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Old 10-11-2006, 03:59 PM   #1
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Love the Harley!
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:02 PM   #2
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Harley has a cool product with the new Sportster.
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:20 PM   #3
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I understand Harley's hesitancy in committing to this bike. They tried similiar tacts in 77/78 with the XLCR and in 83/84 with the XR1000(a better analogy since it too was inspired by the XR750). Neither bike sold well,although they are now increasing in value as collectible classics. I truly like the new bike but I wonder if it would be well received;the HD cruiser rider wont be interested and folk interested in a more sporty ride would likely go for the Buell. I'm not sure who the targeted demographic would be.
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:28 PM   #4
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Looks like Harley took some cues from Ducati. Finally a HD I'd own.

It's baffled me for years why the Sportster could'nt have the same mill as the Buell. Oh wait............... I know why
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:37 PM   #5
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I've seen some of the harley xr stuff around on the net. Anyone else thinking Superhawk front and tail?

Anyway, could there be legal issue with Buell that would not allow harley to sell a "sporty" 1200 in the US?
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:38 PM   #6
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This is the bike that will be H-D's big crossover. It looks like if the Buell guys built a sportster! This is the light, sport-touring platform that I've been waiting for!



Make sure it has ADJUSTABLE forks and shocks, comp, reb, and preload.



I'll put up a deposit NOW.

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Old 10-11-2006, 05:11 PM   #7
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Now if they'd just bring back the XLCR cafe racer...
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Old 10-11-2006, 05:12 PM   #8
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At one time HD owned 49% In '97 they the controlling shareholder.
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Old 10-11-2006, 05:13 PM   #9
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Harley owns a controlling interest in Buell (if not all).
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Old 10-11-2006, 05:14 PM   #10
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You beat me by 1.5 seconds.
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