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Old 02-27-2010, 09:11 AM   #31
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No, that would be Victory.
I thought it was Bimota.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:20 AM   #32
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I would like to see more fixed front faring tourers hit the market. Though I've never ridden one, I understand theyre alot more enjoyable on the road, and easier to manage at low speed with that weight off the bars.
Absolutely. In the HD line, there's the Road Glide with it's frame-attached, fixed fairing, and then all of the rest of the tourers with "batwing," fork mounted fairings. I've ridden both types many miles, and the Road Glide, IMO, is clearly superior, for the reasons you state.

There's lots of fixed fairing bikes to choose from, but they aren't "cruisers."
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:57 AM   #33
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Absolutely. In the HD line, there's the Road Glide with it's frame-attached, fixed fairing, and then all of the rest of the tourers with "batwing," fork mounted fairings. I've ridden both types many miles, and the Road Glide, IMO, is clearly superior, for the reasons you state.

There's lots of fixed fairing bikes to choose from, but they aren't "cruisers."
I always liked the idea of frame mount & seldomn hear anything negative about it other then the ackward holes through to allow or steering. I dont want a goldwing, and hate the 2 headlight front on the road glide. The rest of the bikes Ive seen with fixed farings are smaller then I'd prefer. However all sportbikes seem to have it. With riding position & bar location would it just not be low speed steerable? or is it more of an effort to have streamlined aero bodylines?
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:10 PM   #34
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I always liked the idea of frame mount & seldomn hear anything negative about it other then the ackward holes through to allow or steering. I dont want a goldwing, and hate the 2 headlight front on the road glide. The rest of the bikes Ive seen with fixed farings are smaller then I'd prefer. However all sportbikes seem to have it. With riding position & bar location would it just not be low speed steerable? or is it more of an effort to have streamlined aero bodylines?
I don't care for the frame mounts so much on twisty roads at night. I prefer to have the headlight at least pointing sort of in the direction I am turning rather than off into the trees. On the Interstates they are much better than handlebar mounts.
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:13 PM   #35
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Dont take this as an attack on your riding style, but I dont "steer" at lean speeds, but not having ridden a frame mount faring bike in the dark, I'm not sure if that would be a problem for me. I would think that when feet are up, the steering head is locked. Again, I've only ridden a couple sportbikes with this setup and it was daylight. I may be subconsciously steering as I lean but dont think I do. I diddnt think I lifted the highside bar when cornering til a friend told me to pay attention, and realized I do.
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:38 PM   #36
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I don't care for the frame mounts so much on twisty roads at night. I prefer to have the headlight at least pointing sort of in the direction I am turning rather than off into the trees. On the Interstates they are much better than handlebar mounts.
I really miss the steerable headlight on my Hudson Hornet.
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I really miss the steerable headlight on my Hudson Hornet.
yeah that 3rd centered steerable headlight should've caught on
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yeah that 3rd centered steerable headlight should've caught on
If you already know the answer why ask the question?
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I really miss the steerable headlight on my Hudson Hornet.
The difference with a car is that there are two headlights with a much wider field of view on them, especially since one sits on the inside of either turn. Steerable headlights were not a necessary addition.
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If you already know the answer why ask the question?

Ohhh, Ohhh, I know why! can I answer this one teacher!
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