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Old 01-01-2009, 10:12 AM   #11
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Why compare the CVO in this group? Why wouldn't you compare apples to apples and put in the Ultra Classic without all the bling in this comparison?
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:35 AM   #12
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Nice article boys. It didn't tell me anything I didn't know already. The GW is the most comfortable mile eater ever made and always was. I also think if the E-Glide Ultra was chosen that the MSRP would be the cheapest of this bunch. Go figure with everyone always complaining that Harleys are so expensive.
The Harley traces its roots back to the depression when people could not afford a used Ford Model A. People used it for the market, going to church and work. Now the CVO costs about 10 times more than what a 1000 acre farm sold for back then. Now only the wealthy can afford one. Thanks Harley, no wonder you're in trouble.
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:42 AM   #13
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Why compare the CVO in this group? Why wouldn't you compare apples to apples and put in the Ultra Classic without all the bling in this comparison?
I figured this would happen sooner than later. Seems a fair question, and it's surfaced a couple times already. But I thought maybe the title might have indicated the general theme, as well as the teaser text on the homepage, and in this para:

"Because touring is such an important part of the U.S. bike market, we wanted to get the best of what of each manufacturer had to offer. In light of that we went with a trio of luxury liners that are made in America, and we ordered them as loaded with options as we could get them."

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I figured this would happen sooner than later. Seems a fair question, and it's surfaced a couple times already. But I thought maybe the title might have indicated the general theme, as well as the teaser text on the homepage, and in this para:

"Because touring is such an important part of the U.S. bike market, we wanted to get the best of what of each manufacturer had to offer. In light of that we went with a trio of luxury liners that are made in America, and we ordered them as loaded with options as we could get them."

Did any of them come with a carne asada burrito?
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:57 PM   #15
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Good test, I also like the Vision and have seen a couple out on the road. It's not a bad looking bike and the owners seem very pleased with them. For my money I'd get the Ultra but not the CVO model,
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...I also like the Vision...
Hmmm. You might like the "Wild Riders" then.
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Did any of them come with a carne asada burrito?
No burritos this time, Buz, but we'll be calling in '09.
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:47 PM   #18
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Why compare the CVO in this group? Why wouldn't you compare apples to apples and put in the Ultra Classic without all the bling in this comparison?
Cause we wanted max luxury. The non-CVO E-Glide woulda fared worse, and the lower output of its smaller engine would have been really outclassed.
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Hmmm. You might like the "Wild Riders" then.
Hmmm.... Adult themes and concepts?....full frontal nudity?... graphic sex and violance?....

pass the popcorn and Vodka.......
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Hmmm.... Adult themes and concepts?....full frontal nudity?... graphic sex and violance?....

pass the popcorn and Vodka.......
Vodka? You're off the Bushmills?

I don't believe it.

You have to hand it to the Finlandia people though. They've convinced huge numbers of people that their expensive distilled potatoes are better than the $4 brand.

Now excuse me while I get back to my brother-in-law's excellent martinis.
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