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Old 10-10-2006, 12:01 PM   #81
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Heck you have the bike I want next,-zx10r, in your avatar.LOL
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:02 PM   #82
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Of course but ui'll still call you slow. and if you're fast on the street I'll call you stupid on here and out there.

Haven't we been through this before?
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But, I also want the GoldWing or Electra Glide for the Pacific coast tour I wanna do in a couple of years. I am doing that all on a bike and a sportbike just dont fit into that plan.

And I've never been to Sturgis
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I work at an HD dealer...I'd like to see this thing in person.
It's definitely got more aggressive lines than the current Sportster lineup...which is lackluster to say the least.

We've got a Street Rod and a V-Rod Screaming Eagle...those things are super sexy...but I didn't feel comfortable holding up the SE.
Felt better with the Dyna Street Bob we have in flat black but still the weight intimdates me...reminds me I still need more bike practice...been riding my g/f's 250 all around town...rackin up the miles!
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:09 PM   #85
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Great engine and drivetrain, bad chassy selection. The engine was designed by Porsche and has alot of potential. The package the engine comes in is still a cruiser, not a sportsbike.

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Buell?
Great concept, decent chassy, pore engine. Buell is also not known for their quality of manufacturing.

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DX? (DX is saweet!)
Marketing Failure. I don't know who they are and a quick search on google revieled nothing on them. If they make a sports bike then they have failed to reach their target market.....

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They are begining to be very popular in the European market, too.
I'm not hating on SS bikes, I just don't prefer them.
Cruisers are not my style either, and I am glad that Harley is investing so much in the European market but disapointed that they are ignoring a turn key market in the good old US of A.
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:26 PM   #86
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You keep eluding to poor marketing or ideas on the side of HD, but their numbers indicate otherwise. I respect your opinion, though.

DX is short for VRDCDX. Another variation of the V-Rod. As for the chassis - I can think of 10,000+ V-rodforum owners who disagree with you.
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:28 PM   #87
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V-Rod. As for the chassis - I can think of 10,000+ V-rodforum owners who disagree with you.
I ment becasue it was a cruiser and not a sports bike. I bet it is a very nice chassy for a cruiser, but it won't get sports bike owners into showrooms.
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I don't think they're aiming for that demographic nor do they need to.
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I don't think they're aiming for that demographic nor do they need to.
But I think they hit it right on the head. The V-rod apeals to the same demographic as the rest of their model line.

You said it yourself:

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I'm not hating on SS bikes, I just don't prefer them.
The V-rod will never be a sports bike and if Harley keeps on the road they are on they will loose an entire generation once again.

Personally, cuisers are not my style.
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To each his own. And I think you're a bit amiss with regard to your opinon on skipping a generation. HD does cater to an older crowd - that is true. However, everyone is going to get older, eventually, and aren't going to tolerate the back-breaking ergos of the SS. I think that with the Revolution line, they're beginning to grab that early-mid to midde-age demographic. There are a lot of owners who own both an SS and an HD. The owner of the VRF has a CBR 1000 and the V-Rod.
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I would buy a V-Rod...............but the prices on most of the Harley line IMHO are out of line. I will not pay 20-25K for one...........
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I would buy a V-Rod...............but the prices on most of the Harley line IMHO are out of line. I will not pay 20-25K for one...........

Nor would I, nor DID I. Deals can be had if you look for them. I'm not going to say what I paid for mine but it's nice to know that, if I take good care of it, I can get close to what I paid for it if I decide to sell it.... which I'm not anytime soon.
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Very true.............there are some BIG 's riding those things!!:laughing6
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Yes there are.

I guess that going INTO a Harley will drive some of their sales goals.

I guess that is just one more thing about the HD stigma that I want to avoid.

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Gigolo Jason, you keep talking about HD not getting any of the sport bike guys, but your right. HD doesn't make sport bikes.

it's like arguing you want a motorcycle made by Chevrolet. haha, they just don't exist and probably never will.

btw, i was 23 years old when i bought my sportster. I guess that makes me an exception.
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