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Old 08-28-2003, 04:52 PM   #1
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That XL1200C does look nice... but I still want a Lightning, instead.
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Old 08-28-2003, 04:53 PM   #2
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What is that touring THING that Harley must have beat with a liter-class Ugly Stick ? Road Glide FLTRI ? Makes me want to give the Ural a second look.
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Old 08-28-2003, 04:55 PM   #3
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Sounds like they turned the little toad into a prince



I can't wait to try out the new Sporty.



I also like the idea of the two year warranty.
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Old 08-28-2003, 05:04 PM   #4
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Too bad the Revolution engine is still limited to the V-Rod. They ought to be using it in touring, sport touring and muscle bikes and going beyond the handling limitations of the cruiser format.
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Old 08-28-2003, 05:31 PM   #5
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Wow. four posts already and it hasn't turned into a sportbike vs harley cage match.... unbelievable.



It's too bad that Harley decided to leave the lower spec suspension on the 1200 sportster. At least the gave it a fatter rear tire. It looks the better for it.



Still waiting for pics of the new Honda Superhawk....



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Old 08-28-2003, 05:42 PM   #6
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Are they different?
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Old 08-28-2003, 05:53 PM   #7
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Having sold my 1999 hot rod Dyna-Glide in favor of Ducati and a Kawasaki ZZR 1200, I have to admit that the new Sportster 1200 Roadster is a bike that appeals to me. I guess I'll have make more room in the garage.

Perhaps some narrower bars and rearsets?
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Old 08-28-2003, 06:30 PM   #8
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Unfortunately, I feel that Harley really needed to do much much more than they have to stay in their ranking. With an overbuilt factory capacity and the wealth of other brand heavyweight cruisers coming out this might prove to be a difficult year for Harley and that might upset me. Come on H-D throw more wood on the fire...
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Old 08-28-2003, 07:19 PM   #9
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Amazing that Harley waited this long to make the Sportster rideable!! I think I'll test drive one and then offer 'em $1500 below MSRP...also painting a bike a different color does not make it a different model. They need to put that great Porsche engine in a decent frame!
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Old 08-28-2003, 07:46 PM   #10
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The V-Rod looks great in black, They might have done a little better with it if it came out black to start with.

My favorite, the FXDX should be even better with EFI, I'm gonna' have to find room in my wallet for one soon

Not too sure about the Road Glide but taste is a personal matter

The new Sporty looks good, with some much needed improvements, I hate to see them drop the sport model though, What does Harley have against performance and handling?.

I'm surprised to hear you bagging on Sportsters so much ebass, I thought mine were a flat-out kick in the ass, I guess it's just what you're used to.

If Harley can get through the bounce from all the 100 year sales the next few years should be good to them as well.
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