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Old 01-22-2008, 07:44 AM   #11
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That is one ugly bike to my eyes. And quite expensive too.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:45 AM   #12
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How are these things (H-Ds) selling these days, anyway?

I went to the local bike (Tattoo and chopper) show this weekend. Don't worry, I didn't pay to get in.

The local H-D dealer saw me looking at the Fat Bob (??) he had on display, along with a bunch of other bikes. He put the "hard sell" on me. I am not at all used to this.

Maybe people are running out of quick cash from their refinanced houses.

Oh, this "Cross-Bones" does nothing for me. Looks pretty awful, IMHO, and aren't looks what it all about with these things?
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:50 AM   #13
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It's amazing what those boys over at HD can do with their parts bin! Equally amazing is how they can just open the catalog from 50-60 years ago and say: "Ok, let's do this again" (note the dash panel in particular).
That's what it looks like to me, a parts bin special. Kind of reminds me of that Johnny Cash song about building a Caddy while working at the factory, think it was called "One Part at a Time". Doesn't do a thing for me. I would love to get in that parts bin though.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:54 AM   #14
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Nice riding position. Ouch!
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:13 AM   #15
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I guess you won't be purchasing one anytime soon?
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:18 AM   #16
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Nice looking bike,but quite frankly harleys are starting to bore me.I think theyve gone as far as they can with the retro custom (chopper/bobber)look and are beginning to be repetitive. The only HD's that grab me are the Sporty.the Eglide/Road king/road Glide series and the VRODs(engine but not the style).Now if they come up with a water cooled engine in a true touring chassis,I would be back in the wanna buy another harley frame of mind.until then I'll stick with my 97 geezer Glide and keep lusting for an Itakian sporty bike as my second street bike.
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:26 AM   #17
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I'm liking the fact that we are finally moving away from the excessive chrome. I always liked the look of the springers and I'm glad it is back in the line-up. The spinger seat is a neat retro piece to include, but it looks a bit odd. Almost fake looking if that makes any sense.

Not a fan of the ape hangers, though, but I can't knock them for adding them as there are a large number of cruiser riders that dig 'em.

HD really seems to be targeting the "custom", "boutique" bike market recently with this model and the Rocker. And considering those bikes usually run north of 30 grand, you can almost say these bikes are priced reasonably.
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:28 AM   #18
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+1 on a VRod powered tourer. I'd buy one tomorrow if they made one.
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:29 AM   #19
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Haven't there been constant rumors of HD throwing the V-Rod engine into a touring rig? Or something close to that, at least.

You have to figure it will happen within the next 5 years.
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:58 AM   #20
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Isn't this just a Bad Boy with a tractor seat instead of the usual sofa saddle?

Going back to the 40s and 50s bobber era shows how the company thinks: they've done the 20s and 30s with various Heritage softails in the 1990s, and now their aging customer base can remember the bikes they never had in the 40s - so here's one. If we wait a while they'll do the 60s and 70s again and I can buy the XLCR I missed the first time.. But maybe not.
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