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Old 01-04-2010, 12:54 PM   #221
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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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Old 01-04-2010, 01:25 PM   #222
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:04 PM   #223
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:47 PM   #224
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How about this... leave engine oerformance out of it. Call the engines equal just for the sake of argument.

Now compare the weight of the bikes, the suspension, the comfort, the fuel mileage, the storage, the CG, the handling, the cornering clearance, the seat height, the payload capacity, the price, and the standard features.
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Larry, the honor of telling everyone at work, former classmates, frat brothers family & church folk that they have a harley is worth more to them then .....weight of the bikes, the suspension, the comfort, the fuel mileage, the storage, the CG, the handling, the cornering clearance, the seat height, the payload capacity, the price, and the standard features..... honestly if I had a Road King or an E glide, I wouldnt say "I have a Harley" cause most would assume a softtail or sportster, neither of which appeal to me. Kinda like the Cadillac Cimmaron (chevy Cavilier with a caddy grille) compared to a Fleetwood.
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Larry, the honor of telling everyone at work, former classmates, frat brothers family & church folk that they have a harley is worth more to them then .....weight of the bikes, the suspension, the comfort, the fuel mileage, the storage, the CG, the handling, the cornering clearance, the seat height, the payload capacity, the price, and the standard features..... honestly if I had a Road King or an E glide, I wouldnt say "I have a Harley" cause most would assume a softtail or sportster, neither of which appeal to me. Kinda like the Cadillac Cimmaron (chevy Cavilier with a caddy grille) compared to a Fleetwood.
Good point - I don't tell people I have a mere Mustang - "It's a F'n Bullitt, Biotch............."

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I tailor my response to the audience. Non-enthusiasts? "I ride a Harley". Mildly knowledgable people...."A Harley touring bike". And for those familiar with the H-D lineup, " I ride an Ultra".

It was tougher when I was riding a FXDX Superglide Sport. Even Harley people don't usually know WTF that is.
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Think about the impact of these 2 statements on the average non-riding person.

"He rides a motorcycle"

"He rides a Harley"
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Think about the impact of these 2 statements on the average non-riding person.

"He rides a motorcycle"

"He rides a Harley"
When I tell people I ride a motorcycle (2008 Buell Ulysses), the question always is "Is it a Harley?" That should tell you something. I can't tell you the number of times their follow-up was "I used to ride a Harley..."
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How about this... leave engine oerformance out of it. Call the engines equal just for the sake of argument.

Now compare the weight of the bikes, the suspension, the comfort, the fuel mileage, the storage, the CG, the handling, the cornering clearance, the seat height, the payload capacity, the price, and the standard features.
Oh yes, let's compare those things.

HD Dyna Glide = $11,999, 663 lbs wet, 64.2" wb, 4 piston brakes, 29 degree rake, storage = none.

Kingpin = $16,949, 666lbs DRY, 65.6" wb, 4 piston brakes, 32.8 degree rake, storage = none.

I stopped there when I realized what a terrible and inferior deal a Victory is. I had thought myself that if I wanted a cruiser that I'd likely get a Victory 'cause my friend Mike's V92 is a really nice bike. but the new Victorys with the ridiculous Arlen Ness styling, overweight, slow handling turn me off. Thank you for having me compare the two. HD is clearly the superior choice.
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