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Old 12-20-2011, 11:03 AM   #31
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Interestingly, Harley Davidson had almost the exact same configuration as the Spyder designed and built well before Can-Am, and their version DID lean into the turns. I assume given the era it was built, that was necessary because they didn't have the ECU power to manage the thing.

From what I've read, the trike was completely ready for production when HD shelved it.

Harley-Davidson shows off Penster leaning trike prototypes


pffft go ahead and pull the other leg too....... everyone knows Harley Davidson is incapable of doing anything other than bang our 50's era garbage barges......

Forward thinking indeed, sheesh........
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:21 AM   #32
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pffft go ahead and pull the other leg too....... everyone knows Harley Davidson is incapable of doing anything other than bang our 50's era garbage barges......

Forward thinking indeed, sheesh........
And let's not forget the awesome Nova project, HD's state of the art V-4 bike, with features that wouldn't appear on Japan Inc. hardware until years later.

Nova The V-4 Harley you never saw!

I really wish they'd built that one.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:53 AM   #33
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High end sleds are serious as a heart attack. Put an open class snowmobile engine in this thing. That would be nutz.
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:08 PM   #34
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Interestingly, Harley Davidson had almost the exact same configuration as the Spyder designed and built well before Can-Am, and their version DID lean into the turns. I assume given the era it was built, that was necessary because they didn't have the ECU power to manage the thing.

From what I've read, the trike was completely ready for production when HD shelved it.

Harley-Davidson shows off Penster leaning trike prototypes
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:03 PM   #35
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Kevin, when do you think you guys will get a hold of the new BMW maxi scoots? I'm still looking for a stable mate to my 1050 Sprint.
The C600/650's primary market is Europe, so they're expected to get first crack at 'em. World launch late this winter. U.S. bikes might not arrive till mid-summer or later.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:46 AM   #36
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BMW Canada says they will arrive up here in Fall 2012 as 2013 models. US availability will likely be the same.
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:55 PM   #37
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Thanks, Kevin and Dennis.
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