2004's. Price on that Sportster Roadster is $8495.
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