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Old 01-04-2010, 11:28 AM   #211
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Ok, I love bikes as I'm sure we all do, why else be here? Harley sells their name, and because it has that name on it they get a higher price for them. Dooney & Burke or Gucci get more for their pocketbooks, and Rolex gets more for their watches then Timex. At the end of the day a ladies chit is still all in the bag and both watches have the same time, whats the difference? The Gucci bag carrying woman got to walk thru the mall carrying a Gucci bag and the Rolex man got to sit in the clubhouse with his sleves rolled up (cant miss that watch). If that feeling of superiority if worth the difference in price to them the companies can keep getting a premium price for their goods. When people stop caring (if ever), the values fall flat.

Some of us want a bike to ride, not talk about, show off, or let everyone know we own, therefore we buy based on our own percieved value, (as to what will this model do for me), rather then some expectation on how a particular bike will change your life, image, or social status.

The general public cannot distinguish the difference from an Electra Glide, to a Valkyre, Boulevard, or even a Honda Rebel. To most they are Harleys cause they are 2 wheeled machines that are shiny and not a bunch of plastic like any of the variety crotch rockets, which means it's a motorcycle but not a harley. I'm asked alot which model mine is, and complimented "nice Harley" by people that dont know its a Yamaha. I've told Harley owners "It's a RSTD", and they say nice bike, noone calls it an RSTD, but they dont even know that. Most people are ignorant of motorcycles, even an unfortunate chunk of bike owners.
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:33 AM   #212
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No doubt, but still very entertaining its like a bunch of old men fighting over what type of viagra pill works better.
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:36 AM   #213
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Not to knock Harleys or their owners but I made my decision on what I came across in my bike hunt, I haddnt ruled out H-D, but they were priced considerably higher and I dont believe in financing anything, so they diddnt fit the bill. I would feel like a fool making a bike payment on anything in February, be it a Road King, or a Busa, its just not within what I'll allow myslef to do financially and I'm glad I have that discipline. Someday, when/if financial conditions improve and I happen to be sitting on 20K and in the market for a new scoot, who knows what I'll end up with, but unless they narow that price margin, it wont likely be a Harley.
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:37 AM   #214
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No doubt, but still very entertaining its like a bunch of old men fighting over what type of viagra pill works better.
duuh, the blue one, and I'd rather pay more for it and take 2 if I had to before I took Ciallis
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Oh, and Victory engines don't use pushrods...
Well they certainly should. The filthy buggers go from port to port.
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The general public cannot distinguish the difference from an Electra Glide, to a Valkyre, Boulevard, or even a Honda Rebel. To most they are Harleys cause they are 2 wheeled machines that are shiny and not a bunch of plastic like any of the variety crotch rockets, which means it's a motorcycle but not a harley.
That is probably the most perceptive comment in the whole damn thread.
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Let this play, it's a few Videos in a row...

2010 Victory Cross Roads Motorcycle : Videos
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Why does it seem some dont like the bigger bikes kinda like some compalin about SUV's? IMO if you can afford the lack of efficiency and the extra gas, oil, etc good for you. I personally like having my rain gear, an extra jacket winshield cleaner, dark & light glasses & a few rags with me year round, and find it easier to throw in a locking sidecase rather then bungees or a backpack. We all ride differently and have different needs.
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Liked the review myself, options are always good. To each their own. I have had sport touring, Wings, Harleys. I happen to prefer the fork mounted fairing over the fixed. Harley does offer both.
Just wish I had enough money and space to own some of everything
motorcycling had to offer.
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Just wish I had enough money and space to own some of everything motorcycling had to offer.
+1

Trumph has caught my eye with that new Thunderbird and the Roadster version of the Rocket 3. A speed triple would be fun too.

If I had a little spare coin I'd pick up a used SV 650 just to play on. I saw a low miles SV for $2800 on cycletrader not long ago.
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