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egb 12-23-2006 07:16 AM

Re: Smackdown in Chi-Town
 
Excellent comparo. Thanks!

Buzglyd 12-23-2006 07:42 AM

Re: Smackdown in Chi-Town
 
I'll gladly take one of each.



I think the Dyna is the most versatile bike in the H-D lineup. You can get all the detachable stuff, ride it to Sturgis, and then strip it all down for showing off.



Excellent!

Buzglyd 12-23-2006 08:09 AM

And another thing!
 
You ain't never gonna see no S/T VRod.



Think about it. Honda sells a couple thousand VFRs and ST1300s a year.



Yamaha sells so few FJRs you have to special order to get one.



Ducati sells maybe 1000 or so STs a year?



You really think H-D is going to engineer a whole new platform to sell a couple thousand bikes a year?



Everyone says they want a Sport Tourer but hardly anyone buys one.

Cryptoman 12-23-2006 08:24 AM

Re: Smackdown in Chi-Town
 
Gabe, I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I called Pfizer and they are all out of Zoloft coffee mugs. Would you settle for a Viagra pen and pencil set? You can leave any one of the three HDs under my tree if you like, but don't be offended if I sell it and get a Duc 1098 instead.

tomk2 12-23-2006 08:40 AM

Re: Smackdown in Chi-Town
 
Great comparo!



It'll come in really handy if I ever need to buy a bike for my grandpa.

obandoj 12-23-2006 08:41 AM

Re: Smackdown in Chi-Town
 
You would have enough money to buy the tricolore!

schizuki 12-23-2006 08:46 AM

Re: Smackdown in Chi-Town
 
"more than half the buyers of streetbikes, in fact -- who will only consider the bar-and-shield for their gas tank."



I heard it's down to an even 50%. They're failing fast. Sell your stock.

schizuki 12-23-2006 08:48 AM

Re: Smackdown in Chi-Town
 
I'll take the Sporty, and I ain't nobody's grandpa.

ksquid 12-23-2006 08:50 AM

Re: Smackdown in Chi-Town
 
Excellent stuff Thanks Gabe you too longride. Just from a looks stand point I have to go with Gabe's rankings. I actually agree with longides and this is my favorite line of the whole piece " It reminds me of an Elvis impersonator. If you take off the mutton-chop sideburns, sunglasses, and white jumpsuit, it's really your next door neighbor..: " Gabe is spot on with his analysis.. despite what the GPTB "Stay the Course" crowd thinks. Just because Honda only sells a few STs and Touring bikes doesn't mean HD will... Great work Evo, longride and Gabe..

ksquid 12-23-2006 08:52 AM

Re: Smackdown in Chi-Town
 
I agree the demographics are just stacked too high against HD..


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