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Old 08-30-2011, 11:51 AM   #21
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Purpose built bikes seem to be the natural progression but most of the young riders I have talked to are gravitating to the all around standard or Sport Touring type bikes. It is hard to get a clear picture without real TAM and demographic data. It's all interesting stuff. Most of my riding buddies all have Road Kings. My own experience for the most part doesn't seem to reflect what the real market data is saying. The dynamics of this market have a lot to tell. I would love to see some real world data from some of the big players.
We'll never know because the Big 4 never release sales numbers.
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:40 PM   #22
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Thats a lot jammed under the seat. Makes you wonder how well it worked.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:26 PM   #23
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Love the V-Rod. It hasn't aged. The design still looks fresh. This could be the time to trade in my sport bike..
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:28 PM   #24
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A company, CycleVisions, does offer some mods to turn a V Rod into a bagger. Some of the them look pretty good.

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Love it thanks V2Rider. Just what I need.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:49 PM   #25
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Something has got to be in the works. The air cooled motor isn't going to meet EPA forever.
I remember reading somewhere that the V Rod sells better overseas than here in the states. Could be mistaken though.
Although I have no inside knowledge of it, I suspect we'll be seeing a direct-injected engine from HD in the next few years. Pretty much every new petrol-powered car engine is a GDI design, as it offers higher compression ratios, more power and fewer emissions. On the downside, the high-pressure fuel injectors (and electronic brain to control them) are costlier. GDI is fantastic, but it is only really useful on engines with a rev limit below 9000 rpm. Seems like a perfect fit for Harley.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:59 PM   #26
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Although I have no inside knowledge of it, I suspect we'll be seeing a direct-injected engine from HD in the next few years. Pretty much every new petrol-powered car engine is a GDI design, as it offers higher compression ratios, more power and fewer emissions. On the downside, the high-pressure fuel injectors (and electronic brain to control them) are costlier. GDI is fantastic, but it is only really useful on engines with a rev limit below 9000 rpm. Seems like a perfect fit for Harley.
Harley should just go diesel and be done with it.
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