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Old 01-04-2004, 02:21 PM   #11
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They've been around for awhile. I have some photos of their bikes on my website from the Love Run a couple of years ago. They look like baby Harleys.



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Old 01-04-2004, 04:25 PM   #12
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What's CVT, kawa'ki?
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Old 01-04-2004, 04:37 PM   #13
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Neat concept. The Autoglide 740 might be just the thing for my wife. However, the price is a little high considering I can get her a Honda Rebel etc for half the price. She will just have to learn to shift
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Old 01-04-2004, 04:41 PM   #14
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Nice web site Joe. Very cool pictures.
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Old 01-04-2004, 05:18 PM   #15
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Continuously variable transmission. No gears, just a belt and 2 pulleys. 2 halves of drive pulley close together from centrifugal force as torque increases, thereby increasing gear ratio continuously. Same as a snowmobile.
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Old 01-04-2004, 07:37 PM   #16
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your former EIC did a review of one for Cycle World about a year and a half ago...?
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Old 01-05-2004, 04:04 AM   #17
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More power to anyone who tries to manufacture motorcycles. Especialy if it not just a HD motor in a chopper frame. May the buisness gods bless them.

The motors look to be 90deg, or have my eyes gotten that bad. If so, punch up the compression on the 750, get it in a sporting chassis and see if it can compete on a track.

It's just a thought, you know, try to compete. It's been done in the US of A before.
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Old 01-05-2004, 06:02 AM   #18
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Old 01-05-2004, 06:26 AM   #19
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It will be interesting to see what the X-Glide is all about come January 7th. H-D should look into the pint size version as it might be a way to save their future cruiser market through capturing the young move-up market. The automatic feature might be good for those who have certain physical limitations through age, incident or other means and still love to ride. Their pint-size versions are pricey.
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Old 01-05-2004, 07:23 AM   #20
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I thought their mini-cycles were powered by a Mitsubishi generator motor- no kidding. But they used a different cam or something that gave it a real H-D like sound. I remember that the sound was awesome. It looks like their new bike is yet another H-D Evo clone.
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