There might be a good reason to own a Harely

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There might be a good reason to own a Harely

Post by Rut Row » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:54 pm

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Re: There might be a good reason to own a Harely

Post by Wingfixer » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:02 pm

Hardly. :lol2:
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Re: There might be a good reason to own a Harely

Post by Bucho » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:07 pm

Interesting.


I still wish Harley Davidson would use some of their big $$ to come up with something in the dualsport probably would be more ADV style with a Vtwin. I like the old black and white pics of guys riding enduros on 1200cc Harleys.
Maybe like a smaller (lighter weight) version of the liquid cooled Vrod.

Im sure its not the image they want and/or they wouldnt make enough profit to be worth the effort...
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Re: There might be a good reason to own a Harely

Post by J&J » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:21 pm

I've never really been a fan of Sportsters but these guys almost made adventure bikes if you shorten the swing arm. :think:
Knobbies & dirtbike suspensions cool but.... still a couple hundred pounds too heavy :lol2:

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Re: There might be a good reason to own a Harely

Post by Firebolter » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:19 pm

Bucho wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:07 pm

Im sure its not the image they want and/or they wouldnt make enough profit to be worth the effort...
It's not image, they want to sell bikes like anyone else, but profit is a real issue with that group of bikes. Lots of competition and not a huge demographic that makes it worth it. They are investing alot of bucks into electric bikes now. Everyone is courting the millennials. They want GREEN stuff, frakin tree huggers!
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Re: There might be a good reason to own a Harely

Post by Bucho » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:05 pm

Firebolter wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:19 pm
Lots of competition and not a huge demographic that makes it worth it. They are investing alot of bucks into electric bikes now. Everyone is courting the millennials. They want GREEN stuff, frakin tree huggers!
I agree, the demographic is pretty small compared to cruiser bikes.


I'm actually glad they (and others) are putting money into electric bikes. I have no personal desire for an electric street bike. But having a quiet/stealth dirt/dualsport bike would be cool.
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Re: There might be a good reason to own a Harely

Post by Marylander » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:31 am

Bucho wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:05 pm
I'm actually glad they (and others) are putting money into electric bikes. I have no personal desire for an electric street bike. But having a quiet/stealth dirt/dualsport bike would be cool.
I'm with you. The "big" oset is really, really tempting. I think I'm short enough that it would fit me just fine and it's half the cost of other options. Even if it's a little small I've had a ton of fun on our ttr125 (and would take it trail riding if I had a skid plate on it, I should get one).

I saw that yamaha has a electric trials concept bike that includes normal clutch action (to allow the serious trials guys to apply their clutch skills). Pretty cool.

For the electric street bike and car stuff I do wonder what impact all the chemicals they require will have. I'm not convinced they're more environmentally friendly but maybe just differently destructive... I dunno...

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Re: There might be a good reason to own a Harely

Post by Rut Row » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:29 am

next year an electric only trials area opens in my back yard :cheers:
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