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Old 12-23-2006, 08:16 AM   #1
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Excellent comparo. Thanks!
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Old 12-23-2006, 08:42 AM   #2
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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!
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:09 AM   #3
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Default 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.
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:24 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:40 AM   #5
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Great comparo!



It'll come in really handy if I ever need to buy a bike for my grandpa.
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:41 AM   #6
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You would have enough money to buy the tricolore!
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:46 AM   #7
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"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.
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:48 AM   #8
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I'll take the Sporty, and I ain't nobody's grandpa.
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:50 AM   #9
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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..
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:52 AM   #10
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I agree the demographics are just stacked too high against HD..
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