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Old 06-01-2010, 07:14 AM   #11
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Maybe it's becuase of the cost of a Harley, I mean wouldn't the cost of steel be cheaper then aluminum?Aren't plastic covers cheaper to manufacture then steel covers.
Have you priced a Harley relative to a Honda lately?

Yeah, plastic covers are WAY cheaper than anything made from steel.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:20 AM   #12
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Maybe it's becuase of the cost of a Harley, I mean wouldn't the cost of steel be cheaper then aluminum?Aren't plastic covers cheaper to manufacture then steel covers.
The VTX is more expensive than a Dyna-Glide now. The ol' cost difference has melted away.

Besides the Big 4 also have cruiser lines based on 2 or maybe three basic bikes. Just like HD.
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:59 AM   #13
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Well be that as it may, it seems that's the only bike that's listed at $11,999.00 Dyna Glide Super Glide. All the rest of the Dynas are either at 12,999.00 or higher. Unless of course you need the the awsome technology that the Sportster offers

Now price aside let's park them next to each other. Sorry but the Harley looks like a 1970'z Model. The Honda on the other hand looks like a refined updated and almost chopper like motorcycle . No contest in my mind. Besides if your buying new, your more likely to get a deal on a Honda than you would a Harley. Man that thing is ugly.
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:21 AM   #14
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Well beauty's in the eyes of the beerholder Moke, I think the Honda looks like some plastic toy at Toyz R Us myself, the Superglide is the real deal.
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Absolutely and I can respect that. Two wheels that's all that counts and to each his own.
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Absolutely and I can respect that. Two wheels that's all that counts and to each his own.

That's the spirit there Pod'yo, I'd still let you buy me a beer, no hard feelings!....(just don't park that thing next to my Harley ya' know....don't want it rubbing off or anything).....
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Now price aside let's park them next to each other. Sorry but the Harley looks like a 1970'z Model. The Honda on the other hand looks like a refined updated and almost chopper like motorcycle . No contest in my mind. Besides if your buying new, your more likely to get a deal on a Honda than you would a Harley. Man that thing is ugly.
Actually HD looks like a 1939 model. Apparently the large majority of cruiser buyers want that since HD still outsells Honda by a large margin. No matter how you package them they are all overweight. The whole thing is weird to me since I'm only interested in nakeds and ATs anyhow.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:04 AM   #18
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Actually HD looks like a 1939 model. Apparently the large majority of cruiser buyers want that since HD still outsells Honda by a large margin. No matter how you package them they are all overweight. The whole thing is weird to me since I'm only interested in nakeds and ATs anyhow.

I like Superglides because them and Bonnies & Tridents, R90's and MG LeMans were what was cool when I was a kid.....as far as "cruisers" go it's not my style. I like Sport Tourers and minimalist Tourers like my Electraglide Standard.

If I didn't have this I'd be looking at the new Sprint GT or an MG Norge` ....even an R1200RT. It rains too much and it's too cold, plus I like to haul too much crap around with me for anything else to work
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:55 PM   #19
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Actually HD looks like a 1939 model. Apparently the large majority of cruiser buyers want that since HD still outsells Honda by a large margin. No matter how you package them they are all overweight. The whole thing is weird to me since I'm only interested in nakeds and ATs anyhow.
I would rather not be the majority when it comes to picking a motorcycle. I mean isn't that what riding a motorcycleis all about, being different independent? That for me is why I ride in the first place. Besides Iv lost more than one customer to a Harley because although the wife kept saying "no I feel more comfortable on this Yamaha". The big bad Harley riding husband said "you ain't buyin no Gosh Dern Yamaha you goin ride a real bike! We're getting you a Sporster.
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I like Superglides because them and Bonnies & Tridents, R90's and MG LeMans were what was cool when I was a kid.....as far as "cruisers" go it's not my style. I like Sport Tourers and minimalist Tourers like my Electraglide Standard.

If I didn't have this I'd be looking at the new Sprint GT or an MG Norge` ....even an R1200RT. It rains too much and it's too cold, plus I like to haul too much crap around with me for anything else to work
I think you've said a mouthful. Personal taste seems to do with what was cool when we were growing up and when we were most influencable.

Things or motorcycles that were cool in one era may be considered uncool in the next. This is why we have differences in all of our opinions.
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